Linda Arndt ~ Canine Nutritional Consultant

Blackwatch Feed Program - My Family Pet - All Stages-All Ages

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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.

This program will be divided into 3 parts:

Section A. - supplements, and where to purchase

Section B. - description of supplements - what they do

Section C. - support information - for your puppy

Section A.
"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.

1. Dog Food - Natural/Holistic Super Premium - kibble and canned
2. Filling-N-The-Wholestm - a comprehensive whole food supplement
3. Nzymes - Dietary enzymes - missing in all commercial foods - antioxidants
5. Liquid Health Level 5000 : Joint Support Supplement

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.

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Where To Purchase Products

1. DOG FOOD - Precise or Precise Plus Foods

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.

3. NZYMES - dietary enzymes - in chewable Pet Treat or Granular (goes further)

4. Liquid Health Level 5000 - joint support supplement (glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM and herbs). www.Liquid Health Level 5000 com

5. MSM-Nutritional Sulfur - critical for growing puppies for proper absorption of nutrients and preventing growth problems such as HOD, OCD or Pano.

Description of Supplements - Who - What - Why?


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 pet’s 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. The addition of Filling N The Wholes helps to support 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 .To order contact Dr. Wagner at

3. Dietary Enzymes - in pet treats or granular (multiple pets)

Nzymes - 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:

      • Allergic reactions
      • Natural anti-inflammatory ~ so you can avoid risky medicines like Rimadyl
      • Arthritis
      • Orthopedic problems ~ HOD, OCO, Pano, Wobblers, Hip Dysplasia, ACL
      • Epilepsy and Seizures - due to vaccine reactions
      • Vaccine reaction prevention
      • Cleanses residual toxins from medicines, flea and parasite preparations.
      • Boosting the immune system
      • Reduces shedding
      • Itchy ears
      • Yeast infections
      • Bladder infections
      • Hotspots
      • Reduces healing time from injury, surgery (cropping/bloat/c-sections)
      • 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.

    Website to order : - 877- 816- 6500 - 8:00-6:00 PST

4. Joint Supplementation

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.

Click Here: for more informationa and to order Liquid Health Level 5000

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.
Options: 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 fillers. NO 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 use PREFERENCE, which is strictly fruits/veggies and herbs.

EMBARK 29% protein - 16% fat - Organic Turkey, Flaxseed, Potatoes, Celery, Spinach, Carrots, Coconut, Apples, Kelp, Eggs, Sesame Seeds, Bananas, Cranberries, Rosemary.

: 12% protein 5 % fat - Alfalfa, sweet potatoes, cabbage, celery, apples, spinach, organic kelp, coconut, bananas, zucchini, and honey.

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.

To order call 765-287-8288 ~ and to order online go to

Amounts I use of Honest Kitchen :

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


FRUITS &VEGETABLE: This is a list of recommended foods to use in moderation:

yogurt, 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, macadamia nuts.

Linda's Very Veggie Soup - 2 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.


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 accordingly).

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.

Drinking Water:
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.

Nutritional Support For Special Needs
Vaccine Reactions:
To help prevent this problem in adults, make sure they are on
Vitamin C and Nzymes. I use the Nzymes Product to support the immune system, and prevent vaccine reactions.

Heart Problems:
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 disease. Supplements for Heart Disease.

1) Co-enzyme-Q-10 -

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 milking!

Section 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:

Special Alert - Antibiotic Reactions in Great Danes and Other Breeds.


Sulfonamide Antibiotics
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.
    • Ditrim
    • Primor
    • Tribrissin
    • Bactrim
    • TMZ
    • TMP/SDZ
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 on Sulfonamides

Fleas - Heartworm


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 on Nzymes, 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.

Special 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)
Acepromazine (tranquilizer)
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
(Phone/FAX 509-335-3745)


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