Diet & Nutrition
We feel very strongly that a balanced raw meat and bone diet is the best (and species appropriate) food source for our pets. Our puppies are introduced to raw meat and bones at four weeks and are eating it very well by five weeks old – along with mommy’s milk, and a healthy blend of good food and nutrients listed below.
Also check out the Best Pet Foods List for 2022 here.
In the interest of maximum health benefits, it is our wish that all of our puppy owners commit to this diet as well, but the choice is ultimately yours to make. *Your pups will live longer with less heartache, headaches, & vet bills if you follow my diet. Many, many people are overwhelmed with the thought of the raw diet. There are many good balanced raw food diets on the market now- frozen at Pet Food Stores. Or you can make your own-if so
Two books I highly recommend are called Raw & Natural Nutrition for Dogs, and Real Food for Healthy Dogs & Cats. These are an excellent and easy to understand books. It will help you make your own raw meals that are well balanced.
Dr Karen Becker is one of many Vet that have studied nutrition- she also has a book out. Her YOU TUBE VIDEOS on feeding raw are also an AMAZING education to those that are unfamiliar. Most Vets have been given Nutrition Classes from the actual foods they sell Purina & Science diet (biased?) If they are to learn about raw diet they will have had to go out and learn on their own. Many have! Dr Becker interviews them on YouTube.
Your puppy has thrived because he/she is eating the best diet available. If you would like to feed canned food rather than the recommended raw- they can be found on my LIFES ABUNDANCE SUPPLIES PAGE -BUT many will not eat canned food as raw is their natural diet. We sell discounted “PUPPY CARE PACKAGES” that include THE BEST QUALITY Raw Medallions or Patties-
You can transition to less expensive raw food by getting meat under $2.00 per lb. at your butcher or grocery store and making your own balanced diet with the above recipes in books (Raw meaty bones are best once a day). YOUR RAW DIET MUST BE BALANCED OR YOU ARE DAMAGING YOUR DOG- SO IF YOU DO NOT HAVE TIME TO FOLLOW RECIPES PURCHASE ONE THAT IS ALREADY BALANCED. Your puppies have been fed NU-Vet Nutritional powder since week six. I mix this with warm water, a pinch garlic powder,(seasonally for insects) fish oil, vitamin E and probiotics (yogurt).
For breakfast, lunch and dinner- I always have 1-2 cups of baked dry food available for them, and separately their medallions or patties and ½ to 1 scoop nu-Vet (or ½-1 tab eaten by mouth) mixed with yogurt or a pro-biotic powder, 1 /2 pump or 1- 1000 mg fish oil per 20 lbs body weight with 100 iu vitamin E tab mixed together. Then baked dry as needed & lunch meal. (Nutrients only one meal a day) I will have all of these items for sale on pick-up day (except yogurt) as well as other recommended supplies.
Please see your feeding chart/instruction sheet I provided in your folder. Leave the dry food out to eat whenever hungry. They have always had all they want to eat since day one. If you continue, you will likely not have problems with your dog over-eating, or gorging, or pica (when they eat everything in sight).
Click the Dog Food Advisor image below, it is a great resource and offers helpful information for you to find out about foods ratings,
a huge help when shopping for great food for your dog!
Please check out the below mentioned resources for more information about your pup’s nutrition and food.