Supplements I Give to My Raw Fed Dogs [2019]

Supplements I Give to My Raw Fed Dogs [2019]

Julie Austin Photography One of the common questions I receive from readers is “what supplements do I need to add to my dog's diet?” I get a sense of Dejavu everytime I see this question because I remember asking the same question. People want to know:...
Best Food and Supplements for Dogs with Itchy Skin

Best Food and Supplements for Dogs with Itchy Skin

This post was originally published in 2012. It was updated with new information and republished in 2019. DepositPhoto/O.Rohulya When Sydney and Rodrigo were puppies, they itched a lot after being outside.  We were told that this could be due to the growing...
Benefits of Bee Pollen and Honey for Dogs

Benefits of Bee Pollen and Honey for Dogs

  I’ve had terrible hay fever most of my life.  Three things helped me. We chopped down the dead and dying trees on our property (Alder and Cottonwood are my kryptonite), replacing them with various fir trees. I started putting local raw honey into my tea each...
How to Stop Your Dog from Eating Grass

How to Stop Your Dog from Eating Grass

This blog post was originally published in 2014; it has been updated with new information and republished.  Please keep in mind that I am not a veterinarian or a nutritionist. If you are concerned about your dog's health, please contact your veterinarian.   Why...
Studies Show that Prebiotics May Help Dogs Lose Weight

Studies Show that Prebiotics May Help Dogs Lose Weight

I am not a veterinarian or nutritionist.  If you are concerned about your dog's health, please contact your veterinarian immediately. Julie Austin Photography Two of my dogs are at a healthy weight. Rodrigo fluctuates between 64 and 65 pounds. Scout fluctuates...
Best Joint Supplements for Senior Dogs

Best Joint Supplements for Senior Dogs

  Two of my dogs developed arthritis early in life – Rodrigo began showing signs of joint pain before he was two years old; Sydney began showing signs after she turned two years old.  I don't know if it was the kibble diet, the annual vaccinations, the flea...
Are Joint Supplements Making Your Dog Fat?

Are Joint Supplements Making Your Dog Fat?

A little more than a year ago, Sydney could barely move.  It was heartbreaking because she was in a tremendous amount of pain, she would whimper and cry every time she tried to stand or move, and she had trouble going potty.  My girl was only six years old and she...
Easy Hack to Help Raw Fed Dogs Live Longer

Easy Hack to Help Raw Fed Dogs Live Longer

So, today is usually Random Question Wednesday, but it got bumped because Rodney Habib hosted the most AMAZING Facebook Live today after a long hiatus as he worked on his canine cancer documentary. Rodrigo's Story… If you've been following me for a while or read...
5 Ways a Milk Thistle Liver Detox Improved My Dog’s Health

5 Ways a Milk Thistle Liver Detox Improved My Dog’s Health

Sydney is not a good representation of a raw fed dog. She's overweight.  She has joint issues.  She developed gray in her muzzle when she was young.  And she has dry skin and white flakes in her coat.  People are often surprised that she's raw fed. However, if you...
Benefits of Phytoplankton for Raw Fed Dogs

Benefits of Phytoplankton for Raw Fed Dogs

In June 2017, phytoplankton was a hot topic in many raw feeding groups.  I did some research and wasn't convinced that I needed to spend money on yet another supplement for my dogs. I also chose to be open to new information that may change my mind.  Well, folks, I've...
Whiplash, Anxious Dogs, and Ewegurt

Whiplash, Anxious Dogs, and Ewegurt

DepositPhoto/robertcrum I was in a car accident last week.  I usually take the train to work, but it's a busy time of the year for me at my day job, and I decided to drive to work early to give myself a couple of extra hours to catch up.  I was stopped in...
Is Salmon Oil Better than Fish Oil for Dogs?

Is Salmon Oil Better than Fish Oil for Dogs?

Someone recently asked me why I gave my dogs fish oil and not salmon oil.  That's a fantastic question; a few years ago, I was convinced that salmon oil was superior to fish oil.  Then I was introduced to Bonnie & Clyde fish oil. On Wednesday, February 22, 2017, the...
Ewegurt Helped My Dog Through a Health Crisis

Ewegurt Helped My Dog Through a Health Crisis

Maybe Rodrigo and I will become moguls some day too. Recently, I diagnosed my dog with EPI.  There are tests that a veterinarian can perform to see if your dog is producing enzymes and how much, but I decided to jump to the cure because… (1) I didn't want...
Dangers of Being a Careless Dog Parent on New Year’s Eve

Dangers of Being a Careless Dog Parent on New Year’s Eve

DepositPhoto/averyanova Six years ago, I took Rodrigo to the vet for vaccinations (no, this isn't a horror story) and while I was there, I asked about medication to help get Rodrigo through the fireworks on New Year's Eve (this is a story of a new dog parent)....
Finally Found a Joint Supplement Regimen that Works

Finally Found a Joint Supplement Regimen that Works

Five years ago, a veterinarian told me that Rodrigo would need to have a leg amputated and that he’d have a shorter life because he developed arthritis early in life (before he was 2 years old). I didn’t think to question him because he’s the veterinarian – he should...
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