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Years ago, I was the typical “responsible” dog owner. My dogs were vaccinated every year, treated with tick, heart-worm products, and fed a “complete-and-balanced” diet (so I thought). It wasn’t until I noticed some “concerning changes” in my dogs, I decided to dig deeper, learning how to make healthier choices for my dogs.

The more I studied natural/holistic medicine, the more my paradigm shifted. I became cautious about vaccinating after seeing dogs mentally altered or severe side effects as a result. I see people vaccinating their dogs for every possible disease because “they wanted their pets to be healthy”, and yet those two things are often incompatible.

Information on this site is based on proven scientific data and put to practice on my personal dogs through many generations of breeding.

Safe Guidelines for Puppies and Children

April 2018//Children and Puppies

“Please Mom, can we pleeeease get a puppy?” Sound familiar? If you’ve really thought it through and decided to add a puppy to your family, remember there’s more to it than simply picking out a cute pooch to bring home. Kids and puppies can be a great mix — under the right circumstances. Keep reading to […]

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Puppy Growth and Development

April 2018//Exercise and Training

Responsible dog breeders follow strategic breeding plans that bring out the best in the breed. They know the history, traits, temperament, conformation and conduct all necessary health testing. Yet, when adopters of pups fail to follow proper guidelines, (resulting in some sort of health issue) the breeder is always to blame. Puppy adopters, must realize […]

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Vaccinations and Titer Testing

March 2018//Vaccinations and Chemicals

As a new and responsible puppy parent, you may think providing your puppy with their puppy vaccinations right away is in your puppy’s best interest. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Puppies bred from healthy parents  have a natural immunity. When puppies are very young, they’re protected from disease by drinking their mother’s first milk, called colostrum which contains maternal antibodies against infectious disease, which the mother passes down to her puppies.

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Best Food for Your Puppy

March 2018//Feeding and Nutrition

One of the things we love at Lagotto Lady Kennel is that our puppy parents are always trying to do the best for their puppies, and this includes learning the ins and outs of a healthy pet food. As the saying goes, you are what you eat.

Have you ever looked inside your puppy’s mouth at his razor sharp teeth? This is your first clue on what is the best food for your growing puppy…..meat! Those are most definitely carnivore teeth, not herbivore teeth. A dog was built for ripping and shredding and eating meat, not grinding and chewing dry, processed foods.

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Best Puppy Food

The Power of Mental Stimulation

March 2016//Exercise and Training

Like humans, dogs need to keep their brains busy and stimulated. Most behavior issues are rooted in boredom. The dog starts displaying destructive behavior in an effort to make their own entertainment; chewing your possessions, clawing at the walls and other “unwanted” actions often occur in un-stimulated dogs. Just imagine how you would feel with […]

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