Moving onto Grace
To achieve the best from Grace we do not recommend feeding any other proteins with the meal, or as part of a treat regime. We personally treat with the Grace kibble and rarely use manufactured treats, unless we are sure of what is in the pack. Even some of the treats that we have stocked in the past, that have been sold as high quality, have had an awful whiff of garlic upon opening. We really aren’t fans of manufactured treats. If one day you see us stocking a treat, that has the Grace brand on it, you can be sure that it has surpassed the Grace standards and is worth buying. In the meantime, consider certain vegetable based treats from your kitchen.
We often suggest to Authentic customers to treat with Absolute and for Absolute customers to treat with Authentic. That way, we are sure of what is going into our precious dogs.
We do advocate adding certain fruits and vegetables to Grace as well as treating with the following foods:
- Raw carrots
- Steamed parsnips pieces
- Most leafy greens, but always double check.
- Small pieces of apple, pear or banana.
- A handful of blueberries raspberries or strawberries. Some of chunks of pineapple, which contains bromelain, which helps in the digestion of proteins, is perfectly acceptable. Please don’t overdo it. Half a pineapple ring is plenty.
- Watermelon, absolutely no rind or seeds. Consider chilling or freezing in hot weather.. but be very careful about giving a dog anything direct from the freezer. Allow time for it to partially defrost.
Please remember, if you are going to add calories to the bowl, it may be pertinent to reduce the quantity of Grace. Dogs that have difficulty maintaining weight, shouldn’t have their Grace levels reduced.
One of the biggest factors that determines whether a food can be used for young pups, relates to certain mineral ratios as well as the minimum protein levels. An imbalance of these minerals can lead to musculoskeletal issues later in life. For this reason, we implore owners of young pups to stick strictly to Puppy or All Life Stage foods, to avoid dairy and adding raw meat to the meal. Everything the pup needs to develop into a very healthy dog, is contained within Grace food. This is especially important in the first six months.
Unless directed by a vet, following a diagnosis of a condition, do not supplement Grace with Calcium enriched treats or powders. You may do more harm than good.
Pups can move straight onto Grace from weaning and stay on Grace into their senior years.
Gastric Issues and Parasites
We use Panacur for deworming and find it to very successful with our dogs. Panacur helps to kill Giardia and other parasites, which is common in scavenging pups and found in stagnant water sources, as well as unpleasantries found on the ground. Dogs that live in the country or on farms, are often infected regularly.
Parasites can also be found in Dog, Rabbit, Horse and Bird poop. Parasites will cause diarrhoea, intermitting diarrhoea with little or no control, as well as mucus and blood in the poo. Panacur is fabulous at killing the parasites and we personally use Panacur granules which work very well.
Any queries, please contact us, we are always here to help.
In the future, we will create and leave links to our YouTube videos about the feeding of Grace and the worming/treatment of suspected parasites.