MOSSY CREEK
AUS
SIES
 of North East Georgia

COMPANION~SHOW~WORKING AUSSIES

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Species-Appropriate Diet
     Australian Shepherd red-tri Copper

"COPPER"
(click to see Copper's Testimonial page with more pictures :)
A RAW FED AUSSIE!





 

                            
THIS IS ALL REAL FOOD  :)

Raw Food for Dogs
www.mossycreekaussies.com
This is breakfast for the Mossy Creek Aussie pack!  Some people don't even stir it up, but we do...


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We have lovely little blue girls like this all the time!

Australian Shepherd blue merle puppy

RAW FOOD FOR DOGS
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IF THERE IS ANYTHING CONFUSING ABOUT THIS DIET, PLEASE CALL ME OR EMAIL ME.  I AM ALWAYS AVAILABLE TO TALK ABOUT FEEDING RAW :)
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IF YOU CHOOSE TO FEED A PROCESSED FOOD TO YOUR AUSSIE, WE NOW RECOMMEND "LIFE'S ABUNDANCE", AN ALL LIFE STAGES, HOLISTIC DOG FOOD, THAT HAS NEVER HAD A RECALL.   WE HAVE A LINK AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE FOR ORDERING THIS GREAT HOLISTIC DOG FOOD.  THEY USE ONLY HUMAN GRADE INGREDIENTS AND MAKE THEIR FOOD ONCE A WEEK IN A CLEAN, HUMAN GRADE FACILITY.  ALWAYS RECONSTITUTE THE DRY FOOD WITH WATER.  FOR EACH 1/2 CUP OF DRY, PUT  EQUAL AMOUNTS OF WATER IN IT,  OR A LITTLE MORE THAN THAT.  AND THEN, ALWAYS TRY TO FEED A CHICKEN LEG QUARTER OR SOME OTHER RAW MEAT WITH BONE FOR ONE MEAL.  PREFERABLY EVERY DAY, BUT AS MANY DAYS A WEEK AS YOU CAN.
 
IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO FEED YOUR CANINE A HEALING AMOUNT OF ANTIOXIDANTS FROM FOOD ALONE.  PLEASE, USE NUVET PLUS VITAMINS TO HELP YOUR PUPPY/DOG BE AS HEALTHY AS HE/SHE CAN POSSIBLY BE.  GIVE THEM THAT EDGE ON HEALTH, SO NECESSARY IN THIS DAY AND AGE.   YOUR PUPPY HAS BEEN RECEIVING THE BENEFITS OF THESE VITAMINS FROM HIS/HER MOTHER SINCE CONCEPTION UNTIL THE TIME YOU TAKE YOUR PUPPY HOME.   PLEASE CONTINUE WITH THE SAME NUTRITIONAL CARE THAT THEY HAVE BEEN GIVEN HERE :-)
 USING NUVET PLUS VITAMINS IS A SMALL PRICE TO PAY...

MORNING MEAL FOR ADULTS: 

1 NUVET PLUS VITAMIN
1/3 -1/2 CUP RAW GROUND TURKEY OR DEER MEAT :)
1/2 TEASPOON DOLOMITE POWDER
(TO MAKE UP FOR NO BONE IN THE GROUND BEEF) * There is a link at the bottom of this page to order it from Amazon.
1 FOLIC ACID TABLET 850 mcg
1-3 TABLESPOONS PLAIN YOGURT
1 TEASPOON BRAGG'S APPLE CIDER VINEGAR OR ANY KIND 
1 TABLESPOON LARD!
1 TEASPOON 5 PPM COLLOIDAL SILVER (NECESSARY)
1 TSP - 2 TABLESPOONS DIATOMACEOUS EARTH (FOOD GRADE ONLY!!  *There is a link at the bottom of this page to buy it from Amazon :)
1 TSP REX WHEAT GERM OIL
1 GRIZZLY SALMON OIL (EVERY DAY) *There is a link at the bottom of this page to buy it from Amazon.
1 EGG RAW, SHELL AND ALL (SQUASHED UP WITH A FORK)
1/4 tsp  OF KELP POWDER *There is a link at the bottom of this page to order from Amazon...
1/4 tsp OF ALFALFA POWDER * A link is at the bottom for ordering...
1/2 TEASPOON GROUND FLAXSEED
1/4 tsp VITAMIN ESTER C POWDER (SODIUM ASCORBATE) * There is a link at the bottom of this page to buy from Amazon  [BE WATCHFUL OF DIARRHEA WITH TOO MUCH VITAMIN C.  GIVE LESS AND WORK UP TO MORE.]

