Haven Hill Kennel Boston Terriers and Bull Terriers in South Carolina

~ Diet Information ~

The foods and supplements listed here are what your dog or puppy from Haven Hill is used to eating each day.

A more complete list of links and resources can be found all in one place, here in Our Store .

Raw Whole Foods
We feed fresh, raw, whole foods. Dogs require nutrients, enzymes and natural prebiotics only available from fresh foods - just like you and I and all living animals, to thrive and maintain long term health.

Dogs derive all they need to thrive from fresh meat, including taurine which is essential for heart health. Fresh foods have high bio-availability of nutrients, and raw bones keep teeth healthy and spotless into old age with zero cleanings.

Local meat plants are a great source where you can buy cases at reasonable prices. We keep a large chest freezer for our dog food. Pre made raw mixes are a great convenience for pet owners with 1 or 2 dogs. We have used BRAVO in the past.

Large whole turkey necks and cubes of beef heart are great options for beginners.

A great resource for everything raw and biologically appropriate for canines and cats can be found HERE .
Victor High Energy
 Victor High Energy because the protein, calorie, and fat ratio keeps dogs in great body condition, super healthy skin and coats, and provides adequate energy for active Bull Terriers and puppies.

We do not use grain-free varieties of any food, as they have recently been implicated in k9 heart disease and taurine deficiencies possibly due to protein levels in grain free foods being artificially boosted high with plant based legumes. Research is currently ongoing.  See Dec 2018 grain-free heart disease studies HERE .

Fresh raw eggs
 We raise our own flock of Lavender Ameracaunas here and the dogs get fresh raw eggs about every other day. Our hens are fed organic food, and free range in the forest on bugs and plants. Their eggs have deep gold yolks that are packed full of protein, biotin, and nutrition, with strong, thick shells.
Natures farmacy ultimate
We have used nature's Farmacy since 2001 and recommend all of their products. Their products have been a staple at AKC dog shows for decades.

Their Dogzymes Ultimate is the formula that we use on a daily basis with every meal. It creates plush, shiny coats, healthy skin, prevents digestion and stool issues.

We use it specifically because it contains, B vitamins, biotin, folic acid, taurine, vit C, and all 3 omega fatty acids.

Their digestive enzyme formulas are also a great addition to help maintain gut health and treat digestive upsets and diarrhea.

Contains every vitamin, mineral, trace mineral, Omega 3-6-9, needed by dogs on a daily basis with an organic coconut, parmesan cheese and algal oil base.

Formulated to be the most outstanding skin and coat supplement available. We use sustainable algal oil, the same used in human baby food, for safe Omegas instead of fish oil and fish products. Organic coconut supports the immune system and is an excellent source of Medium Chain Fatty Acids and Omegas.

Balanced, sensible, reliable to fortify any diet type:  homemade, raw or kibble.

NuVet Vitamins
We have been using NuVet  since 2008 and recomend keeping your puppy on NuVet once they leave us.

We use our NuVet wafer as a daily reminder for a quick 5 minute training routine, providing a healthy vitamin as a reward instead of spening cash on unhealthy treats. It makes a great daily training reward for potty training, crate training, sit, stay, etc.

Information on NuVet is here on our STORE page.
Costco Fish Oil
We use  fish oil found on Costco.com for added omega 3's skin, coat, joint, and immune health.

Bone Broth and tumeric
We use  bone broth made with organic marrow bones and tumeric to sooth upset stomachs, or to offer to a dog that is recovering from surgery or illness. It is also packed full of nutrition, minerals, and vitamins for puppies.

~ Stock pot with several inches of filtered water
~ 1lb organic skinless chicken
~ Raw organic soup bones or marrow bones
~ Tumeric powder 1 tbsp, natural anti inflammatory
~ Pink Himalayan salt, just a dash for palatability and electrolites
~ Organic spinach and celery, 1 cup chopped for added vitamins and minerals ( NO ONIONS)

1. Simmer marrow bones only, lightly in water overnight, or for at least 4 hours on low in a slow cooker.
2. Add chicken and other ingredients and slow cook for another 4 hours on low.
3. Skim out and discard any large vegi pieces - they are just there to seep vitamins into the broth.
4. Shred chicken with 2 forks before cooling.

Plain bone broth can also be made minus the chicken meat and with the cooked veggies removed if you want to fast the dog with minimal food for a few days to allow his body to heal itself.

*(Remove and discard all bones before serving. Cooked bones can splinter and should never be fed.)*
*(Never use store bought broth that often contains toxic onion powder that will poison your dog)*

Canned pumpkin
Plain canned 100% pumpkin (no added spices or sugar)

Canned pumpkin is a simple remedy to keep on hand for constipation or diarrhea. It is a bland food, and adds bulk and moisture to the stool.

We typically offer 1/4 -1/3 of a small can to a puppy or small dog, 1/2 can to a medium dog, and a full can to a large dog.