Health and Grooming

Different dogs, like people, require different diets. There is not so much a difference from breed to breed as there is between different age groups or activity levels. Generally speaking all dogs need a balanced diet. They need to have a little of all the food groups.

This is what we feed our working dogs at Browne Sport:

MEAT: There is no getting around it, dogs need meat. Modern canines evolved by hunting and killing to survive. This is what their diet has always been.

We buy a cheaper cut of beef directly from the slaughter house. In case you don’t have a slaughter house near by, we freeze and sell this beef in 5 lb. bags.

VEGETABLES: Most of the prey dogs hunted in the wild were plant eating mammals.

These herbivores would eat local plants and when the dogs ate their stomach contents they benefited from this predigested vegetation. We mix fresh vegetables into our dogs´ meals. When fresh vegetables are not available there is a marvelous substitute, HOKAMIX 30. HOKAMIX 30is distributed in the U.S. by Naturmix USA, Inc. HOKAMIX 30 is a unique, all natural herbal supplement that contains vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, antioxidants, trace elements, essential fatty acids, chlorophyll, fiber, proteins, sugars, carbohydrates and other nutrients that occur naturally in herbs.

ENZYMES: can be purchased and added to your dogs food. Enzymes are very important to a dogs digestive system. Enzymes should be added to regular dog food if you are not adding a supplement which already has them. Enzymes, which would normally be ingested by the dog when eating  herbivores stomach contents, help greatly with digesting food.

If you feed your dog a dry food, make sure you add water first and let the water soak into the food, this will stop the food from bloating the dog. Dry food expands in the dogs stomach. If you just don’t have the time or patience to prepare meals for your dog, there is another way.

There is an all natural food supplement called NUPRO. NUPRO has it all: vitamins, minerals, protein-amino acids, enzymes and essential fatty acids. NUPRO is made by Nutri-Pet Research, Inc. The manufacturer has a 100% money back guarantee. They also claim NUPRO will help your dog combat: Arthritis, dry, itchy skin, fleas and ticks, hot spots, obesity, poor digestion, listlessness, gas, anemia, and stress. For more information check out their Web site,  

*Please remember to follow the manufacturers instructions carefully.