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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.

The Carnivorous Cat

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 02/01/2018 Times Read: 3433 Comments 0
The Carnivorous Cat

In her book titled "Feline Nutrition: Nutrition for the Optimum Health and Longevity of your Cat", Lynn Curtis discuss Feline Nutrition and General Health Issues in great detail. We extract some very insightful facts from the book for your information.

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Herbal Options For Your Fur Kid's Worms

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 29/12/2017 Times Read: 5120 Comments 0
Herbal Options For Your Fur Kid's Worms

It is an unfortunate reality of life, worms can invade your fur kid’s body when they smell, drink, lick, and ingest dirt, rotten meat, trash and even poop. If your fur kids play around in the backyard or walks around where other dogs can defecate, you might not even notice how they pick up unseen worm eggs or larvae. Dogs can also pass worms to other dogs, and even humans, simply through normal socialization. We discuss this topic in greater detail.

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Diatomaceous Earth ...

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 26/12/2017 Times Read: 2945 Comments 0
Diatomaceous Earth ...

Diatomaceous Earth provide for a very affordable way to control external and internal parasites in your fur kids. It’s a non-toxic, safe substance made up from crushed fossils of freshwater organisms and marine life. Crushed to a fine powder and observed through a microscope, the particles resemble bits of broken glass. We discuss it in greater detail.

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Periodontal disease and your pets ...

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 26/11/2017 Times Read: 2762 Comments 0
Periodontal disease and your pets ...

Dr Lonsdale called it the 'pandemic of periodontal disease in pets', and highlighted this condition as a major cat and dog health issue, calling the canine condition “Foul-mouth AIDS”. Dr Lonsdale saw the bacterial proliferation in dog's mouths as suppressing their immune systems, leading to a host of health problems.

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Tips for buying commercial raw meals ...

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 26/11/2017 Times Read: 2521 Comments 0
Tips for buying commercial raw meals ...

When considering pre-made (or commercial) raw food meals for your pack, such as the supreme pet cuisine we stock and supply from Doggobone, Raw Love Pets, Simply Pets and Dogmatters, be sure to do your homework on your supplier(s). There are many unregistered manufacturers, and it is important for you to understand WHY we only work with registered manufacturers.

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Real Food for his Master ...

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 26/11/2017 Times Read: 2903 Comments 0
Real Food for his Master ...

The evolution of our feline masters is important to consider when thinking about their diet. Cats are predators that were accustomed to consuming a raw diet of prey. Cats in the wild often eat the entire prey animal if it is small and will eat nearly everything except the intestines of a large prey animal. This includes the bones of their prey, as raw bone is highly digestible and is their primary source of calcium.

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How Hydrotherapy for Dogs Works and Why It’s Worth It

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 26/11/2017 Times Read: 2670 Comments 0
How Hydrotherapy for Dogs Works and Why It’s Worth It

"Hydrotherapy" means “water healing" in Greek, and your fur kids can benefit in the same way humans do. Hydrotherapy uses the properties of water — buoyancy, viscosity, resistance, and hydrostatic pressure — to enable a dog (or human) to move his or her joints. Water makes the body buoyant, so when submerged, the weight of the body is supported. This means the your fur kid is not fighting gravity. The buoyancy of water reduces stress on the joints and this creates a much safer environment for recovery after surgery.

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Does Diet Affect Behaviour in Mutts, Pups & Nobles?

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 26/11/2017 Times Read: 2680 Comments 0
Does Diet Affect Behaviour in Mutts, Pups & Nobles?

Until recently, the question of whether food or feed can affect your fur kids' behaviour has been a long-debated subject amongst behaviourists and trainers. Fortunately, there is more and more evidence and study to show that what you put into your fur kids, can and does have an influence on how your fur kids behaves — just like what you eat can top or topple your own moods.

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Vegan and/or Vegetarian diets for Dogs?

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 26/11/2017 Times Read: 2620 Comments 0
Vegan and/or Vegetarian diets for Dogs?

It is, unfortunately, a highly debated topic - just perform a search on Google for "vegetarian diets for dogs" or "vegan diets for dogs", and you will find a whole lot of controversy. Considering that most kibbles end up being based on some form of plant source, and doggits seem to survive, it seems there be enough anecdotal evidence on this topic, right? We discuss the concept in more detail.

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Paw Licking & Chewing

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 26/11/2017 Times Read: 2627 Comments 0
Paw Licking & Chewing

Licking and fretting over their paws is part of normal dog's grooming behaviour. It is part of their subconscious body language, just like tapping your feet or playing with your hair. It only really becomes a problem when your fur kid does it in excess or carries it to the extreme.

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Tripe .. the magical mystery meat!

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 26/11/2017 Times Read: 2783 Comments 0
Tripe .. the magical mystery meat!

A popular ethnic food in many parts of Africa, the UK and Asia, tripe is not new at all, but it’s quickly becoming a popular natural health choice for fur kids.

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Spirocerca Lupi

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 26/11/2017 Times Read: 2788 Comments 0
Spirocerca Lupi

Spirocerca Lupi is a worm that completes its life cycle in dogs and causes severe, potentially life-threatening diseases. Your fur kid can pick up this worm through intermediary hosts - from eating beetles or small animals such as mice, rats, lizards, wild birds and, most notably, the common Hadeda. Dogs become infected through eating the intermediary host, or its faeces, or through picking up the worm eggs which remain on the lawn and in pastures.

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