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Fear-Based Health Care

Fear-Based Health Care

I ran across this article by Dr. Dennis Thompson about how health care was “fear – based”. You see this every day when you get reminders to: Bring your dog in for their annual vaccine booster shot. Or in the case of humans, go to the pharmacy for your annual flu shot. When it comes…

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By MaggieLovesOrbit.com, September 11, 2021
The Unlearning

The Unlearning

Every week I meet over a hundred dog owners face to face at our local San Diego Farmer’s Markets. Together with Ruby from Real Dog Box we’ve been talking to dog owners about how to feed your dog better by adding food to your dog’s diet. Ultimately we’d like to see dog owners feed raw…

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By MaggieLovesOrbit.com, September 2, 2021
33 Reasons You Should Not Feed Your Dog Raw Food

33 Reasons You Should Not Feed Your Dog Raw Food

Let’s face it. Most veterinarians do not think you should feed raw. I get it – it’s not for everyone. The main objections veterinarians have are: There are no scientific studies to prove it is beneficial for your dogs. Raw food is resistant to antibiotics, so it’s not worth the risk. You could poison your…

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By MaggieLovesOrbit.com, September 1, 2021
I Wish I Never Gave Apoquel To My Dog

I Wish I Never Gave Apoquel To My Dog

I first wrote about Apoquel in 2016. Fortunately, I tend to research everything and discontinued it after I read that dogs under one year old (which she was at the time) should never be given Apoquel. Since then, dog owners have been connecting with each other to share their negative experiences with Apoquel. I’m also…

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By MaggieLovesOrbit.com, August 8, 2021
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Cytopoint and Apoquel Alternatives

Cytopoint and Apoquel Alternatives

I was recently asked what I did to wean my dog off Apoquel.   This question came from a reader who said his dog had been on it for a while and didn’t know at this point if there were alternatives for his dog. With Maggie, she wasn’t on Apoquel longer than a month. So it…

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By MaggieLovesOrbit.com, August 1, 2021
Less Toxic Alternatives to Flea Prevention Medication

Less Toxic Alternatives to Flea Prevention Medication

I read a quote, “Convenience Kills”. A bit harsh if you ask me. But it was meant to shock and catch the reader’s attention. Contextually, it talked about how, as humans, we choose fast, easy food, which poisons and kills us over time. How we quickly pop pills instead of learning alternative solutions to wellness. …

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By MaggieLovesOrbit.com, July 31, 2021
DIY Flea Repellant Recipe Using Essential Oil and Coconut Oil

DIY Flea Repellant Recipe Using Essential Oil and Coconut Oil

I’ve been making DIY flea repellent because my dog had an adverse reaction to Simparica.   Simparica Caused My Dog To Regurgitate Last June, I dosed Maggie with Simparica. Soon after, she started to regurgitate her food between 30 minutes to 6 hours of her eating it. I had all the various tests done. The first…

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By MaggieLovesOrbit.com, July 25, 2021
Whole Foods Raw Diet For Dogs

Whole Foods Raw Diet For Dogs

The concept of eating healthy is not new. Humans’ dietary choices include Atkins, Intermittent, Nutrisystem, Weight Watchers, Keto, Paleo, Mediterranean, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, Vegan, Pescatarian, Eat-Clean, Carnivore, and Alkaline to name a few. And although each diet has a different methodology there are certain common themes: Eat less processed Eat less sugar Eat as many whole…

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By MaggieLovesOrbit.com, July 13, 2021
How Much Protein Do Old Dogs Need To Eat?

How Much Protein Do Old Dogs Need To Eat?

Maggie is one year from being classified as a “senior”. And in classic dog mom form, I’m preparing myself by researching what I need to do to help her as she ages. I had previously heard that older dogs needed less protein, but there are more recent articles that were saying otherwise. So which is…

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By MaggieLovesOrbit.com, July 12, 2021
What Bones Are Safe For Small Dogs?

What Bones Are Safe For Small Dogs?

Raw feeders have been feeding raw meaty bones for decades to keep their dog’s teeth clean naturally. I myself feed a mixture of air-dried bones from Real Dog Box and more recently adding some raw meaty bones to the mix. This week Dr. Karen Becker shared a recent peer-reviewed study that found dogs who chewed…

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By MaggieLovesOrbit.com, July 12, 2021
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