The best option is a raw food diet, but this is not managable for some owners.
The next best option is a grain-free diet.
Raw Food Diet
I recommend Evo, a grain free dry dog
Vitamin E excellent for skin and heart, 200-400 units per day.
Also, as far as hot spots, adding some vitamin E and fish oil supplements daily
really does wonders for skin on dogs just as it does on people.
Recommend fish oil capsules to help skin and immune system: one capsule per ten
pounds of bodyweight per day.
Wheat Germ Oil
I mix the wheat germ oil into the food. She has been eating her food dry.
Vitamin C: Start with low dose of 50 mg per day for young puppies and gradually
increase as the dog grows to 1500 mg/day. A rapid increase can cause digestive discomfort
for the dog.
The flaxseed oil I get at the feed store in the horse section. The dogs all really
like the flavor so I can put it on their dry food. The other vitamins I give are
We recommend yogurt, cottage cheese, string cheese.
Food to Avoid
Avoid chocolate and raisins, which are toxic to dogs.
Dogs should not be fed food with grain. Canines are descended from wolves. They
are not designed to graze in wheat fields.
try using some pedigree canned puppy food mixed with the dry.
It is not unusual for a dog to be off of their food when changing homes. I would
not worry about spoiling her and just feed her chicken or chicken and rice. I will
give you a call.
The food I feed is called Enhance. You should be able to find it at a feed store.
If you cannot get it near you then I suggest Nutro Max or Nature's Recipe and either
can be found at Petsmart or Petco.
vitamins E(about 400 units daily) and fish oil ( 1 soft gel capsule for each 10
pounds of body wieght daily). this will keep his coat looking like a mink coat.
Last updated on 11/14/2010