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Is your dog overweight, & why commercial dog food can be to blame

generic grain dog foodThe basics of food intake and diet for humans is that if you want to maintain weight you need to balance energy intake (of food) versus energy expenditure (exercise). For dogs this has massively been complicated by the creation of manufactured dog foods.

If you want to know how to fix feeding issues & dog obesity, read on.

What I am about to tell you may not seem breakthrough, however many people have gotten the basics of feeding wrong, accidentally, much to the detriment of obese dogs.

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Why your dog needs Offal/ Organ Meats in its daily diet.

Dog offal heart kidneysWhy is it important to feed your dog offal? If you feed your dog a manufactured dog food, you may never have asked yourself this question, however it is as relevant to you as it is to a person who feeds their dog on a raw diet.

Theory goes that because dogs evolved from wolves, that their diet should be the same. While I agree with this statement, the vast majority of dog owners only feed their dog supermarket dog food, which is grain or vegetable based. Offal can supply cheaply some of the natural nutrition missing from most dog's diets.

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Why your dog should eat meat - Research paper shows red meats massive nutrition.

Dog eating meatThis article helps dismantle the notion that meat is an incomplete food (for dogs). For humans (omnivores) yes we need other food sources, but as this article based on an independent Australian University study shows, Meat is a highly dense nutrient food.

It's easy to forget the value of meat in a human diet, let alone the carnivore domestic dog. For a long time there was a movement against meat, however lately humans have been told to have more balance in their diet. While humans have a choice on food types, they should never deny feeding their dog a majority meat diet, as this article will show.

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Accidental Dog poisoning - the main poisons & how to avoid them

pet_poisonsDo you know the top eleven poison groups that affect or kill pets and dogs, in particular, each year are often easily found around the home?

While many people know some of the human foods and plants that cause problems for dogs, this article looks at the top poison groups that regularly affect our dogs each year.

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Buy Low Fat Dog Treats in Australia | 0402 262 875

dog pancreasThis article is mostly about dog pancreatitis, but you dont have to wait until your dog gets sick or fat to buy low fat dog treats in Australia !

Pancreatitis is a very serious disease in dogs and humans. This article looks at the causes, symptoms and treatments.  Including what the best low fat options are for your dog to avoid this disease.

Its prevention can be as easy as controlling your dog's diet, however when chronic pancreatitis takes hold, long term and costly treatment are more probable.

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Why do dogs eat grass, the truth from an Australian scientific study

dog eating grassThere have been many theories about why dogs eat grass, but A group of Scientist from the School of Psychology at University of New England in Armidate NSW actually decided to test out a few of the theories of grass eating in "Canis familiaris."

The study attempted to "describe the pattern of grass eating during the day and the relationship between grass eating and the ingestion of food." As this is most likely a dog behavioural issue, the controlled experiment relied on studying twelve dogs over a length of time. Essentially they were offered a meal of kikuyu and couch grass three times daily for 6 days.

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High quality pet food is NOT manufactured, it is ONLY MEAT and meat products

Tdog eatinghis article looks at more misinformation in the market place about ‘feeding your dog a “high quality pet food”. In fact manufactured dog foods will not make your dog happy, it will only make the shareholders happy.

If you don’t feed your dog raw meat as its major food, then for health, you should be at least giving them high quality meat dog treats.

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Dogs are meat eaters - as defined by scientists in scientific journals.

dog play mouthing dogThis article serves Domestic Dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) the world over. Lately radio and TV has been saturated with commercial vets spruiking their latest fad dog diet. Veggies with a little dog meat guaranteed to make the owner feel better. The reality is that scientists have and always will describe the domestic dog as being a CARNIVORE (see reference list).

I have said it many times before and will continue to state it, DOGS ARE CARNIVORES. And that is exactly the reason that I sell healthy MEAT dog treats..

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Healthy Puppy raw food diets are for happiness & health


Dog loving kidneyThis article is actually an extract of a reply I sent to one of my website visitors. They asked two questions about how to start their puppy on a raw food diet.

Q1 -   "Does (my dog) need any fruit and vegetables (she does not like them)."

A1 - In the wild puppies would only be introduced to eating these through the stomachs of their prey, but this is only incidental ingestion. And the prey stomachs are often just full of the local grasses anyway.

