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Raising a Healthy Dog-- Best Practices

 

Food

        Feed the best food you can afford-raw is best (contains all of the essential enzymes and minerals etc baked out of kibble.

        If you feed kibble DO NOT feed kibble from the supermarket. DO look at list of ingredients-if corn or by products in first three, you are basically feeding corn flakes.

        Supplement-human grade Salmon oil and good quality vitamin*. Powerful anti-oxidants

        Your dog needs to grind and chew to have healthy teeth-I feed raw meaty bones weekly, keeps the teeth sparkly clean. Again, beware of raw hide chews, antlers etc-especially greenies-manufactured treats with harmful ingredients.

 

Minimize Chemical load=defense against cancer

        Vaccinations-less is better. After puppy vaccinations do a titer (blood test) every 3-5 years. ONLY required vaccine is Rabies-there is no other necessary core vaccine.

        Beware of a Vet pushing multiple vaccines annually-the science is in, once puppy shots are done your dog is immunized for life.

        House cleaning-NO lysol, bleach carcinogenic agents. Use good old soap and water.

        NO chemicals on the lawn, also avoid golf courses etc-usually treated with heavy duty chemicals.

 

 

 

 

        Flea/Tick preventatives-make sure to give your dog at least a few months off. Year round gives his system no chance to clear out the chemical load. My sensitive dog is never treated with Advantix/Frontline etc.-I spray with Wondercide daily, http://www.wondercide.com/natural-flea-tick-mosquito-control-for-dogs-evolv/

 

 

A Natural Life

        Just like us-exercise daily, preferably off leash so they can use their body without constraint.

        Teach your dog to walk off leash with you in safe woods or fields.

        Or use a good quality day care-small # of dogs and well supervised. Beware of large commercial day cares-too many dogs too much arousal and rough play.

        Dog Parks-usually just terrible for your dog. Big dogs bullying small dogs etc. People who haven't the slightest idea of polite dog behavior or just ignoring their dogs. A quick way to make your dog not like other dogs.

        Crating is fine but any more than several hours a day is too much.

        Invest time and energy in playing/training/keeping them involved and interested-a bored dog is a destructive unhappy dog.

 

 

 

 

 

 

_____________________________________________________________Vitamin-- https://naturesfarmacy.com/canine/ultimate-vitamin-mineral-and-omegas/dogzymes-ultimate.html

Dog food-- http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/best-dog-foods/

 

 

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