Feed Program for Greyhounds
Introduction to This Program
This feed program is used by many of the top breeders in large and giant breeds in the USA and overseas for the past 25 years with great success. Each component has an important job to do and deleting one of these components compromises the integrity of this program. Do NOT add your own raw meats, rice or calcium supplements and disrupt the balance of this program. I will provide raw options that are balanced in their calcium and phosphorus ratio and work well with kibble.Greyhounds, especially rescue greyhounds have special needs due to their sensitive digestion and those needs are addressed in this program. This information is not to be used in lieu of veterinarian advice, diagnoses or treatment.
This feed program is dedicated to my friend Liz Morken and her love of Greyhounds and Whippets and her involvement in Greyhound Rescue in Indiana.
Greyhound Feed Program Kit#26
To Order Supplement Kit #26 for Rescued
This is a list of the components that help provide a quality diet for Greyhounds, especially those that have come from a rescue situation and are in need of supplements to bring their bodies up to a Wellness level and help keep them there. They often have very sensitive stomachs, dry skin and depleted resources so the supplement kit#26 is developed specifically for the needs of a rescue or dog with special needs.
Where To Order Products
1. DOG FOOD - I highly recommended one of the Precise PLUS Holistic foods.
2. Filling N The Wholes - a probiotic/digestive enzyme (6 beneficial bacteria for ultra sensitive digestion, Vit , Veggies, DMG and Colostrum for immune boosting, Carnitine for heart health, Collagen for joint support - the best all around vitamin/mineral supplement from whole foods that is easy on the digestion.
3. Ultra Oil -is a balanced Omega supplement containing all 3-6-9 Omegas and will not unbalance your dogs diet because they are in proper ratio.
3. NZYMES - dietary enzymes - in chewable Pet Treat or Granular (goes further)
4. OX-E-DROPS - antibacterial, antiviral, antifungus - keeps pH of the gut healthy
5. Glucosamine with HA - liquid joint support supplement (glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM and herbs) needed to keep those worn joints healthy.
DAILY CARE FOR SENSITIVE BREEDS:
We all know anesthesia and certain medicines are hard on the sensitive sighthound breeds. To keep your Greyhound's teeth clean and to avoid the anesthesia cleaning I recommend two products, Petzlife Spray or Petzlife Gel -which can be used in conjunction with Fizzy Plaque Attackers. Here is info for safe products for sensitive dogs.
Description of Supplements
1. Food - Use: PRECISE PLUS HOLISTIC COMPLETE LINE OF FOODS
DO NOT SOAK KIBBLE AND LET SET, OR USE HOT WATER ON YOUR KIBBLE IT WILL DESTROY THE INTEGRITY OF THE NUTRIENTS AND PROBIOTICS - YOGURT LIKE CULTURES ON THE FOOD.
HOW MUCH DO I FEED?
See chart below at bottom of this information or click on link and printout for future reference. AMOUNT TO FEED CHART
2. Filling N The Wholes - is a unique whole food vitamin/mineral supplement to fill in the wholes in your pet's diet. So often seizures are due to missing nutrients in a diet, this product helps to replenish those support nutrients that might be missing. This product has probitoics/digestive enzymes, metabolic enzymes, omegas, heart, immune and joint support in it. Filling N The Wholes
3. Dietary Enzymes
Nzymes - is Dietary Enzyme, not digestive enzyme and it simply puts back the "living component" to a cooked, processed, stored dog food. As owners we must put dietary enzymes back into the diet, in order to maintain good antioxidant levels, detoxify the body and not deplete the body of this important enzyme. This can be done by the addition to your diet with a product called Nzymes, a chewable pet treat, or granular form which can be sprinkled on the food to replace what is lost. In other words, Nzymes provide the body with the right nutrients to allow the body to make the chemicals necessary to detoxify (clean out) the body and repair itself.
Nzymes helps with the following:
Nzymes are from sprouts (food) so they do not conflict with diet or any medications. I have used the Nzymes for 20 years for my animals and I take the human product and have seen remarkable changes our health.
Website to order : http://www.nzymes.com/
4. Ultra Oil For Pets - Is one of the few actually balanced omega oils on the market that contains all the omegas - 3- 6 - 9. This can be added to your dogs diet without disrupting the omega ratio on the dog food itself.
5. Ox-E-Drops - always use diluted in water
Ox-E-Drops is clear a safe liquid that will kill pathogens: bacteria, fungus and virus. When feeding raw meat it is particularly important to use Ox-E-Drops to help prevent problems with the pathogens in raw foods. An added benefit is that Ox-E-Drops Drops does not kill the good bacteria of the gut and helps to encourage the growth of friendly bacteria. I believe Ox-E-Drops is very important component to a diet in the possible prevention of bloat and systemic fungus infections, toxic and leaky gut syndrome, because if it's ability to help keep the proper pH balance in the gut which is important in breeds that have a tendency to bloat.
