Having been introduced to NuVet Vitamins several years ago, I have been giving them to my older breeding and senior dogs off and on for quite a while now. I really didn't think I needed them for my puppies and young breeding age dogs, as I am paying an arm and a leg for seriously expensive dog food and also supplement raw meat and bones for better development. And yes - my dog food budget considerably exceeds the people food budget, LOL.
One of the things that made me reconsider my stand on this, is the ongoing dog food crisis that has been developing over the last 2-3 years. Recall after recall - and various companies too - not just the same one over and over again. I have changed dog food brands many a time over these past few years due to that, and yet still experience the occasional "off" adjustment period in the dogs, when I open a new bag of feed that is from a different production batch than the last one.
The other thing that made me change my opinion on offering vitamins to puppies and my breeding adults, are the conversations I am having with you - my puppy owners and potential buyers.
Nearly every week I talk to at least one poodle person, who just lost a beloved companion due to various cancers, cushings, diabetes, and other internal illnesses.
I talk to
folks that have experienced ongoing skin problems in their dogs and/or
cats [allergies and dermatitis, hot spots, stress related outbreaks and
much more] which should be rather unusual in the poodles if they are
properly cared for. But I also see an increased occurance of this in
many other breeds, when I talk to other breeders, groomers and dog
owners on forums or Facebook.
I truly think our 4 legged friends are
suffering from the same environmental damages we humans do, and I have
done a lot of recent research due to my illness on this too. And I really
like the fact that NuVet vitamins are produced in a FDA registered laboratory with natural, human-grade ingredients,
specially compounded to deliver the most effective nutritional health
benefits for our pets. When I look at the testimonials, I wish they would make the same quality vitamins for humans too ;o).
I also speak with a lot of folks whose dogs show old age signs at 7 or 8 years old, such as being tired and listless, with no joy or happiness any more. Some are getting their first cataracts and tumor growths as early as 4 or 5 years, others showing early signs of arthritis, stiffness and lameness way too soon IMO. Whereas in my experience for a mini poodle you ought not see any of this until your dog is 12-13 years old. I personally have some 7, 8, 9 and beyond aged dogs where you can not tell them apart from a 2 or 3 year old in energy level, overall looks [other than maybe some gray snouts], coat quality and so on. You can usually tell because they are mellower and mind better - but that is simply a question of training :o).
Since I'm talking about this subject - I have two 7 year old girls that are currently [July 2013] either preggy or raising a successful full-sized litter.
I've often experienced that litter sizes tend to decline in girls that are 4 years or older, prior to using
NuVet. Not so here with us if you give them proper support and care. I have created a very fertile bloodline and many of my larger mini girls routinely produce 7-9 puppies in a litter [that is 2 average sized litters in one go - can you say supersize that?].
Occasionally I place one of my girls with another breeder, and they are always so tickled to see 7 or 8 healty puppies in a litter - one lucky duck recently managed to get 10! [yes - ten!] puppies out of one of my mini sized poodle hybrid girlies, LOL. When you are dealing with a mom like this - you must support her. Having a huge litter to nurse and provide for requires free choice top quality dog food and extra support such as raw meat and bones, eggs, cottage cheese, and/or a high quality vitamin supplement such as NuVet. I do all of the above and couldn't be happier with the results.
Our Briggie [who will be 5 later this year] - just had a huge litter of 8 gorgeous black and silver pups and raised them all [average litter size for a miniature poodle is 4-5 pups, 6 babies is a nice big litter]. She's come off weaning her litter being in better than good condition, and she is not skinny and run down as one often experiences with oversized litters. She is actually chomping at the bit, impatient and full of energy and ready to go back out to her family group. We are just waiting for her milk to dry up - she had loads of it well into the weaning period and could have easily gone on nursing her bunch for another week or two.
Read more about proper Puppy Development on the NuVet Website.
You may extend your initial 12 Month Congenital Health Guarantee to 24 months [2 years], by giving your pup the manufacturer recommended daily dose of NuVetPlus Vitamins during the first 2 years of its life. No other vitamin brand may be substituted!
In order to qualify for the extended Health Guarantee, you must feed NuVet daily during the first 2 years of the dogs life. You must keep payment records of all of your orders and be able to produce them if you have a claim. Failure to do so and/or not providing proof of purchase will void the extended 24 Month Health Guarantee. Share some updates and photos as your puppy grows too :o).
If you have bought a pet puppy during the last 6-7 months [anytime in 2013] and you would like to extend your 12 Month Congenital Health Garantee to 2 years, you can still do so. Simply get started with them, get on the Autoship program and stick with it. Send me a copy of your first Invoice as proof, and I will send you an addendum to add to your original Sales Contract for this.
For your convenience, you may order directly from the manufacturer by calling 800-474-7044 and using Order Code: 95506, or order online at http://www.nuvet.com/95506 . You can save 15% of the individual order price by going on "AutoShip" - this assures that you never run out of NuVet, when choosing the “AutoShip” option at check out.
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