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Dog Cancer Supplement Protocol from HydePod

January 29th, 2015 by jerry in Supplements · 1 Comment

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Tripawd Heroes are the source of many inspawrational ways to cope with cancer. Take for instance, Hyde. He was diagnosed with canine osteosarcoma last March. When vets gave his people the bad news, they didn’t take it lying down, they fought as hard as they could with holistic care.

K9 Cancer hero Hyde

One of the ways they did it was by consulting with holistic veterinarians at Natural Pet Animal Hospital and Apawthocary (owned by world-famous holistic vet Dr. Karen Becker). They prescribed a special anti-cancer diet for Hyde, which included these supplements, as shared by Hyde’s people in his blog, Hyde Pod’s Story. Hyde is an angel now, but his cancer fighting story lives on. We hope these supplements his people tried will inspire you to keep fighting this disease.

“Supplements: She gave us 5 new supplements to support him. He takes these 2x per day (AM/PM) with meals.

Vital Immune Probiotic – boosts immune system and digestion. (Important not to take if on antibiotic)

Hoxsey with Boneset Herbal Formula – Specifically helps to fight Osteosarcoma

Si Miao San – A chinese herbal formula to help digestion and supports anti-cancer activity.

Mushroom Complex Powder- contains 8 species of medicinal mushrooms to boost his immune system/anti-cancer activity

Cellular Max Forte – supports body’s “killer cells” that fight cancer.

Prior to our visit we had supplements we were taking. She suggested to continue taking these, also 2x per day. (AM/PM)

VItamin E: Omega 3’s + Joint Support

Krill Oil: Omega 3’s + Joint Support

Fish Oil: Omega 3’s + Joint Support

Cosequin DS: Joint Support

CTR Support (Physiologics- antioxidant protection for joints) also has anticancer supplement (turmeric) inside.

Ligaplex II: Joint Support.

Hyde, Forever A Warrior in Our Hearts


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Get Your Pet to Eat with Hand Feeding Honest Kitchen Recipes

January 15th, 2015 by jerry in Diet · No Comments

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When nursing a dog or cat back to health, hand feeding is a great way to get the appetite juices flowing. Although you want to be careful that you don’t baby your pet too much, there’s nothing wrong with using your hands to get your pet to eat when they haven’t chowed down for a day or two.

Please eat something, Wyatt.

Recently when Tripawds Spokesdog Wyatt Ray was recovering from a stomach blockage surgery, he had no appetite while his Fentanyl pain patch was still active. As a dog who will devour anything (after all, that’s why he had a stomach blockage!), it scared us when he turned away from food.

Wyatt isn’t hungry. What?!

He had already dropped a few pounds on his svelte 75-lb frame, which made him appear malnourished and weak.

To get him eating, first we made a warm batch of Honest Kitchen’s Winter Warmers Broth, then tried to whet his whistle for liquids.

Getting better with Honest Kitchen broths.

Next, we mixed a bit of Halcyon, Honest Kitchen’s new duck recipe, with Wyatt’s regular kibble, and crossed our fingers he would eat a few bites.

Wyatt starts to eat food again.

Maybe it was hand feeding him with our own bowls and plates, but more than likely it was because the taste of warm, yummy Honest Kitchen was too good to pass up, even for a dog on pain killers. Any Honest Kitchen’s food is definitely a winning combination for a recovering patient!

Honest Kitchen Halycon Duck Recipe Dehydrated Dog Food

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A Tripawd New Year’s Feast

December 29th, 2014 by jerry in Diet · 3 Comments

Are you pawtying extra hard on this New Year’s Eve to celebrate your three-legged victory?

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Poor Wyatt is staying home to recover.

If so, Tripawd Spokesdawg Wyatt Ray, wants to wish you a very hoppy new year and he has one small request: please eat extra doggie friendly cake on his behalf, since he can’t pawty because he’s recovering from his stomach blockage surgery. For some great doggy cakes you can make at home to celebrate your very special Tripawd journey, we hope you’ll enjoy these easy and tasty recipes.

