Dear Fellow Dog Breeder,
Is your female having problems conceiving? Are you dealing with still born puppies? Puppies that are small and not doing well? Is your male shooting blanks?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, we are happy you are here. You have just found the most important site on the internet in dealing with reproduction problems without using toxic, problem causing drugs. You are taking a pro-active approach to your dog's health issue and you are to be congratulated on your intellect and your determination to keep your dogs healthy. You are our kind of person.
Whenever a male or female dog are having reproductive problems, we always look at the foundation of what is going on nutritionally with the dog first. As you will read in all of our discussions, we strongly believe the basic key element of all health is excellent, fresh, wholesome nutrition. If an animal is unable to ingest fresh wholesome nutrition because it is not available to them, then there is no telling how many health maladies this animal may suffer, including fertility problems or birthing difficulties. Every cell in every animal's body needs to be nourished with fresh food every single day in order for optimum robust health and vitality of that animal. Not to mention what needs to be passed on to the young in order to have healthy puppies.
What do we mean by fresh food? Food that has not been processed--meaning food that has not been previously cooked, then preserved "fresh" with chemicals and preservatives. Cooked food is cooked food. If you are giving your animals food from a commercial bag, 99% of the time this is cooked food that is loaded with preservatives to "keep it fresh". In effect, this is leftovers that you are feeding your dog.
To add insult to injury, most of the food that is in those commercial bags that are found in your local grocery store or discount food chain store, etc. are made from dead, diseased or dying animal products. This "food" is even comprised of euthanizied dogs, cats and road kill of all kinds. Have you ever wondered what happens to all the animals that are killed along the highways and in the shelters? Well, now you know. This "food" can even contain animal by products such as chicken feathers which are legally allowed to be called protein. The legal definition and the body's definition in this case are two different things, but it doesn't seem to matter to the companies who make this type of nonsense. Protein to protein as money to money!!
Have you ever wondered what they fed their dogs in ancient Egypt? All of us have seen pictures of dogs etched into prehistoric caves or walls in early civilizations. What do you suppose they fed their dogs? They fed their dogs fresh raw meat and scraps from their tables. What did your parents and grandparents feed their dogs? Do you think they went to the local grocery store and obtained bags of food? If these questions are redundant the reason is, is that we want you to start thinking about these answers that only you can address with common sense.
The answer is, dogs were fed raw meats or cooked meats from the bones that people discarded from their own plates. The leftovers usually contained some vegetables and fruits that a dog will eat to nourish its body with other essential elements. The fresh meats and fresh vegetables and fruit contain enzymes that are so important for the health and well being of a dog.
As farm kids in Iowa, whenever our fathers butchered a beef, a hog or lamb or chickens, our dogs were right beside us wanting to eat the intestines and other internal organs just as quickly as it was available. Why did they want to eat the intestines first? Two reasons--one, intestines contain the enzymes that the body needs for digestion which an animal instinctively seems to know; and two, because it was easy and fast to tear apart and eat. If you have ever watched a cat or a wild dog eat their prey, you will see the exact same thing. They always eat the internal organs first because of the enzymes that are there. Lastly, they will eat the muscle of their prey. Watch the Discovery Channel and you will consistently see this in wild animals too.
Suffice this discussion to say, it is extremely important that your dogs have fresh wholesome meat, fresh vegetables and fruits of all kinds. It may take a week or ten days to get the hang of what your animal likes, but ultimately it costs less in food bills and Vet bills if your animal has the freshest food you can provide. You can and should think about cooking for your dogs. It is easier than you think.
As an example, we have a lady customer who has been successfully showing dogs for forty years. When she contacted us five years ago, her dogs were having all kinds of health problems that she never had seen in her forty years. We had a lengthy consultation where we discussed the food problems and vaccinations in our dog population today as the fundamental problem. She had never given this much thought before simply because of the convenience of store bought food. All of a sudden she said, "you know, I used to make all of my dog's food until this commercial food became available". "You know", she continued, "I have seen a gradual decline in the health and quality of my dog's and their bone structure. I thought it was the breeding. I never thought it might be the food because the label says everything they need is in there. Now I wonder what would happen if I started cooking for them again?"
