Bay Lake Doodles gives youFood Scores , Shots Testing & More
IF YOU DO NOT READ ANYTHING PLEASE READ ABOUT VACCINES & SHOT PROTOCAL
You will be given a record of the puppy’s vaccination status and a schedule to follow for future vaccinations. Your veterinarian may alter the schedule to fit their recommendations. Basically, your puppy will require vaccines every 3 to 4 weeks until the puppy is 18 to 20 weeks of age. Then ATLEAST FIRST YEARLY vaccinations are required. Keep your puppy out of pet stores and parks, etc until all the shots are finished.
PRETTY IMPORTANT STUFF HERE TO READ ABOUT VACCINES AND NEW STUDIES DONE ON THEM AND WHY TOO MANY CAN CAUSE A PROBLEM IN OUR PETS :
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I HAVE PROVIDED YOU WITH A WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE ON FOODS AND I WILL NOT FEED MY DOGS CHEAP DOG FOOD
Stay away from Gluten Wheat and Corn and Fillers
We Like to Switch Our Dogs to all Natural Food around 1 yr Old
SOMETHING YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CHEAP OR COMMERICAL DOG FOOD IS ;
About Grains/ IN DOG FOOD & Urinary Tract Problems and more SKIN PROBLEMS AND POOR HEALTH EAR INFECTIONS AND YOU NAME IT
Dogs and cats did not evolve to eat grains... so why include grains in pet food?
Grains first appeared in pet foods about 70 years ago when consumers wanted the convenience of pet food in a bag and manufacturers wanted to reduce costs with inexpensive calories from grains. Although grains such as rice or wheat provide low-cost calories, their high carbohydrate content contributes to obesity, diabetes, kidney stones/struvite crystals, behaviour problems, allergies, skin/coat problems and a host of other health problems in cats and dogs.
There is a myth that high protein diets are harmful to kidneys. This probably started because, in the past, patients with kidney disease were commonly placed on low protein (and thus low nitrogen) diets. Science has since shown that for patients with kidney disease the concern is rather protein quality, not quantity. High quality protein is digestible and produces fewer nitrogen by-products.
Cats and dogs are simply not evolved to eat processed cereal grains. The relatively short gastrointestinal system of dogs lacks the enzymes needed to efficiently digest carbohydrates and is naturally evolved to metabolize a diet high in protein, which is why grain-free, reduced-carbohydrate diets based on human-grade meat, vegetables and fruits most closely matches the diet nature intended for your dog or cat.
Indeed, veterinarians are increasingly citing grains and carbohydrates as primary causes of health problems common to dogs and cats. In addition, as we all sadly know, the majority of pet food recalls over the past 10 years have been due to contaminated grain products: glutens, corn, wheat & rice.
And although it overlooks the most fundamental purpose of pet food (to provide nourishment) the “grain-and-carbohydrate” approach to pet nutrition is still widely practiced due to the lower cost, ready availability and long shelf life that grains provide. Unfortunately, dogs and cats suffer as a result of this. We believe that you should spend your money on your pet, not your vet.
We know our dogs do best on wheat free food, with no fillers and wheat. Dogs can and have developed many allergies to wheat, corn and more. see list below of top rated foods.
WE AVOID CHICKEN AND BEEF IN OUR DOG FOOD AND PREFER SALMON TURKEY OR OTHERS THINGS- ITS BEEN KNOWN FOR SOMETIME THAT DOGS ARE BECOMING LESS TOLERANT TO CHCIKEN AND BEEF AFTER ALL THESE YRS
Sometimes your Vet does not want to think natural food is best, ( they seem to practice old traditional styles and can not think outside the box ) But I want my dogs to eat a more natural food and avoid skin and allergy problems and also get a better diet.
