This is a continuation of a conversation I recently had with pet food expert, Chip Sammons. He is owner of Holistic Pet Center in Clackamas, Oregon. In this part of the interview, what to do to keep your pet optimally healthy from the raw food diet and dental care, to fleas and free-feeding. Read the first part of the interview here. What do you think is optimal nutrition for a pet? Optimal nutrition is based upon the pet’s ancestral diet. Dogs and cats have very short digestive tracts and have...
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    by at December 21st, 2009 at 08:12 am
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    What We’re Reading 12/10/09
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    by at December 10th, 2009 at 09:12 pm
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    What We’re Reading 11/20/09
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