Nutrition! The big word on a lot of peoples minds as they look forward to adopting a pet. There are so many options and everyone claims to have the best! You are faced with choosing to feed raw or canned or kibble, and there are many different options within a type of feeding, it is enough to give one a mass case of confusion! One thing is sure Please never ever feed your canine companion Chocolate or cooked chicken bones or grapes!!
There are a few things that we have learned as we have walked the path of dog ownership and research that we would like to pass along to you and yours as you also do due diligence in finding the correct feeding pattern for you and your canine family member/members.
The dog food that we have trusted for the bigger part of our doggy caring years is Legacy from http://www.companionpetproducts.ca/index.php They are an all Canadian dog food manufacture and they focus on using the best and most natural sources for their food. Here is an ingredient list for the small medium breed puppy food.
INGREDIENTS: Chicken meal, brown rice, dehulled oats, dehulled barley, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), lamb meal, salmon meal, chicken liver, whole flaxseed, canola oil, potassium chloride, malted barley flour, dried brewers yeast, dried apple pomace, dried carrots, dried kelp, rosemary extract, dried garlic, dried chicory root, aniseed, parsley flakes, thyme, lecithin, fish oil, choline chloride, natural flavours, maltodextrin, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C activity), taurine, bacillus licheniformis and bacillus subtilis, Zinc proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, iron sulfate, zine oxide, vitamin E supplement, copper sulfate, folic acid supplement, vitamin B-12 supplement, Niacin supplement,Vitamin A supplement, sodium selenite, manganese oxide, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, menadione metabisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), biotin supplement, vitamin D supplement, calcium iodate.
This product has NO added: Corn, Corn gluten, Wheat, Wheat by-product, Dried eggs, Artificial colours, flavours, Preservatives, Soybeans, Sugar & Sunflower.
Oh, taste and see how good! Our puppies have done very well transitioning to this food from mom with no troubles at all!
We also have newly discovered this product: Royal Elk Products. This is a wonderful discovery and this article has been written about it! http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC548602/
We also are great fans of NuVet Plus. This is a vitamin and has greatly improves the coat and skin health of our dogs. It is so wonderful to watch the coat turn shiny and healthy, after only a month or two of giving them this vitamin! If the results are so wonderful on the outside I can only imagine that the inside of our dogs is also saying thank-you! If you are interested in this product, feel free to use this order code when ordering. 58735 it just lets NuVet know where you found out about their product. http://www.nuvet.com/index.html
Feeding raw is a great way to go as well. There can be lots of hidden things with in a food or treat that is not stated on the bag, raw is a sure way to know what you are feeding your canine friend and to be sure that it is a healthy and balanced diet. Dogs love fresh fruit, such as melons and apples. Please no grapes! To use these as a special treat or as a part of the daily diet is a wonderful idea! While the base of our feeding program is Legacy kibble we also treat with beef bones and fresh fruits.This website has excellent info on raw feeding for your new puppy! http://www.rawforpets.net/index.html