This feed program is used
by many pet owners in the USA and overseas. This program has 20 years
of success and you must follow this program exactly, because each
component has a job to do - deleting one of these components compromises
the integrity of this program. Do not add other foods or supplements
to the program without discussing it with me first.
program will be divided into 3 parts:
- supplements, and where to purchase
Section B. - descriptionof
supplements - what they do
Section C. - support information - for
"My Family Pet" Program - Kit # 8
This program is comprehensive and consists
of 4 major components and is available in the Blackwatch
Feed Program Kit#8 or you can
purchase supplements individually - see info below.
Dog Food - Natural/Holistic
Super Premium - kibble and canned
- a comprehensive whole
Nzymes - Dietary enzymes -
missing in all commercial foods - antioxidants
Health Level 5000 : Joint Support
Note: MSM-Nutritional Sulfur -if
you have a puppy, they should be on MSM-nutritional sulfur.
If a large or giant breed, they need to be on it at least until
1 yr of age, but can stay on it all the time.
2. Filling-N-The Wholes
- a product that supports digestive, heart, joint
and immune health a great product to enhance your dogs commercial
food and to fill in the nutritonal gaps not covered in the diet. www.firstchoicenaturals.com
- dietary enzymes - in chewable
Pet Treat or Granular (goes further)
DO NOT SOAK KIBBLE
AND LET SET, OR USE HOT WATER ON YOUR KIBBLE IT WILL DESTROY THE
INTEGRITY OF THE NUTRIENTS AND PROBIOTICS - YOGURT LIKE CULTURES
ON THE FOOD.
2. Filling N The Wholes - is
an easy and natural way to provide essential whole food nutrition
from functional foods, and it fills in the nutritional holes in your
pets daily diet. It supplies probiotics; digestive enzymes,
phyto-nutrients from green foods, antioxidants, important trace minerals,
amino acids, omegas, over 95 Immune Factors, 5 Immunogloglins, metabolic
factors, natural growth factors and 8 essential glyconutrients.
of Filling N The Wholes helps tosupport
digestive, heart, joint health and immune function all
in one comprehensive product.
Barley Grass, Organic
Sprouted Flax Seed, Vitamin C, Arabinogalactin, Bovine Colostrum,
MSM, Brewers Yeast (Saccharomyces Cerevisiac), DMG-HCI, L-Carnitine,
at least 68 Trace Minerals, Lethicin, Glucosamine Sulfate, Type
IV Collagen & Type II Collagen, Probiotics & Proprietary
Enzyme Blend; Aspergillus Oryzae Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus
Niger Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation
Product, Dried Bifidobacterium Thermophilum Fermentation Product,
Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Bacillus Subtilis
Fermentation Product, and Dried Yucca Schidigera.
Filling N The Wholes is compatible with
4 in 1 Probitics or used alone. It provides maintenance doses of
supplements not found in most commericial dog foods or homemade
or raw diets, and if additional supplements are needed for therapeutic
doses, contact me for assistance at GrDaneLady.com .To order
contact Dr. Wagner at www.firstchoicenaturals.com
Dietary Enzymes - in pet treats or granular (multiple
is Dietary Enzyme in a chewable healthy pet treat or in granular
form. Nzymes put the "living component" back
into a cooked, processed, stored dog food. Enzymes are heat sensitive
and lost in processing/cooking of all commercial foods or making
home cooked diets. As owners we must put dietary enzymes back into
the diet, in order to maintain proper wellness and not deplete the
body of this important resource. This can be done by the addition
to your diet with a product called Nzymes, a chewable pet treat,
or granular form which can be sprinkled on the food to replace what
is lost. In other words, Nzymes provide the body with the right
nutrients to allow the body to make the chemicals necessary to detoxify
(clean out) the body and repair itself.
Nzymes helps with the following:
Natural anti-inflammatory ~ so you can
avoid risky medicines like Rimadyl
Orthopedic problems ~ HOD, OCO, Pano,
Wobblers, Hip Dysplasia, ACL
Epilepsy and Seizures - due to vaccine
Cleanses residual toxins from medicines,
flea and parasite preparations.
Boosting the immune system
Reduces healing time from injury, surgery
Reduces recovery time from anesthesia.
Nzymes are from sprouts (food) so they do not conflict with diet
or any medications. I have used the Nzymes for 20 years for my
animals and I take the human product and have seen remarkable
changes our health. By incorporating Nzymes into the diet, you
are putting back the "living component" into the modern
processed and cooked diets. This gives the body the tools it needs
for repair and good health.
I have used Liquid
Health Level 5000
joint supplementation with great success on my dogs. It is particularly
noticeable when you introduce it to an elderly dog diet - they respond
very well to joint nutritional supplementation. The amount of glucosamine
in better dog foods is barely a maintenance level dosage, which
is why I supplement my dogs.I
start my puppies on joint supplementation at 10 - 12 weeks of age
and continue throughout their adult life.
