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by 583 · November 11, 2013 at 4:00 AM

More and more as I peruse the cat food isle and read the ingredients I find "wheat gluten" listed among the primary ingredients (canned food at least). Not wheat flower but concentrated gluten. Wheat is bad for us (at least most of us) and the... (more)

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Selicar 0 · November 03, 2013 at 3:06 PM

@Methodician Sorry for some reason Paleohacks isn't letting me reply as a comment. I think it depends on the cat. My cat's strangely chill so I've managed to train him to not bother my meals. It's selfish but reasonable, I hesitated on that... (more)

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by -2 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

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by 408 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

I raise my own chickens and roosters but when it comes to eating them I just can't stomach it. I know each and every chicken and roosters personality and even call some by names. It becomes extremely difficult to enjoy my meal when I personally... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · February 14, 2013 at 3:40 AM

You have to go into it with the mindset that the chickens are not pets. We don't name our chickens. We feed them and they feed us. It makes it easier when they die or we kill them for dinner.

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by 78417 · September 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Seeking out a pet sitter can be a tough task for pet owners. Since you simply can???t leave your pet with just any pet sitter, there are certain things which you must do in order to pick the right one. Here are three tips for finding the right... (more)

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borofergie 0 · January 08, 2013 at 9:57 AM

Don't leave your pet with me. I AM Paleo. I WILL eat the fucker.

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by 202 · September 16, 2014 at 7:59 PM

Has anyone changed their cat or dog food since going paleo? Are there any specific brands or ingredients you avoid? just wondering....

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Amy_M 0 · December 03, 2012 at 3:40 PM

I made drastic changes to my dog's diet once I became paleo and starting researching canine nutrition. You're dog or cat should not be eating any form of kibble. I know it's hard for most people to accept (because we've been taught and told by... (more)

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by 1672 · September 16, 2014 at 7:55 PM

What do you think is most paleo type of pet to own?

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Nance 0 · October 12, 2012 at 2:46 PM

As an older woman, I firmly believe my dogs are paleo (I also have 2 cats): morning and evening walks get me up and moving around frequent laughter that modern life seems to squelch soothing company that alleviates loneliness and... (more)

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by 1365 · September 16, 2014 at 7:52 PM

I've been trying to find more natural treats for my cat, and stumbled upon this at my local PetCo: Snack 21 Salmon Cat Snacks I have to admit, as great of a find as it was for kitty, it's tempting to try myself! (more)

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Anthony_3 0 · August 24, 2012 at 3:28 AM

I don't think pet food gets held to the same standards of quality as people food, so you'd be putting yourself at risk for bacteria and other contaminants. I wouldn't eat it.

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by 2904 · September 16, 2014 at 7:47 PM

This dog simply will not eat meat. Raw or cooked. I was eating some gooseberries I found growing and she seemed VERY interested in that, but when I tossed her some raw chicken instead, she chewed it up and spit it back out. Strangely enough, it... (more)

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Sandra_Brigham 0 · June 16, 2012 at 9:52 PM

If you don't offer the kibble and only offer fried hamburg (boiled chicken breast meat) to begin with, the dog will eat. Then of course, you must make sure the dog's diet includes calcium. Meat alone is not sufficient. Calcium can be in the form... (more)

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by 6229 · September 16, 2014 at 7:47 PM

Here's the list so far in no particular order for animals with gluten sensitivity: 1) dogs 2) cats 3) horses! This surprised me partly as horses are herbivores but on the other hand modern gluten grains have far more gluten then ancient ones... (more)

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KA24 0 · June 08, 2012 at 6:47 PM

I'd love it if all cows started dying from consumption of grains...

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by 1689 · September 16, 2014 at 7:38 PM

Have there been decent studies about what commercial dog food products produces the healthiest dogs? Or pet food for other pets? Does anyone know of generic commercial dog food that wold appear healthy (according to 'paleo' standards)? Would it... (more)

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Rose 0 · February 15, 2012 at 11:07 PM

I favor raw food for my dog; it's cheap ($1/lb) and he's incredibly healthy on it. It makes sense from a Paleo perspective to feed your pets an evolutionarily appropriate diet. That said, there are few to no studies of raw food diets for pets,... (more)

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by 524 · September 16, 2014 at 7:36 PM

