Raw Feeding & Nutrition

Keeping your ETT fit and healthy starts with a healthy diet.

Feeding & Nutrition

At Lasagesse we made the decision a number of years ago to change from kibble and wet food to feeding all of our dogs on Raw food otherwise known as BARF. A BARF diet consisting of raw meat, bone, offal and sometimes; fruits, vegetables and supplements.

We now exclusively feed Raw food to all of our dogs, from weaning puppies to veterans.

As soon as we made the change we noticed a number of health & physical improvements immediately.

  • Cleaner teeth and fresher breath
  • Better weight control
  • Improved digestion
  • Shinier, healthier skin and coat
  • Harder, smaller, less smelly stools
  • More energy and stamina
  • Improved muscle tone

We believe results speak for themselves and we will continue on the raw food path. There are many other stated benefits of raw feeding but the benefits stated above are the ones we have actually experienced to date.

Get Started with Raw Feeding

If you require more information there are knowledgable friendly groups on facebook that can help.

How often to feed your dog

It’s best to feed a mature dog twice a day, once in the morning and then again in the evening.

Puppies need to be fed 3 times a day until they are mature.

Kibble & Dry Food

If raw feeding isn’t for you, you can also feed high quality kibble formulated for a toy breed. When feeding kibble, pay attention to the ingredients and watch out for:

 

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Look for

  • Single sources of protein
    Look for specifics e.g. chicken rather than general meat 
  • Whole meat source listed as 1 of the first 2 ingredients
  • 80/20 diet – 80% protein, 20% fruits, vegetables and botanicals, 0% grain
  • Whole vegetables, fruits, herbs, spices and botanicals
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Avoid

  • Meat by-products and derivatives
  • “General” animal fat source – look for specifics e.g. chicken fat or beef fat.
    The more general the source, the more suspect the ingredient
  • Artificial preservatives
    Including BHA, BHT, or ethoxyquin
  • Artificial colours & flavours
    E numbers
  • Artificial texture enhancer propylene glycol
  • Artificial sweetners
    Corn syrup, sucrose, ammoniated glycyrrhizin, and other sweeteners are sometimes added to lower-quality foods to increase their appeal

BREED HEALTH

The English Toy Terrier as a breed is generally very healthy and has few known heritable diseases, but there’s a few issues to be aware of.

PERSONALITY AND TEMPERAMENT

Find out more about what English Toy Terriers are like as pets.

GENERAL CARE

English Toy Terriers are generally low maintenance when it comes to keeping them healthy, fit and happy.

RAW FEEDING AND NUTRITION

Keeping your ETT fit and healthy starts with a healthy diet.