DIET      
         
    Our dogs are first and foremost our friends and companions, and to keep them in peak health we feed them the best diet we can provide.  We have based the way, and what, we feed on the writings of Dr Ian Billinghurst, an Australian vet, who insists that domestic dogs should not be eating commercially prepared food, but a biologically appropriate diet which mimics the natural diet of wild dogs as closely as possible, whilst minimising any risks that go along with the diet of dogs living in the wild.

We have found the benefits of feeding raw to be innumerable.  These benefits include no doggy breath and less doggy odour; clean, white teeth; firmer, smaller and less smelly stools; and all around better health, mentally and physically.

     
         
  Please see below for a copy of the diet we feed our adult Bullmastiffs.  

 

   
         
  Example Diet For An Adult Bullmastiff  
     
  Approx 60% of diet should be raw meaty bones, 30% pureed vegetables and fruit, and approx 5 - 10% offal. The importance of variety cannot be overstressed. Please do not get in the habit of feeding just one or two combinations of ingredients.  
     
  Monday  
     
  Morning: 1-2 raw chicken frames with skin  
  Evening: Mix of: raw chicken livers, 1000mg Ester C.  
     
  Tuesday  
     
  Morning: Beef brisket bones  
  Evening: Mix of: raw beef mince, 1/2 cup of pureed veges and fruit, vitamin E & omega 3 (salmon) oil (Approx 400iu of vitamin E and 1000mg of salmon oil.  Always feed Vitamin E when feeding fish oils as it helps absorb the EFAs and ensures it doesn't go rancid).  
     
  Wednesday  
     
  Morning: 1-2 raw chicken frames with skin  
  Evening: Raw green unbleached tripe.  
     
  Thursday  
     
  Morning: Raw mutton on bone  
  Evening: Mix of: raw mutton mince, 1/2 cup of pureed veges and fruit, vitamin E & omega 3.  
     
  Friday  
     
  Morning: 1-2 raw chicken frames with skin  
  Evening: Mix of: raw chicken mince, 1/2 cup of pureed veges and fruit, vitamin B complex.  
     
  Saturday  
     
  Morning: Whole raw fish  
  Evening: Mix of: raw fish mince, 1/2 cup of pureed veges and fruit, 1 raw egg including shell, 1000mg Ester C.  
     
  Sunday  
     
  Morning: Beef brisket bones  
  Evening: Mix of: ostrich mince, 1/2 cup of pureed veges and fruit, vitamin E & omega 3.  
     
  Please pay attention to the weight of your dog and increase or decrease food accordingly, always remembering you should be able to FEEL your dog’s ribs easily, but NOT SEE them.  If your dog is overweight, feed less. If your dog is skinny, feed more…  If your dog’s stools are sloppy, feed more raw meaty bones, if they are too hard, feed more fruit/veges.  
     
  Kelp, garlic, and ginger are added to the vege mix and liqui vita (liquid multi vitamin) is added to the water daily.  
     
  Always supervise your dog whilst he or she is eating.  
     
     
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