1/8-1/4 CUP OF LIVER (CHICKEN LIVER [OR OTHER LIVER], 1 OZ EVERY DAY IS BEST), KIDNEYS, TRIPE, GIZZARDS, HEART... THEY NEED THESE INSIDE PARTS TO STAY HEALTHY :) 7 TIMES A WEEK

1/8-1/4 CUP(HANDFUL)FROZEN VEGETABLES OR FRESH (NO CORN OR POTATOES)  *We have started feeding vegetables as a separate meal or snacks.  Vegetables are digested way slower than a meat and bone meal, so we feed them alone, if at all... Puppies love them but adults grow out of the "vegetable" stage :)


ONCE YOU ACQUIRE THESE SUPPLEMENTS, THEY LAST FOR A VERY LONG TIME. 

* ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS ARE A VERY IMPORTANT PART OF YOUR AUSSIE'S DIET.  THESE ARE FOUND IN FISH, IN ABUNDANCE; SALMON, ESPECIALLY.   AND OTHER FISH.  I USE CATFISH, TILAPIA, COD... ALL OF MY DOGS LOVE ALL FISH :)  I FEED PUPPIES FROZEN FISH. 

*WE USE REX WHEAT GERM OIL. AN EXCELLENT SOURCE OF VITAMIN E (ESPECIALLY) AND ALSO VITAMINS A & D  

* I BUY GRIZZLY SALMON OIL IN 64 OZ. JUGS WITH A PUMP ON IT.    AND I BUY CAPSULES TOO.  AMAZON HAS THIS.

*NUVET PLUS CANINE VITAMINS- AN EXCELLENT ANTIOXIDANT MULTIVITAMIN/MINERAL SUPPLEMENT, FOR AN AMAZING ARAY OF PROBLEMS.  VISIT MY "NUVET VITAMIN PLUS" PAGE FOR INFORMATION ON THE HEALING ATRIBUTES OF THESE GREAT VITAMINS FOR DOGS.  IF YOU GIVE CHEMICAL WORMERS, IT IS A GOOD IDEA TO STEP UP ON THE ANTIOXIDANTS.  DRUGS (AND MANY OTHER THINGS) CAUSE DAMAGE THAT WE CANNOT SEE, UNTIL LATER...

MIX THIS ALL UP AND FEED THIS ONCE A DAY.  IF YOUR AUSSIE STARTS TO PUT ON TOO MUCH WEIGHT, USE A SMALLER AMOUNT OF MEAT.  FEEDING MORE ONE DAY AND LESS ANOTHER IS A GOOD WEIGHT BALANCING TACTIC.  IN THE WILD, THEY DO NOT ALWAYS FIND THE SAME AMOUNT OF FOOD EVERY DAY.


www.mossycreekaussies.com

(Katy, licking that bowl clean and leaving nothing for her sister Sophie!  Yes, Sophie already ate hers...)




FEEDING PUPPIES:

FOLLOW THE SAME FOR ADULTS, BUT MAKE A FEW MEALS OUT OF IT.  YOU HAVE TO FEED THE DIATOMACEOUS EARTH ALL AT ONCE.  NEVER BUY ANYTHING BUT FOOD-GRADE DIATOMACEOUS EARTH.  IT IS SOMETIMES CALLED "CODA" OR "FOSSIL SHELL FLOUR".    

