RAW Food Diet for Labradoodle Puppies | Cafe Noir Litter 5 Weeks Old

RAW Food Diet for Labradoodle Puppies | Cafe Noir Litter 5 Weeks Old

(quirky upbeat music) – Hi, everybody. Claire here from Van Isle Labradoodles, and I’m here today with a five-week update for the Cafe Noir litter. It’s hard to believe these kids
are already five weeks old. The time just flies by and I
have them all in here with me. We’ve made sort of a little mini playpen. We got some chews and we’ve got some toys, and so we’re gonna have a little
bit of fun with them today. So in this week’s update, what we’re going to do is go
through each individual puppy, tell you a little bit about each of them, what’s happened in this past week since you were here for
your puppy family visit, and then, later on in the video, we are going to talk
about food and treats. So that is a little bit of a
longer session for this one ’cause there’s lots to learn about food and treats for your puppy. So let’s get started, as we do have nine of them to go through. And in case you have not already heard, if you don’t follow us
on Facebook or Instagram, Oceana’s daughter, Breezy, had her first litter on Monday, yesterday. And she had 11 puppies, so she beat her own mom’s
record for the largest litter. Oceana’s last litter was 10 puppies and that was the largest
we’d had up until then, but now Breezy has beaten
her own mom’s litter. It’s actually the first time
at Van Isle Labradoodles that we’ve had a mom here with her puppies who becomes a grandma. Oceana, Bijoux, and Peanut
are all grannies now for us, so it’s lots of fun
and lots of excitement; lots of kids, lots of grandkids. It’s been a very exciting
time around here. We have 27 puppies right now, so it’s a house full of four
feet that are always on the go. Except for the brand new ones; they’re not walking around yet, of course. So let’s get started and talk about each of
these little puppies. Last week, our families were here and they had their family visit. And as we tell everybody
at the family visit, after that event, the puppies change. It’s like some switch gets thrown after they have their visit. They all become much more
outgoing, much more like dogs, and they’ve all learned this
week how to use the doggy door. So they’ve been outside quite a few times. They’ve been exposed to some
new surfaces under their feet, some new toys outside, a whole bunch of different situations, and then we have been teaching them how to use the doggy door. And they are all getting the
hang of that really well, so it’s quite fun to watch them. They’ll go two and three at time and they’ll press with their
paws up on the doggy door trying to get it to open for them. So they are really enjoying being outdoors and starting to ask us all
the time to go outside. I think we’ll start with
this one here (chuckles) ’cause this one is very
interested in being on the camera. This is Brown Collar Boy. Brown Collar Boy is front
and center all the time. He just lives for people. He wants to be held. He wants to play with people. He wants to cuddle and he is go, go, go. He is a really fun little guy. Lots of excitement with that little puppy. And his brother, who is Blue Collar Boy, our other party in the litter, is just as cuddly-wuddly
as Brown Collar Boy. Blue Collar’s claim to fame is kissing. You can see he can’t hold his lick-her. He is always licking us and then he likes to bite
your nose sometimes, too. So those two are very outgoing, they’re very confident, and they just love to play with people. You may see me wiggling a bit and I apologize for that, but they are starting to get their teeth. So if they’re biting my feet, then I am trying to move
my feet away from them. And next here that’s on time, so you can see here that Blue Collar, or that’s Brown Collar actually, is chewing on my clothing; they’re all starting to
do some teething now. So we have lots of these little bits of bully sticks out for them, and you can see they have
this colorful mat here. This is called a snuffle mat. It’s just fleece and you
can hide things in it, and so it gives them a little
bit of a mental activity, as well as a treat. We also have some duck feet spread about for them to chew on, but we’ll talk about all
of that a little bit more later in the video. Let’s get back to the puppies, now. This one here that’s jumping
in my arms, besides Mr. Brown, this is Red Collar Boy. Red Collar Boy is also a
very, very people-type of dog. He’s very friendly, but he is a little bit
quieter than the parties. You can see he really likes to snuggle in and get some kisses and love. He’s a very affectionate boy, outgoing and likes to play, but he’s not quite as lively
as the two party ones are. And you can see he gives lots
of good kisses, don’t you? Very nice little chocolate baby. I’m gonna put you down there. Let’s see, who else have we got? Oh, here comes Orange Collar. Orange Collar, sometimes he is
a little bit more thoughtful about things and watches
what everyone else is doing rather than being the first to try it, like the two parties always are. The two parties and Green
are always trying everything. Orange Collar likes to
