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A summer snack you can share with your dog

Summer beach days, backyard barbecues, and trips to the lake call for yummy snacks that refresh and energize. You’ll love preparing this simple summer snack recipe that you can eat alone or share with your dog. The best part? Each ingredient in this “trail mix” contains whole food nutrition with important health benefits for both […]

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Is raw food better for my pet?

Q: I read online that animals eat raw food in the wild. Does this mean that I should feed my pet a raw food diet? A: Raw food diets are wonderful for pets, as raw food starts out full of enzymes. But some enzymes are lost during the chopping, grinding, freezing and storage of the raw […]

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The most important nutrients for your pet

On our last post we discussed the types of food that animals in the wild consume: natural prey. What nutrients are supplied to the pet with a natural prey diet? Understanding the answer to that question is crucial if we are to succeed at feeding our pets the most natural, balanced, and healthy meals. In […]

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Does my dog need vegetables?

You need vegetables to maintain a healthy diet, but does your dog? Carbohydrates are needed for the brain, thyroid and liver to function optimally. Vegetables provide dogs with essential nutrients they aren’t likely to get from other sources. Vegetables and greens can also help maintain a good pH balance, which is thrown off by an […]

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Featured store: Nature’s Select Orange County

In 1994, Paul & Diana Cavanaugh knew there was a better way to care for their dogs. Living in Orange County, California, they were at that forefront of health, wellness & natural food trends for themselves and their kids. But they knew something was missing from their pet food choices. In 1994 it was difficult […]