( COWS eat Corn ) not dogs
PLEASE READ this Dog Food Scoring Guide
If the Food you choose is on this list and scores under 100 it is not a swell food for your Puppy or Dog
94-100+ = A
86-93 = B
78-85 = C
70-77 = D
69 = F
Here are some foods that have already been scored:
EUKANUBA WILD NO FILLERS ALL NATURAL
(GREAT FOOD FOR PUPS & OLDER DOGS)
Authority Harvest Baked / Score 116 A+
Bil-Jac Select / Score 68 F
Canidae / Score 112 A+
Chicken Soup Senior / Score 115 A+
Diamond Maintenance / Score 64 F
Diamond Lamb Meal & Rice / Score 92 B
Diamond Large Breed 60+ Formula / Score 99 A
Buffalo Blue rated 114 +
Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance Ultra Premium / Score 122 A+
Dick Van Patten's Duck and Potato / Score 106 A+
Eagle Pack Holistic / Score 119 A+
Eagle Pack Holistic Chicken /Score 114 points A+
Eagle Pack Large and Giant Breed Puppy / Score 94 A
Eagle Pack Natural / Score 94 A
*** EARTHBORN IS OUR FAVORITE FOOD BISCON WE ORDER IT FROM CHEWY.COM ***
Eukanuba Large Breed Adult / Score 83 C
Eukanuba Natural Lamb and Rice / Score 87 B
Flint River Ranch / Score 92 B (non-specific fat source)
Foundations / Score 106 A+
Hund-n-Flocken Adult Dog (lamb) by Solid Gold / Score 93 A
Iams Lamb Meal & Rice Formula Premium / Score 73 D
Iams Large Breed / Score 83 C
Innova Dog / Score 114 A+
Innova Evo / Score 114 A+
Kirkland Signature Chicken, Rice, and Vegetables / Score 110 A+ )
Natural Balance Duck and Potato / Score 114 A+
Nutrisource Lamb and Rice / Score 87 B
Nutro Chicken, Rice, & Oatmeal / Score 85 C (non-specific fat source)
Nutro Natural Choice Large Breed Puppy / Score 87 B
Nutro Natural choice Lamb and Rice / Score 85 C
Ol Roy / Score 9 F
Pedigree Complete Nutrition / Score 42
Pedigree Adult Complete / Score 14 F
Pet Gold Adult with Lamb & Rice / Score 23 F
Pro Plan All Breed / Score 68 F
ProPlan Natural Turkey & Barley / Score 103 A+
PURINA ONE PUPPY OR ADULT 102
Purina Beneful / Score 17 F
Purina Dog / Score 62 F
Purina Come-n-Get It / Score 16 F
PRO PAC 112 ULTIMATES
Royal Canin Bulldog / Score 100 A+
Royal Canin Natural Blend Adult / Score 106 A+
Sensible Choice Chicken and Rice / Score 97 A
Science Diet Advanced Protein Senior 7+ / Score 63 F
Science Diet chicken adult maintainance / Score 45 F
Science Diet for Large Breed Puppies / Score 69 F
Solid Gold Bison / Score 123 A+
Timberwolf Organics Lamb and Venison / Score 136 A+
Wellness Super5 Mix Chicken / Score 110 A+
Wolfking Adult Dog (bison) by Solid Gold / Score 97 A
IF YOUR VET PUSHES SCIENCE DIET FOOD ON YOU TELL THEM THANKS BUT NO THANKS IT HAS WAY TOO MUCH CORN IN IT. WE DO ENDORSE SCIENCE DIET PRESCRIPTION FOOD FOR SPECIAL MEDICAL REASONS.
Never switch foods over night, it must be done gradually , then I would switch to an all natural food with no grains and fillers ,its better for health ears and coat trust me dogs were not meant to eat grains ! None of my dogs have ear problems now
Internet is full of good info on natural Dog foods.
Below is some information to help you get off to a good start with yor puppy!
