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Continual Loving Care for you New Puppy!

Puppy Chow

We feed Total Canine for our Toy Aussies, they love it and we believe it has the nutritional value that equals a happy and healthy pet. Also, feeding homemade puppy food to your little Rascal gives you control over the quality of ingredients s/he eats and provides a healthy foundation for optimum growth and development. From your puppy's point of view home made food is simply tasty and delicious!



A Total Feed for all Classes of Canine



R. Harry Anderson, PhD


Total Canine® is a complete, extruded dog food formulated to provide the essential nutrients for maximum health, growth and reproduction.

Ingredients used in Total Canine are of®the highest quality and provide excellent bioavailability of nutrients to the animal.

Guaranteed Analysis

Crude Protein, (minimum) 24.00%

Crude Fat, (minimum) 18.00%

Crude Fiber, (maximum) 3.90%

Crude Moisture, (maximum) 12.00%


Porcine Meat Meal, Sorghum, Chicken Fat (naturally preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), Rice Bran, Chicken Meal, Rice, Peas, Barley, Dried Beet Pulp, Dried Seaweed Meal, Fucaceae, Diatomaceous Earth (an inert carrier and anti-caking agent), Salt, Choline Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Magnesium Oxide, Magnesium Amino Acid Chelate, Yucca Shidigera Extract, DL-Methionine, Biotin Supplement, L-Lysine Monohydrochloride, Selenium Yeast, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Hydroxychloride, Manganese Hydroxychloride, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin A Supplement, D-Activated Animal Sterol (a source of vitamin D3 activity), Vitamin E Supplement, Mixed Tocopherols, Citric Acid, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Hydroxychloride, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, D-Calcium, Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Cobalt Carbonate, Folic Acid, Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product Dehydrated, Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product Dehydrated, Bifido Bacterium Bifidum Fermentation Product Dehydrated, Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product Dehydrated

Feeding Guidelines

Many things influence proper food intake: Age, sex, breed, temperament, exercise. It is not possible to create a feed chart that is correct for all of the different factors. The trained eye of the keeper is finally the best guide. Feed the amount that achieves the body condition you consider ideal; a visible waist from above, ribs that are not evident, but easily felt under the coat.

Pregnant dogs should be fed 1/3 more than normal. Lactating dogs should be fed twice as much as normal for the six weeks of nursing. Approaching weaning, puppies will nibble on mother’s food. Weaned puppies should be fed 4 times/day to 4 months.

 Food Intake per Day


Wt - Lbs. - Cups*

5 - 0.13 - 0.50

10 - 0.19 - 0.75

15 - 0.31 - 1.25

 20 - 0.38 - 1.50

 30 - 0.56 - 2.25

 50 - 0.80 - 3.50

 70 - 1.12 - 4.50 

110 - 1.50 - 6.00

*One standard 8 ounce measuring cup brimful

* One standard 8 ounce measuring cup brimful holds holds approximately 1/4 pound (0.25) of Total

approximately 1/4 pound (0.25) of Total Canine Dog Canine® Dog Food.



Total Canine Dog Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO

Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for All Life

Stages except for growth of large size dogs (70lb. or more as an adult).

Puppy Vitamins

We feed NuVet Plus Vitamins to all our dogs to help with fertility, milk production, puppy development and immune system support. Thick full hair coats and happier dogs are an added extra with giving NuVet Plus as a supplement.

NuVet Labs

5717 Corsa Ave

Westlake Village, CA 91362

Phone: 800-474-7044

Fax: 818-865-9362



Open M-F 7am-5pm PST

Our team of pet industry scientists, veterinarians, and medical specialists created NuVet Plus® to be a high-quality supplement that incorporates a precise formula of antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, herbs and more. NuVet Plus® brings together vital ingredients that perform synergistically to help improve your pet’s health and keep them healthy. Our supplement is made using Natural ingredients that are formulated in a FDA Registered Facility using CGMP standards.


Blue Green Algae, Brewer’s Yeast, Cat’s Claw, Evening Primrose Oil, Shark Cartilage, Oyster Shell, Alpha Amylase, Beta Carotene, Pine Bark, Papain, L Methionine, Alfalfa, Chicken Liver, Vitamin B1 (Thiamin), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine), Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Vitamin K, Manganese, Magnesium, Iron, Copper, Amino Acids (Tryptophan, Threonine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Cystine, Phenylalanine, Tyrosine, Valine, Arginine, Histidine, Alanine, Aspartic Acid, Glutamic Acid, Glycine).

