FOOD for THOUGHT

WELLNESS PRODUCTS Healthy Pet - Lifes

Abundance

Click on the link to read about Lifes Abundance , they offer wonderful products,

many of which are used here. Should you choose their food there is an onsite

calculator to determine how much food you will need for your furry friends.

The cost may seem a little pricey, but you feed less and there is less waste. You

can sign up for Autoship which also reduces the price, and is delivered to your

door fresh within 2 weeks of it being made, unlike those at the store that have sat

on a warehouse shelf for months.  There has never been a Recall.

We raise our pups either on the Lifes Abundance all Life Stages or Bil Jac Small

Breed Adult. Before bringing your puppy home I will let you know which food

your puppy has been raised on thus far.

With any food, I try to avoid Corn, Wheat, Soy since many times these are

allergens for your pet. Also know what ingredients are in the treats that you

feed. BEWARE of ingredients such as wheat flour, corn flour, undisclosed

sources of animal fat, meat by products, and bone marrow. Propylene Glycol is

also used quite often as well as artificial colors and dangerous preservatives

such as BHA and BHT.

You NEVER want to give your pet Rawhide and there is an abundance of it on the

market... NO NO NO

I Highly Recommend the Porky Puffs for your new puppy and then Buffalo Bully

Sticks as they become teenagers. With adults nothing last too long. They usually

get a knuckle bones but those can be hard on the teeth.

There are also other products offered by this company that you might be

interested in, so take a look.

You can Place and Order for the Lifes Abundance Products by clicking here.

PLACE ORDER HERE

Ocassionally, mature dogs get bored with their food so we switch around some

when needed. Some foods we fall back on for a change may have corn, wheat or

soy so we are careful to watch for any signs of an allergy. With multiple dogs we

must have a food that works for all of them and finding a food where recalls are

non existent or held at a minimum is not an easy task. Some we have used for a

change up: NutriSource Chicken and Rice, Purina Pro Plan Sport 26/16 All Life

Stages or Sensitive Stomach Salmon

TOYS

No Rawhide (Porky Puffs & Buffalo Bully Sticks are a great option)

No Toys or Beds with Stuffing ( until out of the chew stage)

Stuffable KONGS - "stuff'n" recipes can be found online

Busy Buddy Twist n Treat

Keep it Simple, cheap & easy to replace

WATER BOTTLES / MILK CARTONS

KNOTTED TUBE SOCKS  (can drop a water bottle inside too)

To help prevent your pet from swallowing the small remains from a Bully

Stick, search out a Bully Stick holder.

One is called "The Bully Buddy"

NAP TIME

Dog/Puppies are Den Animals and that is where most of them are most comfortable.  So, when it comes time to leave your

puppy alone, please dont hesitate to crate your puppy.  This also will keep your puppy safe while not being watched.

When outside the crate, Kuranda beds are awesome and non-destructible

You can order your Kuranda HERE - they are all I use when a crate is not needed. 

GROOMING TOOLS

Yep, this breed sheds but only 2 times a year each lasting 6 months (haha)

A weekly brushing with a Pin Brush will keep shedding down to a minimum.  For the times of the year when

shedding increased and they are letting loose of their undercoat, an Under Coat Rake works wonders and

increase the number of time a week you are brushing.  For healthy paws, it is necessary to keep toenails short.

This is not hard and gets easier each time.  You can look online for how to know where to cut.  

Here are the tools I think are totally necessary.   Some you can find at the Dollar Store

FYI:  Please do NOT Shave your Aussie or use a "Furrminator"