watch and then follow suit, but you can see he also
really likes to kiss and lick. And if you see his coat, it looks a little bit
different from everyone else’s right now because it’s
doing what we call lifting, and that’s when they start to get the shape and the waves in their coat. So his is just a little bit farther ahead than everyone else. He’s a nice big boy; he is
the biggest boy in the litter. No weights today ’cause they’re
too big for my scale now. And from him, we’ll go to
the other end of the litter and have the smallest one, and that’s Light Blue Collar Puppy Boy. He is just a doll. He is always fun. He is always in a good mood. He’s happy; his tail goes. He likes to try everything and anything, and he just loves it when
you come to pick him up. A real sweetie pie, I
love this little guy. He’s just so cute. I really like his little face. There you go, Mr. Blue
Collar, Mr. Light Blue Collar. And this is Mr. Green over here. Mr. Green is busy with
one of the chew sticks. Come here, buddy. He’s also one of the bigger puppies. We’ll see if he wants to chew on it. Nope, he doesn’t wanna chew on it unless he’s down on the ground. Mr. Green is also a very forward dog. He has lots of confidence. He’s very outgoing. Not afraid of a thing, and likes to try new
things all of the time. Aren’t you, Mr. Green? Doesn’t my boy? Now, oh, Mr. Orange Collar
just peed on the carpet here. Oh, my goodness. I don’t have any pee pads in with them, so I knew there would be
something that would happen. Hey, what do ya say? Come over here. This is Mr. Purple Collar. Mr. Purple Collar, this is the dog that
totally loves children. Every time we’ve had children over for socializing the puppies, they are like a magnet for him. He runs right away to kids. He really responds to children well. He’s a little bit quieter
than the other puppies, but he’s just slightly quieter. Not quiet really, or shy
or anything like that. He’s a real love bug. Hello, what’s you say? Hello, do you want me
to pay attention to you? This is Mr. Green who’s on my lap. So you can tell the ones, some of them come up all the time sort of demanding your attention and wanting to be part of the action. I’m trying to find some of our girls here. Here we go, here’s Miss Peach Collar. Hi, Peachy. Hi! Miss Peach Collar is also
(puppy yelps) really (chuckles)
enjoying her time outside learning the doggy door and she, too, really likes to come and get her hugs and her kisses. Right now, her favorite thing though is playing with the other dogs. That’s what she really
enjoys doing the most. I’m gonna put her back down ’cause she had a chew stick there. And now where is Miss Pink Collar? Here she is. Miss Pink Collar, you can see with her that she is really changing color and that’s because she’s a sable, so she’s going to be more of a coppery or a caramel or a goldy kind of color, as opposed to an actual
chocolate or a brown dog. Pink is also a real friendly girl. She really enjoys kids and she, too, is really
enjoying learning the doggy door and going outside. She also really likes to chew on things. Her favorite things are the
bones and things like that. We’ll talk about that in a little while. Now, I think I’ve got everybody. I don’t think I missed anybody. Just give a double-check there. So that’s how they’re
all starting to develop. Now, of course, they’re
just five weeks old, so their temperaments
will continue to change and evolve as the weeks go by and that’s the reason why we
don’t do our puppy allocations until they’re about seven weeks old, ’cause they don’t show us
all of their true colors until they are a little bit more mature. This is when we really start
to take a lot of notes, we have more people over, and we start to be more
observant about their behaviors and that’s what helps us when we match the right puppy for the right family. So we’re just going to
let them enjoy chewing now and playing with the toys, and we’re going to do
a bit of a discussion on what they’re eating, what they’re going to be eating
when they go home with you, and the types of treats and
food that you need to be prepared to have on hand
when your puppy comes home. The puppies are all having a great time with their chews and their toys. We’ve given them access now so that they can go in
and out of the doggy door. You may hear that flapping
during the rest of this video, but we’re letting them
enjoy some of those treats that we gave them. They’ll probably crash and
go to sleep pretty soon, too, so that gives us a good
opportunity to talk about food. Now, you’ll know if you
follow Van Isle Labradoodles or if you’re on one of our litter lists that part of our philosophy is to do everything as
naturally as possible. And I have recently taken courses to become a certified K9 nutritionist. While I was taking the courses, I learned a lot about
kibble, commercial pet foods, labeling, and things
that are not generally available to your average consumer. So when you look at a label on a bag, you read the label and you think, oh, that’s great, it sounds really good, and you buy the product. Unfortunately, labeling
is not exactly accurate or all that it’s intended to be. It can be very misleading. In any event, we have switched our dogs over to a raw food diet, so your puppy is going to
