A dog blog, differently

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BATGIRL isn’t just RAW fed, she’s RAW MEATY BONES fed. We’re on a journey for better pet health, nutrition, and wellbeing. The info and articles in this blog are about real food for dogs, not what we’ve been led to believe by pet food manufacturers like Mars and Nestle.

 

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About Foodie Pooch

As a kid I thought kibble was the right food for a dog. After all, it’s labelled “dog food”, so it must be right, right?

Some decades later, and some lessons learned, I came to the belief raw was the absolute best.

I was wrong.

Way back in 2016 I was having tea with the director of a large worldwide pet food manufacturer, who said “The best diet for a dog is a raw diet, but the worst diet for a dog is the wrong raw diet”.

That statement stuck with me ever since, and the sense of it fell into place as I grew to know Sydney-based periodontal vet Tom Lonsdale who has fought the Australian “Junk Pet Food Industry” for decades. 

Tom has witnessed first-hand the damage commercial dog foods can do, whether “McKibbles” or “McCans”, and also first-hand the damage caused by BARF and raw diets.

Tom is an advocate for abolishing the pet food aisle and replacing it with whole prey, and raw meaty bones. Tom’s books Work Wonders and the more in-depth Raw Meaty Bones are essential reading for all pet owners.

But enough about Tom, you can view his website here, this website is about my journey and my knowledge.

So who am I?

I’m merely a long-standing advocate for better pet health. I’ve spent many years involved with the Australian pet food industry, manufacturers, retailers, and all manner of consumers.

I too have seen first hand the harm caused by many diets.

I don’t have all the answers, but this blog isn’t about answers – it’s about thinking and learning, and feeding our dogs and cats a better diet. 

Oct
29

Australian Cattle Dog Breed Profile (Blue Heeler, Red Heeler)

Being iconic, the Australian Cattle Dog is one of the most popular dog’s in Australia. In the Outback you’ll find almost every dog owner has either a Blue Heeler or a Red Heeler. If they don’t, they’ll likely own the other popular working breed which is a Collie.

Oct
29

Appenzell Mountain Dog Breed Profile

Of the Swiss Mountain Dogs the Appenzell, named after the Canton of Appenzell, the Appenzell Mountain Dog is the second favourite and third in the scale of size when it comes to these breeds.

Oct
29

Afghan Hound Breed Profile

One of the largest of the Greyhound family and a native of Afghanistan where rock carvings from 2200 B.C. portray the Afghan Hound in exactly the same form as it is now.

Oct
29

Akita Breed Profile

A fairly popular dog in Australia and New Zealand is the Australian Terrier, which is a low-set dog obviously showing its descent from the Yorkshire, Norwich, Cairn and other British Terriers, which together made this comparatively recent breed.

Oct
29

Airedale Terrier Breed Profile

The Airedale Terrier is the largest of the Terrier family, taking its name from the valley of the Aire in Yorkshire, England. The breed was created in the middle of the 19th century from the Otterhound and a black-and-tan wire-haired sporting Terrier.

Oct
29

Australian Terrier Breed Profile

A fairly popular dog in Australia and New Zealand is the Australian Terrier, which is a low-set dog obviously showing its descent from the Yorkshire, Norwich, Cairn and other British Terriers, which together made this comparatively recent breed.

Oct
28

Dog Breed Profiles

A collection of dog breed profiles & information, including a glossary of technical terms in dogs & dog breeding.

Oct
28

German Shepherd Dog Breed Profile

The German Shephard dog is one of the oldest of the known breeds of dogs, dating back 6,000 years to the Early Bronze Age. Much of the half-wolf fallacy was exploded by the researches of the late Max von Stephanitz, but even so the German Shephard was for a long time the most hated as well as the best loved breed.