our puppies on
Member's Mark Chicken &
Brown Rice Puppy Formula food (shown below
and can be ordered from
and they ship for
switch them over to what you're
going to feed them when you get your puppy. I feed
all my own dogs
Member's Mark COMPLETE Adult
(shown below). When getting one of my puppies, I
suggest to follow guidelines further below. Let your puppy get
use to you and it's new surroundings before switching it's
You can try
something with a little less protein and fat if you wish but
for their active life here on the ranch this is what does it
for my DaNoodles. Many vets and other people may try to talk you into something "more
expensive" thinking higher cost better food. It's
completely up to you, all I can say is most customers who
switch to a higher priced food end up causing problems with
their puppy's stool or coat. As the saying goes, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
you still choose not to continue your puppy on what I feed
then at least monitor the FDA Recall page to make sure what
you do feed is NOT one on their list.
|Puppy 3-8 wks
||9 wks and up
Note: I will provide some of the food your
puppy has been on.
If you have not ordered your NuVet Plus yet, please do. I
will provide one weeks worth initially.
Sometimes the pups will get webbed paws which means
you're feeding them too much food or the brand of food you've
switched to has too much protein, so just cut back on portions
and you should see them returning to normal between one or two weeks.
If not, change
dog food back to what I was feeding or try another brand.
converting a puppy, or any dog for that matter,
always do it slowly
as not to upset their stomach so there's no barfing or loose
stool. I have had great results with the food I feed and
how I do it.
The first 3 days feed -- 3 parts
food it's use to and 1 part New food,
Days 4, 5 and 6 feed -- half and half,
Days 7, 8 and 9 feed -- 1 part old food to 3 parts NEW food.
Day 10 feed -- New food only
Below is my
feeding chart, some
puppies may not eat this much, others may want a bit more and that's OK. Each puppy
If feeding 4 cups twice a day one adult
will go through a 50 # bag of dog food every 18 days. So with
this knowledge you should be able to figure out how long a 50#
bag will last you for your puppy depending on how much you are
feeding as there are 144 cups per 50 # bag.
For a sick puppy or a puppy
about to have surgery (ie: ear crop if Dane) or a puppy that
losing weight getting use to their new home or any adult
dog about to have surgery (spay/neuter/whatever) I like
to put them on
Satin Balls for a
(2 pages of recipes).
I feed 1/2 a ball in the a.m. and the remaining half in the
p.m. Puppies must be on NuVet Plus
to keep their digestion in order when feeding raw meet.
Also, these are not to replace a meal, they are given
as a supplement/treat to improve coat condition and for weight