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Holistic Dog – Puppy Food & Nutrition

First and foremost, it is very important that you feed your dog a quality dog food.  All dog foods are not created equal.

There are many brands and it can be confusing so to keep it simple we have done the research for you to make everything easy!

The better the ingredients, the better your dog’s digestion, the shinier their coat, and in many cases, the longer their life!

We have researched dog foods, and have found that there are companies using high quality human grade, holistic ingredients.  Foods that are not made with fillers and poor quality ingredients, but foods that will contribute to helping your dog live a long and healthy life.

I have recently discovered Steves real food, for a yummy treat and supplement for taste, and our doodles love it!  We feel very comfortable recommending it and it is made in Oregon, my home state!  It can be sprinkled on kibble or used as a special treat.  It can also be fed as a concentrated food source.

Not all kibble is created equal!

We stay up to date on the latest reviews of dog foods annually and recommendations.  Some of the foods that have had consistently great reviews are:  Steve’s Real Food and Earthborn and some Orijen ( only Regional Red Orijen is the one we would buy) is good high protein adult dog food. We high recommend Steves Real Food as treat and 1/4 cup or so mixed ( or crumbled) into kibble  foods like Earthborn, Blue Buffalo or Orijen. These foods will cost a little more, but you feed less as your dog’s digestive system absorbs more of the nutrients.  You usually see less stools as well.  The cost of the food may initially seem high, but usually you are feeding less than you would if you were purchasing a grocery store food.   Your dog is a loved family member and deserves to be fed a quality rich food that will keep him or her in the best possible health for a very, very long time!

Recommended Dog & Puppy Food & Treats

Steve’s Freeze Dried Beef
Super good Treat & added to kibble.


We highly recommend Earthborn Puppy food, click to review their site! For the puppies first four to six months it is best to keep your puppy on the same food and gradually mix in a good all stages food. 

  • Important Puppy –  Food to buy ~ 2 BAGS: small size 15 lbs bags – Earthborn Puppy and one small 15lbs bag of Earthborn Coastal Catch.
    Feed only Earthborn Puppy food, till about 17 weeks old  then you may start feeding ( in other bowl)  a little at a time (1/8 of cup at first) Earthborn Coastal Catch or Earthborn Great Plains as adult food  …
    Do Not mix together put out 2 bowls.
  • Feed Earthborn Puppy & Coastal Catch and or Great Plains till 6 to 8 months old. Then weaning off puppy food.

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    We highly recommend you research (the quality) of your dog food!
    Best Colorado dog food store is DogMa in Evergreen, click above to go see.

     Recommended Dog & Puppy Food feeding schedule

  • Daily feeding for the first TWO months old: is
    half a-cup for two times in morning and a 1/4 a of a-cup two times in afternoon and early evening,  …will be a good daily diet for your young puppy.
  • When Puppy eats all the kibbles in 1o minutes (or less)  it maybe time to give puppy a little more food.
  • We recommend when puppy is about 7 to 8  months old to start feeding your puppy a-little ( start with just a few kibbles )
  • of some Orjien.
    Important to mix in a little at a time.
    We feed Orijen Six Fish and Regional Red meat,  Start with buying a small 15lb bag, may use as a treat when first inducing new food.
  • ~Colorado folks may want to find Dogma pet Store in Evergreen, great prices.~
  • Supplements : Plain Whole Milk or goat Yogurt a couple TLB. spoons a few times a week. A couple TLB. spoons of organic cooked Pumpkin mixed with 1/8 of cup of cooked red meat a couple times a week as a very healthy treat.

Do NOT Mix wet food with Dry dog Food Kibble, can created digestion problems, and it’s a choking hazard.