Raising Naturally Healthy Puppies
puppies naturally can take a little effort, but once you get the hang of it, it's easy and puppies stay healthy and well. Please follow the
links below. Many have links to books and other websites that can give you more information that can help educate you about keeping your
furry puppy companion happy, healthy, disease free, and greatly extend their life expectancy, so you'll have many wonderful years together
optimally healthy puppies starts with the puppies parents and grandparents. Some people know who the parents of their puppies are, some
don't. Either way, getting your puppy started on a natural health program will help assure it stays healthy.
- As soon as your puppy starts eating on its own, give it food grade diatomaceous earth in its daily food. This will keep
worms from eating him or her, his or her food, and/or sucking the puppy's
blood and help prevent coccidia, prevent the need and use for traditional chemical wormers like Strongid, Pyrantel, Ivermectin, etc. which are actual poisons,
plus food grade diatomaceous earth sweeps some bacteria and viruses out of the system, as well as provides 15 vital minerals to keep young ones healthy and strong.
DE can be mixed in 100% Pure New Zealand Colostrum and/or raw goat milk and food grade diatomaceous earth.
Puppies will lick it right up or it can be added to their raw chicken liver, heart, gizzards, etc.
- Feed Species Appropriate Nutrition aka raw meat and bones for optimum health. Puppies who have just started to eat on their own
love raw chicken hearts, liver, ground turkey, gizzards, and similar easy to chew real human grade raw food. At 5 to 6 weeks of age, they can gnaw on raw chicken
necks (mom's will clean up what the puppies don't finish) and by 8 weeks of age they consume the entire chicken neck by themselves. Most puppies can consume whole
raw chicken wings by the time they are 2 to 3 months of age. Note, feeding RMB's (Raw Meaty Bones) also exercises puppy teeth and gums, which can help lessen their
need to chew on all non-edible things in sight.
- If you have had issues with coccidia or giardia, see #1 above. You can preventatively dose withKochi
Free (formerly Kocci Free) 2x/day for 10 full days
starting as early as 13 days of age OR quickly remedy coccidia and giardia by giving Kocci Free 4x/day for 10 full days. Coccidia is a dis-ease of a stressed
immune system. Raising puppies naturally by using a natural effective wormer (read "not toxic") as soon as they are drinking and/or eating on their own, fed
excellent nutrition as indicated above, and not vaccinated until maternal antibodies dictate at 9 weeks of age (preferably with just a single parvo and distemper
vaccine (or none at all if you don't vaccinate), not the multi-vaccines) helps keep the immune system stronger, compared to traditionally raised pets. When you
think about it, traditionally raised pets are often given traditional chemical wormers every 2-3 weeks, often rotating those worming medications because worms
have developed some immunity to them, as early as 2 weeks of age, then vaccinating with 5-6-7-8 disease in one vaccines as early as 3-4 weeks of age and every 2
weeks or so thereafter, while the puppy is starting to be weaned to solid food just overloads/weakens the immune system, making the body more susceptible to
disease. Additionally, having excessive worm loads will stress the immune system and since puppies are born with roundworms and hookworms, it is essential to worm
them early and naturally. Pot bellied puppies are not healthy, they have worms.
- IF you feel the need to vaccinate, consider Dr.
Jean Dodds' recommended vaccination protocol for puppies. She recommends TWO single
(parvo and distemper) vaccinations, one at 9 weeks of age and another at 12 weeks of age. GiveLife Cell Support for 1 to 2 weeks prior to
getting vaccinations and for 30 days afterwards, twice daily to help alleviate the stress on the body, help sweep some of the toxins from the vaccines out of the
blood, liver, and lymphatic system. Note, once a puppy has been vaccinated, you can never 100% remove the toxins from the body from it. For more information about
animal vaccines, please visit ourAnimal Vaccinations web page.
- PARVO PREVENTION: If you have previously had parvo on your premises, please read the information about organic herbal
Paxxin (formerly Parvaid) &Vibactra Plus as these products are known to prevent
parvo (aka parvo virus) when puppies have been exposed to the virus and these organic herbal products can also help to heal canine
parvo. Many breeders andrescues use these products preventatively with near 100% success. If you have a puppy, we highly recommend having these products on hand. The
Puppy Care Kit is a natural puppy health care kit that contains Paxxin, Vibactra Plus, Life Cell Support, Vintesta (formerly
Pet's Cough & Cold Formula), and a few other puppy health care remedies at a discounted price.
- Keep your dogs and puppies free from fleas and ticks naturally withFlea Free, as soon as they are
drinking on their own; andto lessen the itching from fleas lightly dust your puppy with food grade diatomaceous earth. More information about naturally addressing
fleas is on our No Flea web page.