THERE IS A LINK AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE FOR ORDERING D.E. FROM AMAZON.




WWW.MOSSYCREEKAUSS.COM


 PUPPIES CAN EAT AS MUCH OR MORE THAN ADULT DOGS.  WATCH YOUR PUPPY'S WEIGHT.  IF YOUR PUPPY SEEMS HUNGRY, FEED HIM/HER AN EXTRA MEAL.  PROCESSED, GRAIN-FREE DOG FOOD COMES IN HANDY WHEN THEY NEED MORE.

BY THE TIME YOU GET YOUR PUPPY, THEY HAVE A GREAT SET OF BONE AND MEAT CHEWING TEETH!!  NO PROBLEM.  IF YOU ARE TRAVELING, STOPPING AT A STORE AND BUYING A SMALL PACK OF CHICKEN OR SMALL ROLL OF GROUND BEEF IS EASY AND VERY INEXPENSIVE TOO!  AND YOU DON'T NEED A BOWL EITHER!  MAYBE A TOWEL OR A STOP AT THE REST AREA :)  JUST GIVE IT TO THEM AND DINNER IS OVER.  NOW THAT WE'VE DISCOVERED LIFE'S ABUNDANCE HOLISTIC FOOD, YOU CAN BRING YOUR BAG WITH YOU AND MAKE SURE YOU HAVE PLENTY OF GOOD WATER :)

DINNER FOR ADULTS AND PUPPIES:                                                                                                                                        WWW.MOSSYCREEKAUSSIES.COM

SOME PUPPIES CAN EAT AS MUCH AS AN ADULT AUSSIE.  DINNER HERE, IS A CHICKEN LEG QUARTER OR HALF OF ONE.  A PIECE OF LIVER ABOUT AN OUNCE, EVERY DAY OR SEVERAL TIMES A WEEK.  
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*WHOLE RAW VEGETABLES.  A FEW DAYS A WEEK, WE HAVE BEEN GIVING OUR DOGS AND PUPPIES, WHOLE VEGETABLES OUTSIDE, TO PLAY WITH.  THEY REALLY HAVE A GREAT TIME WITH WHOLE CARROTS, SQUASHES, HEADS OF LETTUCE (NO ICE BERG LETTUCE) AND CABBAGE IS A REAL HIT!  CELERY (ESPECIALLY WITH PEANUT BUTTER IN IT :), GREEN PEPPERS, ANYTHING ... THE PUPPIES EAT A LOT OF IT, BUT THE BIG DOGS ARE MORE DISCERNING.  CARROTS DO SEEM TO BE A FAVORITE THOUGH, AND GRETTA  AND PUPPIES ADORE CUCUMBERS :)

ANOTHER WAY TO GIVE VEGETABLES IS TO BUY BAGS OF FROZEN VEGGIES LIKE PEAS AND CARROTS AND BROCCOLI OR OTHER MIXTURES, BUT NO CORN OR POTATOES.  SOME OF MINE LIKE TO JUST EAT A BOWL OF FROZEN VEGGIES :)  I ALWAYS HAVE BAGS OF FROZEN VEGGIES AROUND...  THE "NORMANDY BLEND" IS ALWAYS A FAVORITE...

* WE MAKE GREEN SMOOTHIES HERE AND ALL OF OUR AUSSIES, LOVE SMOOTHIES!   SO FUNNY :) YOU DON'T HAVE TO MAKE SMOOTHIES FOR YOUR DOGS... WE ONLY MAKE THEM FOR US!  BUT, YOU CAN SHARE...