With the large/giant breeds their joints have added stressed,
so any thing that can help support them as they age, is a positive
step in the right direction. They do have oveseas shipping, info
at their website.
5. MSM - Nutritional Sulfur -
there are many brands on the market but the one with the longest track
record is the Vita-Flex brand that has been around for 25 yrs. MSM
Corrects malabsorption of other nutrients such as minerals whose imbalance
relates to problems such as osteochondrosis (HOD, OCD, Pano). It also
helps with the pain and inflammation relief associated with developmental
orthopedic diseases. www.firstchoicenaturals.comOptions:
For Variety - Meats - Fruits - Vegetable
I use Eagle Holistic canned
dog foods* for variety (beef, chicken, liver, lamb, duck, fish,
puppy). I mix a couple of tablespoons of canned meat with tepid temperature
water and make a gravy. Then I top dress with one of the HONEST
KITCHEN - an organic dehydrated raw meat /fruit/veggie mixe.
I use about 10% of this in combination with my Eagle kibble.
*Do NOT use grocery store brand of canned
food they are full of preservatives and 4D meats (dead, diseased dying
and disabled) and they give the dogs stinky gas and are full of unhealthy
homemade concoctions of meat/rice combinations that you make up at
home, they are very unbalanced in their calcium and phosphorus levels
and can cause growth problems.
The Honest Kitchen
dehydrated raw dog food is what I use to provide a 10% raw component
to my dogs Eagle kibble. It is balanced
in calcium and phosphorus ratios which are very important
in growing and elderly dogs!
I use the EMBARK which has a
raw organic turkey, fruits and veggies and sometimes
I will usePREFERENCE, which is strictly fruits/veggies and herbs.
One- 4 lb bag will make up to 17 lbs of moist meat/fruits and
veggies and if used to top dress your kibble you can see it goes
a long way. The Honest Kitchen dog food and Eagle Pet Foods are
endorsed by the Whole Dog Journal.
8-10- weeks - 1 Tablespoon each meal
11-16 weeks - 4-Tablespoons divided AM and PM meal
5 - 6 mo - 1/4 cup AM and PM
7 - 8 mo 1/4 - 1/3 cup l AM and PM meal
9 mo - Adults - 1/2 daily - 1 cup Divided AM and PM
IF you want to do your own fruits and veggies here are some suggestions
&VEGETABLE: This is
a list of recommended foods to use in moderation:
buttermilk berries melons, apples, banana, tomatoes, carrots, broccoli,
cauliflower, oranges, squash, sweet potato, green beans, zucchini
- minced/diced/raw/cooked - they love frozen berries and melon balls!!
Pulverized fresh veggies are best for digestion.NO raw onions, grapes or raisins,
Linda's Very Veggie Soup
large cans of chicken or beef broth - (low sodium for heart or elderly
dogs- or homemade). Add LOTS of veggies- carrots, green beans, wax beans,
zucchini, squash, tomatoes, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and couple
cloves of garlic. The idea is to use this as the filler so you want
it to be hearty and filling.
HOW I MIX MY DOG FOOD
When introducing these to your adult dog, add each thing 3 days
apart to make sure they are used to it before you add the next thing.
I make gravy of tepid temp water and Eagle canned meat
and add the Ox-E-Drops
to this mixture. (1 drop per 20 lbs of weight).
Top dress with Honest
Kitchen mixture (at least with one meal a day) or your own
fruits and veggies.
WATER ON KIBBLE - 1/3 - 1/2 cup water + 3-4 tablespoons
canned meat. You want the food moist but not floating and sloppy
(this is for large/giant breeds, reduce amount for smaller breeds
Do not microwave, soak or use hot or very warm water on your kibble.
It will destroy the integrity of the friendly yogurt type cultures
and the fragile vitamins/minerals and amino acids on the food.
Water On Food:
Commercial foods need to be fed with moisture so dogs don't over
consume water after a meal, and so the kibble does not pull moisture
from the dogs system in order to break down properly. Use "tepid"
temperature water never hot or warm and never soak your food as
it breaks down and destroys nutrients. Mix up and feed immediately.
I use approximately 1 to 1-1/2 cups of water for adults per each
meal. Adjust accordingly for puppies. If they have loose stools,
you may be using too much meat or water than necessary. Adjust that
before you panic and think they are sick.
It is very important to NEVER
withhold water from your dog. This can lead to over consumption
and bladder infections. Use common sense, do not let them drink
excessively after exercise or dinner. Like a horse, let them cool
down and then drink. I have found if I have water available in several
places, they never overdo it since they know it is available to
them when they need it. That way they drink less amounts of water,
but more frequently.
