We strive to breed genetically sound Toy Australian Shepherds. But, genetics are only a part of raising a healthy dog. Nutrition plays a critical role in life time health. Many dog foods cannot be relied upon to meet your dog’s nutritional requirements and nutrition can be attributed to a number of health issues.
We don’t feel there is one right way to feed a dog, nor do we believe there is a “perfect” dog food. There are multiple factors, including the individual dog and your lifestyle. For some, kibble is preferred due to it being readily available, and for others, pleasure is found in preparing wholesome, whole raw food meals for their pets. We have tried many different foods over the years, and we have spent countless hours speaking to several veterinarians and researching dog food and we have found Purina Pro Plan food to be comparable in terms of quality and results, whilst being more convenient and more economical than raw feeding.
We Keep our Puppies
On a Rotating Diet
Rotating your pet's food provides them with variety, which is important not just for appetite, but for health. Like with humans, a varied diet is healthy for dogs. It keeps them interested in their food while enhancing the diversity of their microbiome.
It reduces the risk of allergies and food intolerances, as well as helping prevent potential issues down the road.
We have a large food storage container and mix all three foods in the container. We realize that this is not reasonable for everyone. For us, having our puppies on three foods give you the option to choose one of the three flavors to continue feeding your puppy.
The Core Four
What we feed our puppies
Pre & Probiotics
Bernie’s Perfect Poop combines essential Fibers, Prebiotics, Probiotics & Enzymes to heal your dog’s digestive system and maintains a healthy balanced gut microbiome. Just add 1 tsp per day to one meal, or split the one teaspoon into however many meals you feed per day. We switch the flavors up to offer a variety.
FortiFlora probiotic supplement powder is specially formulated to promote normal intestinal microflora in dogs suffering from diarrhea. It is crafted in collaboration with nutritionists, researchers and veterinarians to contain a specific amount of live microorganisms and antioxidants to help support digestive health and reduce gas.
One of the most common health issues with any small breed dog is luxating patella’s (bad knees). Puppies/dogs can cause joint issues by doing simple everyday activities like running, jumping, etc. Because of this, we recommend putting your pet on a joint supplement to help maintain joint, bone and supporting soft tissue health.
that we love
We LOVE Shameless Pets! They take all the wasted, unwanted fruits and veggies that they refer to as “misfits”, and surplus produce from Farmers/Suppliers in the USA and upcycle them – transforming all the misfits into high quality nutritious treats for your pets! Sustainable and good for your pets and the planet!! They come in all different fun flavors and you can break the soft ones into little pieces which are great for training – we give them
– You can order these from Chewy or directly from their website. If you order directly from them you can use code MISTY15 for 15% off your order.