*FRUIT.  SOME OF OUR DOGS LIKE FRUIT; THE PUPPIES LOVE FRUIT.  NOT ALL FRUIT, BUT BANANAS, BLUEBERRIES, STRAWBERRIES AND APPLES HAVE BEEN FAVORITES OF A FEW OF OUR PUPPIES.  WOLVES FIND THESE THINGS AND EAT THEM IN THE WILD, LIKE BLUEBERRIES AND OTHER BERRIES.   WHOLE APPLES ARE A VERY FUN ( AND FUNNY :) TOY FOR PUPPIES!  THEY CHASE THEM AND PLAY WITH THEM AND THEN THEY EAT THEM :)  CORE THEM FIRST THOUGH.  APPLE SEEDS ARE NOT GOOD FOR THEM.



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ALWAYS WATCH YOUR DOGS AND PUPPIES EAT.  YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN THEY WILL TRY TO SWALLOW SOMETHING WAY TOO BIG; SOMETHING THAT WAS PARTICULARLY DELICIOUS!  HAVING MORE THAN ONE DOG CAN CAUSE THIS "WOLFING" TOO, SO, JUST BE THERE...

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ANOTHER WORD ABOUT "WOLFING" WHOLE PIECES OF RAW MEAT AND BONES; DON'T LET THEM DO IT!   IF YOUR DOG IS DOING THIS, PUT HIM IN HIS CRATE TO EAT.  THIS SHOULD MAKE HIM FEEL SAFE.  THEY ABSOLUTELY MUST CHEW THEIR MEATY BONES, TO GAIN THE BENEFITS.  I HAVE A COUPLE OF DOGS THAT ONLY FEEL SAFE EATING IN THEIR CRATES.  ANOTHER THING YOU CAN DO IS TO "TEACH" THEM TO CHEW THEIR MEATY BONES, BY HOLDING IT AND MAKING SURE THAT THEY CHEW OFF PIECES.  WE START OUR BABIES HERE AT 3-WEEKS-OLD, IN THEIR WHELPING BOX, WITH WHOLE CHICKEN LEGS.  I MAKE CUTS ALL OVER THEM SO THEY CAN GET THEIR TINY, LITTLE TEETH IN THE MEAT AND PULL IT OFF.    THEY LEARN RIGHT AWAY HOW TO EAT RAW, BUT, BEING A DOG, COMPETITION CAN MAKE THEM GREEDY!  OR, IF YOU ARE TEACHING A DOG HOW TO EAT RAW FOR THE FIRST TIME, HE MAY BE AN "OVER ZEALOUS" EATER, AT LEAST UNTIL HE BECOMES SATISFIED.  SOME DOGS, THOUGH, SEEM TO ALWAYS FEEL THE NEED TO "WOLF".  THOSE DOGS REALLY NEED TO EAT IN A CRATE, OR, TO BE MADE TO CHEW IT BY HOLDING IT.  BUT, MOST IMPORTANTLY... MAKE SURE THEY ARE EATING THEIR CHICKEN CORRECTLY :)

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MIX AND MATCH.  THINK OF WHAT THEY WOULD EAT IF THEY CAUGHT A PREY ANIMAL IN THE WILD AND TRY TO FEED THEM THAT WHOLE ANIMAL IN ONE WEEK.  I KNOW WE CAN'T QUITE DO THAT FROM SHOPPING AT THE GROCERY STORE, BUT WITH A  EXCELLENT QUALITY VITAMIN AND USING LIFE'S ABUNDANCE HOLISTIC DOG FOOD WHEN NECESSARY, WE CAN DO WAY BETTER!

WE BUY WHATEVER IS ON SALE AND A BARGAIN IN THE MEAT DEPARTMENT.  CHICKEN LEG QUARTERS STILL REMAIN A STAPLE HERE AND QUITE THE BARGAIN.  WE FEED ALL FREEZER BURNED MEAT TO THEM AND TRY TO LEAVE AS MUCH "WHOLE" AS WE CAN.  THE MORE NATURAL IT IS, THE BETTER IT IS FOR YOUR DOG.  IF THEY HAVE TO WORK AT IT, IT HELPS THEIR TEETH, THEIR DIGESTIVE SYSTEM AND IT HELPS THEIR PSYCHOLOGICAL SELF ALSO.  THEY ARE SO HAPPY WHEN THEY CAN EAT THE WAY NATURE INTENDED THEM TO EAT!