Rachael Ray’s Bacon and Beef Doggy Birthday Cake Recipe

Who else can make a tasty doggy birthday cake other than the one and only Rachael Ray? Here’s how she celebrated her dog Isaboo’s 9th birthday, courtesy of PeoplePets.

Ingredients:
• 5 slices bacon
• 1 pound ground beef
• 1 pound ground pork
• 1 cup cooked barley
• 2 large carrots, peeled and grated
• ½ cup chopped parsley
• 1 egg
• Salt

For the frosting:
• 1 slice of roasted beet – from salad bar, or roasted yourself**
• Splash of water
• 8 ounces cream cheese

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Place bacon onto a baking pan and cook for 12 minutes or until crispy. Remove and allow bacon to cool; once cool, crumble into tiny pieces.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine remaining ingredients with half of the crumbled bacon. Form into a heart-shaped meat loaf and bake for 45 minutes.
  4. For the frosting, combine the beet and water in a food processor and purée; add the cream cheese and process until mixture is pink and smooth.
  5. Place frosting into a piping bag to personalize your message. Sprinkle the remaining bacon crumbles on top as you would sprinkles or jimmies.
  6. **To roast your own beets, preheat the oven to 400ºF. Remove the tops and the roots of the beets and peel each one with a vegetable peeler. Cut beets in quarters. Place the cut beets on a baking sheet and toss with extra-virgin olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast for 35 to 40 minutes.

Rachael Ray’s lucky dog Isaboo.

Angel Tahoe’s Grain-Free Peanut Butter Apple Blueberry Doggy Cake

This recipe from Angel Tahoe and his pack is based on Spirit Roxy’s special celebration cake, but with blueberries added.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 1 large doggy cake
Serving Size: Varied. Depends on dog’s size.

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Angel Roxy’s Ampuversary Grain-Free Doggy Cake

Ingredients


  • 1 egg
  • 3 Tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1/2 apple, finely chopped
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 
1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mix all ingredients together until smooth.
  3. Grease a ramekin or a jumbo muffin tin. Fill with batter.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden and a toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Let cool for a couple minutes, and then slide
the cake out of the baking container.
Cool on a cooling rack for 5 minutes before serving to your dog.
  6. You may frost with extra peanut butter, if desired.
Tahoe

In memory of Angel Tahoe, brave warrior.

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Winter Warmers Broths Help Dogs, Cats Feel Warm and Loved

December 15th, 2014 by jerry in Diet · No Comments

What’s warm, yummy and very good for any cat or dog’s belly? The new Honest Kitchen Winter Warmers Broths Kit, that’s what!

The Honest Kitchen Dog Food Gravy

For a limited time only, the Honest Kitchen is making this warm, wintertime beverage treat for dogs everywhere. Perfect for chilly days, post-hike hydration, after playing in the snow, or any winter morning (or evening). Helps your pup or kitty feel warm, loved, hydrated and happy in the tummy!

The Honest Kitchen Dog Food Gravy

The Honest Kitchen Winter Warmers Broths are also a sure way to get any pet eating. If your pet has a decreased appetite, these ingredients will definitely help perk up their taste buds:

Chicken Consommé = Dehydrated chicken, goat’s milk, chard & parsley
Beef & Bone Broth = Dehydrated beef, pumpkin, shiitake mushroom & chard
Turkey Stock = Dehydrated turkey, goat’s milk & parsley

The Honest Kitchen Dog Food Gravy

Sold in a set of three flavors: Chicken Consommé, Beef & Bone & Turkey Stock, these Winter Warmers Broths make great gifts and stocking stuffers for cats and dogs.

And like every Honest Kitchen product, Winter Warmers Broths are made with a mix of human grade, dehydrated ingredients that you just blend with hot water right before serving.

The Honest Kitchen Dog Food Gravy

Tripawds Spokesdawg Wyatt Ray loved the broths when he tried them.

The Honest Kitchen Dog Food Gravy

But to be certain that all dogs would enjoy them too, Codie Rae and the Oaktown Pack recently gave Winter Warmers Broths a taste test. Here’s how it went:

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Winter Warmers Broths have NO corn, wheat, soy or GMO ingredients.

