Dunham Lake Australian Terriers

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What we feed our Australian Terriers at Dunham Lake Aussies

Finding the right dog food for your Australian Terrier can be overwhelming at times. There are many options and opinions on this subject. I too have been at times overwhelmed. After months of research, I will share what we currently feed our dogs. We use to feed Taste of the Wild kibble with some raw but about a year or more ago some of my dogs would either not eat it or it didn’t agree with them. I discovered that the company had changed something. So I went on an extensive search to find something better.

While I think feeding your dog raw with added supplements is best, it is just not practical for us with so many dogs and not easy access to ingredients where I live. We now feed our adults N & D Farmina. It is a high quality kibble. Our dogs have tried all of their flavors, grain free as well as their ancestral grain options and they love the food and they do very well on it. I still supplement their evening meal with some raw meat as well as fresh pumpkin or yogurt. They eat 1/3 of a cup of dry kibble in the morning and some kibble plus the other items mentioned to equal 1/3 of a cup at dinner time.

If your dog has specific dietary needs I suggest you consult with a veterinary nutritionist.

N&D Farmina is sold on line or at some pet stores. 

So what about grain free dog food? 

So many of you will remember the hot and controversial topic surrounding grain free kibble and the possible connection to a heart condition called dilated cardiomyopathy (DMC). The study had me very curious because I feed my dogs grain free or limited grain dog food along with some raw. The research was done by large commercial dog food companies such as Purina, Science Diet and a few others. I felt that was a conflict of interest and perhaps their research was more about their loss of business to these so called boutique smaller much better producing dog food. What do I really know... but it really interested me.The other data that was supplied in their research is that with a great % it was a condition that affected Golden Retrievers primarily. My further research showed Goldens have a predisposition to this condition anyway.Now this topic quietly went away, no longer on the mainstream news like it had been practically daily. Here is a recent update on this subject below and while the study is not yet concluded, my thoughts and research at the time I felt are validated. It doesn’t appear to be any connection, and certainly not in our breed. Read the latest update on this topic at the link below.