be weaned off to raw food. And what the puppies are eating right now is venison, beef, and chicken. Not all combined together, but those are the three
proteins that we’re giving them and there’s also fresh
vegetables in with those. Those are served to them
mixed up with goat’s milk and pumpkin right now. Now, the pumpkin is just
plain canned pumpkin that you can buy anywhere. That’s in there because it provides really good nutritional
support to their stomachs. It acts as though it is
a bit of a probiotic. Pumpkin, it’s good for
diarrhea and for constipation. It works for both things. Generally, it just keeps their
system operating smoothly. So we give them that so that
they don’t get any stress on their system and have
constipation or diarrhea issues. Now, when they’re little like this and their teeth are just forming, we give them a brand of food, which is this one on the table here that comes in these
tubes, and this is CRUDO. CRUDO is not an expensive
brand of raw dog food. It is made in Surrey, but it is really, really
good for the puppies. Its texture is very smooth. It’s much more almost like a pate. So when their teeth aren’t fully formed, it’s easy for them to
deal with and to digest. It doesn’t come in bigger chunks. So that’s why we start them off on CRUDO. Some dogs are happy to stay on
CRUDO for their entire lives. It does come in other flavors. There’s turkey, there’s duck, and there is lamb, as well. We keep them to those three main proteins. They do get duck sometimes. They do get turkey sometimes. We don’t usually have lamb
’cause, in our experience, they’ve not really enjoyed the lamb. They like the beef and
they like the venison, but lamb doesn’t seem to be
high on the favorite’s list, so we’ve just eliminated it. We import the food from Surrey. It has to come in a
refrigerated reefer truck, so we’re sort of limited
to how much we can have because of how much freezer space we have. So we can’t have a whole store full, even though we’d like to. So that’s what we’re gonna
start the puppies off on; that’s what they’ll be eating
when they go home with you. Now, we always have plenty on hand, so if you live somewhere
where CRUDO isn’t available, then we can send you home with enough to get you through the first while before you transition your puppy to a different brand of food. When get they get older, they’re going to eat a food
that looks more like this. This is a coarser cut, it’s bigger pieces, and this is a beef product. It’s beef, organ, and fat,
and you can see the fat. There’s also bone it, so we like to wait until the
puppies are closer to around four to six months before they tackle this so that they have lots
of power in their jaws and lots of teeth to be
able to deal with the bones, and the much bigger
pieces that are in here. The CRUDO also has bone
and organ meat in it, but it’s much more of a fine texture and that’s really the main difference between the two of them. The protein, fat, and calcium
content in this product is virtually identical to this product. This product here is
made locally in Duncan, but there are many different
products you can buy that are raw. The most expensive one would
be a whole carcass food and if you really wanna go all out and do the real, true raw thing, that’s what you would buy. That’s a little bit much for me and it’s a little bit difficult to manage when you have multiple dogs, so we don’t use that. It’s also really hard for us
to source on Vancouver Island. If you happen to live in Vancouver or any major part of the Lower Mainland, Calgary, Kelowna,
Edmonton, any major city, you can buy whole carcass food. So that would be like a whole quail, a whole fish, a whole
chicken, a whole rabbit. If you like that and you have
a spot where your dog can eat, that is the ultimate diet for them. But for most of us, that’s
not particularly practical, or may be something that
we’re comfortable with. So these products are a
better alternative for that. Now I have to be honest and say
that sometimes our dogs say, mm, I don’t really feel
like eating my raw tonight. And they look at it and
they like me as if to say, well, do you have anything else? We always keep some kibble on hand. We do that particularly because, when the girls are pregnant, as you know, dogs already have a very
heightened sense of smell; and when they’re pregnant, that becomes even more heightened. So every little odor
to them can be noxious and something that they don’t enjoy, so they often go off their food and, generally speaking, they don’t want to eat very much raw. They might want to eat
some of the CRUDO chicken ’cause it has the least
amount of scent to it, but normally they’re sort of, hmm, not so keen on that. They’ll eat totally frozen food sometimes. But we keep kibble because, quite often, they’re quite happy to have kibble. I’m not such a purist that I’m not gonna feed
my dogs kibble ever. I don’t think it’s a good idea for it to be the main part of their diet, but I also don’t think that
it’s the end of the world if they have it now and then. And the brand of kibble,