*Please note: Substitutions cannot be made – kit is only sold as a set of three different broths.

Winter Warmers Set of Three – Chicken Consommé, Beef & Bone & Turkey Stock*
3 x 5.5oz jars (16.5oz total)

Hurry! These are only around for a limited time!
Get your Honest Kitchen Winter Warmers Broths Kit
before they’re all gone!

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Coping with a Mystery Illness in Our Pets

December 4th, 2014 by jerry in Member Posts · 1 Comment

Most Tripawd pawrents have dealt with a mysterious medical condition in their dog or cat that took several tries by veterinarians to properly diagnose, and sometimes not be able to diagnose at all. This experience is frustrating, expensive and makes us feel so helpless.

X-ray of Tripawd Dog with Cancer

A dear friend of the Tripawds community, Gina Snow, a holistic-minded licensed veterinary technician, has written a great post in her blog about this subject that we hope will bring you comfort if you’re going through it now. Since many of our pet’s medical conditions revolved around nutrition, we thought it was appropriate to spotlight Gina’s insight here.

With Gina’s permission, here’s her original post in her fabulous blog, Doggie Decipher. Be sure to subscribe to her blog and check out all of the posts she’s written for our community!

Doggie Decipher: Chasing the Diagnosis

Whenever a pet develops a health condition, it can vary from concerning to downright frightening. Often we immediately want an answer for the expressed symptoms that our pet is showing.  Those symptoms may present as pain, cough, lameness, lethargy, inappetience, fever, vomiting and so on.

One of the most frustrating things I see pet owners experience is the lack of a diagnosis or “name” to their pet’s condition.  Sometimes it may even feel like you are “chasing your tail” for answers. The lack of a quick answer and a timely fix may cause animosity and frustration towards the veterinarian.  I believe the blame is often unwarranted.

Let me give you an example.  Let’s say we bring our dog into our regular vet for a less than normal appetite.  Our regular vet runs blood work, does simple x-rays and a fecal and declares there is nothing obviously wrong.  He may try this or that medication over the next few weeks but our dog continues to wax and wane and now he’s now dropping weight.  More tests are run and maybe our veterinarian even recommends a referral for services he or she cannot offer.  We feel overwhelmed and upset.

We continue down the diagnosis road and don’t get any farther along.  The ultrasound was normal and the endoscope was a waste of time.  None of the medications seem to help and none of the tests run are giving any answers.

Suddenly to our surprise, the dog starts gaining his appetite again.  Maybe the neighbor had us try something that helped their dog once; a food, an herb, a supplement.  We don’t have an answer as to why our dog suffered and now have spent a lot more money on tests and medications than we feel we should have.  Sound familiar?

I’ve often heard the complaint “I should have just tried what so and so said because I spent all this money and the vet didn’t fix my dog anyway!”  We tend to be happy with the last thing we tried and seemed to work but perhaps it was all of the steps together that got your pup back to wellness.  Please try to understand that often it is a process to get the pet healthy or at least to rule some more serious things out.

If you want to treat conservatively and try to avoid a large regrettable expense then let your vet know that from the start.  Clear communication helps to reduce frustration and anxiety. YOU are ultimately responsible for your pet’s health care.  Your vet is only PART of that health care team.

The point of this blog post is two things:

  1. Sometimes you just never get an answer.  Sometimes all the body is doing is expressing symptoms and no disease name will ever be found. Embrace the information given and understand that sometimes there is no name to be had.
  2. Try not to publicly blame or badmouth the veterinarian.  If this is a doctor you like and trust they are probably doing the best they can.  If you do not believe that was the case, move on but take the high road unless you truly believe something damaging was done.

Be responsible for your dog’s care.  Become the squeaky wheel.  Vets have many cases through the day and although he would love to concentrate on your one case, it is often impossible with his work load.  Take the lead as to what is done and how much money you spend.  Ask for quotes.  Work collaboratively with your veterinarian and take your time deciding on treatments or diagnostics whenever possible.  Ask for explanations if you don’t understand something.  If you feel more needs to be done, ask about a referral.  If you have a good relationship with your vet, the idea will probably be embraced as vets often can get frustrated or sad with how things go sometimes.