Ox-E-Drops can be use diluted (1 cup of distilled water + 1 teaspoon of Oxy-Drops) for a solution to clean out ears, eyes, to spray on skin or use as a colonic. It is very beneficial in systemic yeast infections as well.
Dosage - 1 drop per 20 lbs of body weight. Use daily on food, mix with a little water and your canned Eagle meat and use as a gravy. During times of illness - double this dosage.
To order: www.Nzymes.com
6. Joint Supplementation
My preference for any joint supplementation is that in a liquid form. There are two products I prefer Level 5000 and Glucosamine with HA. The Liquid Glucosamine with HA I feel works best for dogs such as Greyhounds, particularly rescues because of the wear and tear on the cartiledge and this is where the HA or Hyaluronic Acid is so beneficial. Now if you have a large number of Greyhounds, the Level 5000 does come in a gallon size in which case you are far better off to use this product from a financial standpoint.
For Variety - Meats - Fruits - Vegetable
Then I top dress with one of the HONEST
KITCHEN - an organic dehydrated raw meat /fruit/veggie mixe.
I use about 10% of this in combination with my Eagle kibble.
Kitchen dehydrated raw dog food is what I use to provide a
10% raw component to my dogs Eagle kibble. It is balanced
in calcium and phosphorus ratios which are very important
in growing and elderly dogs!
IF you want to do your own fruits and veggies here are some suggestions
&VEGETABLE: This is a
list of recommended foods to use in moderation:
Linda's Very Veggie Soup - 2 large cans of chicken or beef broth - (low sodium for heart or elderly dogs- or homemade). Add LOTS of veggies - carrots, green beans, wax beans, zucchini, squash, tomatoes, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and couple cloves of garlic. The idea is to use this as the filler so you want it to be hearty and filling.
HOW I MIX MY DOG FOOD -
SUPPLEMENTS: When introducing these supplements to your adult dog, add each thing 3 - 4 days apart and divide the recommended dosage between the AM and PM feeding to make sure they are used to it before you add the next thing.
I make gravy of tepid temp water and canned meat and add the Ox-E-Drops to this mixture. (1 drop per 20 lbs of weight).
Top dress with Honest Kitchen mixture (at least with one meal a day) or your own fruits and veggies.
WATER ON KIBBLE - 1/4 - 1/3 cup water + 2-3 tablespoons canned meat. You want the food moist but not floating and sloppy (this is for large/giant breeds, reduce amount for smaller breeds accordingly).
Do not microwave, soak or use hot or very warm water on your kibble. It will destroy the integrity of the friendly yogurt type cultures and the fragile vitamins/minerals and amino acids on the food.
Water On Food:
Withholding water for fear of bloat is a myth. Stress is the cause and bloat/torsion is the response. It is much more complicated that simply saying water is the cause of bloat.
Nutritional Support For Special Needs
To help prevent this problem in adults, make sure they are on Vitamin C and Nzymes. I use the Nzymes Product to support the immune system, and prevent vaccine reactions.
If you own a giant breed or one prone to heart problems it is recommended that you use the highest quality protein food and supplement with these components. These are nutritional substances from food sources and do not conflict with medications or each other and are good to use for heart disease. Supplements for Heart Disease.
FOR OWNERS WITH MANY GREYHOUNDS OR MULTIPLE DOGS
This is a recipe for a special mix I provide for kennels. You will
note this makes up a 10 lb batch so it is recommended for situations
of 4 or more large dogs. The majority of these products for this special
mix can be found at www.FirstChoiceNaturals.com
under the Bulk Products for Breeders, catagory under pet supplements.
"The Great Dane Lady's Special Mix"
This is not an exacting science but this does is fill in the gaps in your dogs diet regardless of what method of feeding. Dogs with really sensitive stomachs divide over both meals.
1-24 lbs - 1/4- 1/2 teaspoon
* Purchase products here: www.FirstChoiceNaturals.com
DO NOT PUT IN THE REFRIDGERATOR - STORE IN CONTAINERS IN COOL DRY PLACE OUT OF THE SUN OR MOISTURE.
Section C - Support Information - Required Reading
There are several articles and photos of vaccine reactions at this website. You need to know how to prevent vaccine reactions, because vaccine reactions in some breeds will kill your dog in a slow agonizing death known as Immune Mediated Response, which is always misdiagnosed as HOD. So, here is info:
Fleas - Heartworm
People ask me what I use for these problems. I use Interceptor as a heartworm preventative and for flea and tick problems I use a topical product- either Frontline Plus or Advantage, Advantix or Frontline products. I do rotate a different one each year. I feel a bit better about using them and because the dogs/cats and my self are also on Nzymes, which detoxifies the body. There are some natural shampoos and flea and tick aids at www.FirstChoiceNaturals.com website that you can use as well.