AS IT WAS MEANT TO BE!!!!
How should I feed my St. Bernard or English Mastiff I purchase from you....?
Here at Puppy Pawz this is how we feed our dogs and puppies... a VERY good nutritional diet for the health of our dogs and ALSO the health and quality of the puppies being produced.
No dogfood is perfect or completely balanced. But... there are brands of dogfoods MUCH better than others!!
We are passionate about improving the health of your pet through better nutrition. With BETTER ingredients and better nutrition, you can help your pet maintain proper body weight, reduce risk of allergies, and ENJOY a LONGER, HEALTHIER life by maintaining a HEALTHY diet.
The key for your dog is to look impressive but not overweight. Let your dog grow at a slow steady pace.... healthy.... and live a GOOD happy life! The better quality of dogfood you use for your puppy the less it eats and the more it uses that food. A dogfood with NO fillers in it... ALL NATURAL with NO by~products such as corn, wheat, or soy and gluten.
Just like you, your pet needs variety for proper, balanced nutrition. Eating the same thing every day may contribute to the development of food allergies or lack of interest at feeding time. To offer more variety to your pet, simply rotate between flavors (like chicken, lamb, rabbit) and/or forms (raw, kibble, cans). There is no right or wrong way to rotate..... variety is the key!!
When our females are pregnant we mix raw meat
with their dogfood and keep it in front of them all the time. It is also topped with raw eggs
every day and rotated between vanilla yogurt
and cottage cheese.
Every day the female is given
for her health and the for the health of the puppies being developed.
I also use Instinct raw meat, chicken or beef, which is a complete and balanced diet.... 95% meat, 5% vegetables, 0% grain.
When we have puppies they are also fed the same way. I mix raw meat with their kibble two times a day with eggs on top. They absolutely love it!! They are also healthier. I also feed my puppies canned meat... at least when they are just learning to eat as the food is soft for them. Taste of the Wild and Purina Pro Plan have been 2 brands I have been really happy with!!
Since dogfoods are not totally perfect rotate your dogs food between kibble and a raw food diet every couple of months.
Listed are some good brands of dogfoods
to use. For example good dogfood companies have
1 pet food "type" for ALL Life Stages. Most
dogfood manufacturers have done a great job
marketing various categories of pet foods to best
suit themselves or to increase sales. You may
check online for a dealer near you or order them
~Taste of The Wild~
Precise Holistic Complete
Precise and Precise Plus
Blue Buffalo Adult Chicken and Rice
REMEMBER.... that when the ingredients
show fresh chicken than meat meals of any kind
second that the dry meals always make up the
larger portion of the pet food.
The pet digests food on a "dry matter basis" and since the fresh meat or poultry or fish has considerable moisture in it and everything is dried to 10%~12% moisture for packaging that the ingredients that start out dry like the chicken meal, turkey meal, and fish meals will ultimately become the highest percentage of ingredients based on "dry matter" content of the food.
While the initial pounds of fresh chicken and salmon will be higher than the chicken, turkey, and herring meal the pet actually digests dry matter and therefore the label, when calculated on a dry matter basis, may well read; chicken meal, turkey meal, herring meal, than fresh chicken and salmon ect.
Just an example of how we can get mislead by labeling. It would be interesting to see the labels on pet foods listed on a dry matter basis.
~A DOG WAGS IT'S TAIL WITH IT'S HEART~