Nutrition

"Sonoma" at approx. 6 months old, from a Gibson x Skye litter. Sonoma has a beautiful dark liver mask, our most rarely produced type of puppy. She now lives with her new family in Illinois who provided this photo.
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We feed all our dogs Victor brand dog food (http://www.victordogfood.com). Victor dog food is an all natural food with No corn, No wheat, No soy, No gluten, No by-products, No artificial colors, and No preservatives. They eat less of it because it is easily digested and therefore there is also less waste! This food is processed 100% in the United States from locally grown meat and vegetables and is based out of Texas. It has natural glucosamine which is also important for a large breed dog's joints. It is produced in Texas which takes away the national brand name fee we pay for store bought dog food. They have also never been involved in a recall and have earned a 5 star review from the Dog Food Advisor.

Our puppies are weaned using a combination of goat's milk, yogurt, and moist puppy food. The plain yogurt adds natural enzymes that aid in digestion along with friendly bacteria. We gradually change them over to a dry food so by the time they are in their new homes they are eating it completely. The choice of their diet then relies on their new owners. We recommend a dry puppy food with some type of named meat as the first ingredient such as chicken, beef, lamb, venison, etc. Corn is a cheap filler and can cause dry coats when used as the first ingredient. We understand the urge to feed human food to them, but this can cause fatty deposits under their skin as well as digestive and other problems so it is not recommended. Canned food can be added as a treat, but their main diet should consist of dry food to aid in keeping their teeth clean and free of tartar buildup. Each of our adult dogs have been given a Milkbone or two a day since we brought them home. Their teeth shine and they have never needed professional dental help.

Victor dog food is now becoming available nationwide and is also available through some websites.

This advice is given solely as a means of educating individuals; all vaccinations, heartworm prevention, and general medicine should be discussed with a licensed Veterinarian before administering.