What Sould You Feed Your New Baby?! (Link to what we feed below)

Nutrition is a big deal for humans, and pups alike! I have spent countless hours studying the subject, and there is no one "right" food. But I will share with you some of what I've learned, what's worked for our four legged kiddos, and what we feed and why.

Over the years of breeding and owning pets, I've learned that cheap food will cost you in the end. You will actually feed way more, because less expensive foods have more fillers, which aren't actual nutrition the pup can use. That means, they'll eat more, and POOP MORE. And, many of the ingredients in commerial pet food actually can cause our pets to have a shorter lifespan, due to sub-par ingredients. These can play a role in kidney and liver issues, allergies, obesity, diabetes, cancers and more.

Did you know that the average kibble is MANY times less nutritional than living on a fast food only diet? Did you know living on a fast food diet alone can actually cause the human body to shut down, bringing disease or death? Ever watched the documentary Super Size Me? It's an EYE OPENER!

So, what's the answer?

First, ALWAYS avoid:
Corn, wheat, soy, by-products like chicken or fish heads, duck bills, chicken and turkey feet! Also chemical additives like BHA and BHT, which are known carcinogens, and ethoxyquin (used to stabilize rubber!). These 'additives' extend shelf life by months or years, which depletes nutrition! A great place to check out the quality of a food you're considering is  dogfoodadvisor.com .

Second, feed a high quality food! It'll pay you back in the end!

What we feed:
We mostly feed Life's Abundance kibble to all of our dogs, and puppies, and have been very pleased with it. It is an excellent food that created by Dr. Jane Blicks, DMV, who is a holistic vet, and is used by many breeders around the world because of how well the pets do on it, and the quality ingredients. Impressively, Dr. Blicks has served as President of the American Veterinarian Association of New York, earned three Presidential Citations, is an author, and has been on lots of top notch shows. 

Also impressive, Life's Abundance food has NEVER had a recall, and they exercise strict safety and quality control. Their manufacturer is APHIS certified to sell pet food in the European market, which has much more stringent regulations than the US for pet food manufacturing. They make small batches to ensure you get the freshest food possible (4-6 weeks old, protecting vital nutrition. And, all of their warehouses are climate controlled, and they ship promptly.

We feed Life's Abundance All Life Stage Dog Food, or Small/Medium Puppy Food, which are holistically balanced and provide the nutrition that’s important to help your canine achieve and maintain optimal health. The natural dog food recipes contain only the finest ingredients, like …   

A proprietary blend of vitamins and minerals
High-quality protein from chicken meal for strong muscles
An antioxidant system including vitamins C & E
Prebiotic fiber & guaranteed probiotics
A selection of nutritious vegetables
Omega-3 fatty acids for healthy skin & a shiny coat
Calcium & phosphorus for healthy teeth and strong bones
Dietary fiber to help maintain a healthy digestive tract
No artificial flavors or colors
No corn, wheat or corn/wheat glutens  

And, their poop is great! And THAT, is a big deal! :)

Here are links to what we feed:

We also love NuVet Plus Canine Waffers to keep your fur baby extra healthy.

Other treats and supplements we really like are:
Salmon Oil, Coconut Oil, and Cod Oil. Great treats are Trader Joe's frozen Coconut chunks and their Sweet Potato Salmon treats. Our dogs also love, frozen broccoli and cauliflower florets, as well as baby carrots. I'm a big fan of the dehydrated liver or salmon treats as well. 

I strive to give our adults 20% of their nutrition in raw food, as it is a magical number at bringing inflamation and disease markers down to the same level as feeding an all raw diet gives them. This is huge, because inflammation is the root of all disease!! Many of the 'always avoid' foods listed above are highly inflammatory, which is just plain bad for your furbaby!

I'm happy to talk to you about nutrition for your baby, and help determine what's right for you!

                          Small/Medium Puppy food                                                        ​        ​ https://www.lifesabundance.com/Pets/Puppy/PuppyFoodSmMedBreed.aspx?realname=20613485&cat=0&hdr=&Ath=False&crt=0&Category=SmallBreedPuppyFood_v11(Pet_Base)                                           

NuVet Plus Supplement

Our goal is to give our Forever Families the longest, healthiest, and happiest life with your precious new puppy.  Of all the items you purchase for your pup, none is more important than quality food and a quality immune booster.  

Why we use and highly recommend NuVet Plus. It's yummy and they think it's a treat, which is great. And it's only $16 a month. 
21 years recall free | Human Grade | US sourced & manufactured… Peace of mind knowing it’s SAFE & WORKS!

Remember, your pup is most vulnerable when going to their new home. A wonderful way to help them is to continue to protect their still maturing immune system. They will be getting it here at our house, and it's great if you order it with your food before you pick up your sweet new baby.   

Click here to learn more or order:     www.nuvet.com/44762