I know from years of experience how scary owning pets can be at times.  Nobody wants them to suffer but the body is a complicated machine and often it can take several tries to get things running well again.  Try to remain understanding through the process.

 

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Homeopathic Hip and Joint Pain Relief for Dogs

November 10th, 2014 by admin in Manufacturers · Supplements · No Comments

Maintaining healthy hips and joints is vital for dogs missing their spare leg. But with so many arthritis supplements on the market, how does one know which is best for their dog?

Anyone looking for all natural homeopathic hip and joint pain relief for their dog should consider Arthro-IonX™ All-Natural Dog Arthritis Formula. But don’t take our word for it, please Call VETiONX Toll Free: 877-255-2909 for complete details!

VETiONX has a full line of safe and effective homeopathic pet health care products to help your pet restore natural balance for maximum quality of life.

Call VETiONX (877-255-2909) for Natural Joint Pain Relief Info

Arthro-IonX is a liquid-based, proprietary homeopathic/oligotherapeutic complex that you simply add to your pup’s water dish daily. Arthro-IonX is invisible in water and fast-acting in your pet’s body, without causing negative side effects.

Veterinarian Dr. Charline Wilson recommends Arthro-IonX every day. Call VETiONX toll free (877-255-2909) to find out why.

Arthro-IonX is a homeopathic blend specifically formulated to temporarily relieve the symptoms associated with arthritis, hip dysplasia, and/or joint sprains, strains, or injuries. All ingredient claims are based on the Homeopathic Materia Medica and our ingredients are listed with the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States.

Utilizing a three-tiered approach to relieve arthritis pain in pets, Arthro-IonX promotes natural healing. VETiONX begins with an organic trace mineral complex (oligotherapeutic blend), which becomes the stabilizing base for our proven homeopathic ingredients. They then imprint vibrational technology into the final product to ensure your pet enjoys the agility nature truly intended.

Vet-IonX Money Back GuaranteeBuy 3 and Get 2 Free! Stock up and save on Arthro-IonX with free shipping. VETiONX publishes plenty of testimonials and success stories from customers and offers a 60-Day Satisfaction Guarantee.

“Arthro-IonX seems to have made a great difference to my Bonza. His arthritic leg seems stronger and even appears to have more muscle!”
— Caroline L., Victoria Australia

Have you used Arthro-IonX for your dog? Leave a comment below to let others know what you think!

Promaxol™ All-Natural Dog Pain Formula

Please visit the VETiONX website for information about Promaxol homeopathic pain relief for dogs, or call 877-255-2909 to speak with a specialist.

Promaxol safely and quickly treats your dog’s pain, and helps supplement your dog’s diet with the organic repair nutrients most dogs are missing as a result of modern lifestyles. It is a liquid-based, proprietary homeopathic blend that utilizes a multi-directional process to naturally relieve pain in dogs and support optimal recovery, energy and overall health.

Thanks for shopping with the Tripawds Nation. Every purchase made here helps to keep this community running. We are being compensated for helping spread the word about VETiONX, but Tripawds only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. VETiONX is not responsible for the content of this article.

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The Amazing Adventures of #WellyTails Wyatt

October 29th, 2014 by jerry in Supplements · 3 Comments

Do you worry about wear and tear on your Tripawd’s hips and joints? Fear not, Wyatt the Tripawd Wonder Dog is here to save the day!

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Even with one less leg, you can see that Wyatt takes exercise as seriously as any other five year old German Shepherd. Not a day goes by when he’s doesn’t try to fly off a rocky perch, zoom straight uphill or chase a feisty squirrel. We flinch whenever he throws himself into these crazy adventures, since he has an achy hip and no legs to spare. Like every Tripawd pawrent, we want him to enjoy being a dog for as long as possible without hurting himself.

That’s why when we had the chance to give WellyTails Cartilage, Hip and Joint savory gravy supplement mix another go-around in Wyatt’s diet, we jumped at the chance.