Puppies are fed 3-4 times a day up until they are 8-9 weeks old then once in morning and once a night , lunch GIVE SOME FOOD NOT LOT & they get A biscuits actually feeding A FULL 3 times a day is really too much at this age ! Plus most table scraps contain sodium, salt and are not good for their diet.
Crate training is highly recommended. It is a good way to house train a puppy. There are many types of crates available. I recommend getting a crate that will fit your dog as an adult dog. Crate training uses the idea that a dog does not like to soil its bed area . The crate should be used anytime you cannot give your puppy your undivided attention. Puppies need to go right after they eat and wake up from nap, The puppy may need to go to the bathroom every 3-4 hours when crated and even more. Take puppy outside to its designated area, give a command, GO POTTY & praise puppy for it .Treats can be used also when praising pup. When the puppy has an accident in the house disciplining it with a firm “NO” . then take pup out rightaway. Correcting the puppy after the fact (without catching it in the act) only confuses the puppy since it has no clue why.
A blanket and a few toys are recommended in the crate; The puppy will try very hard not to go in its crate In time, the puppy will be able to go as long as 6 to 8 hours if necessary in the crate without an accident.
The Chewing Problem:
The most common complaint of new puppy owners is chewing; not chewing on toys or rugs, but on fingers and toes! When the puppy has left its siblings, it soon decides that you and your family will make nice substitutes. Unfortunately, the puppy does not realize how painful its sharp teeth are. There are many suggestions to correct this problem. The puppy should not be allowed to chew on you or your family members from day one; substitute squeaky toys or rope toys for fingers and a firm “no” when needed to help eliminate this problem. However, puppies can be very persistent about chewing on your hands and at a young age do not fully understand “no”. Try a more firm correction staring directly into the puppy’s eyes to help establish you are the dominant person and hold the puppy firmly on either side of his head and give a very firm, deep “NO”. If all else fails, a quick pinch of the upper lip is the most effective, turn the lip inside out and pinch it and pup will quickly understand thats a no no. The goal of this correction is to startle the puppy and stop the behavior. If the puppy runs away and hides, your correction was perhaps a bit too harsh. If you puppy growls and comes back for more, your correction was not stern enough. The individual response to the correction is your best indication of how you are doing.
General Health Information:
Also know too much vaccination of America’s pets has been a large contributor to the high cancer rates and other diseases in the American pet population. With fewer vaccinations, we have high hopes that this will change.
see our Shot Protocol
WE DO A PUPPY APTITUDE TEST ON ALL OUR PUPS SEE CHART BELOW:
We do this next testing at 7 weeks of age. It's not an exact science but helps determine more of the puppies aptitude and what family a particular puppy may be better suited for.
Developed by Joachim and Wendy Volhard
PUPPY APTITUDE TEST
© Wendy Volhard 2002
puppy (color, sex) ________________ litter ______________________
TEST PURPOSE SCORE #
Place puppy in test area.
From a few feet away the tester coaxes the pup to her/him by clapping hands gently and kneeling down and leaning backwards. Degree of social attraction.
Pack Drive. Came readily, tail up, jumped, bit at hands. 1
Came readily, tail up, pawed, licked at hands. 2
Came readily, tail up. 3
Came readily, tail down 4
Came hesitantly, tail down. 5
Didn't come at all. 6
Stand up and walk slowly away from the pup with your back to it.
Make sure the pup sees you walk away.
Coax puppy to follow by talking to it and attracting it's attention. Degree of following attraction.
Pack Drive Followed readily, tail up, got underfoot, bit at feet. 1
Followed readily, tail up, got underfoot. 2
Followed readily, tail up 3
Followed readily, tail down. 4
Followed hesitantly, tail down. 5
No follow or went away. 6
Crouch down and gently roll the pup on his back and hold it down with light pressure with one hand hand for a full 30 seconds. Degree of dominance or submission.
Fight or Flight drive.
How it accepts stress when socially or physically dominated.
