Diet & Nutrition


Dog Food

Your puppy will be used to eating a mixture of proteins in their dry kibble/freeze dried raw to ensure they are getting all the benefits different proteins can provide. Dogs also enjoy a variety of food! Your puppy will be eating 2 different proteins with PawTree dry food. The two proteins are pawTree Chicken & Oatmeal Recipe and pawTree Salmon & Peas & Sweet Potato Recipe. These foods are not available in retail stores. They are organic foods which contains no preservatives, fillers, corn, soy, or gluten and all ingredients are produced in the USA. They are the highest quality foods I have found. You can order bags online and it will be delivered to your home. It is recommended that you buy a bag of each and mix them together. We recommend that you set up an automatic delivery (EZ ship) for every 30 days so you do not have to think about ordering food. You can easily log into your account at a later date to adjust the amount or frequency as often as needed.

We have created an account for you using the email address you provided on your application to purchase your puppy. Because orders can take up to 2 weeks to arrive, please place your order at least 3 weeks before your puppy comes home to you to ensure you have food available upon your puppy’s arrival by following these steps:

  • Go to
  • Sign in as a new customer using the email address provided on your application. If you wish to place an order using a different email, please contact us so we can get your account updated to that email address. You will need to create a password for your account.
  • Choose the menu item “My Recommendations”. There you will find 3 lists of the things we feel are essential to have before you receive your puppy.

It is suggested that you continue feeding these high quality foods throughout the life of your puppy/dog. If you decide you would like to change brands, it is recommended that you allow your puppy to settle into its new home without transitioning the food it is used to eating for the first month.

During crate training, your puppy will need to see the crate as a rewarding and positive experience. We recommend the pawTree Snailed it to put blended banana, apple, pumpkin, 1/2 cup of kibble, and anything else that your dog might like in these snails and freeze it. This will be a blessing for you. It is certainly a MUST have.

Two important notes when ordering from pawTree: For the most economical purchase, choose the Core 4 for medium dogs as it will give you 60 days of supplements instead of 30 days for small dogs. Use INTRO4U10 promo code on your first order to get 10% off your order under $100 or INTRO4U20 for 20% off orders over $100. To get free shipping on everything including your dog food, you have to set up an EZ ship and it must include at least 3 non-food items. The Core 4 with your kibble qualifies for free shipping. Set the frequency for 50 days. For your next order, don’t delete the EZ ship if it has items you don’t need for that order. Simply remove the unneeded items and add something in its place to keep three non-food items in the order. Each dollar spent on EZ ship orders earns you a point and points can be used to make future purchases on the website. You can always use another bag of treats to make that third item to get free shipping!

**I am suggesting these items to get your puppy going when they leave me and come “home” to your house. These are the basics, of course. You can order more from different parts of the site. The next time you order food, get another protein source, do this every time you order food. the best treats are going to be freeze dried liver- But experiment…and change it up! Not all pet products are created equal, this is why you have this site, for QUALITY, for the long term health of your new puppy. 

We also 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 (above) good dehydrated raw or kibble food and nutrients listed above. ( My recommendations page. 

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. You can use freeze dried raw as an easy alternative, if you cannot wrap your mind around real raw food. There are many good balanced raw food diets on the market now- frozen at Pet Food and “We Feed Raw” and Farmers Dog, have “Ship to your door programs”  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-  We sell “PUPPY CARE PACKAGES”  that include THE BEST QUALITY  Raw Medallions or Patties-Right now it is Small Batch-and everything you could not get a

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, and the CORE4 (pre/probiotic, fish oil, CBD, and a pinch of garlic powder,(seasonally for insects) , vitamin E and probiotics (yogurt).

For breakfast, lunch and dinner- I always have 1-2 cups of kibble (or freeze dried raw) from under MY RECCOMENDATIONS

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 pre/pro-biotic powder, 1 pump or 1- 1000 mg fish oil per 20 lbs body weight with 100 iu vitamin E tab mixed together. Then baked kibble or freeze dried raw as needed & lunch meal. (Nutrients only one meal a day) You will get most of these items ahead of time  My reccomendations-Vitamen E is for sale on pick-up day as well as other supplies.

Please see your feeding chart/instruction sheet I provided in your folder/email. 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). Nor will you have skin & coat problems if you get the Core4-from Paw Tree

Please check out the below mentioned resources for more information about your pup’s nutrition and food.

Dr. Karen Becker on Raw Diet (Part 1)

Dr. Karen Becker on Raw Diet (Part 2)

Dr. Karen Becker on Raw Diet (Part 3)