Two of our 3 1/2 week old puppies enjoy a chicken back together - not able to consume the back at this age, still they do their best!

We proudly feed a Raw Diet to our Great Danes,
and have been doing so for Twelve Healthy Years.

Allyndane believes in Natural Rearing, Fewer Vaccinations, and Making Informed Decisions. We feed and promote a raw, species appropriate diet. Our Danes enjoy meals of raw beef, pork, chicken, turkey, etc., of various cuts - necks, backs, hearts, tongues, muscle and organ meat, as well as free-range eggs, and fish on occasion. We also add an Omega-3 oil.

We are happy to mentor people new to feeding raw, especially those who purchase puppies from us of course, to encourage you in the path to natural good health for your canine companion. While it may appear confusing to you, to start with, you will quickly find it no more difficult than planning menus for your family, balancing their diet over time. The key to the raw diet is variety in both protein sources and cuts from those sources, to provide essential nutrients. Cost-wise, depending upon where you live, whether you purchase pre-made raw from pet stores or shop around for wholesale deals, providing a raw diet can cost no more than a "top of the line" brand kibble.

Over the long term, feeding a well-rounded species appropriate diet which promotes better canine health can save you much in terms of veterinary bills. Speaking personally, my veterinary bills have become rather non-existent except for puppy wellness tests, breeding clearances and reproduction services, all of which actually mirror good health rather than are visits due to ill health.

Since feeding raw, my Danes are enjoying longer, more robust, lives; their teeth are cleaner, they shed less, their feces are much smaller, their condition is better. I would give up canine companionship entirely, rather than ever revert back to feeding Kibble - "dead food" - if I had to make that choice.

Exploring these valuable websites can help you either continue a new puppy with the raw diet it was weaned on; or aid in the transition to a raw diet of an older canine companion who has been fed kibble. We'd be happy to answer any questions you may have, or direct you to appropriate sources for further information and education.

In addition, we firmly believe that improper vaccination seriously jeapordizes the health of canine companions. By improper vaccination, we refer to vaccines given unnecessarily, given too early when given, and repeated unnecessarily. There is considerable evidence outlining the dangers of vaccines. The link below to "pawsreflect/vaccinosis" will take you to Betty Lewis' site that has a very extensive list of links on the subject.

Au Natural K9s, website and yahoo email group - www.aunaturelk9s.org

Raw Learning website www.rawlearning.com

B Naturals website - Archive on excellent articles, Monthly newsletter, Natural products available for purchase www.b-naturals.com
Excellent articles www.caberfeidh.com
Very extensive list of excellent links on Vaccines http://home.earthlink.net/~pawsreflect.com
General Information on many topicswww.doglogic.com
Excellent site with links to many health issues for Danes and other breeds www.ginnie.com

If you currently feed a commercial, manufactured food, we encourage you to educate yourself as to what you are really feeding your family companion! www.api4animals.org

* Allyndane has been a member of the Canadian Kennel Club for more than twenty years. www.ckc.ca


Ch Allyndanes One Cool Cat (L) & Ch Allyndanes Freejack (R)
pictured winning the 'Anything Goes' brace at the GDCC Western Division Regional Specialty


"Doctor, I have an ear ache."
2000 B.C. - "Here, eat this root."
1000 B.C. - "That root is heathen, say this prayer."
1850 A.D. - "That prayer is superstition, drink this potion."
1940 A.D. - "That potion is snake oil, swallow this pill."
1985 A.D. - "That pill is ineffective, take this antibiotic."
2000 A.D. - "That antibiotic is artificial. Here, eat this root!"

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