IMPORTANT - Upon purchasing a pup from me,you will be provided with a diet sheet.It will contain what,
and when the pup was fed. also what to feed in the future! ANY changes in diet MUST be ok'd by me first
, otherwise your health guarantee will be void!!!!!!!!!!
IMPORTANT--DO NOT FEED ANY KIND OF JERKY TREATS< THEY ARE BEING REPACKEGED FROM CHINA AND SOLD
AS CANADIAN AND U.S ORIGIN! THEY ARE MAKING DOGS SICK AND KILLING THEM!!
Info on Feeding pups
Just what are the nutritional needs of these rapidly growing large and giant breed puppies?
Controlled growth, optimum levels of calcium and phosphorus, essential fatty acids as well as specific natural ingredients to
enhance development are all essential elements in an optimum natural formula for a large or giant breed puppy. If growth is
not controlled and calcium levels are in excess ,the puppy have an increased risk of contracting one of several developmental
bone diseases, all of which are very painful and can have permanent
detrimental effects on the puppy’s quality of life.
Traditional puppy diets are designed with lots of protein and fat so as to provide large amounts of calories. Large and
giant breed puppies do not do well on these diets and for that reason large and giant breed formulas were developed.
1. Controlled Growth:
If too many calories are consumed, the rate of growth will be increased. This is to be avoided. Too many calories increases
weight too rapidly on the developing bones and can increase the stress on developing bones and raise the risk of
developmental bone problems. These puppies should be fed an amount of food that maintains a slightly lean body
condition,at least until they are approximately 10-12 months of age.
. Calcium and Phosphorus Levels:
Most would assume that large and giant breed puppies would need more calcium and phosphorus than a smaller breed puppy,
as their bone structure is so much bigger. On the contrary, they actually need slightly less calcium. Too much calcium can also
increase the incidence of any one of those very painful developmental bone diseases. The challenge is to provide just enough
calcium to reduce the risk of bone problems while supplying levels that allow for maximum growth potential. As long as you are
feeding a balanced diet, never supplement a large and giant breed puppy with a mineral supplement.
3. Certain Essential Fatty Acids:
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an essential Omega-3 fatty acid that has been found to enhance brain development in puppies.
It is important that these giants, and in some cases large breeds, are well trained so that control is maintained. By providing
natural, functional food ingredients that support proper brain development, puppies have been found to be more easily
trained in the basic obedience commands.
4. Probiotics or Direct Fed Microbials (DFMs):
Probiotics are the essential “good bacteria” that play a key role in establishing the normal flora of the gut so that proper digestion
is achieved. They have the natural benefit of also enhancing the immune system early on in the puppy’s life. By feeding a daily diet
that contains these natural organisms, the digestive system and immune system will be at optimum efficiency all the time.
Prebiotics are the essential foods necessary to keep the probiotics or DFMs healthy and happy. They are natural ingredients
that have benefit specifically to the good bacteria, as well as additional advantages for the puppy.
It’s always best to feed regularly as opposed to leaving food out for your puppy at all times. This will help control rate of growth.
Likewise, try and avoid feeding just before and just after exercise to reduce the chances of “bloat”, another potential problem for
some breeds.Giving a puppy the right start in life is as important as giving a child the right start. Creating good habits that include
regular exercise and feeding an optimum diet that will encourage maximum growth potential while reducing the risk of disease
is the ultimate goal.
What I recommend
I now feed my adults and puppies a raw diet and some cooked stews.
I feed 25% protein, 15% fat, moisten with my own stew mix., I also mix raw in once a day
LIFETIME Chicken & Oatmeal diet is formulated to exceed the AAFCO requirements for All Life Stages
We choose nutrient-rich premium ingredients to provide essential nutrients and enhanced palatability.
This superior quality combined with selected world-class manufacturing works synergistically to provide
Optimal Nutrition for your family’s Best Friend
.Ingredients: Chicken Meal, Oatmeal, Whole Barley, Whole Brown Rice, Chicken & Turkey Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols,
a Canola Meal, Beet Pulp (sugar removed), Rice Bran, Natural Flavours, Flaxseed, Herring Oil (source of DHA/EPA), Sodium
Chloride, Potassium Chloride,Calcium carbonate, Dicalcium phosphate, Mannanoligosaccharides (MOS), Chicory Inulin (FOS),
Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Chondroitin sulphate, (Vitamins) Vitamin supplements (A,D,E), Niacin,
Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Biotin, Pyridoxine HydroVitamin B12, Vitamin K, Folic Acid (Minerals)
Zinc Sulphate, Ferrous Sulphate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite, Chelated Minerals (Zinc, Copper
,Manganese, Iron), Manganese Sulphate, Copper Sulphate .