This all natural powder gravy mix is a no-brainer way to get premium mobility support supplements like gluosamine, chondroitin and MSM into Wyatt’s system without shoving pills down his throat or fattening him up with glucosamine-infused treats.

WellyTails produces an entire line of premium supplements at a good price, each one formulated to help specific health conditions. In every scoop of WellyTails Cartilage, Hip and Joint you’ll find:

Glucoasamine HCL
Chondroitin sulphate
MSM (Methelsulfonylmethane)
Green lipped mussel powder
Hyaluronic acid HMW
Tart red cherry powder
Omega-3 and 6

Don’t let these ingredients confuse you. Simply  put, this is how they keep dogs like Wyatt going strong:

Improves joint mobility
Minimizes painful joint inflammation
Supports strong healthy joint tissues, cartilage, hips and joints
Contains all 3 omega-3s + GLA omega-6 fatty acids
Supports brain and eye health
Promotes heart health
Re-energizes aging senior dogs

With just two scoops in each meal, we’re making sure that Wyatt gets what he needs to continue doing what he loves most without getting hurt or sore. The package it comes in is huge, he still has quite a bit left over for next month.

For about 30 days we added WellyTails Cartilage, Hip and Joint to Wyatt’s regular diet, as a savory gravy topper for WellyTails new DIY grain-free dog food, Veggie & Friut + Chia Canine Blend.

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This make-at-home dog food base mix can turn an ordinary package of your own fresh chicken, duck, farm-raised Atlantic salmon or tilapia fish into an exceptional homemade meal for dogs that meets/exceds AAFCO dog food standards. All you do is add:

Your choice of meat
Sunflower or vegetable oil
Fresh fish oil
Water

You can include optional ingredients like a hard boiled egg and one carbohydrate source like cooked quinoa, brown rice, oatmeal, barley, white potato or pasta. Since we had a lot of brown rice around the house, we added this carb to Wyatt’s food because we thought his extra activity up here in the mountains was making him a little too thin.

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WellyTails also sent us a bottle of their Wild Ocean Fish Oil Omega-3 Blend to use in the food, which was a great addition. We were especially impressed in the bottle it came in, which sounds crazy but here’s why: the bottle has a “stay ever fresh pump system” that’s used in human medicine for treating burn victims. The special bottle prevents oxygen (air) from contaminating the fish oil and turning it into a free radicals cesspool.

After one month of Wyatt getting the WellyTails Cartilage, Hip and Joint supplement into his system, along with dining like a king on the Veggie & Friut + Chia Canine Blend, we’re certain that the premium ingredients are making a difference in his ability to keep up with the demands of being a mountain dog.

Thanks to WellyTails, every day is another chance to be a three-legged K9 Superhero!

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This post is sponsored by WellyTails and the Pet Blogger Network. We are being compensated for helping spread the word about WellyTails WellyTails Cartilage, Hip and Joint supplement and WellyChef Veggie & Friut + Chia Canine Blend, but Tripawds only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. WellyTails is not responsible for the content of this article.

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Help Hungry Homeless Animals with Merrick Forever Home Holiday Recipe

October 23rd, 2014 by jerry in Diet · 2 Comments

Hey Tripawds! You can help feed homeless animals just by opening a can of some really tasty food!

Help Feed Paws Chicago Dogs with Merrick

Each time you buy cans of Merrick Pet Care’s new limited edition Forever Home Holiday Recipe, you’ll feed hungry dogs at PAWS Chicago, a leading No Kill humane organization focused on finding solutions to end the killing of homeless pets, both in Chicago and communities across the nation.

Merrick Forever Home Holiday Recipe Canned Dog Food, 12.7 oz. ()

  • Made with Beef, Chicken, Yukon Gold Potatoes, Red Delicious Apples + Peas
  • Grain-free recipe starts with real deboned meat and offers balanced nutrition
  • Made in the USA in our own kitchen, with no ingredients from China

Merrick is PAWS Chicago’s exclusive feeding partner and will provide more than 80,000 pounds of dry and wet food to the shelter in 2014-15, which includes donations of food from every can of Forever Home Holiday Recipe sold this holiday season. Here’s why we’re going to be stocking up our pantry with this tasty and nutritious meal!

