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Dogfood For Pregnant Bitch

There are numerous diets, both commercially available and home recipes, that are sufficient for reproduction. This merely means that animals were able to reproductively perform within expected levels while consuming a defined diet. Unfortunately, these expected levels are often well below the level that the bitch is genetically capable of performing.

How To Grade Your Dogs Food

Start with a grade of 100: > 1) For every listing of "by-product" , subtract 10 points

> 2) For every non-specific animal source ("meat" or "poultry", meat, meal or fat) reference, subtract 10 points

> 3) If the food contains BHA, BHT, or ethoxyquin, subtract 10 points

> 4) For every grain "mill run" or non-specific grain source,subtract 5 points

Dog Food

Why no Purina? Because ALL the Purina foods are made out of junk foods --with the primary animal protein being "poultry by-product meal" which, according to the AAFCO dictionary of terms means "heads, feet and intestines, including some manure." Not muscle tissue..not organ meat....poultry (not saying which kind of poultry either) of very low protein value.

Fat Is Your Dogs Friend!

For dogs, “fat is where it’s at.” Fat offers energy, warmth and calories for dogs. Fat is essential for dogs. It is important to offer fat sources from animal based foods. In a normal, healthy dog, fat is easier to digest than proteins or carbohydrates. Studies have shown that animal based fats digest at rates of about 95%. Fat is the main source of energy for dogs, and are found to provide the best source of endurance and stamina for working dogs undergoing stress, such as working dogs.

Raw Diet Guide

Because Blue Lacys just like Greyhounds can have such large litters, I start my pregnant bitches on goat's milk when they are seven or eight weeks along, up to a pint a day, and continue until I wean the puppies. A bitch fed goat's milk during lactation will not suffer eclampsia or a calcium imbalance, will provide adequate milk even for the largest litter, and will not lose weight or condition herself. A goat breeder is a dog breeder's best friend.

Poisoning Your Dog? Part 2

Since I also breed French Bulldogs one of the most common problems with them is food allergies. I’d switch from one brand to another, from beef to lamb, from grain to rice, etc. and find myself frustrated at not being able to solve the problem. Things may seem to go well for a time and then the same old thing happens all over again. Changing to lamb from beef would appear to be a logical thing to try, but how on earth do you really know just what you are really getting? Let me give you an example of what could be in a run of “lamb” from the rendering plant and still legally be labeled as lamb. read more

Are You Poisoning Your Dog? Part 1

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