Many of you ask if I approve of feeding raw food and the answer is yes! Since dogs are descendants of the the wolf and they ate raw food, then of course it is what your dog should eat.
We start our puppies out on a raw food. The recipe was formulated by a holistic vet and the puppies always LOVE it and thrive on it. Just this change, made many years ago, made a huge difference in the health of our puppies! This totally amazed me and made a believer out of me and husband too! We had one dog who we thought was white, suddenly become very white, just from this change. Her coat turned into a beautiful, bright, glossy white.
I get asked by quite a few of you, why don’t we keep them on the raw food when we send the to their new homes. The answer has nothing to do with cost, it is pricey, but most people are not willing to do this for their dogs so I have to transition them to a packaged dog food. I keep them on the raw food for as long as I can, sometimes I keep them on it too long and then I have to wait to sell them because they were not weaned to the packaged food in time to sell them. This transition has to be slow so as not to cause loose stools.
I always do everything to the best of my ability and this includes feeding the very best food to my puppies since it really makes a difference in their health. I have no proof but I am sure it affects their long term health too. I even use “garden” eggs. These are my free range eggs that we collect from our yard. I rinse these egg shells and do a quick bake in the oven at a very low temperature, cool them and grind them into a powder. This is the calcium part of the recipe. The best. Why buy the calcium powder when it will be an inferior product?
The packaged food we transition them to was formulated by a holistic vet and the best one we have tried. Many of you rattle off a good brand name holistic food that you already use or used but I have to tell you, ALL of them have been recalled at some point. This usually means some dogs died while on it. It seems to me that the company, no matter what they say, did not really care about these dogs but only were interested in the money part of it. The food we use has never been recalled. If it ever is, I will ditch it and then follow my dream, which is to formulate my own food. The company even charges me to sell it, which is why I ask you to order it through my website so I get my 25 cents per bag.
Feel free to ask me any questions about this.