Author: RAW

Can I Feed My Dog Sweet Potato?

Can I Feed My Dog Sweet Potato? Can I feed my dog sweet potato you ask? Well, let me give you a quick education on sweet potatoes before answering your question. Sweet potatoes are high in vitamins like Vitamin B6, Vitamin C and Manganese. For those of you who are like me and have no idea what Manganese is, here’s a quick definition. It’s a trace mineral that is in the body in tiny amounts. Typically, it’s found in bones, the liver, kidneys, and pancreas. Manganese helps the body form things like connective tissue, bones, sex hormones and blood...

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Did you know, Dogs can have Dual Sired Litters?

Did you know, Dogs can have Dual Sired Litters? Ok, so get this, dual sired litters, what? You may be scratching your head asking, what in the world, or you may be up to par on all the dog lingo and new age ways of doing things that you’re laughing. Either way, Dual sired litters, have been around and known about since, well, since breeding began. However, and this is why I worded my intro the way I did, the general population, like yourself, I’m sure didn’t know this or weren’t, we’ll say, aware, that dogs can have dual...

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Puppy Mills

1) In our modern day of instant access to information it is almost impossible for anyone to raise dogs without being under scrutiny. Those horrendous photos you see in commercials for the “Humane Society” are mostly outdated or a 1 in one million exception to the care given animals by breeders everywhere. The photos are intended to shock and horrify you into giving money. Any photo can be photo shopped into looking really bad. Be skeptical. If you didn’t see it with your own eyes take it with a grain of salt. “Believe nothing that you hear, read or...

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Tiger Ridge Exotics

“Kenny Hetrick’s story starts well over 40 years ago. Kenny currently and has been a USDA class c licence holder since 1989. He also has been a prior USDI holder. Kenny Hetrick has owned and cared for large cats and bears for well over 40 years. After the Zanesville incident Ohio placed a exotic animal ban, with stringent and untainable goals to meet in a short matter of time. At first USDA facilities were told that they may exempt then later told there were no exemptions, than there was talk about being grandfathered in which was not the case, then...

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The Pet Industry and the not so United Front

The only way any of this is going to go away is if we all present a UNITED front. That means breeders (commercial, hobby, and show) and their local veterinarians, pet stores and their veterinarians, companies who sell pet products and veterinary supplies, groomers, boarding kennels and dog sitters, dog food suppliers, the list could go on and on. It HAS to involve all of us and our employees, friends, and families since we all profit in one way or another because of dogs and cats. And we will ALL be affected negatively by adverse legislation, through the trickle...

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