- Give 100% New Zealand Colostrum daily, especially great for weaning puppies, as it is excellent to help strengthen the
immune system, provides antibodies, helps build muscle mass (we have a lot of pro athletes that take it daily and pro football wives are ordering overnight delivery
because their husband ran out), etc. and all puppies and dogs LOVE it! I give it for life to all my canines, who live to be 16-17+ years of age, healthy and
disease free, and weigh 75 to 120 lbs. Breed books say their average life expectancy is 10-12 years.
- Rx Vitamins Rx Biotic Professional Veterinary Formula provides excellent balanced probiotic support for vital
healthy digestion that helps assure the nutrients from the food you are feeding your puppy is utilized for optimal nutrition and health. Great when puppies are
subjected to use of antibiotics to maintain proper gut flora as well. Traditional pet foods and even most raw diets do not contain the proper probiotics and enzymes
needed for optimal well-being.
- Organic Icelandic Kelp is an excellent way to assure they are getting over 60 vitamins, minerals, and
- Cleanse and detox your puppy/dog's body regularly. Even if you feed a certified organic diet, dogs are still exposed to toxins in our environment - formaldehyde in
carpet, motor oil on streets/parking lots, pesticides in park and neighbor lawns, air pollution, water pollution, etc. Our canine companions also bring with them
their parents health history and genetic health issues, so cleansing and detoxing helps to rid the body of their family history making them less likely to have
health issues similar to their parents, grandparents,
etc. Our protocol is 2-3x/day for
30 days both spring and fall (less stressful months of the year) for all canines and felines. The
Internal Gold Detox Kit contains bothorganic Kidney Rejuvenator and
organic Life Cell Support that help cleanse and purify the blood, kidneys, liver, and
lymphatic system. Organic Essiac Tea is excellent and can be given 2-3x/day in lieu of the
Life Cell Support as they are both similar products that cleanse and purify
the blood, liver, and lymphatic system. Bentonite Clay is excellent to help detox the body
and especially good for poisoning issues, such as salmonella and campy (Campylobacteriosis). It is also excellent to normalize diarrhea or constipation issues.
Many people and pets consume it daily. Organic food grade diatomaceous earth is a good mild detox and something we choose to consume and
feed daily to all animals. Cleansing and detoxing the body is similar to properly maintaining your automobile. If you regularly change the oil, radiator fluid,
transmission fluid, your car will last much longer. If you leave the same old fluid sludge in your vehicle, it doesn't run as well or as long. Cleansing and detoxing
the body is an excellent preventative health maintenance program to keep us and our pets living longer, healthier lives.
- If you are concerned about heartworm use Organic Heartworm Free for heartworm prevention
without the toxic side effects that come with traditional chemical heartworm preventatives.
- Be sure to change your puppies water bowl daily or more frequently if it plays in the water and gets it dirty. Plenty of clean pure fresh water is essential to pet
health just as it is for people. Preferably do not give city tap water, as most city municipalities chlorinate the water which can cause cancer.
- Make sure your puppy gets plenty of good healthy exercise. For proper growth and healthful longevity, daily exercise, fresh air, and sunshine is essential for everyone. Do not use choke chains,
pronged collars, etc. that can hurt your puppy. We have found the
Walk In Sync™ harness to be the best. With the Walk In Sync™ Humane Dog Walking and Training
System, developed by trainer Alecia Evans, you can train your puppy to walk on a leash without causing harm to him or her. Even heavy pullers can be leash trained
with this system.
- Proper training is essential to the health of puppies, dogs, and their humans. We recommend clicker training with real food treats and/or play toys as rewards. We
love the Clik Stik for target training. A well trained puppy (often it's the humans who need training
as well) is a blessing to everyone in the household and keeps everyone - human and canine happier and healthier. Compared to the puppy who grows up and becomes an
adult and is digging up the yard, destroying things in the house, etc., which makes life a bit difficult for the humans and the dog. Gentle training methods can be
fun for everyone and the result is a harmonious lifestyle for all.
- If you are a breeder, please see our Breeder Natural Health Web Page for natural health information about breeding canines and felines.
- Please read our Senior Pet Natural Health Web Page, to keep your older companion
naturally strong and healthy or if your senior pet is experiencing health issues.
- Rescues and Sanctuaries, please visit our Rescue Natural Health Web Page for information on obtaining/maintaining optimal animal health
The information on this web site is not intended as a substitute for the advice of a physician or veterinarian. This information is not intended as a substitute
for the reader's independent judgment and personal responsibility. Health issues are far too important to delegate to anyone else. It is highly recommended you research
and seek information and counsel from as wide a variety of sources as possible, so you can make well informed educated decisions about you, your child's, or your pet's health,
as in the end YOU make the decisions.