So, she started cooking for them again just to see what might happen. She also added some natural supplements and enzymes that we recommended for Momma and Poppa. She discontinued giving her puppies all the "required/recommended vaccinations". After six months, she called us back and said she couldn't believe the difference in her new puppies and in the mother's ability to whelp such beautiful strong little puppies. The fresh nutrition she was now providing her dogs improved not only the parents, but their offspring and did it within a six month period of time. Our customer has never looked back. Her dogs are healthier, her puppies are gorgeous, her food bills are considerably less, her Vet Bills are now almost nonexistent, and it is all showing up in the show ring once again. Talk about a happy and even more successful dog breeder lady!!
A MOTHER'S NEEDS
When a female carries her young, they of course gain all their nutrition from her and what she ingests. Obviously having a female in top most physical condition is paramount if you want supreme quality puppies. Aristocratic blood lines containing the sound fundamentals of any particular breed are very important. However, experience has shown, that without superb nutrition, good blood lines are almost for naught.
Continuing our discussion from above, even the best foods available today are lacking in essential minerals and vitamins. Why is this? Because the soils in the United States are completely depleted of one of the foundations of all health--trace minerals. If the trace minerals are not in the soils, then the minerals are not in the plants that are harvested from that soil, nor are they in the meat producing animals that eat from that soil. Thus these critical minerals are lacking in all the foods our animals eat and what we ourselves eat. This is one reason for the rampant health problems in our nation today.
In the 1930's, a USDA study was presented before Congress reporting that trace elements are 60% depleted in the soils within the United States. In 1997, the World Health Organization did a similar study of the soils in the United States and found that American soils were 100% devoid of any trace minerals.
The way farmers re-mineralize their soils is by spreading dried seaweed and/or specially ground glacial deposited rocks on their soils so that their plants can assimilate and utilize these critical minerals. Interestingly enough there are Attorney Generals in several Midwest states that prohibit persons from selling these ground glacial rock powders to farmers. Farmers here in Iowa have to go as far away as Utah and Idaho in order to be able to purchase the glacial crushed rocks containing trace minerals to put on their soils in order to be able to produce plants that contain everything an animal body needs. A farmer cannot buy glacial rock dust in Iowa. Wonder why this is? Think about it for awhile and you will know the answer. Is this not reflected in the physical and mental health in our society?
Trace Minerals are especially important for the gestating mother. Without trace minerals, the body is unable to absorb enough vitamins in order to be able to pass these vitamins and minerals through to her puppies. In fact, without the body being properly mineralized, giving your dog vitamins is basically a waste of effort, time and money as the body cannot absorb what it needs to absorb to achieve excellent health. Trace elements (as they are also known) are one of the foundations of life like oxygen, water and food.
Trace minerals are known to affect enhanced mental acuity as well as enhancing the body's ability to absorb vitamins and macro minerals such as calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, manganese, thus creating more physical prowess in puppies and adult canines.
A FATHER'S NEEDS
It is equally important that the male be given trace minerals for his cells to be as strong as the mother's in order to produce really good offspring. His cells need to be completely nourished just like the mother needs to be very well nourished. If the male is fully nourished, then the chances of him being able to impregnate a female or several females is greatly enhanced. For those of you who have a very special male dog and wish to continue his blood lines, glacial trace minerals are a critical addition to his nutritional uptake.
In addition to glacial trace minerals,
the mother and the father canines need to have all the natural vitamins
and macro-minerals that are necessary for excellent optimum robust
health and vitality added to their diets. Most people tell us,
"Yes, I know this and I have been giving my breeders vitamins with
minerals all along." But are these natural vitamins?
Their next question is almost always, "Aren't all vitamins natural
vitamins?" Sounds like it ought to be this way doesn't
it. Unfortunately, however, almost all the vitamins and minerals
that are added to our pet's food today are synthetic vitamins and even
synthetic minerals. They are not derived from plant sources which
are absorbable by the body, but rather these synthetic vitamins are
derived from petrochemicals. In other words, the same
"stuff" we put in our car is being added to our pet's
food. Why is this? Because "real" vitamins and
absorbable minerals cost more money, that's why.
CAN'T GET PREGNANT?
We have far too many conversations with breeders from all over the country stating how their parent canines cannot seem to become pregnant. What do we think is the causing this problem? Is it hormone difficulty? What do you think it is? What can I do?
