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HACCP Food Safety
by Tanys Franz (QA Manager) in Raw Food Safety
In view of World Food Safety Day on June 7, 2020, I wanted to take some time to draw attention to this important topic and express Red Dog Blue Kat’s company goals and objectives when it comes to food safety. We care about the health of your pets
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Supplements for a Raw Food Diet
by Sarah Griffiths, DCH in Raw Basics, Dogs, Cats
Learn which four essential supplements make for a great truly balanced raw pet food diet.
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10 Easy Tips for Transitioning Your Pet to a Raw Diet
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Irritable Bowel Disease
by Sarah Griffiths, DCH in Dogs, Cats
A Fresh Perspective on Irritable Bowel Disease. What is it? What causes it? How can you help your pet?
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FAQ about Pets and COVID19: Can my pet contract COVID19?, Can I still take my dog for a walk?, Should I stock up on pet food?, Cost of feeding fresh food to my pet in these uncertain times, Are vets open? and more.
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What's New in 2020: Sustainability Update, Replacing Igredients, Eliminating Date Stamp on RDBK Meal boxes, RDBK on TRUTH ABOUT PET FOOD list
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Balancing the Raw Food Diet for Puppies and Kittens. Feeding raw as soon as your pet is ready for solid food it's a wonderful way to set them up for health and longevity. Learn more.
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Plastic: Friend or Foe? At RDBK, we're on an ongoing quest to create the best nutritionally balanced meals for your pets. We're also committed to continually assessing our products, packaging and processes to minimize our environmental effect.
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Is Your Cat Constipated? 6 Most Common Causes and Solutions
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Your Pet’s “Strange” Behaviour Could Be Diet-Related. Is your pet displaying strange or unusual behaviour? Does he or she seem overly hyperactive, aggressive, nervous, or on edge? Learn More.
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Pancreatitis: The Root Causes and Solutions. If your pet is at risk for pancreatitis, there are logical solutions to consider in order to protect your pet from this terrible disease and to improve their health.
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Busting The Top 3 Myths About Fresh Food Diets for Pets.
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Obesity: Is Your Pet Fluffy or Fat?
by Sarah Griffiths, DCH in Dogs, Cats
Obesity: Is Your Pet Fluffy or Fat?. The Banfield State of Pet Health Report shows that in the last ten years, obesity in cats has risen by 169% and in dogs by 158%. Learn what causes obesity and how to prevent it.
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Is Feeding Your Pet Rocket Science?
by Sarah Griffiths, DCH in Raw Basics
Is Feeding Your Pet Rocket Science? 7 Simple Animal Nutrition Concepts
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A Guide to Feeding Your Picky Cat (Works for Dogs Too!)
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We know you want your pets to live longer and healthier lives and we know that is achieved through PREVENTION. Many pets today are simply not getting enough moisture, antioxidants, living foods, and support for optimal gut health—especially if they
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In July of this year (2018) we added a unique species-specific (canine) probiotic and prebiotic mix to our products because we strongly believe that a healthy microflora is essential to overall health ...
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Management of Diabetes with a Whole Food Diet. According to the Banfield State of Health Report 2016, canine diabetes has increased by 79.7% since 2006, while in felines the prevalence of diabetes has increased 18.1% over the same time frame.
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Joint-Related Disease and Nutritional Solutions (Part 2)
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The Food and Drug Administration is currently investigating whether grain-free diets or “boutique diets” may play a role in the development of canine dilated cardiomyopathy.
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We are excited to announce that Red Dog Blue Kat products will now include a species-specific probiotic blend in our food offerings. We are the only company in Canada to offer this! Probiotics are friendly bacteria that live in the digestive tract.
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Summer Activities to Enjoy With Your Pets
by Sarah Griffiths, DCH in Dogs
It’s summer! We thought it would never arrive. Now, it’s time for fun activities with your pet. What’s your favourite warm weather activity? We’re sharing ours here.
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Essentials of Bone, Muscle and Joint Health for Dogs and Cats (Part 1). No matter what your pet’s age, bone, muscle and joint health are important aspects of ensuring that they have a happy and healthy life.
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It’s time to talk about what your options are when your pet is diagnosed with kidney disease and how you can manage it with holistic strategies.
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We totally get it. The logistics of feeding raw can be overwhelming, especially when you’re first starting out - transitioning to new food, diet planning, and the BUDGET. Let’s talk about how to get your mind around feeding raw and what it
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It’s that time of year! Spring is here and soon it’ll be summer. We thought it would be fun to share some of our favorite B.C. spots to hike with your pooch.
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Pet food is the only industry where trained health professionals recommend processed food as a healthier option than fresh, unprocessed food. The medias influence paints misconceptions and are bullying tactics. It's time to tell them enough is enough
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Why Kidney Diets Don't Work (Part 2)
by Sarah Griffiths, DCH in Dogs, Cats
This week, let’s talk about the disease and what you can do when you get the diagnosis. Vets often put diagnosed pets on a “kidney diet.” This is a one-size-fits-all hammer approach to a complex and diverse metabolic disease. So what ca
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Chronic Kidney Disease can affect both dogs and cats: 1 in 10 dogs and 1 in 3 cats are at risk of developing the disease at some stage in their life. Learn how to help us stop it one meal at a time.
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This week we will discuss what you need to feed you pet’s gut army: Prebiotics! What are they, you ask? Prebiotics are defined as an indigestible or partially digestible food substrate that promotes the growth of beneficial microbes in the digestiv
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The Recipe for a Happy Pet
by Sarah Griffiths, DCH in Raw Basics
Let’s take a look at the best places to start to ensure your pet is healthy, happy and relatively stress-free:
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How Can I Assess my Pet's Overall Health?
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Gut Health: Probiotics (Part 3)
by Sarah Griffiths, DCH in Raw Basics, Dogs, Cats
Choosing probiotics for your pet: What foods and supplements you can use to support your pets' microflora.
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Food safety is a top concern for veterinary professionals and pet owners. We agree, which is why this week, we are going to tackle the topic of bacteria and food safety how this relates to health and wellness in our pets.
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Food has a significant impact on overall wellness for every member of our family, including our pets. Recent research has identified processed food as a major contributor to many illnesses including obesity, diabetes, and even cancer.
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Bacteria: Friend or Foe?
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Exploring solutions to environmental impacts of food production.
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Worried about balancing the raw diet? Worry no more! Here are the general rules to ensure you’re feeding a complete and balanced raw food diet that follows AAFCO’s standards plus so much more.
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If you have a pet, you have probably been told that our pets should be eating 'complete and balanced' food at every meal. So, does the claim of 'complete and balanced' really mean the food is healthy?
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Did you know that simply adding bone broth to your pet's diet has a variety of major health benefits? Broth has always been considered a healing food, but I think the impact that it can have for the health of our pets is underestimated
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If you want to do something extra for your pets this holiday season and start them off on the right paw for the new year, here are some great foods to try. They are yummy, healthy, immune-boosting and add a little extra fun to meal times.
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In the wild, dogs and cats might not consume the same amounts or types of vegetables as our domestic pets. So why do we do it? There are some important reasons to include them!
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Ever wondered which bones are best for your pet? Let's take a look!
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Bones 101: Bone Feeding Basics
by Sarah Griffiths, DCH in Raw Basics, Dogs, Cats
When it comes to raw feeding for your pet, bones are essential. They are nature’s toothbrush and aid in keeping your pet’s teeth and gums in perfect shape. Without bones, the raw diet is not complete and will be missing essential minerals
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