CannaGurt starts with freeze-dried goat milk yogurt. The added hemp oil addresses some issues including seizures, anxiety and inflammation.
It can be easy to forget that not everyone knows as much as you might about the philosophy and science of raw food for pets, because it is the type of thing that seems so obvious you feel like you have always known it. Just over a year ago I was interviewing with Steve’s Real Food, and hearing about raw food and its health benefits for the first time. My dog was on a kibble, and one of the main draws of the company was that I could bring my dog to work; I loved the idea because I thought Baxter was getting on in years and I wanted to be with him in his old age.
Our retailers are on the front line of spreading the message of Raw, and we appreciate their efforts so much! Their stories give a face to our product, and it helps us keep us motivated to bring good health to more pets. Check out this story shared by Kaitlin Freerks, from Bark!
When I was a kid, I remember forcefully when the Space Program came to my school and talked about what it was like to be an astronaut. Mostly I remember this because my awesome big brother, who was in 6th grade when I was in Kindergarten, was picked to participate, and they gave him a bag of freeze-dry ice cream to take home.
Most people can expect around a dozen years with their companion, as the average age at death is around 12.5. Smaller dogs generally have longer lives than their larger cousins, with some giant breeds rarely making it to double digits. Still, the record books have dogs living twice as long. One of the oldest living dogs is a 27-year-old Australian Cattle Dog, a bull terrier mix named “Jerry” who lived with his family in the Australian outback. When his family was asked what they believe contributed to his longevity, they replied “his raw diet of outback wildlife”.
Like human medicine, there are numerous specialty fields in Veterinary medicine, such as Nutrition, Internal Medicine, Dermatology, Cardiology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, etc. These veterinarians complete their four years of veterinarian school, followed by a four-year residency program. They then face a grueling two-day board exam. This elite group of specialists will have an extra letter after their DVM degree that is associated with their specialty field. They are usually part of the AVMA or the AHVMA, along with their specialty association.
There are people in the world who swear up and down that the Universe is listening, and that by declaring your intentions, goals, and dreams aloud you will help create them in solid form. Whether something psychological happens that solidifies the goals in your intentions by verbalizing them, or some sort of cosmic energy is put forth, I do not know. But what I do know is that in a meeting here at Steve’s Real Food headquarters on Friday, Nicole mentioned offhandedly, “I am thinking about getting a cat for the office.”
The difference between pre- and pro-biotics. Pre-biotics are, essentially, a type of fiber that feeds the healthy gut bacteria (probiotics) in our digestive tract. So the Prebiotics are the fuel, and the probiotics are the car if you will. Prebiotics are fibrous materials that do fermented-foodsnot digest in the stomach but pass undigested to the gut, where probiotics feed on them and use them for fuel.
With the growing popularity of raw feeding, it’s easy to forget that the concept of raw feeding is new to many people. Raw feeding is an attempt by pet owners to feed their dogs and cats an ancestral diet that is natural and species-appropriate. Raw feeders believe that feeding commercial dry and canned pet food has lead to the growing number of pets diagnosed with allergies, diabetes, and cancer.
This is my cat Magic – the most frustrating cat on the planet. You know how you have that one friend that has extremely unhealthy eating habits but won’t change, even though you can practically watch it killing them? Magic is the cat-version of that friend. Now imagine that you shelled out a ton of money to help that friend stay alive, and then they still won’t change? Magic is still the cat-version of that friend.