WHAT'S IN YOUR PET'S WATER?
WHAT'S IN YOUR PET'S WATER?
Fluoride is a Class 2 environmental toxin, second only to arsenic in its danger as a biochemically reactive poison. Fluoride’s primary use is as a rat and cockroach poison and it is a known carcinogen. Historically, fluoride was also used in Nazi Germany ghettos and prison camps to sterilize the human inmates. Research chemist Charles Perkins stated that repeated ingestion of low doses of fluoride over a long period of time destroyed areas of the human brain that trigger resistance so it also functioned to make inmates more docile.
More recent research shows that fluoride ingestion can cause dental fluorosis (disease of the teeth), weakening of bones, bone loss, bone cancer, kidney disease, osteosarcoma and hormone disruption. It can also lead to reduced IQ levels and cognitive damage. Due to the controversial findings on the fluoridation of water, a number of western European countries such as Austria, Germany, and Belgium have prohibited the practice of adding fluoride to their water. In fact, 98% of Europe is now free of fluoridated water.
When the water supply is fluoridated, it follows that the food supply will be as well. Water is consumed by our food animals, it is used for agriculture and crops, and it will wash into our rivers and oceans, affecting marine life. As we consume fruits, juices, meat and eggs, we are constantly ingesting small amounts of fluoride. It is difficult to estimate just how much fluoride each person is consuming on a daily basis. It is important to note however, that the effects of fluoride are cumulative and irreversible, so even small amounts can wreak havoc over time.
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Foods to avoid
and/or panting,coma and even death. place unattended drinks where your dog cannot reach them;
AVOCADOS, ingestion of which can result in respiratory distress and the accumulation of fluid around the heart;
CHOCOLATE in all forms—baking, semi-sweet, milk and dark—can be potentially poisonous to dogs, depending
on the amount eaten. Vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, hyperactivity and increased thirst, urination and heart rate can
be seen with he ingestion of as little as ¼ ounce All forms of COFFEE, including the grounds and beans, can cause
the same symptoms as chocolate; GRAPES and RAISINS, which may be toxic to some dogs. Depending on the range
from vomiting to threatening kidney failure. As much s still to be discovered about the toxic principle in these fruits--
and as it is not yet clear if chronic, long-term ingestion can also lead to toxicosis--it is advised that you do not give your
dogs grapes or raisins in any amount;
MOLDY or SPOILED FOOD, which may contain molds that can result in GI irritation, tremors, seizures and death.
ONIONS,and CHIVES, which can lead to GI upset and damage red blood cells;
SALT and SALTY FOODS can result in sodium ion poisoning, symptoms of which include regurgitation, tremors, excessive
thirst, diarrhea, temperature and seizures. If enough salt is consumed, death can also result;
While the ripe red fruit of the TOMATO is not a potential problem, the leaves, stem and unripe fruit are. Ingestion of these can
cause GI upset, excess salivation, drowsiness, dilated pupils and weakness. The same symptoms can be seen with the
ingestion of any green plant parts of the potato;
Candies and gum that contain the sweetener XYLITOL can also cause problems in dogs—a fairly sudden drop in blood sugar,
resulting in depression seizures--especially if large amounts are eaten;
YEAST DOUGH can be double trouble for dogs. As it rises, the dough can expand the GI tract, possibly causing the intestine to
rupture. The yeast can also form alcohol as it rises, leading to alcohol poisoning;
experts further caution canine caretakers to be careful when it comes to fatty meats and spicy foods.
In Danes, severe reactions have become enough of a problem that the Great Dane club of America
has funded research into protocols used by veterinarians. Some 5200 cases have been evaluated,
but it is highly probable that there are many more that have been misdiagnosed as HOD.
