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WATCH THIS DOCUMENTARY ON THE PET FOOD INDUSTRY.
Unless you carefully vet your vet (who is probably a great person) - you probably have a traditional veterinarian. Traditional vets are educated through text books paid for and sometimes written by the major petfood manufacturers. They are PAID by these petfood companies to recommend & sell products like Hills Science Diet, Purina Proplan and others.
Unfortunately, unless your vet has studied holistic or integrative veterinary medicine they have not been educated on the SCIENCE supporting raw and fresh food diets.
This is an old documentary, today there is an overwhelming body of evidence supporting raw & fresh food diets. The science shows dogs fed raw, fresh food LIVE LONGER (YEARS LONGER), have less cancer, fewer diseases, less arthritis, fewer allergies, fewer skin conditions, better teeth etc.
Banfield vets are actually owned and operated by Mars Candy Co - one of the largest pet food manufacturers in the world. They not only profit off making your dogs sick through poor diet and toxic ingredients, they then profit off treating your dog for the illness they've caused.
My #1 recommendation. This is what we feed our dogs and they love it. If you keep your dogs on this human grade, preservative free, non GMO diet we will extend out health guarantee by 1 year for a total possible warranty of 4 years. Code: LARAMADISON
Rescue - For dog with allergies, itchy skin, sensitive stomach.
AM/PM - Gentle on the stomach, works with your dogs body by separating carbs from proteins, a solution to stool issues.
NDF2 - Like AM/PM but combined. Perfect for puppies.
Just LOOK at the ingredients. The label may be simple, but this really is an amazing daily multi-vitamin. We use this on both our breeding males and female to support their healthy, functioning, intact systems.
The link below goes directly to their complete ingredient list.
Use our breeder code: 634755 to order. If you keep your puppy on this daily vitamin, we extend our 2 year health guarantee by 1 year, for a total possible warranty of 4 years.
In terms of pre-made subscriptions, this is the best raw dog food on the market. It arrives frozen to your door - I still recommend sourcing your own meats and keeping the dogs on the Volhard foods but this is a great 2nd choice.
This is what we used to feed. Their favorite flavor was lamb.
For the raw feeder, this gives Darwin's a run for their money. These bite size pieces are appropriate for an adult mini, but for puppies we recommend cutting them smaller or using Darwin's. The dogs ABSOLUTELY go NUTS for this. FISH FREE RECIPE (for those with allergies)!!
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80/10/10 - Many of their ground meals are 80/10/10 - 80% muscle, 10% bone & 10% organ meats. Wild caught meats available.
Marrow Bones are BOTH a DENTAL CHEW & a LONGEVITY booster. Beef marrow bones are proven to stave off cancer, heart disease, increase immunity, among other health benefits.
The high fat content is great for puppies and I recommend feeding ONE per week for the life of your dog. As your dog gets older, their fat requirement will reduce so I recommend either getting the 2 inch bones OR scooping out half the marrow and stuffing it with pumpkin and re-freezing. Marrow bones are recreational but not fully edible and should be discarded after a day or two.
These will keep your dogs teeth in great shape and reduce the frequency of needed teeth cleanings (which we still recommend) WITHOUT having to brush your dogs teeth every day.
WE ARE NO LONGER RECOMMENDING KIBBLE. A Better alternative for travel, and a shelf stable product would be a dehydrated or freeze dried food, I am reviewing the products available on the market in search of the best. We do not recommend dehydrated foods for everyday consumption. Coming soon.
This company makes mushroom supplements for both you and your pet.
This single capsule is a blend of Turkey Tail, Reishi, Maitake, Shitake, and Chaga.
They actually make a hot chocolate/mushroom blend for people!
If you have an aging dog - I HIGLY recommend getting their heart supplements. It is made from Hawthorne which we have personally used with success to add YEARS onto our silky terriers lives (after vets told us they were having heart trouble and wouldn't last long).
Do sardines gross you out? If you prefer to just squirt some omega-3 rich oil on their food this is for you! This particular salmon oil has a high omega-3 content, and is less fishy smelling than other oils on the market.
Formulated with the help of the famous author & holistic veterinarian Dr. Karen Becker - These treats are responsibly sourced from USA livestock and meet the highest standards in the industry. PS - Liver is a SUPERFOOD!
These single ingredient bully sticks are our brand of choice. Affordable, quality controlled, single ingredient bully sticks. Be sure to purchase the 12" sticks - NOT SHORTER! Always discard used bully sticks when they get down to 4" as they can become a choking hazard - Unless you also purchase the Bully Buddy which holds onto the end of the bully stick eliminating that problem.