the only brand of kibble, that we really recommend is made in Canada and it’s Nutrience Subzero. Now, there is different varieties of proteins in that product. The two that we like are
Nutrience Subzero Prairie Red, which is a red meat-based formula, and the other one is the
Northern Lakes formula, and that’s duck and lamb and trout. Those two seem to work
the best with the dogs and seem to be the ones that
they like the best, as well. It’s not a horribly expensive food. It’s certainly not inexpensive, but it’s not the most expensive. It averages around $80 for a 22-pound bag and your Labradoodle is
not going to be eating masses of food so it’s
not that expenses, really, to manage for them. As I said, it’s a Canadian-made product. The proteins are all sourced in Canada. Now, you may have heard lately that there’s an FDA warning
for grain-free foods, and the reason for that is
so many grain-free foods have legumes to substitute the protein. If you take away the grain and
the carbohydrate in a food, which really is of no benefit to the dog, and sometimes is really
a disadvantage to the dog as it is to people, the carbohydrates tend to
cause inflammation in our body, then you have to find something
else to put in protein. Now, dog food manufacturers
are not gonna go, oh, great! We’ll put in more beef,
more lamb, more trout, whatever the protein is,
’cause that’s expensive. They’re gonna look for
a less-expensive option that still is high in protein, and so that’s legumes. Mostly field peas and chickpeas are what you’re going to see; also potato starch, beet
pulp, things like that. There’s nothing wrong
with those ingredients. However, when they’re being used at the top of the ingredient list and that’s a dog’s diet, there seems to be a correlation
with various heart problems. So you need to look for
a food that’s grain-free, so the dog is getting the
protein from an animal source and not a carbohydrate
source or a legume source. In Nutrience, there are peas. There definitely are
and there are lentils, but they’re way down on the list. They’re after ingredient number eight, so that’s a fairly safe ratio. So if you’re feeding your dog
some kibble here and there, if they just tell ya, ah, I’m tired of this raw food for now, it’s perfectly fine. You don’t need to feel guilty. It’s also easy if you’re
traveling to take it with you and give your dog a good quality product and it won’t kill them to
be off raw for a while. You can also buy raw in a
dehydrated or freeze-dried form. So if you don’t want to use the kibble, even better is if you use that product and take it with you
when you’re traveling. So I will give you links
at the bottom of this video to tell you places in Victoria and on the Lower Mainland
where you can buy the CRUDO to start your puppy off with. I’ll also give you a couple of links for good places to buy your
older dog raw dog food, on both the island and
on the Lower Mainland. And if you live in Alberta,
if you’re in Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna, or if
you’re in Saskatchewan, or if you’re in Winnipeg or anywhere else, we don’t send our dogs
much past Manitoba for now, but if you’re in any of
those other provinces, just drop me a note and
together we can research and find where you can find a quality product that’s similar. You won’t be able to take
the CRUDO home with you if you’re flying home with your puppy from here to say Winnipeg, but we’ll find something
that will work for you so that your puppy isn’t
experiencing any digestive upset. Now, the one thing that’s really important with a raw food diet
is that it’s balanced. It’s difficult to get it balanced properly if you’re making it yourself. You can make it yourself and I do have some recipes
if you do wish to do that and don’t want to buy a
commercially-prepared product. If that’s something you wanna do, just leave it in the comments below and then I can give you a
couple of simple recipes. But, generally, we recommend, we really strongly recommend that you buy a properly prepared product that we know is balanced properly. It’s really essential that you have the right ratio of everything
in a raw food diet, so your dog is getting
everything that they need. Now, one thing that has
to go with a raw food diet and, especially for
puppies, is fresh bones. And by fresh bones, I mean
that they’re raw bones. These bones are frozen, as you can see. But bones are essential
to be part of their diet. This is what gives them some calcium, this is what is nature’s toothbrush, and this is what helps keep their systems in full balance and check. So when your puppies are little, the two things I recommend are, well, first of all, you can use chicken
wings and chicken backs. And yes, they can eat chicken bones. Everybody always says to me, what? I thought you couldn’t
give dogs chicken bones! You can give dogs any bones
you want provided they’re raw. That’s the main thing. No bone that is cooked is ever safe; not a steak bone, not a
prime rib bone, no bones. Once they’re cooked, they’re brittle, and that could snap, that
can pierce in their neck, it can pierce their stomach
and cause endless problems. Also, when they’re cooked,
