Your puppy is being fed: Diamond Puppy
Growth is an especially crucial time for your puppy, especially during weaning. The correct kibble size, shape and texture can help to ease that transition. Poor nutrition can inhibit proper development and significantly impact future health. The medium breed puppy will benefit from a specific formulation that addresses his unique needs.
Puppy Nutrition and Dietary Instructions:
All of our puppies are currently being fed Diamond Puppy. DO NOT immediately change their diet when you get them home.
REMEMBER that sudden changes in diet can SEVERELY disrupt the puppy’s digestive system and cause gastric distress. The Siberian Husky requires a relatively small amount of food for its size.
CHANGING THE PUPPY’S DIET:
Should you decide to change the puppy’s diet, you must do so gradually. Sudden changes in diet can cause vomiting, indigestion, heartburn, refusal to eat, gas and diarrhea. Normal bacteria in your pup’s intestine aid in the digestion of food, and a sudden change in food can upset the balance of this bacteria causing any and all of these ailments. That’s why it’s best to change food slowly over the course of about ten days.
- Start by giving 75% of the current food with 25% of the new food for three days
- If your dog adjusted well to this change, then proceed to offer 50% of the current food mixed with 50% of the new food for days four through six
- Once again monitor your pup and if he/she is doing well then it is safe to increase the amount of the new food to 75% with just 25% of the old food for days seven through nine
- By day 10, if your puppy has adjusted well, you can successfully offer just the new food without worrying.
- If you notice any adverse effects while switching, stop immediately and allow your puppy’s stomach to settle and contact your vet if symptoms persist.
- After the switch has been made, continue to watch for any changes that may develop with the new food, such as an improvement or deterioration of coat/skin, and increase or decrease in appetite, or a change in bowel movements. As always, use your best judgment in deciding what is best for your pet.
- NOTE: Rawhides and hard dental chews are a great way to help keep your puppy’s teeth tartar free.
- TABLE SCRAPS are NOT good! Human food often contains far too much fat for a canine’s liver to process and can cause diarrhea, upset tummies and damage to the pancreas.
- DO NOT ADD WATER to their food. If you add water to their food and make it mushy, they can and will eat their food too quickly. this again will cause vomiting, indigestion, diarrhea, etc. The dry food also aids in cleaning their teeth.
We feed our puppies Diamond Puppy as they are weaned. We then continue them on the dry food diet until one year of age. We do this so we don’t complicate the development of their digestive system. Once they are old enough we include them in the normal food rotation as described on below.
Did You Know?
Dogs have very few taste buds and a resulting poor sense of taste. They rely on smell to determine food preference!
Add something that will appeal to their sense of smell like bacon bits or fat, gravy drippings or any savory smelling additive to their regular kibble.
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Our Siberian Huskies’ Diet:
We rotate our dogs’ diet. Why? We rotate the dogs between several high quality, high protein foods. The benefit to a rotational diet is that your dog has less chance of developing an allergy to any of the ingredients. Just like people can develop food allergies, so can dogs. Food rotation also keeps them from getting bored with their food, so they keep a healthy appetite.
With 1 in 3 dogs in the US suffering from allergies, it might be time to look for alternatives to the antihistamines and steroids prescribed by vets.
Commercial dog foods are the leading cause of allergies. If your dog is showing allergic symptoms: scratching, rubbing, chewing at his skin, developing bald or hot spots, irritable behavior and low energy or discharge from his eyes or ears, look to his food as a way to help.
A Dog’s Diet: It is generally agreed a dog’s diet should contain 22% protein, 6% fat, and 4% fiber. The rest should be an equal mix of vegetables and starches. Supplement with a multivitamin and rotate ingredients regularly to ensure a balanced diet.
Along with fresh meat, rice and vegetables, we rotate our Huskies’ diet with several high protein commercial foods described on the following pages. Premium dog foods, such as Canidae, have the advantage that one can feed the dog less and still get very good nourishment. In addition, stool size and amount can be considerably less than with inexpensive, lesser quality foods.
CANIDAE: All Life Stages
Chicken & Turkey Meal – (Human Grade)
Hormone free, antibiotic free and ethoxyquin free. Human quality meat, flesh tissue and skin only.
Lamb Meal – (Human Grade)
Finest American lamb, hormone free, antibiotic free and ethoxyquin free. Human quality meat.
Herring Meal – (F.D.A. Inspected), (Omega 3)
Meats have been tested to have No Ethoxyquin Residual.
Brown Rice – (U.S.D.A. Grade #1)
Rice has been tested to have no pesticide residual; contains a generous supply of B vitamins, plus calcium, phosphorus, and iron.
