Best Breed : Our base Food we feed here.
2017, 2018, 2019 - Whole Dog journal Approved
We personally love this food as it blends beautifully
with other foods, Cooked meals and raw feeding .
This great food is non gluten, has no hormones,
no chemicals and is totally GMO free !!!
Puppies go home eating Best Breed Puppy blended with
Victor High Protein Plus
Adults Enjoy a blend of Fresh Water Salmon and
Victor High Protein Plus
The main thing to remember: NO Wheat, Corn, Soy, by-products, or harmful chemicals.
Foods for all life stages are excellent for puppies through old age.
There is no need to feed or not feed puppies puppy food after 6 months of age IF using foods for all life stages and/or growth Such as Best Breed puppy
Victor High Pro Plus( All life stages) is a great Multi Protein and Holistic food Combination. It comes highly recommended, with great reviews. It is worth checking out !
Our Adults love the (All life Stages) Best breed Cold Water Recipe with Salmon and Oats. This is an excellent food to blend with the Victor
All natural and completely safe for your pet along with a fantastic guarantee from Nu Vet.. We regularly use Nu Vet Plus here at Alzimm and like the results so well that we incorporate the use of Nu Vet Plus into our puppy Purchase Contract.
Details/To Order: www.nuvet.com/58617 Or Call 800 474-7044 to order and use Code # 58617 Your pet will Thank You for it !
Nu Vet Joint is Fantastic if puppy injures patellas and is Also Highly recommended.
Nu vet joint is superb at helping Joints and bones to grow. Helps prevent many not needed surgeries!
We use it and trust it so much we incorporate it into our Purchase Contract.
Raw is always a Superb Food as Nature intended
We can help you with easy suggestions to follow.
Did you ever see a Wolf Grilling out or grazing on Soy beans ?
Kind of silly isn't it ?
It is reasonable and economical to feed raw or partial raw right from your local butcher shop or grocery store. We do not recommend store purchased pre-ground raw foods.
Learn to know dog food ingredients - labels and red flags about a variety of foods that manufacturers, breeders and even many veterinarians recommend. It will pay off in the end. Below: We have listed important key words to look for in searching for a quality dog food All Natural, Human Grade, EU approved ingredients, Hormone -Free, Antibiotic-Free, No By-Products, Non GMO Grains, No Fillers, No Harmful Chemicals, No Preservatives, No Additives, Natural Antioxidents, USDA Inspected, Specific Meats and Meals (As first ingredients). Specific Named, Fats and oils, ( example, Flax seed oil ) (Example, Chicken Fat) Natural Preservatives such as: Tocopherals,(Vitamin E), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) lactobacillus acidophilus, bacillus subtillis, ( Digestive Enzymes) Glucosamine, Chondroitin, For bones and joint Health Omega 3 and Omega 6
A NOTE ABOUT GRAIN FREE – Some quality Grain free food incorporated into a variety diet is not a bad thing. However we are not proponents of feeding a total grain free diet. Legumes make up major part of the protein in the Grain free diet. This legume protein is not sufficient for the protein a dog needs. A dog needs protein from meat. Grain free foods carry High phyto-estrogens, not a good thing. A little does no harm but a lot surely can.The whole key here is meat protein and fat. Ingredients such as peas, chickpeas, lentils, potatoes, white and sweet potatoes, etc are not recommended.
As for meat, quality meat meal is way higher in protein than just meat
How to know a Good, Acceptable food to feed Foods fed must be free of Corn, Wheat, Soy, and Bi-products,(Any foods that fall under this category the listed categories are acceptable under our purchase contract). However, try to stay away from an over use of sweet or white potato, Legumes or Lentils (which are heavy in grain-Free Foods) Dogs need meat protein, not plant Proteins
BHA, BHT, and Ethoxyquin, are potentially toxic artificial preservatives that are included in many dog food brands.
These may cause our pet dry skin, allergic reactions, dental disease, and poor health, as well as cause adverse effects on liver and kidney functions.
BHA is Butylated Hydroxyanisole, and BHT, is Butylated Hydroxytoluene, these artificial preservatives are added to oils to slow down deterioration. BHA and BHT (as well as ethoxyquin) are found in numerous pet food brands, including Science Diet (even their prescription diet product line) and lower-grade brands like Alpo and Pedigree, in the place of vitamin E.
Ethoxyquin is a chemical preservative (and possible carcinogenic) regulated by the FDA as a pesticide. Not allowed in human foods, it is used in many pet foods.
Non specific named Meat or Meat Meal and Bone Meal
By Product ( Of ANY KIND ) Also Meat By-Products, Chicken By-Products, etc.
No Specific fats, Oils, Meats (examples) Vegetable Oil, Meat Fat, Poultry fat, etc.
Unspecified Grain Sources
Brewers Yeast (unless of high end human grade)
Corn, Corn Meals, Corn Gluten, Corn Oil, Corn Syrup,
Soy, Soybean, Soy oil, etc
Wheat, Wheat Gluten, etc
Any Hulls, Artificial Colors, Coloring, and Dyes, Chemicals
Vague ingredient names of any kind
Onions, Grapes, A lot of Garlic, Apple Pomice, Grape pomice, Citrus Pulp
Some other items to stay clear of include:
Artificial Dog Food Preservatives and Chemical Additives:
Artificial Colors and Flavors
Blue 2, Red 40, Yellow 5 and 6, and any other such dyes.
Any flavors that do not mention the specific source, e.g. “meat broth”
Sweeteners.... sugar, sorbitol, sucrose, fructose, glucose, ammoniated glycyrrhizin, propylene glycol. xylitol
Details/To Order: www.nuvet.com/58617 Or Call 800 474-7044 to order and use Code # 58617
Best breed has great oat and rice formulas.
