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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
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
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
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