Many, many years ago, I sold puppies to families. I always met them ahead of time, before the pups were born were born, and had a little 'class' in which we went over the beginnings of what to do, and not do, with the puppy.`
I remember one family came again, after the pups were born, but not old enough to leave Mom. They had a little boy (just him, no siblings) who did not come the first time (it was for them to approve me, and me to approve them). He was about 6, very smart and well behaved, and went out to the dog room. That was the year I had some oops litters, all born within a week of each other, and he was so excited to just get buried with puppies! I think they were about 6 wks old. I took photos of the whole experience that day, and made a special PRIVATE page of "Ethan's day with the Puppies"
We went over my 'getting a basenji puppy' class and he was so attentive. I never got a call from them about any problems - I'm not surprised, he wanted that puppy so much.
New puppy owner help please
Hi I am new to the forum and owning basenjis. We have done quite a bit of research, but nothing beats practical experience.
My question is long so I apologize up front.
We get our new puppy Saturday. Our breeders feed the puppies Meunsters puppy food. We decided to at least start off with that brand since it is what the little guy is used to eating. The problem is that brand of food is only sold in TX, LA, and OK. In other words it is only available is places no where near us. lol (We live in Northeast AR). We are having the breeder bring a bag with them when we meet to get the puppy. I have lurked and read on the boards but really am not sure what brand to try changing him to once that is finished. The brands that we are leaning toward are Innova Evo, Timberwolf, and Merrick.
I know that each dog is different and most people really believe in what they give their pets so what is your opinion?
Thanks in advance.
tanza last edited by
The ones you list are good foods.
Also good is Natural Balance, like the Potato and Duck (or any of the Potato & ______) or California Natural is a good food
But you want to start mixing it pretty early on…. and looking at the Meunsters food, I would not feed that... way to many gains and useless ones like Beet Pulp, no value, just a filler.... corn, many Basenjis and many other breeder have allergies to corn or develop them after being fed corn for a few years. My Kristii did... Chicken Meal, not a good source of protein. If you read the ingredients, there is no single meat source, only "meal". So I would want to get the pup off that food pretty quickly (again, in my opinion)
lvoss last edited by
The Whole Dog Journal just published their list of Approved Dry Foods. You have subscribe to get the article but they are a great resource and definately worth the subscription price.