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Homemade Ancestral Raw Diet Foundational Recipe

Homemade Ancestral Raw Diet Foundational Recipe

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
Do Dogs Need Carbohydrates and How Do They Digest Them?

Do Dogs Need Carbohydrates and How Do They Digest Them?

A dog’s diet must provide all of the nutrients it needs to stay active and healthy. The main components in a dog’s diet are protein, fats, minerals, vitamins, and water.  Dogs derive energy from protein and fat.   I researched this subject as it was an assignment in my Canine Nutrition certification course and I provide…

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By MaggieLovesOrbit.com, June 19, 2021
Should commercial dog foods be supplemented with a good quality multivitamin?

Should commercial dog foods be supplemented with a good quality multivitamin?

In a word, yes.  Although there are exceptions to the rule, most commercial dog foods provide a good foundation for good health. But there are always some nutrients that are left out due to cost or destroyed during manufacturing, transportation and storage.  So what exactly happens when dog food is made and stored? I researched…

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By MaggieLovesOrbit.com, June 17, 2021
My Boston Terrier Needs To Go On A Diet

My Boston Terrier Needs To Go On A Diet

When I put my Boston Terrier Orbit next to the other Boston Terriers at the Boston Terrier Nationals, it became evident that she was slightly overweight. She was the chubbiest one in the bunch. She’d lost that lean athletic look. And then the guilt sank in. Of course, I blamed myself. I’m the one feeding…

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By MaggieLovesOrbit.com, June 16, 2021
Does Kibble Have Carcinogenic Compounds?

Does Kibble Have Carcinogenic Compounds?

How does your dog’s food change when heat is applied? Is it true that kibble has carcinogens? These are questions to ask if dog nutrition is vital to you.   As a dog owner of two allergy-prone dogs, this topic is of high interest to me. I’ve had to research this for my Canine Nutrition course…

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By MaggieLovesOrbit.com, June 15, 2021
7 Things Switching To Raw Taught Me About Fear

7 Things Switching To Raw Taught Me About Fear

Deciding to feed my dogs raw food feels like I’ve crawled into an outrigger without a paddle to trek across the ocean in a level 10 storm. I decided to make the switch at 3 am on March 12, 2021. I was scared, nervous, and excited all at the same time. It’s been 3 months…

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By MaggieLovesOrbit.com, June 11, 2021
One Month After Transitioning To Raw

One Month After Transitioning To Raw

The joy in realizing I need 120 pieces of bone, trying to fit it all in the freezer, getting their bowls right and the supplements I use to keep their raw meals balanced.

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By MaggieLovesOrbit.com, April 9, 2021
Why I Switched My Boston Terriers To Raw Food

Why I Switched My Boston Terriers To Raw Food

We’ve been brainwashed to believe that dry kibble designed in laboratories are superior dog food. We can somehow raise a child, cook and feed them but we’re told we can’t cook or feed raw to our dogs? But fresh food is better. For humans and for dogs. And this is our journey back to raw feeding.

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By MaggieLovesOrbit.com, March 14, 2021
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