they’re digested differently and can cause digestion problems. Now, one thing I should point out here is dogs that are on a raw dog food diet, they maintain their normal pH balance in their stomach and their stomach. Dogs have cast iron guts
because dogs are scavengers, so they are designed to
be able to eat many things that we would never be
able to tolerate as humans. So it’s important to keep
that pH balance true. You’ve probably heard all sorts of stories and your vet may say, oh, no. We don’t want you to feed bones. They can cause this problem, that problem, and the other problem. The problems that are usually caused are because someone’s fed a cooked bone and that has pierced something
within a dog’s system or the dog is eating a commercial kibble and their pH balance has
been lowered so significantly that their digestive system
can no longer process the bone properly, and so they get all bugged up. So as long as your dog’s raw, then their pH system is going
to be exactly where it is, their pH levels will be the correct ones, and they’ll be able to
eat almost anything; other than foods that are,
of course, toxic to dogs. And you’ll get a list of those
when you pick your puppy up, but nothing will ever make
those okay for your dog, such as alcohol, coffee, marijuana, grapes, raisins, and so forth. So with the dogs and their bones, you can start off with chicken necks, chicken backs, and chicken wings. Those are nice and small. Those are soft bones and really easy for puppies to work with. The other ones are
these beef marrow bones. Now, these we have had cut by a butcher so that they’re nice and small for your puppy to be able to manage. These require supervision. I feed them to our
puppies frozen like this. It takes them a good two or three hours for them to really be able to get gnawing on the fat and the meat and the marrow because the bone is defrosting. The marrow inside is so good for them. It’s super nutrition, it’s very rich, and it has a lot of calories in it. The puppies, you can
never overfeed a puppy. The outside with the meat and the fat, is also full of all sorts of nutrients that are good for them. And then the bone itself
is full of good calcium, and is really good
psychologically for them and it’s really good
for them nutritionally. So what I do, when we have puppies, is I take these bones and I put these into the crate with them. This is when I want my puppy to have a nap or I want my puppy to have some down time, I need to do something, and it also is killing
two birds with one stone because your puppy learns, oh, I get the best thing in
the world when I’m in my crate. I love going in my crate. So it’s really good to
feed the bone in the crate. Don’t put the bed in the crate. Just the plain crate so
that it’s really easy to wipe out and clean up afterwards. And I would say that you would not want to leave your puppy with this bone for longer than 30 minutes. After that, pick it up. And another great thing
about dogs is this can thaw, you can throw it back in the freezer, and there’s no ill effects. We don’t have to worry about the problem of thawing and freezing
and thawing and freezing, like you do with people. Bones will last a while. This will last your dog a little while. Once all the marrow is gone and it’s just the circle of the bone, then you wanna throw it out because you don’t wanna have the case where there’s the open bone like this and it can get stuck in the puppy’s jaw. That would be a bad thing. So make sure once everything
is out of the bone, you toss it. And you only want to give it to them probably four times
anyways and then toss it. Every time the bone comes out, it becomes a little bit more brittle from being exposed to the air, and you don’t want the bone
to be actually brittle. This is another bone that
is absolutely excellent. This happens to be a lamb neck bone. So you can see there’s the
vertebra in the middle. Everything else is meat. This is really tasty, very
nutritious for your dog. Excellent for your puppy. The bone is not so big
that they can’t handle it and they will devour this quite quickly. This I would recommend you
feed maybe only twice a week, maybe once a week. And you can, again, get your
butcher to cut this for you or most raw dog food stores
will have this available. If they don’t have it in the puppy cut, then you will have to get
your butcher to do it for you. And you can use lamb
neck or pork neck bone to get this benefit for them. And then once your dog’s
a little bit older, you will have these femur bones and you’ll get them in more like a three or a four inch size
for your dog to chew on. They’ll be more cylindrical like this. The other thing that’s really super is these larger neck bones. This is a beef neck bone in full size. So you can see there’s lots of bone here. It looks like a T-bone almost. Lots of bone here and you
want the dog to eat the bone. That’s part of the whole thing, is you want them to
actually consume the bone for the calcium and the magnesium, and other nutrients that are in it. There’s a good bit of meat on it. There’s a good bit of fat on it. And then, down here, there’s
a smaller amount of bone. This is where they’ll start working on it. Psychologically, I can’t
