Methionine or Protein Restriction for Dogs

Recently the following question appeared on a dog feeding forum I frequent.  I thought it might make for an interesting discussion. LB “I have been doing some reading about “methionine restriction” and “protein restriction” as a way of increasing human longevity. Does it apply to dogs as well?   I have been assuming so, and […]

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Published Articles

Following is a list of articles I have recently submitted for publication in various dog or animal-related magazines: “Are Dogs Natural Fruit-Eaters?” —  CanineChronicle.com, June 2011 and Natural Horse Magazine, July 2011 “Dogs:  Omnivores or Carnivores?” —  Dogs Naturally Magazine, September 2011

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Are Dogs Omnivores Or Carnivores?

Two philosophies That seems to be the fundamental question that separates the two raw feeding camps. One group call themselves “prey model” feeders and insist that dogs are carnivores that should eat little other than meat. Its adherents boast about feeding no plant matter to their dogs. On the other side there are the BARF […]

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Are Canned Sardines Good for Dogs?

Time for some critical thinking An article by a “canine nutritionist” hailing the attributes of canned sardines was recently posted on a raw feeders’ list I belong to.  It was followed by lots of accolades from other members about how informative and interesting it was.  Considering this list is peopled with mostly veteran raw feeders, […]

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The hidden costs of intervention

Lately a rash of accidents, bites and other assorted mishaps has forced me to interact with vets with a greater-than-usual frequency.  I didn’t think it was possible, but I’ve come away with even less respect for the profession than before.  Not only do I see people in the waiting rooms whose dogs and cats have […]

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Welcome dog lovers

I hope your presence here means you’re as fed up with the veterinary industry as I am. How long are we going to patronize an industry that thrives only as long as our dogs remain sick?   When are we going to recognize how much the industry benefits from perpetuating the idea that disease is inevitable and irreversible?  Why […]

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