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Proper nutrition is a key component of maintaining a healthy body and immune system.
A raw diet is unsurpassed in providing the best nutrition.

A raw meat diet is particularly important to the immune system
of a growing pup during the weaning process.

If a pup is weaned onto kibble food the immune system suffers from a decrease in
nutrients and can be significantly lowered from a lack of Vitamin E and selenium.

Selenium is a trace mineral present in the canine’s natural diet in amino acids
found mostly in organ meats. (Derived from the soil which plant matter grows in.)
It works with Vitamin E as an antioxidant and immunostimulator.
Because of it’s strong ability to stimulate the immune system, it is the most effective
defense against viral infections such as Parvo.

NOTE ** Most dry and canned dog foods use an inorganic type of selenium -
sodium selenite or sodium selenate.
These forms of selenium are considered toxic by the
National Toxicology Program of the US Department of Health and Human Services.**

As the pup grows, a deficiency of Selenium & Vitamin E can also cause muscular weakness.
The failure of the muscle to develop and reach functional maturity at the same rate as the
skeleton results in joint instability which may result in hip dysplasia.

Another contributing factor to HD are protien levels that are just too high.
Many puppy foods contain protein near the 30% mark.
This is too much protein for a pup, they can grow much too fast!

The protein level of canine milk is 8.5% - 9.5%
(Compared to human breast milk of 5.5%)
In a natural environment a pup will be nursed exclusively for 3 1/2 - 4 weeks
and then be fed a combination of a raw meat diet and nursed for another 4 weeks,
until being weaned and eating a raw diet only.
A nutritional combination of -
9% protein for 4 weeks.
 9% - 20% protein from 4 - 8 weeks.
16% - 20% protein for life.
If a pup is weaned at 4 - 5 weeks old and fed puppy food for 6 months to a year
this combination is unnaturally high in protein and can effect bones and growth.

A SARF diet rich in all the nutrients that nature has provided is the best
defense against immune function problems and HD.


The Food Your Pup Will Be Weaned Onto
The pups eat 3 times a day - one meal is a whole meal as shown below.
The other meals are mixed whole meat and/or bone.

We do not start feeding pups until at least 4 weeks and better closer to
4 1/2 weeks if the dam has sufficient milk.
Feeding too early contributes to allergies and intestinal problems later in life.
The dam and pups will usually let me know when they are ready for real food!

Testimonials from our puppy owners on feeding raw

Puppy Food

A Whole Meal
What’s In This Mix

Ground Bison, Venison, Lamb or Beef
The bison and venison are farm raised on grass just up the road from us.

Ground Beef Organs
From a meat packers near us who butchers for the local farmers.
All beef is grass fed.

Bone Meal
Also from the same meat packers.


Purée Berries

Supplements -
Salmon Oil

Chicken Neck

Crunching On A Chicken Neck At 5 Weeks Old



Some Moose Meat


Meat 4

A Chicken Back

Visit our Youtube channel for lots of puppy videos


Cayenne’s pups eating raw elk liver at 4 weeks old.
Cayenne’s owner, John Rice, is producer and narrator :o)
Thanks for doing the videos John!


Cayenne’s pups eating chicken backs at 5 1/2 weeks old.

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