What is a raw diet for dogs?
Simply put, a raw diet for dogs is a way of feeding that includes meals composed primarily of raw meat. Developed by Dr. Ian Billinghurst, the BARF diet, which stands for Biologically Appropriate Raw Food or Bones And Raw Food, is one of the most popular raw feeding models today. Foods commonly found in a raw diet for dogs are raw meat and raw meaty bones (RMBs), organ meat, eggs, dairy, fruits and vegetables. Typically, a healthy adult dog eats between 2 and 4 percent of its body weight per day.
Many pet owners who feed raw say their pet’s health has improved — and in some cases, visibly. Putting your dog on a raw diet can lead to some prettying fascinating results such as increased energy, a shinier coat, smaller more compact stools that don’t smell, better digestive function, brighter eyes, an improvement in skin conditions and more. But be aware that feeding raw is not the right choice for everyone. It’s a commitment that can be costly, time-consuming if prepared at home and could result in sick pooch if you’re not providing adequate nutrition.
Having a bit(e) of a problem with a new brother or sister. Most adopted dogs tend to be shy and the alpha of the house is not too fond of a new face. I can assist on working with them one on one and then slowly introduce them together with the pack.
Planned a vacation and your pet had an unexpected limb surgery. We will watch over your pet and provide the proper care and therapy needed to accelerate the healing process. Being a pet nurse and working side by side a well known orthopedic doctor who has trained me well on providing proper physical therapy on such matters. Enjoy your vacation or overseas business plans, and let me care for your pet. Nursing for pets 40 pounds or under. Call us and we will inform you what is required before boarding your pet.
Yes, Barks and "Purrs" has room for our feline friends. They are separated from our canines and have a room all to themselves. They can climb, jump and play all day.
If your cat has been through a orthopedic surgery and you planned on leaving the island, we can care for them while your away. We specialize on accelerated healing and provide proper physical therapy on your loved one.
Please ensure that your feline is not fractious, if so, it would be wise to keep them in a hospital setting where they can keep them calmer. All others will be placed in separate kennels or our cat suite if you have two or more. Our kenneled cats will have access to our play room with a staff member.
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Directly across Goodyear, enter at the driveway for Salz Lock and Key, immediately turn right into adjacent parking structure. Barks and Purrs is located through the fence and upstairs. Kahala Pet Hospital is directly below us.
3020 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816, United States
Monday - Friday: 7am - 6pm
Saturday: 10am - 2pm