Nutrition & Behavior

paw Health & Behavior Problems

Many common health and behavior problems are associated with poor nutrition.  While there are several good, high quality dog foods available, we actually make the food our dogs eat.  Because of the lack of regulation, there is no assurance that even an expensive, high quality dog food really contains the best ingredients.

paw Pet Foods

The pet food industry grew out of the need for large agribusiness companies to turn their waste products into a profit center.  As a result, the quality of the ingredients in many pet foods can be pretty awful.  The industry is self regulated (think about that one) and a manufacturer has three months to change the packaging to update any information. 

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There are many excellent holistic pet stores in the Portland Metro area.  High quality kibbles and ready made frozen raw food diets are available in quantities and prices to fit any budget, size of dog or life style.  In addition, we will be happy to assist creating your own home made nutritionally complete diet for your companion (sample diet). 

Go to The Dog Food Project for an easy to read and understand article on identifying quality dog foods, what to look for and what to avoid.

For additional information see Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats by Richard H. Pitcairn, D.V.M, Ph.D. and Susan Hubble Pitcairn.

paw Behaviorial Myths & History

There are many myths regarding the behavior of dogs. Please take a look at our Myths and History handout. 






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