Nick Thompson

5 Mar '21

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Anal Glands & Raw Food

Anal glands; dogs have them; we don’t. Why? What do they do? Why do they cause problems? What can we do to help them help themselves? Does feeding a raw food diet help? What are Anal Glands? Anal glands are two small pouches of watery to sticky material that exists just inside the anus of […]

5 Mar '21

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Constipation in the Dog and How Raw Helps

Constipation, if you look it up in the Oxford Languages dictionary, is ‘a condition in which there is difficulty in emptying the bowels, usually associated with hardened faeces’. Interesting! Therefore today, we’re looking at reasons the kibble fed dog might get hard faeces (stools) and how real raw food can help. There Are Many Conditions […]

25 Feb '21

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Raw Food and Dog Aggression

Given how used to kibble most dog owners are, the concept of raw food is often met with a combination of interest, confusion, and to an extent, mistrust. While not so different from humans enjoying a steak tartare (raw coarsely minced or ground beef mixed with finely chopped onions and gherkins topped with an uncooked […]

16 Feb '21

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If Kibbled Dog Food Is So Bad, Why Is Raw Dog Food Not Seen As the Solution?

Fascinating question, the answer to which involves money, habits, reputations, marketing and familiarity.  It’s obvious, if you talk to any human nutritionist or naturopath, that eating ultra-processed food every day of your life cannot be healthy. Why, then, do we feed our precious dogs on the stuff?  Let’s examine the reasons why feeding dogs a […]

16 Feb '21

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How Did Dry Dog Food Become ‘Normal’

Dry brown kibbled dog food is the norm in the UK. It is artificial nutrition, but most dog owners feed it. Combining large quantities of grain or non-grain carbohydrate with meat-meal, fats, minerals and vitamins, kibble is processed industrially at high temperature and pressure. How could this synthetic ‘stuff’ be accepted by vets, scientists and […]

16 Feb '21

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What is 80:10:10 & Why It’s Only 50% Of The Story

All raw feeders come across the phrase ’80:10:10′ sooner or later. What does it mean in terms of raw dog food? Is it ‘complete’ as many suggest? How can we use 80:10:10 in a more species-appropriate diet? These are questions that are rarely answered square on, so I’m going to give you my take on this […]

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