Mike Simmonds

25 Feb '21

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The Problem with Carbohydrates & Dogs

The problem with carbohydrates Unlike humans, dogs are primarily carnivorous, meaning that they have evolved to eat meat as a main foodstuff. Whereas humans have multiple teeth for grinding, dogs natural anatomies seem to place less importance on this function. Rather dogs teeth are for ripping meat off of bones, holding onto a piece of […]

25 Feb '21

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Canine Oral Hygiene and Raw Food

Most vertebrates, be they mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, or fish have teeth. Broadly defined by the Oxford Dictionary, teeth are “Each of a set of hard, bony enamel-coated structures in the jaws of most vertebrates, used for biting and chewing”. Teeth are calcified, and primarily serve the purpose of facilitating eating. Three ways of classifying […]

25 Feb '21

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Are Dogs Really Carnivores or Omnivores? The Truth…

One of the biggest discussions in terms of the raw dog food diet is that a dog needs to have this food due to their natural heritage, their evolutionary link to wolves or wild dogs and their biological similarity to a carnivore’s digestive system. This makes sense, logically, but can also generate ideas of further […]

25 Feb '21

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Addressing the Concerns around Bacteria when feeding Raw Dog Food

There are many people who have concerns that raw feeding with raw dog food products is an unhygienic practise that will introduce harmful bacteria to both them and their dogs. While it is no secret that there are potentially harmful bacteria in any meat used for a raw food diet, the risks are negligible as […]

25 Feb '21

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Leaky Gut, Allergies & Food Sensitivities

Imagine you went to water your garden with the hose. You unravel it, walk back to the tap, switch it on, expecting a spout of water at the other end. Instead, imagine if hundreds of tiny holes appeared in the middle of the hose allowing water to spew onto the garden, but not where you […]

25 Feb '21

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Kidney Stones and Purine Problems

If you have a Dalmatian, Beagle, Bulldog, Basset Hound, Cocker Spaniel, Bichon Frise, Miniature Schnauzer, Lhasa Apso, Miniature Poodle, Miniature Schnauzer, Yorkshire Terrier, Dachshund, Newfoundland, Irish Terrier, Scottish Terrier or Irish Setter then you are probably only too aware that these breeds can have purine metabolism problems. Some breeds of dog are more susceptible to […]

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