Recommended daily dosage

1/2 wafer for pets under 5 lbs

1 wafer for pets over 5 lbs

2 wafers for pets over 100 lbs

Dogs Coat

To keep our dog’s skin and coat healthy, supplements may first come to mind, especially oils and powders. However, whole foods deserve a closer look for naturally elegant results.

10 Foods to make a dog's coat Glow!


Chia seeds contain more healthy omega-3 fats and fiber than flax or other grain seeds and are a good source of protein and antioxidants, notes Patrick Skerrett, executive editor of Harvard Health Publications. They are abundant in alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), a plant-based form of omega-3, which combats skin inflammation and improves the skin’s texture and softness, says holistic nutritionist Melissa Diane Smith, of Tucson, Arizona.


Eggs are nutritional powerhouses containing the most bioavailable protein for dogs. Eggs have vitamin A, which promotes cell turnover. Their zinc further supports protein synthesis and cell division, necessary for wound healing, the formation of connective tissue and skin health, according to the National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements. Egg yolks provide a valuable source of biotin, effective in treating dry skin, seborrhea and itching associated with skin allergies, reports, a website of veterinarians Dr. Race Foster and Dr. Marty Smith, owners of Foster and Smith, Inc. Avoid raw eggs, as they contain avidin, which interferes with the metabolism of biotin, fats, glucose and amino acids, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.


Almonds contain the entire vitamin E family of tocopherols and tocotrienols. “Deficiency of vitamin E has been implicated in the development of certain dermatological disorders in dogs,” counsels Lee Russell McDowell, Ph.D., in Vitamins in Animal and Human Nutrition. Almonds are also an excellent source of B vitamins, copper, manganese, magnesium, zinc and bioflavonoids, with a trace of omega-3. While safe in small quantities for larger dogs, whole almonds are not easily digested and can upset the stomach and create intestinal distress. Almonds are easily ground into a powder using a blender, and almond meal is also available at many grocery stores.


Renowned herbalist Juliette de Bairacli Levy pioneered the use of coconut in natural diets for companion animals. Raw coconut contains medium-chain, saturated fats that transform into energy and can decrease bacterial growth, irritation and inflammation, according to naturopathic physician Bruce Fife, a certified nutritionist, doctor of naturopathy and author of The Coconut Oil Miracle.


Carob, the fruit of the Ceratonia siliqua tree, is rich in natural sugars, vitamins and minerals. Free of the stimulants caffeine and theobromine found in chocolate, it’s safe for dogs and its vitamin E supports skin health. Recent research published in the Iraqi Postgraduate Medical Journal shows that carob also has natural antibacterial properties.


A fortifying cereal low in starch and high in mineral content, especially potassium and phosphorus, oats also harbor calcium, magnesium, B vitamins and iron. The grain’s primary benefit to skin and coat is its soluble fiber content, which also helps a dog’s gastrointestinal system to remove toxins.


Liver from grass-fed animals enhances healthy skin. Nutrients include calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc, copper, vitamins A, C, D, E and eight B vitamins, including thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, folic acid and biotin.

Wild Salmon

Cooked wild salmon is ripe with omega-3 fatty acids, which along with benefiting the skin and coat, appear to boost the immune system, and may assist dogs with allergies, according to the article “10 ‘People’ Foods for Dogs,” by Elizabeth Pask and Laura Scott.


Cranberries contain a variety of bioactive components, including proanthocyanidins and anthocyanin antioxidants, plus the phytochemical ellagic acid. “Animal experiments show that supplementation with anthocyanins effectively prevents inflammation and subsequent blood vessel damage,” explains Northern California Registered Dietitian Marilyn Sterling, who also points to myriad studies of the antioxidant power of proanthocyanidins. According to the American Institute of Cancer Research, ellagic acid can prevent skin cancers. The 16th-century herbalist Henry Lyte documented their use in treating skin wounds and eczema.

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes can be considered a skin superfood, because they hold a high level of betacarotene (a precursor form of vitamin A) and are a good source of vitamin E. Their vitamin C content, which increases with cooking, facilitates collagen production, contributes to photoprotection, decreases photodamage and supports wound healing, according to a report by Alexander J. Michels, Ph.D., of the Oregon State University Linus Pauling Institute.

Suzi Beber is the founder of The Smiling Blue Skies Cancer Fund via Canada’s University of Guelph Veterinary College and Teaching Hospital Pet Trust. She also contributes to Animal Wellness magazine, from which this article was adapted and used with permission.

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