Hello. So I live in Finland, where it is pretty cold. Since the cold set in a few weeks ago, I noticed that my dog Effi (1.5 year old SharPei), has been sleeping a LOT more than usual. But it seems that when we get outside, she gets a bigger... (more)

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Paleo_Pal 0 · January 10, 2012 at 9:26 PM

I discoved our evolutionary diet while researching my dog's! I am a regular poster on dogfoodadvisor.com and the conversation always gets around to "what did dogs evolve eating?" And that finaly lead me down this path. The paleo diet is a real... (more)

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by 1720 · September 16, 2014 at 7:32 PM

I was curious of studies and experiences of people having pets, and if it influences their health or not? Do pets help mood and energy? Any negatives to owning a pet healthwise (other than allergies)?

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Nutritionator 0 · October 31, 2011 at 8:02 PM

This is my dog Dom. He's the most effective anti-depressant, workout incentive, vacuum cleaner, alarm system, foot warmer and friend that's on the market these days ;) Yes, my dog makes me healthier. Any downside (cost maybe?) is so greatly... (more)

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by 78417 · September 16, 2014 at 7:27 PM

My cat is no longer a fat cat, shes no longer moody and strange. She used to be almost twice the size when she was on generic pet food. Thought id share :D How about your pets? (as a side question...who's better, cats or dogs?!) (more)

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Marie 0 · August 12, 2011 at 5:48 PM

Grassfedkid, you need to SERIOUSLY research Raw feeding. Your cat's diet is not nutritionally sound. I'm saying this as a longer term Prey Model raw feeder, not as someone who is disagreeing with what you are trying to do. Please read up and join... (more)

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by 4086 · September 16, 2014 at 7:26 PM

Would you feed this: To him? He is begging for that T-bone! I feed Chucky only raw food, so he is accustomed to eating raw meat with bones every day. But I was cautioned to never give your dog a bone that had been cooked. I do not give him... (more)

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Marie 0 · July 11, 2011 at 2:11 AM

Absolutely no cooked bones and no weight bearing bones for dogs. These bones, leg and some consider beef necks to be weight bearing, are too dense for the risk of fracturing teeth. (However, Monte's dentist says there is less risk than in... (more)

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by 39821 · September 16, 2014 at 7:25 PM

I was thinking about 500-1000IU a day for an 85lb dog to play it safe. I'm finding conflicting information about whether or not they have a mechanism for endogenous production. The grain-free dog food is fortified, but then again so is Trix cereal. (more)

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jojo_1 0 · January 23, 2013 at 8:13 PM

Why do you feed your dog natural foods/raw/give it supps and then load it wth toxic shots/-required or not? What do you mean by "required" shots? (Eugener )and you from the adoption why a 7-1 load of poison on to??? please avoid any and all... (more)

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by 3313 · September 16, 2014 at 7:25 PM

This is Melky, my BTF (Boston Terrier Forever). He loves tasty paleo treats that give him a shiny, silky-smooth coat and perk him up in the morning so he can lick his master's face to death until that old lug wakes up. My pick for paleo treats... (more)

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Marie 0 · June 27, 2011 at 9:27 PM

Dehydrated Green Tripe. AKA: THE high value treat. It is expensive, but for training purposes there is nothing else that will get his little heart beating as fast as this "doggie crack." But I don't think you'll want him to lick your face after... (more)

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by 3159 · September 16, 2014 at 7:23 PM

I am now the human of a wonderful little green cheek conure. He is so precious and I want to take care of his lil gut. Surely he didn't evolve to eat gluten? Or did he? The species is from South America and from what I've researched I can feed... (more)

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Adah 0 · May 29, 2011 at 5:54 PM

I use a base diet of Harrison's Adult Lifetime and supplement with a variety of fresh vegetables, mostly those I'm eating myself. (Obviously you never, ever want to feed avocado, chocolate or most fruit seeds, and be very careful with non-organic... (more)

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by 2949 · September 16, 2014 at 7:23 PM

No no not my baby human, my kitty. She's almost 3. She has been living at my mom's since last August and my mom has been feeding her and our other cat awful meow mix type food. She's gained a few pounds and her coat is not as shiny as it used to... (more)

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Shirley_Sommers 0 · May 28, 2011 at 8:15 PM

