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We believe that pet parents are passionate when it comes to the subject of what they feed their fur-kids, and with good reason. A good diet can contribute to a long and healthy life and even psychological well-being for our fur-kids and likewise for our pet parents. Our moto: Happy Pets = Happy Parents! The question you are trying to answer;- what is the best food to feed domesticated dogs or cats? While the majority of pet parents feed commercial grain-based kibble or canned food, many pet parents like you, today, are looking for healthier options. And the net is full of materials to help you, and confuse you, when it comes to natural feeding.

Welcome to The Barking Lot, Raw Food for Pets Blog

Not too mention all of the confusing terms! Why do we refer to natural diets? In our minds, raw is complete, and therefore natural, as designed by nature, and not broken. Raw, in today's convenience society, seems to indicate part of something, and not complete. But natural contains all the parts needed (as designed), therefore complete (or whole), so we advocate natural pet cuisine, or if you want to knit-pick, biologically specie appropriate natural raw pet cuisine.

Fooding Habits

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 26/11/2016 Times Read: 2215 Comments 0
Fooding Habits

Healthy fur kids, are usually willing to eat (often too willing), but how often should we feed them? We discuss general feeding habits here for canine and feline kids to help you frame your own solution to this question.

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Preparing Raw Meals ...

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Preparing Raw Meals ...

A quick "How-To" overview.

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Energetics of Food

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Energetics of Food

In the West food is described by its protein, fat and carbohydrate content. By contrast, in the East food is described by the effect it has on the body when eaten, for example its temperature, flavour and route of action. We provide a quick overview of this topic.

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Meal Variety ...

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Meal Variety ...

A more emotional topic of discussion is variety. Variety in your fur kid’s diet is of great importance to pet parents; it may be less so for your fur kids. There are two schools of thought regarding the provision of variety.

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Meal Planning ...

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Meal Planning ...

Meal planning might seem daunting at first, but it need not be. It does not have to be a science project either. We discuss this topic in greater detail.

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Pet Obesity, a Severe and Debilitating Illness!

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Pet Obesity, a Severe and Debilitating Illness!

We tackle a very tough topic, Pet Obesity. Obesity , defined as an increase in body weight of at least 15% above what would be normal for the size of the pet, is the most common disease in pets today. As with people, obesity results from an excess caloric intake relative to the expenditure of energy.

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Anatomy of the Diet

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Anatomy of the Diet

We discuss the anatomy of the raw food diet in more detail.

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Senior Dogs ...

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Senior Dogs ...

The senior (geriatric or post-maturity) stage follows on from the maturity phase and continues until death. In small breeds of dogs this phase begins around 7 to 8 years of age, at 5 years in large and giant breeds and 7 years in cats, if we consider modern day veterinary guidance. We discuss this life stage in greater detail.

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Toy Dogs ...

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Toy Dogs ...

Toy breeds, which often have tiny appetites and small stomach capacity, may also benefit from being fed a calorie-dense food but a careful watch should be kept on their weight and body condition score. We discuss these breed in short.

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Working Dogs ..

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 25/11/2016 Times Read: 2543 Comments 0
Working Dogs ..

From a nutritional perspective, high-performance dogs include canine athletes, pregnant bitches and lactating dams. You might wonder why pregnant and lactating dogs rank along with athletes as high performance? As we’ll elaborate on in this article, pregnancy and lactation place extreme nutritional demands on a bitch’s body - more than at any other time in her life.

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Managing your kids' weight

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 24/11/2016 Times Read: 2971 Comments 0
Managing your kids' weight

It is sometimes difficult to determine what your fur kids' ideal weight should be. We discuss this topic in detail.

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Adult Phase ...

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 24/11/2016 Times Read: 2325 Comments 0
Adult Phase ...

The adult phase is that time after your fur kid ceases to grow and before visual and physiological changes due to the ageing process being to appear. We discuss this phase of our fur kids in greater detail.

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