BARF (Bones and Raw Food) is what your puppy is being fed.  60 - 80 % of the diet should consist of raw, meaty bones.  Chicken necks, backs and wings are the best source of quality protein.  Turkey necks and wings are good as well.  Raw beef, meaty bones, liver, offal should also be part of the diet.  2 to 3 meals per week should be vegetables pulverized in a food processor.  We use carrots, lettuce, green beans, garlic.  You can vary the types of vegetables.  The diet should also have fruits.  Our guys love apples.  You can experiment to find out what your puppy likes.  Raw eggs/w shells, cottage cheese, and raw Goats milk can be added in small amounts.


Vitamin C:                              We prefer Calcium Ascorbate Powder.  (2400 mg Daily) 1/2 Tsp per feeding.

Granulated Garlic:                  1/2 tablespoon granules sprinkle over chicken each meal.

Kelp Powder:                        Sprinkle 1/8 teaspoon on chicken each feeding.

Flaxseed (ground):                 1 tablespoon A.M. feeding only.

Salmon Oil:                            1000 mg capsule P.M. feeding.

Vitamin E:                              400 IU 3 times weekly - we usually give this with the veggie meal.

B Complex Vitamin:  Also given 3 times weekly with the veggie meal.

Fastrack:                                A probiotic, is given daily according to weight.  To purchase call The Farmacy ..........1-800-733-4981


You can purchase most of the above vitamins through Swanson Vitamin Discounts............. ....1-800-437-4148    


The Farmacy also carries 2 books you should read ....... both authored by Dr. Ian Billinghurst DVM:

Give Your Dog A Bone ............................... $27.95 and Grow Your Pups with Bones ........................... $39.95


We sincerely hope you continue feeding your puppy the BARF diet.  It is much healthier for them and will lessen the chances of growth problems.  Reading the 2 books listed will explain to you the many reasons BARF is better.  

If you choose not to follow the BARF diet, here are some guidelines for choosing one of the better quality processed dog foods.

 Be sure the food is not over 24% protein, no soy, no by-products, no chemical preservatives such as BHA, BHT or ethoxoquin.  It should be preserved with vitamins C & E.  The first ingredient should be meat - not corn.  Our first recommendation is Precise Foundation formula.

If you are unable to find Precise dog food in your area, there are alternatives.  Exceed or Natures Recipe are acceptable as well as Purine ONE.  Following are phone numbers for contacts to find the dealer nearest to you.  Other preferred dog foods are:  

1-800-4467148                PRECISE                                1-800-748-0233                WYSONG

1-800-532-7261                INNOVA                             1-800-255-5959                  EAGLE

Give a heartworm preventative.  Your puppy is now on homeopathic nosodes for heartworm prevention. If you choose to give a different preventative, be sure you have your veterinarian perform a heartworm check.  

Do not let your puppy get too heavy while growing, as it it hard on bones developing.  Keep lean and make sure your puppy gets plenty of exercise and fresh water.  

Socialization is an important part of the development of your puppy.  Rides to the store and training classes are excellent.

 Never leave a choker on your puppy when you are not with them. It can get caught on something and in their panic, they can try to get away and choke themselves to death.  This has happened to many pets.

If there is something you are not sure about, feel free to call. Good luck and we hope you have many years of joy with your puppy.

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