White Rice – (U.S.D.A. Grade #1)
Rice has been tested to have no pesticide residual; also nutritious, and of all grains, Rice is the most easily digested and least likely to cause allergic reactions. Rice helps clear up psoriasis and has anticancer and anti-diarrheal properties. Rice helps to lower cholesterol and may help to prevent kidney stones.
Chicken Fat – (Omega 6), (Human Grade)
Naturally preserved with mixed tocopherols and ascorbic acid.
Sunflower Oil – (Omega 6)
Cold pressed, naturally preserved, Rich in linoleic acid and known for producing a beautiful skin and coat, as well as visible sheen.
Omega-6 & Omega-3 Fatty Acids – (5:1 Ratio)
Balanced Omega's improve the coat and help to avoid hot spots, hair loss and allergy problems caused from flea bites, repeated licking and from a fat imbalance.
An excellent source of protein and contains all the essential Amino Acids.
Flaxseed Meal – (Omega 3)
Aids in the movement of food through the digestive tract. Flax nourishes and is soothing to the stomach and intestinal linings. This plant source of Omega-3 fatty acids helps enhance the coat’s sheen.
Linoleic Acid – (Omega 6)
An essential fatty acid for healthy skin and coat.
Is used in the digestion and absorption of fats.
Aids in healing allergies, stomach ailments and bad breath; cleanses the kidneys and removes poisons from the body; neutralizes acids; is an excellent blood purifier; improves the appetite and aids in the assimilation of protein, calcium and other nutrients.
Strengthens the mind and concentrating abilities; it aids in healing skin sores and skin eruptions and removing dandruff. It is mostly employed in disordered states of the digestion and for its savory usage.
Is a stimulant of the circulatory system; to treat bad breath; stimulates the hair bulbs to new growth. Employed for its savoriness.
Prevents the spread of bacterial infections in kidneys and the urinary tract. Helps prevent Cystitis.
Rich in soluble fiber-helps lower blood cholesterol levels and normalizes blood sugar.
Vitamin packed herb, calms the stomach, reduces
tissue swelling, and removes worms and parasites from the digestive tract.
Rich in vitamins and contains 30 minerals, controls the thyroid and regulates the metabolism which aids in the digestion of foods and the burning of calories. Kelp aids with improved brain and nerve functions.
An amino acid derivative found in meat that shields the heart from harm. Studies also show that Taurine may also benefit vision disorders, epilepsy, and gallstones. Plays an important part as a neurotransmitter, maintains the correct composition of bile and the solubility of cholesterol.
Yucca Schidigera Extract
Used for its reduction of both breath and stool odor! A cleansing agent. Used by Native Americans of the southwest for skin disorders, skin eruptions and helps avoid inflammation.
All natural fiber intake to help in digestion; improve intestinal health and effective in reducing cholesterol. Also known as an anticarcinogen.
An amino acid sugar necessary for construction of connective tissue and healthy cartilage. Benefits include prevention of arthritis and improved joint health.
Exist naturally in cartilage. When combined with Glucosamine it is known to produce a synergetic effect in helping prevent arthritis and improving joint health.
Inulin (from chicory root), Fructooligosaccharide (FOS) / Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Fermentation Solubles, Mannan-Oligosaccharide (MOS) - Stimulates the growth of friendly and healthy bacteria. Benefits Include: Helping to prevent cancers and have antimicrobial activity. Prebiotics may further help in lowering triglycerides, stabilizing blood glucose levels, boosting the immune system and helping to improve mineral absorption and rid the gut of harmful microorganisms.
Enterococcus Faecium, Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Products - Aid in the maintenance of the healthy balance of intestinal flora. Benefits Include: Improved Digestion, Lower Cholesterol Levels, Strengthened Immune Systems and help Correct Digestive Disorders. Probiotics also aid in helping to prevent ulcers, inflammatory bowel diseases, lactose intolerance, yeast infections and colon cancer.
Aspergillus Oryzae, Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Extracts, Papaya (containing the enzyme Papain), Pineapple (containing the enzyme Bromilian) – Hydrolyzes proteins, fats, oils, starches and carbohydrates for better digestion and absorption of nutrients.
Digestive enzyme that hydrolyzes fiber for better digestion and absorption of nutrients. Canidae Pet Foods is the leader in cutting edge nutrition by being the first pet food manufacturer to include proven enzymatic activity in products backed by scientific data and proven methodology on the inclusion of Cellulase.
All natural live culture. Acts in stimulating microbial and enzyme populations in the animal’s digestive system. This improves feeding efficiency and digestion.