Our puppies always do well on the puppy formula and our pack adults love all Best Breed formulas.
It was an Honor to have placed one of our GSD pups, Riddick, in His home with Ellie Scott DVM. We are happy to recommend Dr. Ellie if you are looking for a Caring, Loving Veterinarian.
She has a genuine love and expert knowledge for animals.
To visit Website:www.stringtownanimalhospital.com
We are greatly humbled and honored to be able to rightfully state that none of our breeding dogs (German Shepherds and Golden Retrievers) here at Alzimm, Have ever had Any Genetic/Congenital Issues with Cancer, Liver, Eyes. Heart, Teeth ( Dental Diseases or bite ), HD (Hip Dysplasia), Elbow Dysplasia, Lung issues, Coat Issues , HU (Hyperuricosuria (HUU) means elevated levels of uric acid in the urine that can form stones in their bladders or sometimes kidneys, Thyroid, DM (Degenerative Myelopathy), EPI ( Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency) or PRA (progressive retinal atrophy)
We believe in a Holistic approach to puppy raising and dog maintenance using Unrefined Cold pressed Coconut oil, Raw natural Honey, Food Grade DE and the natural Human food grade Nuvet plus Supplements and most of all, Holistic, Dog food. We also believe in partial raw feeding and home cooked foods and treats.
We do not use any Topical or Oral Flea meds on our kennel dogs or puppies and we have never had any fleas or ticks on any of them. Flea meds put poisons and pesticides in pet's systems which can cause damage to your pet such as Seizures and even death. We also do not over Vaccinate which runs a high risk of Vaccinosis, Liver damage, Neurological issues or even death.
Alzimm is Humbly Proud to be holding a 99% Success rate on our puppies.
Alzimm OFA Certifies Hips and OFA -C (Cardiac) Certifies most adult Breeding Dogs as we can get them finished.
OFA Excellent, Good or Fair, Ratings mean that NO Hip Dysplasia was Found. Veterinarian Hip Exam and/or Hip X-Ray is sometimes used Prior or instead of OFA Certifications
A word of caution about multiple DNA health testing
Please research and realize that this is NOT a perfect science and many false negative and false positive readings can come of it. They also can not detect most genetic serious issues that are really important to know.
Our veterinarian checks all adult eyes and our breeding dogs have never had a Genetic or Congenital Eye Issue.
Cancer has never been found in any of our Breeding dogs.
We keep as many retired dogs or place a few with people we trust which helps in tracking health and longevity. Our breeding pack lifespans average 12.5 years of age through 15 years.
About those """ Genetics """
A "genetic" issue will almost always show up in every litter, average being 1 in 4 puppies ...... We have never had anything like that happen, Ever.
Do know that Common health issues seen in many dogs can be caused other than by Genetics such as:
Environment....Water conditions........feeding wrong foods...Feeding foods (especially grain free ) with heavy amounts of legumes (which can cause hormonal issues) Legumes also rob from the amount of necessary meat protein in a food.......lack of raw feeding..... use of topical and oral flea and heart worm meds ( which contain Pesticides and /or rat Poison)....... over vaccinating ( Vaccinosis)....Yard chemicals....... Condition of development.......
And most of all ...EARLY SPAY NEUTER ! ( Raises Cancer and hip Dysplasia risks by up to 75%)
(Issues can also be caused by a combination of any of these factors)
This leaves the only Tested, Tried and True Method ,
for hoping for the most, healthy puppies possible, to be, Keeping the breeding pack healthy, past breeding records, tracking retired breeding dogs and collecting data on any issues that may occur in puppies ( while trying to find out what could have happened) along with proper feeding and management of breeding dogs and starting puppies off in the right direction.
About that " Rescue" thing
Alzimm fully supports Reputable Rescuing, Reputable Breeders and Reputable dog owners.
Please remember that rescue can be a very good thing but also a very bad thing: It's a 50/50 gamble at the least
You do not get Parentage knowledge, Pedigree background
You also usually do not get to know or meet the parents
No background health information or screening or testing records at all
How the breeding dogs and puppies were fed, taken care of, socialized or lack of, etc.
Temperament background ( the most important of all)
Early spay neuter in all puppies that can cause High risk of cancer and Hip Dysplasia ( up to 75% risk) along with juvenile temperament issues for life.
Do realize that most animals placed in Rescues are from poor management of owners and or unreputable breeders, puppy mills or the rescue not being honest about the puppies and dogs they place. Thank you Judith G. for you and your Mother's 23 years plus ( Hands on) rescue knowledge and for helping us to understand these important things.
Did you know that many " Rescues" are being brought in from other countries causing a serious health risk for all of our pets, breeding dogs, etc?
A new form of Distemper has been recently found in Canada from imported rescue dogs.
Please do research and really learn about what all is involved with a puppy or dog Before you get one.
Do also know that if rescue is your choice, go for it.
If a breeder puppy is your choice, go for it.
Other people love to give their opinions but they will not be the ones who will be responsible to care for and provide for your fur baby.
You have the right to choose and not be harassed by anyone about either choice you make.
1) Not all HD is Genetic or Congenital only. It can also be environmental, foods fed, injuries and more.
2) HD can also be brought on by a combination of many different factors outside of genetics.
3) HD can happen when puppy is allowed to become overweight, be injured, rammed into by other pets or kids, causing undue stress on growing ligaments. etc The loosened Ligaments allow the Ball to slide away from the socket causing wear and HD
Studies show that early spay/neuter can raise risks of Hip Dysplasia and Cancers up to 75% higher
Please research BEFORE vaccination !
Dr. Karen Becker has a lot of information to research concerning this issue and many others with pets. She can be found with simple internet search.