Facts about pet foodReal food – especially muscle & organ meats and ground bone – is a perfectly natural diet for pets.The vitamins and minerals listed on dry and canned pet foods are synthetic and added to the food after the heat processing to try to make that food complete.Ingredients such as grain and corn are NOT healthy for cats.Whole ingredient supplements or whole food vitamins, low-fat yogurt, fish oil, eggs, sardines can enhance your pet’s nutrition.If fed an exclusive dry food diet, rotate the dry foods at least 3 to 4 times per year so your pet has access to different formulas and different levels of vitamins and minerals.Variety is the most important nutritional gift for your pet.Grain has no nutritional value for dogs.All ingredients in pet foods are important and are listed in descending order by weight.There is no perfect singular food for every dog – what may work well for one dog may not benefit another.Canned pet food tends to have more meat including organ meats in their ingredients.Real food, and in particular, raw food diets are the least heat processed pet food, followed by dehydrated foods, then canned food and finally, dry foods.Dry pet food does not clean teeth.Wet food diets for cats are much healthier than dry food diets.All dogs share virtually the same DNA and because of that, all breeds and sizes first and foremost require healthy food not specialized food.
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Tomorrow night! Customer Appreciation Night Wednesday, December 7, 2011 6pm to 10pm Please join us for a winter evening of apple cider and goodies for both you and the pups! There will be in-store specials and door prizes. Would your pet benefit from Veterinary Chiropractic care (also known as Spinal Manipulative Therapy)? The answer …read more
Acupuncture Milos getting his acupuncture treatment Many people are familiar with acupuncture as a treatment for pain and musculo-skeletal problems such as arthritis, but acupuncture can also be used to treat a wide variety of medical conditions. The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes over 100 medical conditions that can be treated by acupuncture. The …read more
As Halloween approaches, don’t forget about your anxious dog or cat. We have Homeopet Anxiety drops, Herbal Calmer by Holistic Blend and Thundershirts to help with anxiety. 5 Tips for Halloween Pet Safety If your pet is familiar to with being in a crate, that might be the best place for them. Snuggled up …read more
Sully’s Great Lake Adventure Who says you can’t live the good life with epilepsy? Sully started having seizures when he was about a year and a half. Epilepsy was diagnosed as no other cause could be found. This is when I started exploring the raw dog food world. Sully and I dove in head first …read more
THUNDER BOOMS – There goes Jamie… Jamie was 5 ½ months old when I adopted her from the Winnipeg Humane Society. She ended up at the shelter in the middle of a frigid January following a neighbour’s complaint about the abuse of a litter of puppies. The Humane Society was worried that Jamie was too …read more
Those Finicky Felines! Cats have a reputation for being finicky about their food. While offering our feline friends a varied diet is vital for both good nutrition and health, many find that trying to change their cat’s favourite food results in a battle of epic proportions. Why are cats so finicky? Well, it can …read more
It’s spring. Sadie’s chewing her paws again. Milos’ skin has erupted in red splotches. Sadie has a seasonal allergy that always flares up in the spring. Milos has reactions that are far more complicated. Milos Sadie Skin problems are the top presenting problems at veterinary clinics. The skin is an organ and because …read more
VOLUNTARY Recall – Wellness Cat Cans It’s Raining Cats and Dogs would like to inform you of a voluntary recall from Wellness. This recall is dated February 28, 2011, and is due to a batch of cat cans that may be deficient in Vitamin B1. This is NOT a serious recall, but rather a precautionary …read more
The Canadian Association of Raw Pet Food Manufactures Prior to the commercialization of pet foods, people fed their pets table scraps, leftovers, or meat scraps purchased especially for pets. In addition, pets were generally allowed to hunt and forage for themselves. A balanced diet was achieved over time, rather than ” per meal”. The first …read more
All of us at It’s Raining Cats & Dogs extend to you and your four-legged companions a merry holiday season! Thank you for your support throughout this past year. We hope that you enjoy good health and happiness in 2011! Season’s Greetings from Brenda, Jamie, Stanley & Sadie, Christina, Sully & Milos, Melissa, Tammy & Joanne. …read more