** Avoid feeding any dog food that contains wheat, corn, or “meat meal”. Wheat and corn are common allergens, and generic “
meat” meal can mean any meat source (think roadkill).
** Raw foods, such as Oma’s Pride (www.omaspride.com), are the best diet you can feed your new puppy. Dehydrated raw foods are a very good choice as well, such as Honest Kitchen (www.thehonestkitchen.com).
** If you prefer kibble, some good options are EVO, Before Grain, and Wellness.
** If you want to feed canned food along with your kibble, I recommend Evanger’s canned foods, Solid Gold Green Tripe, and Tripett.
** A great resource for dog food online is Pet Food Direct (www.PetFoodDirect.com). If you sign up for their e-mail list they will send you coupon codes, which will often just about cancel out their shipping charges (look for the 20% off codes). Or you can do a search for “Pet Food Direct Coupon Code” online and you should be able to find a code that way. I also get their Merrick Natural Stuffed Twin Cow Hooves, which the dogs love and they last for a long time.
** www.MiniBull.org is the official site of the Miniature Bull Terrier Club of America, which is our parent club. With your membership fee, you will receive a quarterly copy of our breed publication, A Little Bull. This journal includes articles on the health issues that impact our breed, pictures of mini bulls from around the country, candid pictures from supported dog shows, and information on training and rescue – all of it specific to Mini Bulls. It’s an excellent resource!
** Information and discussion on feeding MBT’s a balanced Raw diet is available on a Yahoo Group called Raw4Bullies. Go to www.groups.yahoo.com and search for Raw4Bullies.
** Information and discussion on living with MBT’s is found on the Hucklebutts Yahoo Group (search for Hucklebutts on the main Yahoo Group page).
** Bulk cow hooves, ex-pens, crates, and other dog supplies can be purchased at www.jbpet.com They don’t charge any extra shipping fees for oversized items, which makes them a great place to purchase heavy objects that you cannot get locally.
** Crate tags are a must if you plan on showing your puppy, or just for fun. The best place I have found for these is Doodle Tags, www.doodletags.com Make sure you include your pup’s name and your cell phone number on the tag!
** To find out where the dog shows are, go to www.infodog.com