Bully Stick Holder - We recommend sizes small or medium.
Whenever possible - whole foods are best, especially when it comes to omega 3 rich fish. Icelandic+ products are all responsibly sourced and meet FDA & USDA food regulations.
Your work horse training lead. We have been using these leads for YEARS, and we are finally retailing them! Available in a wide range of colors and patterns, we recommend the 3/8 inch 6ft lead for training. These leashes run about $16.
How cute is this? Made in America, this luxury brand is bringing the dogs to the catwalk. With sets in every color, pattern, and style we really love seeing our pups on trend in this gear. We are retailing these sets, so if you are purchasing a puppy from us and you see something you love online let us know! Our clients save on shipping PLUS 10% off (available styles).
GPS collars are an absolute must have for your pet. The Fi Collar works off of cellular networks, helping you locate your lost pet through an app on your phone. The battery life on these guys is excellent. We are retailing these collars, if you are interested please let us know and we'll have it ready for you upon pick up. Our clients save on shipping PLUS 10% off (available styles).
Pre-Trained puppies will be car trained to this booster seat. This is a high quality, comfortable, padded sky box booster allowing your puppy to look out the window. Restrains the puppy in the car, and helps with cleanliness. Best suited to dogs 20 lbs and under. Must be used with a car harness. Never clip you dog in by the collar.
It may come as a shock to you, but "crash tested" does NOT mean it passed the test. This harness passed the independently run crash test preformed by the Center for Pet Safety. This organization is fighting the good fight against deceitful marketing in the pet industry and provides important consumer updates on all things pet related.
The sleepy pod click-it harness can be used with or without the car seat, making it perfect for car travel when you're in a rush.
If you purchased a pre-trained puppy and would like to have your puppy trained to this harness, please have it shipped to us. We recommend size small for most minis. Micro minis may not fit until they are older.
Many of our clients have purchased this crate and recommend it. See the link below. It has WHEELS! (Get the Medium crate for the mini goldendoodles).
We have FOUR of these. Two are set up as small play pens shown above, and then we have two set up as one super large play pen (THEY ARE DESIGNED TO LINK TOGETHER!). The vertical bards a climb proof and the lockable joints allow you to create any shape and keep it that way. It also comes with wall brackets so you can make their space even larger by using your existing walls as sides. Baseboard moldings are a non-issue ! We recommend starting small and giving your dog more freedom as he/she gains bladder control.
Don't go smaller than the medium size. Year round, your dog will love this. We have one of these and all the dogs pile up on this for nap time. During the summer it keeps them cool, and provides air flow. During the winter we put a crate pad on top and it gives them a warm place to sleep. Practically indestructible, this cot gives you a lot more bang for your buck than a dog bed (which will be chewed up just as quickly as your puppy will pull the stuffing out of his/her favorite toy) - and it's much more versatile.
Similar to the Coolaroo - but better. This completely chew proof bed is made in America and all parts are replaceable. Available in aluminum or PVC. Completely customizable fabrics, colors and sizes.
At some point you will NEED to leave food and water in the crate. These are affordable and they really do the trick. Save yourself from having to crawl into the crate and retrieve bowls - stick this on the door or the side wall of your crate for ease of use and reduced mess. WORKS WITH DIGGS CRATE!
All the dogs love this. It is durable, soft, works as a car blanket, or zipped up as a crate pad, can be used as "place" with pre-trained puppies as well. Because it isn't full of "stuffing", they don't destroy it like they do other dog beds. Sometimes they chew the zipper, but you can get the zipper protector (its like a sturdy pillow case) that prevents that.
If you are purchasing a puppy from us, please order this item through us as we retail it.
CULT CLASSIC - We have been using Huggle Hounds products since the 90's.(Do you remember the Huggle Hound fleece man?) There is something iconic and universally beloved about this fleece.
Another stuffing free bed (does not become a blanket, but still great for use in crates, on cots, or just around the house). If you are purchasing a puppy from us, please order this item through us as we retail it. Also available in grey
The best on the market. I can not recommend this product enough. Non GMO, certified ORGANIC, non toxic, truly natural and healthy for you and your pet. We also retail this shampoo ourselves so you can pick this up upon puppy pickup (we appreciate your business!).
Perfect for after baths! Useful all year round, but especially in extreme heat and cold.
We are retailing 4Legger products, and they will be available upon puppy pickup if you prefer to purchase from us.
This style is the easiest, and we find the safest to use.
A comb for finding and isolating matts. These are what we use.
Perfect for brushing out your puppy's coat. Rubberized tips prevent scratching.
