This is a list of fresh Fruit and Veg for feeding to your dogs when feeding a BARF diet.
When making up the food in the first instance, use Good quality Meat and veg, you only get out of your dogs what you put in.
Good Veggies' & Fruits to Feed
(Foods you can feel good about feeding. Add lots of green leafy vegetables)
Romaine (COS) Lettuce - High nutritional value
Ice Berg Lettuce - has no nutritional value but is OK to feed. You can use
as a filler.
Tomatoes (avoid the leaves and stems) -
Carrots - These are high in sugars so be careful
Celery - Not much nutritional value but is a good diuretic.
Bok Choy -
Apples (not the seeds) -
Alfalpha Sprouts -
Bell Peppers (Capsicum) - red, green and yellow
Fresh Pumpkin (not the canned pie filling) -
Silver Beat -
Beet Root -
Mustard Greens -
Sweet Potatoes -
Jicama (remove skin) -
Caution Veggies' & Fruits
(Foods you can feed but with cautions)
Garlic - fed in small amounts is very beneficial for your dog. It is
considered natures antibiotic. However, to much can cause anemia and upset
stomach. So when making your veggie mix, use 1-3 cloves but no more.
Grapes / raisins- (in high amounts) Dogs exhibit gastrointestinal problems,
including vomiting and diarrhea and then signs of kidney failure with an
onset of severe kidney signs starting about 24 hours after ingestion of the
grapes or raisins.
Eggplant - OK to feed the fruit but avoid any other parts. They can cause
upset stomach, drooling, lethargy, heart failure
Avocados (& leaves) - Stay away from the leaves. The fruit part is OK to
feed in small amounts.
Spinach, Swiss Chard, and Rhubarb - OK in small amounts. While these are not
toxic, they are high in oxalic acid, a compound that interferes with calcium
absorption, so don't feed these very often.
Cabbage/Broccoli/Cauliflower - OK to feed in small amounts but may cause
gas. If fed frequently and in large amounts these will depress the thyroid.
Cautions: If your dog is diabetic or has arthritis and has/had cancer then
you may want to stay away from underground veggies because they convert to
starch/sugar which aggravates arthritis. Cancer cells also thrive on sugars.
Bad Veggies' & Fruits
(Foods to be avoided all together)
Onions & (onion powder) - upset stomach, and can cause Heinz body anemia.
Medi+Pet First Aid Kits - Deluxe
Accidents can happen! Be ready when they do with our MEDI+PET Deluxe First Aid Kit. Specifically designed for animals with over 40 veterinarian - suggested items packed in a green canvas case.
Kit includes the following items:
Scissors: to cut coflex tape, gauze and to clip hair around wounds.
Biocaine Lotion: for treatment of wounds, abrasions, minor burns and hot spots.
Gauze Pads: to clean, cover and cushion injuries.
Alcohol Prep Pads: use to clean scissors, tweezers, and hands. (Do not use on wounds).
Cold Pack: use to reduce swelling or pain. Do not leave animal when in use to avoid digestion.
Vet Wrap: flexible bandage used to wrap and stabilize injuries. Adheres to itself, no clips or tape needed. (Caution: do not wrap so tightly that circulation is cut-off).
Povidone-Iodine Ointment: provides antiseptic action in the prevention of infection in burns, lacerations and abrasions.
Gloves: protects hands and prevents contamination of open wounds, burns and abrasions.
Opticlear (A gentle eye wash): read and follow individual package directions provided on bottle.
Iodine Prep Solution: antiseptic solution for cleansing wounds or burns. (Caution: Follow directions on label).
Emergency Blanket: prevents shock by preserving animal’s body heat. Can also be used to protect a car if the animal is vomiting or bleeding.
Gauze Rolls: cover and protect injured areas. Gauze Roll can also be used to fashion a temporary muzzle. (Even the most loving animal may bite if they have been injured or are sick).
Triple Antibiotic ointment: inhibits bacterial growth in cuts and abrasions. Promotes wound healing. (Caution: read and follow directions on label).
this is the sort of thing you should carry with you along with Fresh water.
A parasite is a plant or animal that lives upon or within another living organism. There are a variety of parasites that infect various organs or body systems. Parasites can be either internal or external parasites – living primarily on the skin (fleas), in the respiratory tract (lungworms), or in the blood vessels and heart (heartworms).
Some gastrointestinal parasites are microscopic, and the only way to diagnose them is by microscopic examination of your dog's feces for the eggs shed by the adult worms. Others are large enough to be observed in your dog's bowel movements or after he vomits. Moreover, some tapeworms produce proglottids, which are the segments making up their body. These segments can be seen around the hair on the anus or in the stool, appearing as bits of moving “white rice.
Among the important gastrointestinal parasites of dogs are roundworms (Toxocara species), hookworms (Ancylostoma caninum, Ancylostoma braziliense and Uncinaria stenocephala), whipworms (Trichuris vulpis, T. campanula, T. serrata), stomach worms (Physaloptera spp.), tapeworms (Diplylidium caninum, Taenia pisiformis), and microscopic parasites Coccidia, Giardia and Strongyloides species.
How Parasites Are Acquired
· Ingestion of eggs. Most infections are acquired by ingestion of microscopic eggs. This occurs when a dog licks areas where other dogs have defecated, like yards, parks or grass.
· At birth. Many puppies are born with intestinal parasites (usually roundworms) that have been passed from the mother, where the parasite was in an encysted, quiet state.
· From intermediate host. Tapeworms are transmitted by an intermediate host when a dog swallows a flea or eats a rabbit.
It should be emphasized that some parasites – especially roundworms and hookworms – can also affect people, especially children. For that reason, it is essential to prevent intestinal parasites in our pets and to treat any resultant infection.
Parasitic diseases range from trivial to fatal disease. Parasites can cause severe disease in immature puppies, sick or debilitated pets, or in pets with a suppressed immune system. Younger pets often get acute disease (vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration, and anemia) whereas older pets get chronic disease such as intermittent diarrhea.
What to Watch For
· Skin lesions
Treatments for intestinal parasites may include one or more of the following:
· Routine deworming in puppies – This is the ideal approach. All immature pets should treated at the first veterinary examination and regularly dewormed during the first year. In general, every dog less than one year of age should be given an anthelmintic (anti-parasite drug) for ascarids regardless of fecal results. This is in part to protect the environment from contamination with microscopic eggs that might infect children.
The flea is a common problem for dogs as well as their owners. As if flea bites aren't bad enough, some pets are “flea allergic” and develop severe itching with even trivial infestations of fleas. This occurs because the animal becomes hypersensitive to the antigens in flea saliva.
The itching component to flea allergy can be treated with antihistamines or even steroids (prescribed by your veterinarian) but the best approach is to kill the flea and prevent its return. Like all parasites, fleas pose a health-hazard to your pet (and to you), and can make him miserable. These worrisome pests can be treated and prevented.
Fleabite hypersensitivity or “flea allergy” can occur in any breed with the average age of first occurrence being three to six years. There appears to be no sex predilection. Fleas are typically seasonal in Northern climates.
What to Watch For
Here is a table to help you work out when your bitch will whelp.
Find the date your bitch was served S then look across to the whelp W colum that is the date shee is due.
Be aware though that the bitches pregnancy is 63 days give or take .