First, from our experiences over the years, it has been a nutritional problem. However, in recent years, we have been noticing more and more breeders are getting fewer than normal pups from the mother. Now, when the parents are well nourished and this problem continues, there has to be a cause.
Our take on the actual root cause of this phenomenon is that dogs' blood today is so loaded with toxins from all the vaccinations recommended for this disease or that disease, chemicals to get rid of fleas, mites, heartworm, this worm, that worm etc., toxic drugs for this or that problem, that the cells are not able to be nourished. There is only so much space in a blood cell. If the blood cell is loaded with toxins and not nutrition, then the body cannot be nourished. Consequently, the parents produce fewer puppies, inferior in size puppies and even sickly puppies.
We have spoken with people who brought a new little puppy home who is constantly scratching, or its eyes are watering, or it had parasites of some sort etc. Why did this happen in such a young puppy? Because the mother passed on the toxins or parasites etc. that are in her system. You need to clean momma and poppa's (yes, poppa too) of toxic wastes before you put them together for mating in order to NOT pass these conditions on to the puppies.
Obviously what every breeder wants from their excellent blood line parents are extremely healthy puppies with excellent formation and with as many of these as the parents can produce. With a clean internal environment that is free from toxic and foreign substances, this can and is being accomplished by dog breeders all over the country and in Europe.
THE INSIDE SECRET
If you truly want to end the problem with your dog's fertility. If you want to have robust healthy puppies and if you want as many of these as your female can safely procreate without her losing her own health and vitality, then the following is what the real winners on the show circuit do:
CLEANING THE BLOOD
How do you clean the parent's blood of chemicals and heavy metals? By de-toxing them at least sixty days before you put them together for breeding? We have a full detailed discussion on toxins and how to clean them from the canine body safely, quickly and inexpensively. CLICK ON THIS PAGE for this discussion.
SUPPLEMENTING FOR INCREASED FERTILITY
For centuries, it has been shown that there are certain plants and minerals that can and do enhance/balance the hormones of both the male and female to achieve optimum fertility. Many years ago, our doctors incorporated these plants and minerals along with natural vitamins and minerals a dog's body needs to accomplish robust health, vitality and libido. A breeder needs to supplement the parents before breeding, during gestation and after whelping with a specifically formulated natural supplement called Fertility Supplement™ to keep the parents in top condition.
Because the puppies will drain the mother of all her nutrients, it is critical for her to be supplemented year round to keep her bones and muscle structure in excellent condition. Could this be overkill? No, not if you have a special female and you want great puppies. The hormone balancing will help keep her on an even keel, while the minerals and vitamins will continue to build and build her bones and muscle tissues. Glacial Trace Minerals are critical for her conditioning and need to be included as we discussed above. CLICK HERE for more details about these natural supplements.
PROVIDING YOUR OWN FOOD
More and more successful show people are providing raw food diets for their dogs. Others are cooking their own home made foods. They have found the ease of and importance of providing food the way dogs have been eating for thousands of years. They have seen the results in their dogs health and vitality and happiness and are determined to carry this through. Most of them tell us that it was a bit of a chore in the beginning, but now they wouldn't change back to their old commercial foods way for anything. For more information as to suppliers of raw foods or special natural dog foods, click onto our Dog Link Partners, then click onto Raw and Organic Food and contact them directly. You will be happy you did.
Digestive enzymes are very important to aid a dog in its maximum utilization of its nutritional uptake. If you are feeding fresh wholesome, non-contaminated food, most digestive enzymes that an animal needs are in these particular foods and supplementation would not be necessary. However, today, most warm blooded animals need help with their bacterial balance in the gut. This is particularly important if your dogs are in a serious breeding situation for the health of the puppies. We use enzymes that were originally developed in Europe and have been used for almost 130 years. For a further discussion about enzymes and what we use and recommend, CLICK HERE.
Why does one need to eliminate the practice of vaccinations for their dog? Is my dog then going to get Parvo or distemper or a host of other illnesses that vaccinations are supposed to eliminate? I really am afraid because of everything my Vet has told me will happen if I don't. Don't you think this is irresponsible if I don't get them vaccinated? Absolutely not. Did your Vet ever tell you what the immune system is for and why God created it?