Struggled fiercely, flailed, bit. 1
Struggled fiercely, flailed. 2
Settled, struggled, settled with some eye contact. 3
Struggled then settled. 4
No struggle. 5
No struggle, straining to avoid eye contact. 6
Sit puppy on left side and gently stroke him from the head to back while you crouch beside him talking to him.
Continue stroking until are cognizable behavior is established - no more than 30 seconds.
Degree of acceptance of social dominance.
Jumped, pawed, bit, growled. 1
Jumped, pawed. 2
Cuddles up to testor and tries to lick face. 3
Squirmed, licked at hands. 4
Rolled over, licked at hands. 5
Went away and stayed away. 6
Bend over and cradle the pup under its belly, fingers interlaced, palms up and elevate it just off the ground.
Hold it there for 30 seconds. Degree of accepting dominance while in position of no control.
Fight or Flight Drive
Struggled fiercely, bit, growled. 1
Struggled fiercely. 2
No struggle, relaxed 3
Struggled, settled, licked 4
No struggle, licked at hands. 5
No struggle, froze. 6
The remainder of the puppy test is an evaluation of obedience aptitude and working ability and provides a general picture of a pup's intelligence, spirit, and willingness to work with a human being. For most owners, a good companion dog will score in the 3 to 4 range in this section of the test. Puppies scoring a combination of 1's and 2's require experienced handlers who will be able to draw the best aspects of their potential from them.
OBEDIENCE APTITUDE TEST
© Wendy Volhard 2002
TEST PURPOSE SCORE #
Crouch beside pup and attract this attention with crumpled up paper ball.
When the pup shows interest and is watching, toss the object 4-5 feet in front of pup.
Degree of willingness to work with a human.
High correlation between ability to retrieve and successful guide dogs, obedience dogs, field trial dogs.
Chases object, picks up object and runs away. 1
Chases object, stands over object, does not return. 2
Chases object and returns with object to testor. 3
Chases object and returns without object to testor. 4
Starts to chase object, loses interest. 5
Does not chase object. 6
With puppy on left side, take his front foot with your right hand and press your *finger and thumb lightly then more firmly between his toes on his webbing until you get a response. Count slowly to 10.
Stop as soon as puppy pulls away, or shows discomfort.
* Do not use your fingernail when performing this test. Press between the finger and thumb lightly then more firmly until you get a response. Degree of sensitivity to touch. 8-10 counts before response. 1
6-7 counts before response. 2
5-6 counts before response. 3
2-4 counts before response. 4
1-2 counts before response. 5
Place pup in the center of area, assistant makes a sharp noise a few feet from the puppy.
A large metal spoon struck sharply on a metal pan twice works well.
Do not repeat.
Degree of sensitivity to sound. (Also can be a rudimentary test for deafness.)
Listens, locates sound, walks toward it barking. 1
Listens, locates sound, barks. 2
Listens, locates sound, shows curiosity and walks toward sound. 3
Listens, locates the sound. 4
Cringes, backs off, hides. 5
Ignores sound, shows no curiosity. 6
Place pup in center of room.
Tie a string around a large towel and jerk it across the floor a few feet away from puppy. Degree of intelligent response to strange object.
Prey Drive Looks, attacks and bites. 1
Looks, barks and tail up. 2
Looks curiously, attempts to investigate. 3
Looks, barks, tail-tuck. 4
Runs away, hides. 5
The puppy is gently set and held in a natural stance and evaluated for structure in the following categories:
Shoulder lay back
Front angulation Croup angulation
(see diagram below) Degree of structural soundness.
Good structure is necessary. The puppy is correct in structure. good
The puppy has a slight fault or deviation. fair
The puppy has an extreme fault or deviation. poor
Interpreting the Scores
A puppy that consistently scores a 1 in the temperament section of the test is an extremely dominant, aggressive puppy who can easily be provoked to bite. This puppy is high in Fight Drive. His dominant nature will attempt to resist human leadership, thus requiring only the most experienced of handlers. This puppy is a poor choice for most individuals and will do best in a working situation as a guard or police dog.
