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Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

Wendell & Cindi Rackler
Oklahoma, USA

Est. 2005

Ruby Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Puppy

Dog Food

I believe strongly in feeding my dogs a grain-free diet. Dogs are actually scavengers in the wild eating a wide variety of items. They are also carnivores and the acid in their stomach and the way their bodies are designed they are able to digest raw meat just like their ancestors the wolves. Most dog foods lead you to believe that grain and fiber is good for your canine, but many ingredients found in dog food today contain wheat, corn and/or soy, which are proven to cause allergies.

I have fed a number of different foods like Orijen, Instinct, Taste of the Wild, and Natural Balance to list a few. At this time we are feeding Pro Plan Select in either Chicken, Turkey, or Sensitive Stomach which is Salmon flavor.

We also feed some RAW and adjust our kibble serving size as needed. Our adults get 1/2 cup kibble twice a day. If we see added pounds then we drop back to 1/3 cup at the evening meal for a while. When we feed RAW we just buy the whole chicken at the grocery store and cook it in our Rotisserie Cooker for 2 hours. I then debone all the meat off into a tupperware and just warm up some in the microwave when feeding time comes and top off their food bowls with some chicken. I also keep hard boiled eggs in the refrigerator and split up an egg between 2 to 4 dogs every couple of days.

For an afternoon snack and a good way to keep their teeth cleaned naturally I give them baby carrots, broccoli and apples.

Pro Plan Select Dog Food Chicken & Brown Rice Formula
Pro Plan Select Turkey & Barley Formula
Pro Plan Select Dog Food Sensitive Skin & Stomach Formula

The following link will list items that you DO NOT WANT TO SEE in any ingredients list of dog food you might be feeding:

Ingredients To Avoid

Notes: I always avoid any ingredients that mention the words "Byproduct". Example: Chicken byproduct meal. This ingredient is very questionable as to what part of the chicken was actually used. The "Byproduct" word gives the manufacturer the ability to use parts of the chicken that were not passable for human consumption. "Byproduct" should always be a word that if found in any form in an ingredients list in a dog food you want to avoid feeding that dog food!

Do not give "Greenies" or "Rawhide Chews" of any kind to your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel as they can become lodged in the intestines and can become life threatening.


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