stress how important it is for your dog to have a bone. It is part of a dog’s basic need to have something to chew and crunch because that’s what they would be doing were they not living with us. They always have to be
having something to chew on. It’s not just when they’re
babies and getting their teeth. They want to be chewing
and they need to have that psychological satisfaction of a bone. Like I said, our dogs
get bones when they’re in the Doodle den and
there’s no human contact or in their crates, that
way it’s easy to clean up, and it also is something for them to do when we aren’t able to give
them our full attention. Now, you’re not always going
to give them fresh bones. There’s a limit, but
they still need to chew. And especially as puppies. If you’ve been, and I’m
sure you have been already, to the pet store looking for things to buy for your new puppy, you will have seen aisles
and aisles aisles of treats. They all seem to sound like
they’re absolutely magnificent and they’re all wonderful. Treats are more misleading
in what is on the packaging than anything else, even
worse than actual dog food. They’ll say limited ingredients, processed in the U.S.A.,
and so on and so forth. It’s absolutely critical that you know the protein source of your treats. Many, many treats are made with proteins that have come from China, Korea, or other countries where
there aren’t any regulations. These are not good for your dogs. You have no idea what that, if it’s beef. Cow has been fed before
it’s been slaughtered and made into a product. You never want to buy rawhide and you never want to buy
anything that’s smoked or jerky. To make it easy, what I’m going to suggest is you pick one brand and
stick with that brand. The brand that we recommend, and the only brand we
recommend is Puppy Love. We know the people who own Puppy Love. Puppy Love is all made from all
Canadian natural ingredients with no additives, no
chemicals, no nothing, and it all is from Alberta. They’re absolutely top-quality products and I have no hesitation
in standing behind them. They guarantee their product, as well. There’s no preservatives,
nothing whatsoever. Puppy Love has been around since 2009 and Renald has been and
visited their plant. Like I said, we know
the owners personally. They are people that we’ve known since, well, I’ve known them since 2005. So we absolutely trust them and we’ve partnered with Puppy Love so that we have their products on hand and we can sell them to you, as well. Once you take your puppy home, we can ship them to
you when you need more. The reason we started doing that is because they are not
in places like PetSmart. They are not a great, big, huge company, so they don’t have the sort
of quantities available to sell in a PetSmart. So sometimes people were saying to us, oh, we love this product! The dog loves it, it’s the only
treat that he really likes, or the only chew, but we
can’t find it anywhere. People were getting frustrated with that, so as a result, we approached
Puppy Love and said, hey, could we partner with you because we don’t have a retail store, but our families are always looking? So they allowed us to do that and we’re really happy that we’re able to offer their products. We have both treats and chews available. This is an example of one of the treats, and this is a freeze dried chicken liver. These are awesome when you
are training your dogs. They’re little; they’re small. They don’t crumble; they don’t smell. They’re really easy to take, have in your pocket or a treat pouch, and they’re really good for your dog. So we carry these in chicken and beef. Beef and chicken seem to be
the two more popular ones. There is one in salmon, as well, but we did find that it
sort of did tend to crumble and it kind of made a mess in your pocket, so we just have the chicken
and the beef available. And a bag like this is a good size and will last you for a little while when you’re training your puppy. Now, you make think, oh,
yeah, that’ll last forever, but you will be surprised how
many treats you go through when your puppy is learning with you. Now, this over here is another
product from Puppy Love that’s really excellent as a treat, and these are chicken hearts. Chicken hearts are great for your dog. Chicken hearts in their raw form are kind of yucky and slimy and smell, and not really something
that you wanna have around, so these dried ones are excellent. You just have to be careful
that you only give one at a time as they’re very rich. But they’re really good for your dog and, again, this is an excellent thing to have as your nighttime
snack for your puppy. When you want your puppy to go to bed and you’re putting your puppy
in the crate for the evening, or for the night, rather, give them one of these, special treat, only time he gets it, awesome. Again, two birds with one stone. Now, for chews what we have here is just a few of the
products that Puppy Love has. This first one here is a duck foot. Duck feet are really good for puppies. Now, I said before about
using chicken wings and backs and necks for your puppy. Those are great. Some people don’t care
