Witch’s Stew! Earlier this week, we released the latest episode of Real Crafty on IGTV. One of the most frequent questions we get from our members is whether or not we feed veggies and if so, how to feed them! In this week’s Real Crafty, we talk about the benefits of certain vegetables in your dog’s diet and whether they should be fed raw, cooked or pureed. We also include a fun little way to incorporate them into your dog’s diet using bone broth and leftover veggies from your own week’s meals - make your very own Witch’s Stew.

Chinese dog owners are being assigned a social credit score. The eastern Chinese city of Jinan has been enforcing a "Civilized Dog-Raising Credit Score System" to rank responsible dog owners. The system, introduced last year, gives owners a "license" with points that can be deducted if the dog is walked without a leash or causes public disturbances. The system appears to be effective, as more owners have put their dogs on a leash and cleaned up after them.

Antibiotic use can lead to resistance in dogs and humans. Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine recently shared a study concluding that prolonged use of antibiotics -- specifically amoxicillin-clavulanate -- contributes to resistant organisms in dogs and their owners. This means that antibiotic-resistant pathogens can be transmitted from companion animals to owners.


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