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How the BARF Diet® Helps You Manage Urolithiasis

By:  Robert Mueller This affects 3% of dogs and 7% of cats What is Urolithiasis? Urolithiasis is a general term describing a common disorder of the lower urinary tract in dogs and cats.  It refers to stones or uroliths that develop in the kidney, ureter, bladder or urethra affecting approximately 7% of cats and 3%

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There’s Protein and Then There’s Protein

By:  Dr. Richard Patton All protein is made of building blocks called amino acids. When shopping for pet food, people usually look for the amount of protein listed on the bag.  For comparative shopping, this can be useful information, but it ignores a very basic and important fact about protein. Suppose I told you the

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The Balancing Act Of Water

By:  Robert Mueller Approximately two-thirds of your pet’s body is made up of water!! The importance of water and its effect on all body mechanisms is one of the most critical balancing acts that the body performs. It’s important to recognize the relationship between urinary infections, urinary blockages from crystal formation and dehydration or reduced

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It’s Natural. Really?

By:  Robert Mueller The misleading natural claim is not just limited to pet products… The word “natural” can be defined as “existing in or caused by nature; not made or processed by humankind”. By this definition, most dog foods on the market today would NOT be able to be classified as “natural”. And you would

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