Did it ever occur to you that you are supposed to be frightened of the thought of not vaccinating your dog for every possible illness. You are supposed to be afraid that something will happen to your dog especially if your dog is surrounded by other dogs while at shows or in the park, etc. That's what certain companies want you to feel--fear--not confidence that your dog has an excellent strong immune system and that its strong body can withstand most any bacterial or viral situation. Fear translates into money for others, your own self confidence does not.
Vaccinations are the process of putting foreign matter into the body supposedly so the body will build an immunity to whatever the vaccine is. All of us know that dogs survived for centuries without vaccinations. How do you suppose that happened? They had a strong immune system that's how. Whenever a foreign matter is introduced to the body, the immune system now has to work overtime in trying to eliminate the foreign matter. Does this really make a lot of sense to continually stress the immune system year after year with more and more toxic matter introduced by you?
Meanwhile the immune system also has to contend with the toxic environment we have today--toxic water, toxic air with less oxygen, toxic foods. This immune system overload takes it toll on all dogs and even more so on the reproducing canines. In fact much of these toxins will end up in the reproductive system. One needs to free their mind and their dogs of this modern day plague. Learn more, CLICK HERE.
Doesn't it make more sense to build the immune system, rather that stress it? Our philosophy is there are two keys to health--one, excellent fresh nutrition and two, a strong immune system. With excellent nutrition, you will achieve a strong immune system. In the beginning you may need to support or boost the immune system with specific herbal supplements, but after that, maintaining a strong immune system and eating well are the keys to health.
ELIMINATE CHEMICALS FOR PARASITE CONTROL
Chemicals to rid parasites need to be absolutely eliminated from every dog's health program. When natural remedies have been available for centuries to eliminate heartworm, as well as all other worms and protozoa too, why would one use toxic chemicals? It is because of ignorance and not knowing. If you knew there was a method of getting rid of parasites that did NOT harm your dog and, in fact, would add enhance your dogs diet at the same time, you would use it wouldn't you?! It is not because a person doesn't care. It is simply that natural remedies have not been allowed to even be discussed in dog health care until relatively recently. In fact, most Vets do not even know that certain natural remedies for parasite control and elimination have been around for centuries or even what they are. They only know what they have been taught in school. Who do you suppose writes the books?
Only those who have educated themselves on the ways of our ancestors and history know that natural parasite control is entirely possible. Natural means are certainly not taught in U.S. colleges. Organic farmers have had to educate themselves on the way and means to keep their animals free of toxic chemicals. If they can do, it we know you can too.
We know for certain that breeders who have taken steps to educate themselves on the dangers and maladies of chemically induced illnesses and who have subsequently taken steps to eliminate these toxic substances have the best results when it comes to their dogs reproduction. The difference in their dogs is virtually night and day as to what it was before. Learn what they already know. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE.
ELIMINATE CHEMICALS FOR CLEANING
Did you know there are natural remedies for getting rid of bacteria, viruses, and fungal conditions in your dogs environment and runs? That certain microbes extracted from specific plant sources have the ability to eliminate viral and bacterial conditions? That you can actually spray and clean your dog's kennels while they are still in the kennel? You don't have to remove your dogs from their kennels or even from their room. Products that have been formulated over fifty years ago. Life can actually be easier on you and your dogs while at the same time, more sanitary. To learn more, CLICK HERE.
WHELPING WITHOUT DIFFICULTY
The mother dog who is in excellent physical, mental and mineralized condition will have little if any difficulty giving birth to her puppies. Physical exercise is especially important for the mother to keep her muscles honed and toned. All of us know that all babies take a lot of minerals out of the mother's body. When minerals are depleted, the the mother can have a significant personality change as these lack of minerals now affect her mental health. She also can suffer serious bone loss as the babies are needing these minerals in their physical development during gestation. In recent years several of our breeder customers have added a natural supplement to give to their mother-to-be before breeding, all through gestation, during nursing and well after the puppies are weaned in order to restore mother's bone structure.
This natural supplement--Whelping Aide™--containing minerals, herbs and amino acids has been shown to:
If your mother dog has had difficulties in the past or if you wish to PREVENT birthing complications, then as a serious concerned dog breeder, you definitely need to consider providing this wonderful essential product to your mother dog. You will be amazed at the difference. CLICK HERE for more details.
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