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Helping shelter dogs has never been easier or tasted better. Hurry and stock up, Forever Home Holiday Recipe is only available for a limited time!


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Great Fuel, Good Times for Life with #NutriencePets

October 17th, 2014 by jerry in Diet · 4 Comments

Losing a limb doesn’t mean the end of an active lifestyle. Just ask any Tripawds member, including our Spokesdog Wyatt:

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It usually doesn’t take long after amputation recovery to learn that Tripawds can do just about anything. Whether it’s swimming season or snow days, as long as you keep these three things in mind so your three-legged hero can enjoy good health and an injury-free life.

(This post is sponsored by Nutrience and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. We are being compensated for helping spread the word about the Nutrience, but Tripawds only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Nutrience is not responsible for the content of this article.)

Three Ways to Keep Your Tripawd Active

  1. Feed the best food you can afford
  2. Focus on conditioning exercises (developing good balance and core strength)
  3. Monitor your pet’s activity to make sure he or she doesn’t overdo things

Choosing a food that agrees with your pet is one of the easiest places to begin. But when it comes to feeding time, it can be hard to tell what our pets think about our choices for them. Our Wyatt gobbles his meals in less than a minute, he never holds it on his tongue to savor the flavor, he never stops to say “Yum!”

Nutrience Grain Free Dry Dog Food

Wyatt is a fast eater!

So how do you know if you’ve picked a winning food? It’s all about what’s on the outside. Ask yourself:

  • Is her stamina better?
  • Does his fur shine?
  • What do her ears smell like?
  • Are his eyes bright?
  • What about your dog’s poops? Are they “bouncy” and firm?

Tripawds Are Unstoppable!

What goes into your dog or cat’s body is always reflected on what you see on the outside. Based on how Wyatt looked after dining on a food called Nutrience, we can tell his body thrived on it.

We’d never heard of Nutrience before, but earlier this summer we decided to give it a go when we saw that nothing but good stuff fills every bag:

  • Fruits, vegetables and botanicals harvested at their peak are part of the recipe
  • Top of the line meat and fish proteins from world class Canadian and U.S. growers are the heart of each meal
  • Healthy fats, low-glycemic carbohydrates, DHA and EPA omega-3 fatty acids and nutritional supplements round out every bite.

Backed by a “No Bad Anything” promise, Nutrience is made by a family-owned Canadian pet food producer that’s been quietly and wholeheartedly leading the way in premium dog and cat food since 1955. Crafting nutritious, healthy food to our cats and dogs is their number one purpose and it shows in how well Wyatt did on their Grain Free Recipe for Adult Dogs and Cats

As far as quality and reputation goes, Nutrience ranks with the very best. Check out the Nutrience Comparison Chart to see how it compares with other premium pet food or your current brand, then shop for it online in the Nutrience Amazon Store.

Good Food, Great Times on Three Legs

All summer long, Wyatt was unstoppable and his activity never slowed down. As his pawrents we had to remain vigilant about not letting him overdo things to the point of exhaustion, which is hard to do when your pup is so full of energy!

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But in the end, we know that along with a little tough love, all that daily exercise fueled by good food like Nutrience will make sure he’s part of our pack for a long, long time.

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Make a PowerFood Transition in Four Easy #PawNatural Steps

October 1st, 2014 by jerry in Diet · 3 Comments

Whether your dog or cat has cancer and you want to try a holistic anti-cancer diet, or your new Tripawd needs to lose weight on a low-calorie food, rotating to a new pet food diet must be done with care. Food changes often wreak havoc with sensitive pet stomachs but did you know there’s a way to avoid unpleasant side effects? Keep reading to find out how Wyatt made a recent switch to Canine PowerFood!

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This post is sponsored by Only Natural Pet and the BlogPaws Pet Blogger Network. We are being compensated for helping spread the word about the new Canine PowerFood, but Tripawds only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Only Natural Pet is not responsible for the content of this article.

