It was an Honor to have placed a Koda/Furia Son, Riddick, in His home with Ellie Scott DVM. We enjoy her very much and are happy to recommend Dr. Ellie if you are looking for a Caring, Loving Veterinarian in the Columbus Ohio Area. She has a genuine love and expert knowledge for animals.


    To visit Website:www.stringtownanimalhospital.com

                         Thanks Ellie for the Pictures !                                          

The foods listed below are totally acceptable for feeding under our purchase Contracts And we use them Ourselves ! 
They  do not have any Wheat,  Corn, Soy, by-products,  harmful chemicals, or white potato. 
     They are also for all life stages being excellent for puppies through old age. There is no need to feed puppies puppy food after 4- 6 months of age or at all if using foods for all life stages and/or growth.

    Raw Feeding is always Best!

                Orijen  and  Acana
        
       http://www.championpetfoods.com/home-usa/

   https://acana.com/our-foods/dog-foods/heritage/free-run-poultry/?lang=usa


                                            Best Breed 

                     http://www.bestbreed.com/
          

               Affco Dog Food Advisor:

                                 http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/

How to know a Good, Acceptable  food to feed

Foods fed must be free of Corn, Wheat, Soy, and Bi-products, and White Potato. (Any foods that fall under this category are acceptable under our purchase contract). Sweet Potato is fine!

                           More Food Information   
                              
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, 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,( example, Flax seed oil ) Oils and Named (Example, Chicken Fat) Fats, 
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


 What are BHA, BHT, and Ethoxyquin?


  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.

  Red Flag  words and ingredients to avoid in 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, Brewers Rice
Corn, Corn Meals, Corn Gluten, Corn Oil, Corn Syrup,
Soy, Soybean, Soy oil, etc
Wheat, Wheat Gluten, etc
Any Hulls, Artificial Colors, Colorings and Dyes, Chemicals
Vague ingredient names
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



Above : Our grandbabies have helped since day one and these pictures will always be in our wonderful memories with them !

Below are some more foods that fall under the Ok to Feed group. We do not use all of these, but they are of interest.

       Foods Used and Affiliates Page

    Nu Vet products are Highly Recommended

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 and Also Highly recommended 

Diamond Naturals has changed their formula and has added peas and pea protein high on the list. This now makes it an economy food.It's good to feed but not the best. I would look at it differently if it were a grain free food.

        Warning

I can not stress enough to      Learn to read labels!

Any Foods fed Must have Good Probiotics.....

The following ingredients can greatly harm your dog or puppy.

Be wary of any foods having these ingredients:

Brewers Rice

By Products of any kind

Wheat in any form

Soy in any form

Vegetable oil  (Non specific)

Corn in any form

Non specific animal fat

Ethoxyquin

BHA  or  BHT

Hulls 

Dyes

Chemicals

White Potato ( In 1st 5 -7 ingredients)

Peas and Pea protein if high on the list in foods also having rice or oats.