**Road's End Papillons- established in 2006
**We are advocates of raw-, fresh, "human food" food for our canine friends .
And:
we follow limited vaccination guidelines.
**Please note that Road's End available Papillons are
only to be seen by clicking on the AVAILABLE page, unless mentioned otherwise

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Previous Snow Days for our Papillons

We did not had any snow so far this year, so I am posting fun photos from our Paps from previous years in the snow.
Enjoy



















12 Day old Papillon Puppies

Lilly's & Dendi's Babes at 12 days of age:


Above: to your left: this little red/sable boy is open for inquiries/reservation.
Dad

Mom

Friday, December 29, 2017



I just love when they are like this in their tub. It is mid morning and time for a short siesta. Every morning , same time ❤️





Papillon Puppies First Day

Our two new girls on their first day.
These girls are not available for now.There may be one girl available at a later date.



Thursday, December 28, 2017

Road's End Youngest Puppies

Our Stormy has just gifted us with a little girl. There may be another pup, but at this minute, I am not so sure.
For a first time mom she is doing excellent.
More news to come ............


Below: update an hour + later.
Now we got 2 girls. Mom did a better than excellent job.





Lilly's pups are now 11 days old, and soon will open up their eyes. There is one red/sable tiny boy (on your left in the photo below) available for inquiries/reservation.



Not named yet, 12 days old



Since When Are Donuts and Hot Dogs 'Fresh Foods'?

by By Dr. Karen Shaw Becker
Pets need unadulterated, fresh, whole foods that are moisture dense. They do not need breakfast pastries, processed meats, sandwiches, fast food or mac and cheese. I also don't recommend processed toppers or mix-ins for the same reasons I don't recommend processed pet food.
So in a nutshell, the best foods to add to your pet's bowl come from the refrigerator, not the pantry. Foods that are considered "perishable" are also considered "fresh" (which means they rot or spoil in a short period of time if not kept cool). My take away message about toppers is don't add anything to your pet's bowl of shelf-stable pet food that doesn't come from the refrigerator.

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Review of Pet Food in 2017

The good and bad of pet food during 2017.
2017 got off to a heartbreaking start with the death of a dog linked to euthanized animal meat in Evanger’s Pet Food. It was New Year’s Eve 2016 when Talula and four other dogs became ill and spent the night in an Emergency Veterinary Clinic. Talula didn’t survive.
2017 could have turned out very differently for many pet families had this family not taken immediate action. The family suspected the pet food was the cause, and had a necropsy performed on Talula’s body. The veterinarian performing the necropsy was attentive and noticed the stomach contents looked strange. His attention to detail resulted in testing of the stomach contents for pentobarbital – which ultimately led to the Evanger’s pet food recall and an FDA investigation (still ongoing at year’s end). Turning their grief into something positive, Talula’s family has initiated an educational program for other pet parents. They designed this poster to help educate pet owners to report every suspect pet food related illness (please share).

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Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas from this beautiful Road's End girl .
Eliza lives in Portland ,Oregon. Photo credit to the owner.


Sunday, December 24, 2017

These two precious Road's End Paps wishing all of us a Merry Christmas.
They live in California.



Click on the following link to see the gallery of Road's End Paps owned by Others.
Road's End Paps with their families.
Greetings from (boy) Pesto, brother of our Picante (see next post).
Pesto lives in Oregon.


Road's End Keepers

Road's End Picante & Belle De Jour (girls)

Robin Hood Perłowy Raj   (Robby) (Import from Poland)

Road's End Windy & Croissant Amande (girls)

Road's End Croissant Amande

Robby & Croissant

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Our youngest at 4 days of age. Unfortunately one of the three boys passed away yesterday.
These 3 pups are vigorous, and developing very nicely.




Above: 2 boys , one is red/sable, the other is a tri color boy.
Below: The milk bar is always open.


Below is Orange Poppy, also a offspring of our Dendi:



Orange Poppy lives in Central Oregon. Photo credit to the family of Poppy.



Remarkable New Pet Food Trend of the Future ?


  • By Dr. Karen Shaw Becker
  • The raw pet food market is poised for continued growth, which is great news for pet parents and the dogs and cats they love
  • Raw pet food sales more than tripled from 2012 to 2016
  • Raw diets are meeting consumer demand for unprocessed pet foods without preservatives and unnecessary non-nutritious ingredients
  • The ideal choice for optimal nutrition for dogs and cats is a homemade, nutritionally balanced raw diet; alternatively, you can purchase nutritionally balanced prepared frozen, freeze-dried or dehydrated raw diets

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Essential Oils For Pets





Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Adding Raw Eggs to Dog Food

I feed my dogs occasionally about a tea spoon of raw egg to their menu. I also add in the mornings 2 small eggs to two pounds of ground meat.
Sometimes I add scrambled eggs, or hard boiled eggs , and everything is eagerly consumed.
The key here, as always, is : everything in moderation.

Bottom Line: Raw egg whites contain the protein avidin, which may block absorption of biotin, a water-soluble B-vitamin. However, it's unlikely to cause deficiency unless you eat a lot of raw eggs.