Here’s how to make a pet food switch in four easy steps:

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  1. Mix 25 percent of the new food with 75 percent of the old food. Feed this combo for about three days.
  2. Modify the mix so it’s 50 percent new food to 50 percent old food. Feed this combo for another three days.
  3. Increase the new food so it becomes 75 percent of your pet’s meal, add in 25 percent of the old. Feed this mix for three more days.
  4. Enjoy the new food on day 10, your pet should be ready to eat 100 percent of the new food.

If loose stools occur during the switch, go slower for a few days by adding smaller increments of the new food.

Recently we made a pet food transition with Tripawds Spokesdog Wyatt Ray, when he had the chance to sample Canine PowerFood, a new holistic dog food developed by Only Natural Pet, one of our favorite natural product pet companies.

Wyatt visits Only Natural Pet, Boulder Colorado

We’ve been big fans of Only Natural Pet for a long time, starting back when Spirit Jerry was battling cancer. As a leading advocate and retailer of holistic pet products, we know that ONP’s founder Marty Grosjean is deeply committed to walking the talk – his Tripawd rescue dog Crinkles is the whole reason why the company began!

“Only Natural Pet was founded when I realized that while I was thriving on a healthy, natural lifestyle, my dog was struggling on conventional pet foods and treatments,” explains Marty. “I started feeding my dog a natural, healthy diet that also included natural supplements and saw great strides in her health.”

Only Natural Pet’s Tripawd, Crinkles

Knowing how much Crinkles’ healthy Tripawd lifestyle means to the Marty and the company, we knew this Made-In-America natural dog food had to be great – and it is! Here’s why:

Canine PowerFood™ and Feline PowerPâté™ Honor Pets’ Natural Needs

Only Natural Pet worked with Dr. Jean Hofve, a renowned holistic vet, to create a food that combines a holistic understanding of your pet’s ancestral diet with science based nutrition to create the most complete, balanced, bioavailable dry pet food ever.

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“If we are honoring what your pets natural needs are you’re going to see big improvements..they’re going to be less prone to chronic disease and they’re going to live longer, healthier lives,” says Hofve.

Holistic Benefits of Canine PowerFood™

  • Grain free: no wheat, corn, soy, oats or grains
  • The first three ingredients are meat (or fish)
  • Made with low glycemic carbohydrates like garbanzo beans, peas and lentils (from Wisconsin and Minnesota farms!), which are great for long lasting energy without spiking blood sugar.
  • Every kibble is infused with the ONP PowerBoost™ blend; a raw, freeze-dried combo with powerful superfoods like green lipped mussels, sea cucumber, pumpkin, probiotics and digestive enzymes.

Only Natural Pet’s PowerBoost Blend is in Every Bite

The new allergy-friendly Canine PowerFood and Feline PowerPâté™ will be available on October 6. Dogs can choose from three recipes sold in 4.5-pound and 22.5-pound bags.

Poultry Feast
Just Fish Feast
Red Meat Feast

Cats can also choose from three revolutionary recipes, all of which come in a BPA-free can and are made in small batches at a micro-cannery in the USA with 100% human grade, grain-free and gluten-free ingredients including fresh meat, fruits and vegetables and a homemade broth. The Feline PowerPâté will be offered in individual 5.5 oz cans and in cases of 24.

Chicken Dinner
Turkey Dinner
Seafood Dinner

Wyatt Makes the #PawNatural Transition

Wyatt sensed our enthusiasm to switch to Only Natural Pet’s new food. And perhaps we were a little too excited, because although we followed the food rotation guidelines and Wyatt gobbled up the Just Fish Feast PowerFood recipe without hesitation, his notoriously hyper-sensitive German Shepherd belly did a somersault and told us to go a little slower. Poor Wyatt!

After scaling back the kibble, adding boiled white rice and edible green clay to alleviate his upset belly, Wyatt’s GI system gradually calmed down and he was able to enjoy the full benefits of Only Natural pet’s pawesome biologically appropriate dry dog food.

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Test PowerFood, Make the Switch

If you’re ready to rotate your pet’s food and transition to this limited ingredient diet, Canine PowerFood and Feline PowerPâté™ can be purchased at OnlyNaturalPet.com. Buy yours before the official October 6 release and you can enjoy big savings off every size!

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