Nature’s Variety Recall, February 15 2013

Nature’s Variety has recalled a batch of Instinct Raw Frozen Organic Chicken Medallions and Patties because the batch has been found to contain small pieces of clear plastic, which could cause choking or injury. The company reports that no animals have been harmed from the recalled product. Because Nature’s Variety has moved quickly to respond […]

The Puppy Diaries: Etta has her 15 minutes of fame!

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Check out Etta getting her moment to shine as we talk about raw food in this recent News story that aired on WGME. Click the link under the pic to watch the whole story! WGME on Raw Food    

The Puppy Diaries: Feeding Time!

Hello Again! This week is all about food. Etta has been settling in well and we are working on fine tuning her diet. Since bringing her home we have come to learn that she can be quite discerning in her tastes so we have had to up the anti on training treats, to keep her […]

Diets for Dogs with Pancreatitis

The Pancreas in a Dog

Zip has had two bouts of pancreatitis, once, in an instance of worst-timing-possible, while I was away on a silent retreat with no phone or internet access.  He’s now 11 yrs old, and thriving, as near as anyone can tell, as he looks and moves like a much younger pug.  I manage his health with […]

Pottenger’s Cats

To Cook or Not to Cook?

I’m a fan of Timothy Ferriss.    He’s a radical self-experimenter with a sense of humor and a basher of popular assumptions.  Some people can’t stand the guy but I think they must just be envious; who wouldn’t be?  Regardless I wouldn’t have expected to come across Pottenger‘s cat study in his new book. Pottenger studied […]

Probiotics & Enzymes…do I need to add them to a raw diet?

Living foods, from plants or animal sources, contain enzymes (but they are wiped out by heat beginning at 110 degrees…so cooked food does not contain active enzymes) .  The body, human or animal, manufactures enzymes.  But as we age, our store of them and our ability to make them gets depleted.  And they’re important not […]

Raw Bones

I went to a dental talk at a reputable neighboring vet’s office last fall.  It was actually a sales pitch for annual anesthetized dental cleanings.  I have a real  fondness for vets; I absolutely believe that they are drawn to their profession for love of healing animals.  But I disagree openly with the ones who […]

Get a Raw Deal from Fetch

Where are the frites?

Every month at both stores (Portland and Boston, Fetch and Fish & Bone) we pick a brand of pet food to discount by 10%.  The idea is, encourage customers to experiment, or move what we have an overstock of, or just give a good deal because it’s fun.  Who doesn’t like a bargain? This month […]

February, Choose Anything Raw for Your Food of the Month

The subject of feeding raw diets to pets continues to polarize.  I won’t get into the controversy here.  I’m a raw food believer.  I’ve been feeding Zip a raw diet for most of his 9 years.  I’ve witnessed over time the impact:  lean body mass, bright clear eyes (except during allergy season), calm demeanor (I […]

Pet Food of the Month for September

My cats are a little bit sensitive.   They have always had a clean & healthy diet, so I’m assuming their food sensitivities are hereditary.  I have been feeding Wellness grain-free cans most often in the last 5 years (Clara can’t tolerate dry, as she’s very prone to uti’s), with either Prozyme, Wysong’s All Life, or […]