What you feed your dog is critical to ensuring they have the required nutrients, vitamins and minerals to grow and be as healthy as possible.
At Tagalong we follow the
Biologically Appropriate Raw Food eating plan (BARF). We have seen positive results from feeding our dogs this way. They have shiny coats, healthier skin, healthy teeth and gums, a robust immune system, increased energy & smaller stools.
Dogs (just like humans) need to eat a quality, natural diet to stay healthy. Any type of Kibble/biscuits & canned dog food have preservatives and are highly processed, and your dog is more likely to end up with lifestyle diseases. If you feed yourself highly processed fake food your health will suffer, the same goes for your family pets.
You are what you eat.
How much food should you be feeding your PUPPY?
Feeding amount should be approximately 6% to 8% of the pup’s body weight in total per day. feeding your puppy 3 times a day is ideal, you can reduce this to 2 meals a day once they are around 6 months old. At 6 months old the puppy guide feeding amount is approximately 5% of the body weight.
Examples of what to feed your PUPPY
Breakfast- chicken mince with cooked vegetables mixed through and half a teaspoon of flaxseed oil or hemp oil, 1 tsp brewers yeast, 1 tsp kelp powder Lunch- chicken wings x 3, grated cheese
Dinner- chicken mince with V8 juice & raw egg
Breakfast- tinned salmon with raw broccoli
Lunch- chicken mince, cooked vegetables and 1/2 teaspoon hemp oil Dinner- 2 x chicken legs dipped in Greek yogurt.
Breakfast- mixed meat mince (butcher offcuts) brewers yeast and V8 juice.
Lunch- 3 x chicken wings with hemp seed oil
Dinner- tinned tuna in oil some grated carrot and apple
When introducing anything new especially a new protein a little at a time is the safest way to go. Your pup will have loose stools if their stomach is upset. If this is the case, just cut back on the amount of new food you introduce until your puppy’s stools are solid again.
Check out the recipes on the BARF website & other raw feeding sites. We recommend you do as much research as possible to educate yourself in relation to raw feeding, it is well worth it and your dog’s health will flourish.
If you want a fast and easy option, you can purchase pre-made raw meals and some even deliver to your door. Rawandfresh.com.au is a company that will deliver to your door and the website also gives you great ideas to make up your own meals at home, showing you a variety of foods, you can use.
We recommend you take a look at this raw feeding guide magnet
Our dogs love Deer Antlers we purchase ours at Pet stock. The price is around $10- $30, but worth every dollar. I read a comment “it’s like an everlasting gobstopper for dogs”. As your dog grinds their deer antler down, they will be treated to bits and pieces of the goodness inside. These small pieces are completely safe for dogs to eat and are completely digestible and nutritional. The whole antler will last a lot longer than the split one however, we recommend starting your puppy with the split antler for ease to chew and with no sharp edges.
• NEVER feed cooked bones, these can easily splinter.
• Never feed beef bones that are smaller than the dogs head and make sure they don't have any sharp bits that could break off, which post a choking and blockage risk
• Always supervise when feeding bones
• NEVER FEED RAWHIDE, just google them and you will be disgusted by the fact that they are on the shelves.
• Look up the toxic food for dogs list in google to make sure you know what not to feed your Cobberdog.