DON'T FORGET THEIR NUVET PLUS VITAMIN, EVERY DAY!  THEY NEED THAT VITAMIN AND YOU CAN BE SURE THEY ARE GETTING ALL THEY NEED TO BE SUPER HEALTHY AND IN SHOW DOG CONDITION... 

IF YOU HAVE DECIDED THAT FEEDING RAW ALL THE WAY IS NOT AN OPTION FOR YOU AND YOU CHOOSE TO FEED LIFE'S ABUNDANCE INSTEAD, MAKE SURE TO USE THEIR VITAMIN THAT COMPLIMENTS THEIR FOOD.

THERE IS SO MUCH INFORMATION NOW, ABOUT FEEDING A "SPECIES-APPROPRIATE" DIET TO YOUR DOG OR PUPPY.  IT IS VERY HELPFUL TO SEARCH ON THE INTERNET AND READ ALL YOU CAN.  THIS IS AN EASY WAY TO FEED YOUR DOG, REALLY, BUT IF FEEDING A PROCESSED FOOD IS WHAT YOU NEED TO DO, PLEASE FEED YOUR AUSSIE LIFE'S ABUNDANCE.   THIS COMPANY IS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT THAN THE DOG FOOD COMPANIES THAT YOU FIND IN STORES.  MAKING SMALL BATCHES OF HOLISTIC, HUMAN GRADE FOOD FOR DOGS AND SELLING IT ALL, ONCE A WEEK, PRESERVES THE QUALITY AND INTEGRITY OF THE INGREDIENTS.  SHELF FOOD IN STORES CAN BE YEARS OLD AND FULL OF PRESERVATIVES (AMONG OTHER POISONS).  YOU WOULD NEVER EAT THAT YOURSELF...

THE BENEFITS OF A RAW DIET ARE NON-ENDING...

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Australian Shepherd Blue Merle Jake
www.mossycreekaussies.com

OUR GORGEOUS BLUE MERLE GRAND-SIRE, JAKE!


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1.  BEAUTIFUL HEALTHY TEETH AND NEVER, BAD DOG BREATH!

2.  IN "SHOW-DOG" CONDITION EVERY DAY.  JUST "TOUCH-UP" BRUSHING AND A WASHCLOTH BATH :)  UNLESS YOU CAN'T KEEP THEM OUT OF YOUR CHLORINATED POOL!!   IN WHICH CASE, YOU WILL HAVE LOTS OF LITTLE MATS TO DEAL WITH :(

3.   AS HEALTHY AS THEY CAN BE; SAVES ON THOSE EXPENSIVE VET TRIPS

4.  THEY DON'T SMELL "DOGGY".  GRAIN IS INDIGESTIBLE FOR DOGS AND MAKES THEM SMELL BAD AND CAUSES ALLERGIES, TOO (AMONG OTHER THINGS).

5.  THEIR STOOL JUST TURNS WHITE AND CRUMBLES AWAY IN A FEW DAYS.  AFTER IT DRIES, FLIES HATE IT!  THERE IS NOTHING LEFT FOR THEM!

6.  SPECIES-APPROPRIATELY FED ANIMALS LIVE MUCH LONGER THAN PROCESSED FOOD FED ANIMALS.  AND MUCH HEALTHIER LIVES TOO.  THIS IS HOW ZOO'S FEED THEIR ANIMALS.  THEY KNOW BETTER THAN ANYONE HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO FEED A  NATURAL DIET FOR EACH SPECIES :)  

7.  THIS IS AN EASY WAY TO FEED YOUR DOG(S).  AND FUN; YOU JUST ADD THEM TO YOUR GROCERY LIST!

8.  PURE NUTRITIOUS FOOD WITH NO CHEMICALS ADDED.  MOST DRY FOOD HAS ADDED CHEMICALS, AMONG OTHER THINGS!  


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