Complete Vitamins including Antioxidants, Vitamin A, Beta Carotene, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Alpha Tocopherols.
Complete balanced minerals containing Amino Acid Chelated Minerals. When Amino Acids are bound to minerals they produce Chelated Minerals, which can be attributed to 3 to 10 time better assimilation of minerals.
(Enhances brain function and visual development)
Superior Grade Protein
(All of the proteins are selected from USDA inspected plants)
Fresh Protein Inclusion
(Chicken, Turkey- Enhanced nutrient profile and palatability)
Multi Protein Source
(Covers the complete amino acid profile)
Select Vegetables and Fruits
(Potatoes, Carrots, Peas, Apples, Tomatoes, Blueberries, Spinach and Cranberries)
Custom Vitamin & Mineral Package
(Superior Vitamins and Chelated Minerals)
Balanced Level of Omega 3 & 6
(Vitally important for healthy skin and lustrous coat)
(Contains a source of live (viable) naturally occurring microoganism)
Skin & Coat Conditioners
(Chicken Fat, Salmon, Flaxseed, Salmon Oil, Vitamin E & Biotin)
(Does not contain any added chemicals, preservatives, artificial additives
Turkey is an excellent source of highly digestible protein.
Chicken is an excellent source of protein.
Turkey is an excellent source of protein and easily digestible.
Chicken meal is the single best source of protein in commercial pet foods. It is high quality and low ash. This ingredient is very digestible, very palatable, and very expensive.
Potatoes provide B vitamins, carbohydrates, zinc, vitamin C, copper, iron, magnesium, niacin and potassium.
Herring meal is a good source of Omega 3 essential fatty acids.
Chicken fat is the highest of all animal sources in linoleic acid and an important element for skin and coat health.
Natural flavors are minimally processed flavor ingredients that do not contain synthetic or artificial components.
Eggs are an excellent source of protein, with naturally occurring complex combinations of amino acids.
Apples are an excellent source of dietary fiber. About 81% of the fiber is soluble; most of it is of a type called pectin. Apples provide both soluble and insoluble fiber, some vitamin C, beta carotene, potassium and boron.
Aside from their high vitamin C content, recent research suggests that cooked tomatoes contain nutritional factors that are necessary for prostate health in human males. Like other recent health discoveries, these benefits may also apply to dogs.
Potassium plays various roles in metabolism and body functions. It assists in the regulation of the acid base balance and water balance in the blood and the body tissue. It assists in protein synthesis from amino acids and in carbohydrate metabolism.
Carrots and fresh and not pre-processed so they retain flavor and important nutrients including protector antioxidants.
Included are some of the following: Ascorbic Acid, Beta Carotene, Biotin, Calcium Carbonate, Calcium Iodate, Choline Chloride, Cobalt Carbonate, Cobalt Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Niacin, Potassium Chloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin C Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement and Zinc Proteinate.
Garlic is valued for its anti-oxidant properties, as well as its enjoyable flavor.
Cottage Cheese is an excellent source of calcium, phosphorus, protein and vitamins.
Minerals and Vitamins included are Absorbic Acid, Beta Carotene, Biotin, Calcium Carbonate, Calcium Iodate, Choline Chloride, Cobalt Carbonate, Cobalt Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Dicalcium Pantothenate, dl-Methionine, Folic Acid, Iron Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Niacin, Potassium Chloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A supplement, Vitamin B12 supplement, Vitamin C supplement, Vitamin D3 supplement, Vitamin E supplement and Zinc Proteinate.
Alfalfa sprouts are rich sources of antioxidants, anti-carcinogens, phytochemicals, enzymes, trace minerals and numerous other living nutrients, which work against toxins, resist cell mutation and invigorate the body’s immune system. One of the phytochemicals contained in alfalfa sprouts is saponins. Saponins lower the bad cholesterol and fat but not the good HDL fats. Sprouts are good sources of vitamin C, folate, betacarotene and niacin.
Ascorbic Acid is a form of vitamin C, which is an antioxidant good for normal metabolism.
Dried Chicory Root:
Dried Chicory Root is commonly known as a “prebiotic,” the inulin derived from the Chicory Root is a fructooligosaccharide added to accomplish the same purpose as supplementing probiotics. The prebiotic feeds the “good bacteria” and hinders the growth of bad bacteria in the pet’s digestive tract.
Direct-Fed Microbials Vitamin E Supplement Lecithin:
Lecithin is essential for normal fatty acid transport within cells.
Rosemary, along with its cancer prevention properties, is a highly effective preservative.