If you have carpeting, this is a useful tool in housebreaking. It breaks down the urine so your puppy doesn't keep smelling that "spot" and form a bad habit.
Most household candles are toxic to dogs, and often are at the root of your pets allergies. Switching to coconut-soy-wax, non-toxic candles like this one will help ensure your home is both safe for your puppy & welcoming for your guests. Choose from an assortment of fragrances.
In our research, we are still having a hard time finding TRULY pet safe ice melt. This magnesium based melt isn't perfect but it's better than the rock salt normally used. If you want to go REALLY natural, and little off the beaten path, we've heard that sugar beet juice (sold at Tractor Supply as a deer attractant), melts ice really well. Some cities actually use this on the roads instead of rock salt, but we wonder how well that works out for the deer who are then attracted to the roads!
We love this product! This is for TICK CONTROL! If you live anywhere in New York State, or in any state with deer ticks, lymes disease is a SERIOUS issue. If you have your own lawn, we HIGHLY suggest using this non-toxic, all-natural, EFFECTIVE pesticide made from all natural CEDAR OIL. It KILLS TICKS on contact, and it smells nice too! FYI ticks come out of the ground as soon as it hits 40 degrees for a few days in a row.
You won't turn to powder and blow away if you don't get one of these, but it will make your life much easier. We have 5 dogs, and without a good pooper scooper we would not be happy people, but thanks to our pooper scooper - this crappy chore is fast and easy, and even a little fun. Fun? Maybe that's a slight exaggeration, but it's really a breeze. It picks up a ton of poop in one go, so you don't have to carry a bucket around with you while you do it.
If this is your first dog - this book is for you. If this is your 10th dog, this book is for you. If you have ever had a dog suffer with cancer, arthritis, diabetes, or any for of degenerative disease - this book is for YOU. This is a HOW TO manual on longevity in dogs. There has never been a book like this for our pets before. It is PACKED with easily digestible science and advice to get the MOST healthy years possible out of your relationship with you puppy. Can you puppy live 20 + HEALTHY years with you? Yes - absolutely. Here's how.
You'll need one of these. This is a great distraction when you need 5 minutes to yourself! Perfect for use inside your puppy's playpen.
Use this instead of a bowl to put the Volhard in. Feed inside the crate while crate training. A must-have item in my opinion. Size small for puppies, they will be able to reach the bottom and the serving size is about right for dinner. Large for adults or teenage puppies.
We use these RELIGIOUSLY
You need 3 of these - Medium or larger
These are used pretty much exclusively in the crate as an anti anxiety tool.
Every puppy should have these.
These come in a variety of sizes. This is a puzzle and an interactive toy for you to use with you puppy. We highly recommend them. Stuff with treats and give to your puppy and watch them roll it around trying to get them out. Don't make it too, too hard or your puppy will get frustrated and give up.
Perfect for 10 weeks old and up. This is a great distraction for your puppy while you work, get their breakfast ready, take a shower etc. Work their cognitive problem solving skills. We have filled it with freeze dried chicken. This is an easy puzzle for our puppies (they're pretty bright!)
Perfect for puppies - Huggle Hound's fleece man material reimagined with a knotted rope legs, provides the best of both worlds. The plush body provides comfort & firm rope legs are perfect for teething puppies.
If you see something you like from this brand, please order through us as we retail Huggle Hound Products.
You'll need SOMETHING to play classical music on at night. We don't like the idea of being listened in on either, but we've given in to the convenience of just saying "Alexa, play classical sleep music" and having that soothing playlist get to work. It really helps with bedtime and has made our lives easier.
This is the one we have.
A study by Lippert & Sappy has shown that dogs that are fed people food (dog safe people food), lived an average of 3 years longer than the kibble fed group. You'll find my recommendations for fresh and raw food options below.
What do we feed? We feed a combination of Fresh Cooked Human Grade Dog food, Raw meat, and Human Grade Kibble.
As a new paw-rent, you'll figure out what suits you and your family best over time, but we recommend getting a few quality essentials to start you off on the right foot. We know and love these products, and believe that they will serve you well!
Please see the links below this section!
When you and your puppy are ready to explore the world, or even just the block, you'll want to think about getting some simple safety gear below.
Please see the links below this section!
Not sure what toys to buy? These are the toys our dogs have shown the most interest in over the years.
Please see the links below this section!
Lawn maintenance? Yes! If you have a yard, you'll need a few things to help keep things clean, and PUPPY SAFE.
Please see the links below this section!
These are some of the most important items on this entire list. These are an absolute MUST.
Please see the links below this section!