Nancy Milburn

Raw Food for Pets - Convenient?

By Nancy Milburn People who know me, know that not only do I feed my own pets raw food but I encourage others to do so too.  There are a great benefits to raw food, long life, health, lack of dental problems, less behaviour problems the list goes on and on.   But the one thing that stops most people from switching is that it usually comes frozen.  This take up

Dog Bite!

I have been bitten. It hurts, and can be a start of infection  Dogs that bite are a real danger to people and they can cause serious damage. The larger the dog the more sever the damage, although a small dog can can cause damage to a face or even  take an eye out NO DOG BITES WITHOUT WARNING When someone says the dog just bit with no warning, it

The "Ethical"  treatment of Animals.

I love all animals and dogs in particular,  I consider myself  a caring compassionate person.   But I have what I consider a balanced outlook.   I feel that as long as we treat our food animals  well and they have a good life and quick, painless and  free of stress death, there is nothing wrong with using them for food.  This means I do not agree with battery house chickens or

Why do Dogs bury bones?

  Why is it that the expensive bone you bought from the Pet Store is taken and instantly buried in the garden?  Is it not   something he would enjoy chewing?  So why instead of settling down for a nice long chew he immediately rushes outside to dig a hole and then bury the bone. In simple terms it is a survival instinct.   Burying food away from predators to be dug

Why are dogs noses wet

  Why are dogs noses wet?    There seems to be no one reason why dogs’ noses are wet. It is a combination of a number of different factors : A) Grooming Dogs are constantly licking their noses to clean themselves from all the trouble they’re sticking their nose into. And will lick dirt and sticky things off their nose < B) Cooling Off: Dogs dissipate body heat from their mouths

I am so Grateful

Nancy at 8yrs.   Among the thing I am grateful in my life is that I was born with a great love of animals.  My heart would be emptier and life would be so much less without them.     Click on the picture below to see comfy pet beds.

Dog food

As those close to me know I have been an advocate for feeding raw food to dogs and cats for a long time.  Over 25 years in fact.  I know that people struggle with the concept of raw, and also there are lots of communities where access to raw is non existent. It has been shown that adding even 20% raw to a traditional kibble diet significantly improves the health

Spirit and her Journey

After living her life outside for nine years Spirit found herself out of a home when her elderly owners moved into senior housing.   The Manitoulin Pet Rescue heard about her and offered to take her and re-home her. When Spirit came to me she was very overweight and severely matted. She has been with me for a couple of days.  On first trip to the vet she weighed in at

Dog Adoption

Adopting a dog – what to expect Don’t expect your new companion to form a strong relationship with your family in the beginning.  Whether you have adopted a young puppy or a more mature dog this transition is going to take some time.  Once everyone in your household gets to know each other and is comfortable in their environment the bond will grow naturally. If you have other animals, bringing

Why I Feed my Dogs Raw Food

I have fed my dogs raw food for over thirty years.  When my children were small my eldest had HADD disorder (Hyperactivity Attention Deficit)  and he was an extremely difficult  child to handle.  I found that if I cut out all artificial colouring, and restricted the sugar it made a huge difference to  his behaviour.  The dog we had a the time would eat scraps and these would be healthy