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In an attempt to end the seemingly uncontrollable itching my dog Jasper was experiencing (notice I used “was” experiencing – he’s great now) I set off to find a reasonable and healthy solution for him. And I did!

When providing non-commercial food, we can either provide raw, cooked or mix raw and cooked food. There are pro and cons to providing raw food to your Jack Russell. The major problem with raw food is that it may contain bacteria such as e.coli or salmonella. If your Jack Russell consumes food with these bacteria it may cause problems for him.

Just like people, there will be some foods that certain dogs do not like. They all have different tastes and you will get to know the types and brands of Dog food that yours likes, as well as learning which ones that he doesn’t like. Reading the labels of all of the Dog food production line that you buy will provide you with a clearer idea of what you are feeding him.

Semi-moist foods are the most comparable to human junk Pet food extruder. They are full of sugar and preservatives. The days of just being able to choose between puppy food and adult food are long gone.

Do some research. Each dog food company almost always has a supporting website. In some cases dog food websites can be chalked full of valuable info. The key is to look for common sense information, not a slick marketing pitch.

To help wean the puppy away from his mother’s milk you on to the raw food diet you might consider starting with fresh milk meals from cow or goat’s milk. To supplement and add to these milk meals to help your puppy get the nourishment he needs to grow and develop as well as get him used to his new diet include things like eggs, natural honey or perhaps natural yoghurt. Pop everything in to a blender and give it a good whisk so it is easy for your puppy to eat and digest.

I myself have a mixed breed dog who suddenly became ill. I took him to the veterinary and discovered that he had renal disease which is chronic kidney failure. My dog is 9 years old and was the picture of health and ran around like a puppy. And in just a few hours he was suddenly sick I could not believe it. When I learned of the type of illness he had it was then that I did some research and came across the Andrew Lewis Dog Owner Secret Guide. I now prepare healthy homemade foods for my dogs. I must prepare a special renal type diet for my dog who has renal disease, but since he is eating these homemade meals I have noticed a great change for the better. He will never be cured of renal disease, but I can expect him to live longer with the diet that I prepare for him.