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    Your dog is no garbage bin! A few things you should know

    By Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM

    Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM has 30 years of experience as a veterinarian. His love of dogs and passion for natural healing and nutrition led him to writing, teaching and helping people create health naturally, without drugs, chemicals and processed food.

    Lately, I have heard of some people cutting corners by feeding mixes of left over meat from meat packers. Because there are currently no regulations that would prohibit selling meat that is spoiled or not suitable for sale as dog food, I highly recommend not going that route and buy your raw pet food from a reputable manufacturer that is known for its quality and integrity.

    If the defrosted package doesn’t smell the same as good quality meat for human consumption, discard it immediately and  look for another supplier.

    Also, meats – like duck, lamb or beef have a tendency to be fairly fat.  Some raw pet food companies use  fatty trim meat which is much higher in fat and pets  eating too fatty meat can suffer from fat overload. They may become obese or suffer from indigestion, pancreas or liver problems.  If you open the package and see that the meat  is too greasy,  try to use these infrequently and go for other leaner options.

    When it comes to poultry, feeding regular “medicated” chicken, it is close to feeding flavoured protein water with antibiotics and chemicals. These poor birds are locked in cages, fed crappy  food and suffer greatly before they are slaughtered.  Feeding non-medicated free range chicken is not a luxury. By doing so,  your pet food will be more nutritious, your dog  or cat healthier and  you will not  support the torturous  practices of main stream poultry farmers.

    © Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM

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    Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM has 30 years of experience as a veterinarian. He graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1988 in the Czech Republic and obtained the Canadian Certificate of Qualification in 1995. He is currently licensed in the European Union, and his unique approach to healing and nutrition helps holistically minded dog lovers worldwide.

    Dr. Dobias strongly believes that disease prevention, natural nutrition and supplements, the right exercise and a drug free approach to medicine can add years to your dog's life.

    As a formulator of his all-natural vitamin and supplement line and co-inventor of natural, chemical free flea and tick control, FleaHex® and TickHex®, his unique healing system and products currently hold the highest independent five star customer rating. For more information click here.

    Any general recommendations that Dr. Dobias makes are not a substitute for the appropriate veterinary care and are for informational and educational purposes only.

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