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The truth about dog bones as dog treats, & which ones are healthy for dogs.


Healthy dog bone treatsThere is much misinformation and conjecture of the roles of bones in a dog’s diet. As I believe in a raw diet ( vegetables) for your dog, 


it is very important to know how to safely feed your dog bones, and what value (nutrition, entertainment and otherwise) they are receiving from various bones.

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Dog Nutrition - meat V vegetable, vitamins & minerals V. AAFCO guidelines


two dogs with a boneThe companion article to this compares beef and chicken (raw and cooked) with fish and corn in regard to their nutrient profiles for fats and proteins.

While these are important, so are the vitamin and mineral profiles and how they relate to the AAFCO guidelines.

You may also be interested with how Australia sets its dog food standards.

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Dog Nutrition is complete when fed a raw meat diet. See how the nutrition profiles compare with AAFCO guidelines.


dog with a boneMeat is vital to your dog because it is a carnivore. But what about cooked meat or dried dog treats? And why is most of the pet food manufacturing industry selling grains and vegetable matter to your dog?

This article reviews the specific nutrition of raw and cooked beef and chicken with the AAFCO guidelines. These American guidelines are taken as a world standard and are cleverly created to preclude raw diets and benefit dog food manufacturers. This is part one of the article and explores the nutrional requirement of dogs in regard to fats and proteins in their diet.

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Your dog needs offal as a very important nutritional part of its raw diet

The previous dog raw feeding article discussed the value of feeding a dog only meat, bones and offal for its meals. Previously I have explored the nutritional content in chicken and beef flesh, which shows it to also have considerable value.

However a dog in the wild would eat all of the animal that it can rip and swallow. That is why it is vital to include offal in the selection of food that your dog eats.

The raw feeding guide suggests that up to 10% of the meal should be offal with around half of this from liver and the other half from organs such as kidney, spleen etc.

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Raw Meat Feeding your DOG is the most natural & healthy dog diet


Dog eating emu stickIs this the holy grail of natural healthy dog diets? Yes.

I have been a strong proponent of raw meat diets for dogs for many years and most people are familiar with the BARF diet. However Dr B is in fact a manufacturer of dog food products and he has a vested interest in selling you his books.

While his ideas are a vast improvement on ALL corporate dog food manufacturers, I have found a source that tweaks the diet even further with great specific examples of what you can personally purchase and create for your dogs.

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Dog Poisonous toxic foods to be avoided, a complete list

The following is a comprehensive ‘almost’ complete list of commonly available human foods that are toxic and sometimes deadly to dogs.

You will notice that the list of dangerous foods are all vegetable based or vegetable by-products.

This is another example of why feeding your dog, meat and meat dog treats, is the only safe and natural way to go.

There are a few surprising inclusions in the list and it is recommended that every dog owner is familiar with all of them.

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The wolf diet is the same as the domestic dog diet, mainly meat.

Wolf and moon
Why is the wolves’ diet important to you the dog owner? Because domestic dogs evolved from the grey wolf in China about 15,000 years ago and dogs innards are essential the same as prior to the change.

While the wolves’ genes have been very adaptable to man shaping the resulting dog’s aesthetics and behaviour, there has been no reason for the domestic dog’s stomachs to evolve away from what the wolf eats. For hundreds of thousands of years the wolf successfully lived as a carnivore, and the following shows that this is the ideal diet for domestic dogs too.

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What is in real dog food & what are TVP s ?

TVP not meatPreviously on my Dog Walkers Melbourne site I created an in depth article on the suspect ingredients included in many manufactured dog food. This was true for kibble (dry food) as well as wet (tinned dog food).

While the situation has not improved and you can still read the original article,I thought it was worthwhile summarising and updating the information here, including the nutritionally valuable part healthy dog treats can play in a dog’s regular diet.

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Healthy meat dog treats & health raw meat main diets are the ONLY way to feed your dog

healthy dogThis article looks at the many questions and myths surrounding dog food and what the best complimentary healthy dog treats should be.

Myth 1 - All my dogs need is table food scraps

Unfortunately, this is one of the easiest but non-nutritious dog foods your dog can eat. As your dog is a scavenger (based on its behavior of its ancestor the wolf and wild dogs) it will literally try and eat most things that present themselves as food, and a few things that are not food.

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