Withholding water for fear of bloat is a myth. Stress is the cause
and bloat/torsion is the response. It is much more complicated that
simply saying water is the cause of bloat.
To help prevent this problem in adults, make sure they are on
and Nzymes. I
use the Nzymes Product to support the immune system, and prevent
If you own a giant breed or one prone to heart
problems it is recommended that you use the highest quality
protein food and supplement with these components. These are
nutritional substances from food sources and do not conflict
with medications or each other and are good to use for heart
for Heart Disease.
2) Taurine and L- Carnitine - Two amino
Acids are critical to strengthen the heart -
You can get these from the health food store. Make sure you
select a very good brand so they are usable by the body.
Taurine 100 mg a day
L-Carnitine 100 - 200 mg a day
These dosages are taken from the newest textbook
Small Animal Clinical Nutrition and would be increased if the
dog had been diagnosed with actual cardiomyopathy.
3) Colostrum - this amazing product will
regenerate and rejuvenate the immune function as well as heart
muscle. It is highly recommended for dogs with cardio.
First Choice Naturals provides the "first milking"
colostrum which is the best to use, not all Colostrums are first
C - Support Information - Required Reading
There are several articles and photos of vaccine reactions at this
website. You need to know how to prevent vaccine reactions, because
vaccine reactions in some breeds will kill your dog in a slow agonizing
death known as Immune Mediated Response, which is always misdiagnosed
as HOD. So, here is info:
Alert - Antibiotic
Reactions in Great Danes and Other Breeds.
Based on information gained from the National Bone Survey, I do
not recommend using Sulfonamide* antibiotics to my puppy buyers
because these drugs can cause serious side-effects like sloughing
of skin and internal bleeding and HOD-like symptoms including;fever,
aching joints, swollen joints, lack of mobility, depression and
anorexia. The following antibiotics are sulfonamides.
Another commonly used, potentially troublesome antibiotics
is Cephalexin (Keflex, Cefa-Tabs). This can also produces the same
symptoms as HOD (fever,swollen/hot joints, immobility, anorexia)
even in adult dogs. I will use Chephalexin, but with a watchful
eye and if the dog starts acting lethargic and achy, we stop the
antibiotic, since they are sensitive to it. Call the vet for an
alternative antibiotic and make sure you are using a good Probiotic
product to keep the digestive tract functioning properly.I will
not use Sulfonamides drugs on my dogs. A reaction can happen from
24 hours - 2 weeks of being on an antibiotic. If there is a reaction,
my vet recommends Dexamethsone/Azium and discontinue use or antibiotic.
* Research references
People ask me what I use for these problems. I use
Interceptor as a heartworm preventative and for flea and
tick problems I use a topical product- either Frontline
Plus or Advantage, Advantix products. I do rotate a
different one each year. Because these are not systemic products,
I feel a bit better about using them and because the dogs/cats and
my self are also onNzymes,
which detoxifies the body, I am comfortable with using these products.
I do not recommend HeartGuard because some breeds can not tolerate
it and have reactions including seizures.
Alert - Other Breeds: For Collie/Sheltie/Aussie and Sighthound
Owners (could effect some Great Danes) For those people who
own Collies, Shelties, Sighthounds, Aussies, Border Collies, any
breeds with Collie background or mixed breeds with any of these
dogs in them, it is critical that you know there are certain medications
your dogs CAN'T take. Do not leave it up to your vet to know this..YOU
must print this out and know it - it is a matter of life or death.
These dogs have a sensitivity to Ivermectin (Heartguard Heartworm
medication. Only use Interceptor heart worm preventative. Other
related drugs you can not use on these breeds or there will be neurological
damage. Other related drugs you can NOT use:Metronidazole
(which is used for diarrhea and giardia)
Ivermectin - Heart Guard There are many different types of drugs
that have been reported to cause problems in Collies, ranging from
over-the-counter antidiarrheal agents like Imodium® to antiparasitic
and chemotherapy agents. It is likely this list will grow to include
more drugs as our research progresses. Drugs that have been documented,
or are strongly suspected to cause problems in dogs with the MDR1
mutation: Ivermectin (antiparasitic agent)
Loperamide (Imodium®; over-the-counter antidiarrheal agent)
Doxorubicin (anticancer agent)
Vincristine (anticancer agent)
Vinblastine (anticancer agent)
Cyclosporin (immunosuppressive agent)
Digoxin (heart drug)
Butorphanol (pain control)
Potential Problem Drugs The following drugs may potentially
cause problems when given to dogs that have the mutation. Biochemical
studies have shown that this gene has the potential to act on over
50 different drugs. Ondansetron
Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology Laboratory
PO Box 2280
Pullman, WA 99165-2280