Before you accept a diagnosis of nutritional HOD, have a blood test done to rule out septic infections,
vaccine reactions, and other arthritic conditions. As an aside, some vets will skip the blood tests
and go straight to antibiotics for treating the problem. Insist on the blood test, and be very careful
about antibiotics–some will cause even more problems with Danes. Check it out at
to find out which antibiotics to avoid.
Treatment: if your puppy does react within a few days of vaccination, the joints will be hugelyVACCINATION DANGERS
swollen, the pup will have a very high fever, be very lethargic, and there will be no doubt that
something is terribly wrong. The first thing to do is go to the vet! They may wish to use
dexamethazone steroids to control the inflammation.
If you catch it really early, you might have a chance to pull them through, but prepare yourself
for having to euthanize.
It’s heartwrenching. For more information on treatment, check out this site.
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Vaccination or Immunization?
The American Animal Hospital Association, The American Veterinary Medical Association, the American
Association of Feline
Practitioners, and School of Veterinary Medicine, as well as the Department of Public Health have revised
their recommendations for pet vaccinations.
Annual vaccinations for diseases like Rabies, Distemper and Parvovirus are no longer recommended.
The duration of immunity for these vaccines has been scientifically proven to be over 7 years, and probably
the life of the pet.
More importantly,it has been proven that re-administration of these vaccines does not make the
patient more immune.The immunity induced by first vaccine blocks the next vaccine.
The client is paying for something with no effect;
except that the pet is being exposed the unnecessary risk of an adverse reactioDoes my dog need a
“booster shot” for rabies, distemper, and parvovirus every year?
Oklahoma State University (OSU) reccommends the 6, 9, 12, 16 week vaccination
schedule,using titer,low passage” vaccines. This is conventional, and most vets
will follow this protocol.But not all. Below is a one conservative protocol to
consider using for Danes, developed by Dr. Jean Dodds, to more safely
immunize giant breed puppies. If you have any questions
or concerns, you or your vet can contact Dr. Dodds by phone -828-4804;
Fax 310-828-8251, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
9 – 10 weeks – Distemper + Parvovirus, MLV (e.g. Intervet Progard Puppy DPV)
12-14 weeks – Distemper + Parvovirus, MLV (e.g. Intervet Progard Puppy DPV)
20 weeks or older, if allowable by law – Rabies (6 months or Older and always
given alone is preferred)
1 year (optional) – Distemper + Parvovirus, MLV
1 year – Rabies, killed 3-year product (give 3-4 weeks apart
from distemper/parvovirus booster)
Modified live-virus (MLV) vaccines replicate in the patient until an immune response is provoked
If a defence isn’t stimulated, then the vaccine continues to replicate until it gives the patient the
very disease it was intending to prevent
Dr. Hutchinson -what is the treatment for puppy vaginitis & does it lead to problems later in breeding
DrHutch: Puppy vaginitis is a NORMAL mucous production in young bitches before their first heat cycle, the total treatment is warm water on a cotton ball and wipe these bitches DO NOT need to be on antibiotics it does NOT lead to infertility and it does NOT make them prone to pyometritis it is not an infection at all usually it's worse when the humidity is high.
Skin disorders & allergies
Antihistamine therapy Over-the-counter antihistamine medications can prove helpful in reducing your pet’s itchiness and associated behaviours
strength Size of pet Frequency
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25 mg capsule 1.25 mg/ml liquid 1 tsp 1 capsule 1 capsule 2 capsules 2 capsules 3 times per day
Allegra (fexofenadine HCL) 60 mg tablet ----------- 1/2 tablet 1/2 to 1 tablet 1 to 2 tablets 2 tablets Once per day
Claritin (loratadine) 10 mg tablet 1 mg/ml liquid 1/4 to 1/2 tsp 1/2 to 1 tsp 1/2 to 1 tablet 1 tablet 1.5 tablets Once per day
Reactine (cetirizine HCL) 5 mg tablet 1 mg/ml liquid 1/4 to 1/2 tsp 1 tablet 2 tablets 3 tablets 4 tablets Once per day
Chlor-Tripolon (chlorpheniramine) 4 mg tablet 1/2 tablet 1 tablet Twice per day
(diphenhydramine) 1.25 mg/ml liquid 1/4 to 1/2 tsp 3/4 to 1 tsp Twice per day