for using those products because they are a little bit slimy, so this is just the same. There’s nothing added to
this; it’s just dried. And we have duck feet
and we have duck wings. Ducks are better than chicken. They’re a little bit richer,
a little higher in protein, and a little higher in fat. And all of these products
that I’m showing you, too, work well to clean your dog’s teeth. These here, these are little bully bits, and these are just one of the products that Puppy Love sells
that is in a smaller size. These are hollow and much
easier for a puppy to deal with. They’re not as useful for an adult dog because they eat these in two seconds. I still give these to our adult dogs ’cause they really like them, but they don’t last very long. We have different products
available for adult dogs that last for longer periods of time. And then we have these mini bully sticks, which are just the same
as a regular bully stick, but in a smaller size that’s
appropriate for a puppy. Great product, and these are all beef. And, again, all natural, no chemicals, no preservatives, no nothing done to them. Now, if you have a puppy
who’s a real chewer, and this will vary from puppy to puppy, we have what we call aggressive chewers and some dogs who really aren’t interested in chewing much at all. For aggressive chewers, these elk antlers are a great product. This is a whole one that’s
been cut to a mini size, but this would be something for a six-month-old puppy at least ’cause it’s quite big. And here’s a smaller one; this is more appropriate
for a younger puppy. These last forever and ever
and are really good at giving some psychological
satisfaction to your puppy. And another thing that we have and you can buy these from
us, as well, in smaller bags. We get the bigger bag ’cause there’s more dogs living with us than with you, and these are dried sardines. Again, totally natural and
all they are is sun-dried, that way you don’t have to deal with the sardines in the can,
the smell of the sardines, and all the gloppiness
that goes with them. These are awesome for dogs;
lots of calcium, lots of omegas. Super product for the
dogs, really easy to use, and an excellent, really special treat. You want to have some high-value treats and some low-value treats, and some regular-value treats. The sardines, for our dogs,
are their highest value. And then one final product that we have and we’ve just been granted the
rights to sell this product, so we’re quite excited, this is a Canadian
company from Nova Scotia. It’s called Adored Beast and
they make very few products, but the ones they make are excellent. This is called Love Bugs. This is a K9-specific pro
and prebiotic for dogs. We give this to our dogs every day. It is fantastic for their digestion. It really works well. It keeps them in fantastic shape. It helps them assimilate
all of the nutrients that are in their food, and you don’t use hardly any
with your puppy each day. It’s just once a day, so
a little bottle like this does last for a longer period of time. You can also buy it in a larger size if, when your dog grows up, you
wanna have it in a larger size. But Adored Beast has excellent products. Now, just one final word
on feeding your dogs a raw dog food diet. Many people say, oh,
what about salmonella? What about bacteria? What about germs, what about this? First of all, over a third
of dogs have salmonella all the time in their system; it’s there. But dogs, like I said, their systems are designed
for them to be scavengers, so nothing happens. They may have the salmonella
bacteria, nothing happens. When dogs get salmonella, it is far more likely to be
as a result of eating kibble, not raw dog food. When they eat a raw dog food diet, they don’t have any
bacteria in their mouth from the raw product. Dogs do not have a certain
enzyme in their mouth to be able to process the kibble. So what happens is when
they crunch the kibble and people sometimes think the kibble helps to keep
the dog’s teeth clean, it doesn’t go up and down
chewing like they do with a bone. When they bite into a piece of kibble, it simply shatters so there’s
no benefit to their teeth. And when it shatters, it
releases everything that’s in it. That attaches to their
teeth and up to their gums, and it turns into sugar and
develops into serious plaque. So if you see dogs that
have a lotta plaque or discoloration on their teeth, those are a kibble-fed dog. If you see a dog who’s 12 years old and has beautiful teeth, either it’s a kibble-fed dog
that just came from the dentist or it’s a raw-fed dog. Raw dog food is nature’s tooth brush. You never have to worry
about cleaning their (stammering) cleaning their teeth or them having bad breath
when they eat raw dog food. Bacteria cannot form in their mouths when they eat a raw diet. When they eat a kibble diet, bacteria does form in their mouths because the food turns to sugar, it clings onto their gums
and their teeth, as I said, and it turns into bacteria. So there’s no worries about bacteria or salmonella with your dog. They can lick you, you
can touch their face, things like that. What you do wanna watch out for is if you have a two year old, you don’t wanna have