This pup is dominant and self-assured, also high in Fight Drive. He can be provoked to bite; however he readily accepts human leadership that is firm, consistent and knowledgeable. This is not a dog for a tentative, indecisive individual. In the right hands, he has the potential to become a fine working or show dog and could fit into an adult household, provided the owners know what they are doing.
This pup is outgoing and friendly and will adjust well in situations in which he receives regular training and exercise. High in Pack Drive, he has a flexible temperament that adapts well to different types of environment, provided he is handled correctly. May be too much dog for a family with small children or an elderly couple who are sedentary.
A pup that scores a majority of 4's is an easily controlled, adaptable puppy whose submissive nature and high Pack Drive will make him continually look to his master for leadership. This pup is easy to train, reliable with kids, and, though he lacks self-confidence, makes a wonderful family pet. He is usually less outgoing than a pup scoring in the 3's, but his demeanor is gentle and affectionate.
This is a pup who is extremely submissive, high in Flight Drive and lacking in self-confidence. He bonds very closely with his owner and requires regular companionship and encouragement to bring him out of himself. If handled incorrectly, this pup will grow up very shy and fearful. For this reason, he will do best in a predictable, structured lifestyle with owners who are patient and not overly demanding, such as an elderly couple.
A puppy that scores 6 consistently is independent, low in Pack Drive and uninterested in people. He will mature into a dog who is not demonstrably affectionate and who has a low need for human companionship. In general, it is rare to see properly socialized pups test this way; however there are several breeds that have been bred for specific tasks (such as basenjis, hounds, and some northern breeds) which can exhibit this level of independence. To perform as intended, these dogs require a singularity of purpose that is not compromised by strong attachments to their owner.
Developed by Joachim and Wendy Volhard
© Wendy Volhard 2002
TOXIC FOODS AND PLANTS
If your dog has ingested a substance that you suspect is toxic, your first step is to identify the substance.
Call the Animal Poison Control Center 1-888-426-4435. May be a $45 fee. It needs to be determined if the substance is caustic. Do not induce vomiting if you suspect or know that the substance is caustic! In most cases if the substance is not toxic the immediate treatment is to inducevomiting. If the dog is
showing signs of shock, lethargy or is confusing or having seizures, do not induce vomiting. In ALL poisoning cases, seek veterinary immediately!
Vomiting is only a temporary fix, to allow you enough time to get your pet to a vet!
How To Induce Vomiting (Read the above information before you do this)
To induce vomiting, give orally, one teaspoon of Syrup of Ipecac, or two teaspoons of Hydrogen Peroxide. Reaction
should be almost immediate.
Xylitol sugar-alcohol sweetener (gums & candy)
Garlic (ok in moderation)
Pear, peach, apricots & plum pits
Apple core pits & seeds
Potato peelings and green looking potatoes
Coffee grounds, beans & tea (caffeine)
Hops (used in home brewing)
Tomato leaves & stems (green parts)
Broccoli (in large amounts)
Raisins and grapes
Cigarettes, tobacco, cigars
Antifreeze & Motor Oil Caustic
Acetaminophen (Tylenol & similar type Products) Caustic
Household Cleaners Caustic
Nail Polish & Remover Caustic
Flea products Caustic
Paint Brush Cleaner, Thinner & Turpentine Caustic
Colocasia (Elephant's Ear)
Deiffenbachia (Dumb Cane)
Philodendron (Saddle Leaf, Split Leaf)
Mum (Pot and Spider)
Trees and Vines
Apple (stem and leaves)
Yew (American, English, Western)
Black Walnut (shavings & hulls) Laminitis,
Ficus Lyrata (Fiddle-Leaf)
Philodendron (Devil's Ivy)
I hope these recommendations are Helpful to you as you and your Puppy grow together into a wonderful relationship