natural feeding for brandi
by michael woods
the way to a guys heart
hi it's me again , sorry to be a pain , we are going to have a trainer come to our house for the puppy , the first visit is for 3 hours then every week till we think and he does that its ok. then we can call him when ever we need to at no extra cost.
the company is quite big in the uk , i spoke with him on the phone today and he says he tries to teach natural eating , he gave me a web site to look at , www.ukrmb.co.uk and it tells of natural eating and the benefits , could you please tell me if you have any advice on this we only want to do what is correct for our dog
Don't worry about how many questions you need to ask, that's what this site is here for and I'm happy to help as much as I can! It's great that you are so committed to doing what is best for Brandi, and are prepared to spend time and money to get what she needs. She's a lucky pup - and even more adorable every time I see her :o)
On this issue, all I can give is a personal opinion, and you may want to do some more research on feeding dogs a 'natural diet'. The term often used in the US to describe this kind of diet is the BARF diet, so you may want to try putting that into your search engine.
What you feed your puppy plays a vital role in her future health and welfare, and large breed puppies need a LOT of balanced nutrition in order to sustain their rapid growth, without encouraging an overly fast weight gain.
There are most definitely a lot of 'doggie junk foods' out there, but there are also many high quality, premium foods that can provide your puppy with everything she needs to grow up healthy and strong.
Feeding a natural diet can also work very well but it will definitely take a lot more time and effort to maintain. The difficulty comes with balancing the ingredients in her daily diet so that all she gets everything she needs, in the correct ratio. There are many books on the subject, and if you choose to 'go completely natural' I would strongly recommend getting at least one or two, and reading them thoroughly.
I have many pages on my website that go into the pros and cons of different methods of feeding a puppy. I would suggest that you read them all, or at least a good selection of them, before deciding what you feel works best for your puppy, and you. Although most of the products are US brands, the information and advice translates well. The page entitled Dog Food Comparisons gives you a method of rating any dog food according to the quality of it's ingredients, and will work equally well on UK foods.
These other pages may also be of interest to you -
I'm also happy to see you have her training all in hand, she's going to be a big girl so getting her to learn the basics now is excellent.
Best of luck with her.