raw dog food in the dish and your two year old
goes, oh, looks like steak, and eats it. That would not be ideal. Will it harm them? Hmm, it might make them sick. It won’t kill them by any means, but it’s certainly not what we want our two year olds to be eating. The raw food is all human grade, but a lot of it is product that
is not for human consumption under general circumstances and there’s a lot of organs in there and skin and bits that
we don’t eat as people, but dogs absolutely thrive on. So there’s no need to
be worried about that. You just have to practice the same safe food handling techniques as you do when you’re
making your own dinner. If you were preparing chicken for dinner and you were chopping
it up for a stir fry, you wouldn’t then bake a cake and use that same cutting board without washing it off really
thoroughly and drying it. That’s all you have to do. You wash your utensils. You wash the bowl. You wash your chopping board. And what I have is a different knife and a different chopping
board for the dog food. So when we buy beef, for instance, at the grocery store for
the dogs and we chop it up, we just use the dogs’ board for that. And when we have the dog food out thawing, it goes in their own container and it’s not one that we use for people. They all have stainless steel dishes, which are better for the dog’s health and also really easy to
keep clean and sanitize. Same with the treats; there’s nothing on them
that has any bacteria or salmonella or other
things for you to pick up. But, again, you probably
don’t want your two year old chewing on a duck foot. And you don’t want your two year old probably eating the Love
Bugs, so just common sense, and just your normal, everyday approach to good housekeeping. So that’s it for food
and treats for today. We hope you enjoyed the video
and the update of the kids, as they’re starting to get
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12 Replies to “RAW Food Diet for Labradoodle Puppies | Cafe Noir Litter 5 Weeks Old

  1. OMG the Cafe Noir has definitely grown up! So adorable. Claire does the Love Bugs replace the Marine Phtoplankton? Also my vet said that dogs require monthly de-worming if feed on a raw diet. Is that correct?

  2. Another great video Claire….the puppies have certainly grown a lot since we saw them at Family Day! They are so cute! Thanks for all the information about the food and treats for the puppies. I just have one question….how do we know how much to feed them. Isn’t it a percentage of their weight? Should we weigh the raw food when we are feeding them to get the right amount? Oh, another question…if you are feeding them a lot of treats for training, should we cut back on the raw food at mealtime?

  3. Such an excellent video this week!!!! Thank you for all the raw food information, I appreciate it so much! The puppies are more and more adorable each week!! I love hearing how their personalities are developing! ❤️❤️❤️

  4. Thanks Claire for the info. I will tell my vet to check for worms first before giving any de-worming treatment. Still a lot of biase from people including vets on feeding the raw diet. Passing in Salmonella to people or causing dogs to have too many worms and stating that dogs have advanced beyond the scavenger stage that the raw diets won’t benefit them. It reminds me of the stigma of breast feeding in the 80s and 90s!

    Regarding the Love bug, you would recommend feeding once a day on top of adding pumpkin and the marine Phytoplankton to the meals?

  5. Fantastic video with such valuable info! I am going to be the Aunty to The Bell's family dog, and very excited to meet him/her! And excited for my Labradoodle to have a new best friend! How do you transition an adult dog from a kibble diet to a raw one?

  6. Great video, Claire & Renald (nice camera work!). I'm so thrilled to hear you say Nutrience Sub Zero, because I feed Charlie a part kibble and part raw food diet (he's picky enough that he doesn't eat just one or the other). The raw comes from our local butcher and is a good mix, but I'm looking to expand that a bit and cut down on the kibble. I think I found a local source here in Winnipeg and am going to check it out today after the dog park. I'll send you a separate e-mail as I wouldn't mind you taking a look at their online food information, so I can get your expert opinion. Thanks for taking the time to do the video and you provided a ton of great information.

  7. Another great video Claire. I can't believe how quickly they are growing and how quickly they are moving about!!
    I've got a feeling I will be coming back to visit this video again:). I just did a quick search and I don't believe that Crudo is available in AB. I am going to have to do a lot more research in this area:)

  8. Love your videos!
    I have an olde English bulldog 8 wks old and I would like to start him on raw, any ideas would be highly appreciated and which kibbles are good for him? Thanks in advance.

  9. When the puppies turn into dogs should you just use love bugs on bad digestive days or days they can’t go to the bathroom

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