A lot of out of date info here :( ALL Dogs are CARNIVORES being almost 100% DNA match for wolves. Cats are OBLIGATE CARNIVORES meaning they need a red meat diet to thrive. Our 9 GSD's and 3 kittys all eat the same way . Raw (prey... (more)

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by 268 · September 16, 2014 at 7:21 PM

I recently lost my dog to a genetic disease. She was fed 'good quality' kibble from the vet. A friend has a friend who is a geneticist at Lincoln Uni, who is expecting puppies next week. Labradoodles. He has apparently gone to great lengths to... (more)

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paula_1 0 · April 16, 2011 at 7:31 PM

Raw feeding my dogs is what got me started into Paleo - I saw my dogs thriving eating a species appropriate diet and asked myself why I wasn't doing the same There are a TON of resources out there on the net for getting started. here is a... (more)

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by 1276 · September 16, 2014 at 7:21 PM

One of my cats just developed FLUTD - he's straining to urinate, passing blood when he does, and the vet says the urine is extremely high in crystals and they're forming because the pH of his urine is very high. He has a couple of bladder stones,... (more)

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Oranges13 0 · April 06, 2011 at 7:17 PM

My boy cat had SERIOUS issues with this. I switched to Wellness brand dry food, the red bag (he REFUSES to eat wet). If you read the Science Diet ingredients its CRAP CRAP AND MORE CRAP. At least find a good low-grain or grain-free food for... (more)

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by 35 · September 16, 2014 at 7:19 PM

http://www.cnn.com/2011/LIVING/03/10/vegan.dog.diet/?hpt=Sbin "Fox, a lacto-ovo vegetarian who feeds his dogs an omnivorous diet prepared at home, says the best approach for dogs -- and humans -- is a varied diet from organic ingredients. He says... (more)

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paula_1 0 · March 10, 2011 at 11:19 PM

ugh! No! Have you ever seen a dog wander into a corn field and start munching? Just like we have evolved and eat foods we shouldn't, dogs have too. Dogs are meant to eat meat, not veggies and certainly not commercial dog food. Just like when I... (more)

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by 216 · September 16, 2014 at 7:16 PM

So we have Mark Sisson's The Primal Eating Plan for Dogs but I'll be honest it's a little preachy for my purposes, so I am looking for some other links on the idea if anyone has any? Im thinking it could be a useful backdoor for getting people... (more)

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PaleoGran 0 · November 08, 2010 at 12:44 PM

Here is a link to a website on a diet for pets, which veterinarian, Peter Dobromylskyj, of Hyperlipid, recommends: http://www.rawmeatybones.com/ Here is his recommended diet for dogs and... (more)

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by 458 · September 16, 2014 at 7:16 PM

As I am following our ancestral diet, I coudn't very well keep feeding my dog (an American Cocker Spaniel) the shitty kibble from the grocery store anymore. I did the research and am now feeding a raw food diet to her. Like me, she is healthy, fit... (more)

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Kimmie 0 · November 02, 2010 at 8:18 PM

For the most part. Our two 10-year-old house cats usually turn their noses up at whole, raw meat on the bone, so I process raw chicken, smaller chicken bones, chicken liver, a few eggs and a can or two of mackerel in my Vitamix. They love it,... (more)

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by 22913 · September 16, 2014 at 7:15 PM

The bugs in the backyard have gotten pretty bad and are eating Thor(my weimeraner/choclab) and I apart. Garlic intake isn't helping. What can I do because I hate the idea of chemical pesticides...and these bugs are too small to catch and... (more)

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Eva 0 · September 16, 2010 at 4:11 AM

Boric acid is great for indoor pests. It dries out the out skin of insects that breath through the skin. That is why Borax detergent is an old, and very successful, sneaky trick for nuking pests in the carpet. But these days, you can buy the... (more)

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by 11478 · September 16, 2014 at 7:12 PM

Some pets, especially cats, are supposed to be carnivores. The pet obesity epidemic has been much in the news lately. Has anyone noted health, behavioral, or appearance improvements in their pets after switching from corn-meal containing chow to... (more)

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Ri 0 · February 19, 2010 at 4:28 PM

I have a friend who went 'raw' with her pup from the start - from his food (whole raw chickens, liver, various cuts of meat, intermittent fasting (!!!)) to things like tick and flea prevention and worming. His fur is immaculate - soft, but not... (more)