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Sunday, November 24, 2019

Menu, Items, for Raw Meat Diet & Raw Meaty Bones for Road's End Papillons

Updated, August 2019.
 When any Pap from us is leaving our home for a new family, I always recommend to keep feeding the same items for a few days at minimum, to avoid additional digestive upset, besides the usual transfer stress.
Here is a updated list of the items I offer my Papillons on a weekly base.

Puppies are eating a full fledged meal, just in a somewhat smaller version, and meat is chopped into smaller parts. They get 3 meals  per day at that age. (8 AM, 1 PM and no later than 5:30 PM.

Please note, I am on a budget, as I have multiple dogs. You, most likely,  an owner of one or perhaps two small dogs can get very creative, by adding many more ingredients, and more of "organic" items, grass-fed meats, etc.
When you introduce your Pap to a new item later on, offer first a very small amount, next to a meat your dog is already eating on a regular base.
I always serve 2 kinds of different meats per meal.
A balanced diet is achieved over the course of a week, not a day.
Variety is the key- of meats!
Organ meat 2-3 times per week is also essential to create a balanced diet.
A bone- meal I offer 2 times per week.

  • Chicken:

Liver (Organ meat)
Boneless breast                         

  • Beef:
Ground Beef
Heart (I get that grind from the meat department)
Kidney (Organ meat)
Liver (Organ meat)
1 Meal
Gizzards (when available

  • Pork (boneless)
  • Some Fish
  • Turkey (ground, hearts, liver etc, when available)


Above items are the main ingredients completing a meal. ((2.5 - 3 ounces for a 4-7 Lbs dog/per meal, twice / day)
Each meal gets a little "topping" \.
Below is the list of these items I offer, one per meal:

  • Greek yogurt
  • 4 % Cottage Cheese
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Finely minced veggies  (done in a blender); mostly green leave + carrot. ( I serve between a teaspoon and a little less than a table spoon once/ day)
  • Hard-boiled eggs with shell, minced (I hard-boil the eggs, and put them  in the food processor with their shell for needed calcium, and blend them until minced)---1 teaspoon to 1 table spoon, pending of the size of dog.

Recreational bones:
Beef Back Ribs
  • Beef Back Ribs 
  • Soup Bones (the store cuts them into smaller parts)

(Updated August 2017)
I have gotten recently several messages from other Papillon owners, or small breed owners, that although they are switching, or already serving their dogs a menu of raw meat, they are afraid to serve their small friends chicken wings, drumettes, chicken necks etc, as a raw bone meal. Bones are actual essential, as they provide the dog their calcium needs, among other things.
The fear that these bones get lodged in a small dog's esophagus is common, and I must say that I myself am in that group of "worrisome", and that I feed for that- , and some other reason less and less bones.
Here are the alternatives I apply to my dog's raw, and fresh diet:

  • Hard -boiled eggs with eggshell . 

Minced in a food processor, I add one table (maximum) spoon every evening to their meat dish

  • OPTIONAL:     Eggshells: I add a small amount of ground eggshells to the menu as needed calcium.  

(eggshells can be just dried, or , as I do, put into a small toaster oven to bake for a while, and then crushed/grind  in a coffee bean grinder.
Half a teaspoon of ground eggshell provides approximately 900 milligrams of calcium, and should be served per pound of food. 
If you are adding eggshell just to a typical 2-2.5 Oz serving, sprinkle just a tiny bit over the meal.

  • Sardines, Herring or Mackerel

1-2 times / week I serve besides a meat source canned sardines. Sardines, or herring, as well as mackerels have small bones in them and are eatable for humans as well as pets.
I usually stay far away from any canned food, as the nutritional value in canned food is debatable. but in this case, not only provide the canned fish some of the needed calcium, it also serves as a special "treat" as most dogs just love the taste of it.

Again, only very small amounts please, especially in the introduction for such food item.
The key is:
Everything in moderation to avoid stomach- upset, where the server/owner tends to come to a possible false solution of pet "allergy" or "intolerance".
I also provide my dogs on a very regular base "recreational" bones. Bones they can not swallow, but will chew on for several days on and off.  Not only will this keep their teeth in good, or better shape, it will provide entertainment, and satisfaction.
Beef back ribs, pork ribs and similar ribs are recommended.
What is not advisable is to get "soup bones", as weight bearing bones (legs, from large livestock) may break the small dog's teeth, and the bone may have too much of the bone marrow.

Other alternatives to serving a bone meal are:

  • Bone Meal 

  • Meat Grinder (Please be aware, that not all grinders grind bones. Only some heavy-duty ones do this kind of a job)

(Updated December 2016)
These are the items my dogs love and get offered on a daily base.
Dogs should eat 2-3% of their total  weight (Toy breeds on the higher amount side) (not the overweight!!), which comes to about 2-4 Oz for Papillons- per day. My dogs weigh an average 5 Lbs, and I offer all of them about 3-4 oz of food/ day.
If split up to 2 meals / day, the amount per meal is about the size of a golf ball. My Papillons eat a "golf ball of about 2 OZ in the morning, and , if not a bone meal, another golf ball , same size, in the late afternoon.
Puppies should get about 10 % of their weight, split up to 3-4 meals /day.
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Raw Meaty Bones (RMBs)
As far as meat with bones, I feed my dogs to the most part
Chicken Drumettes
Drumettes (part of a chicken wing). They are a perfect one meal size of a small dog, and the bones will be eaten from my dogs, either all, or a big portion of it.  
Chicken Drumsticks, work also well. I cut some of the meat + skin of, and use it for another meal.
I also get from the grocery store beef back ribs, or pork ribs which serve as a "recreational bone" after they tear of the meat. The bones lasts for several days, and keep the dogs, besides white teeth, entertained and happy.

Muscle Meat
 Beef heart , Chicken Heart
Chicken, Turkey gizzards
Ground Beef, 
Chicken Gizzards
all either ground, or chopped.

Organ Meat (5-10%)
Liver: beef, chicken
Kidney: beef,  (ground)

X tras
Eggs, organic (we have laying hens!!)
Greek yogurt (Probiotics)
Cottage cheese
Shredded cheese
Bone broth

Please note, raw-meaty bones should be the primary source of calcium, but feeding the right bone to a 5 -7 Lbs dog is somewhat complicated. If your diet does  not include meaty bones, you must add calcium to your dog's meal. Sources of cottage cheese, and yogurt alone is not sufficient.
Simply dry out eggshells over night, and grind them to a powder in a coffee grinder.
Half a teaspoon of ground eggshell provides approximately 900 milligrams of calcium, and should be served per pound of food.
Sea Vegetable
I  added Seaweed (Kelp) to my  menu for my Papillons. Sea Vegetables will be the only vegetable I will feed, as these plants are the best sources for trace minerals, and are very easy to digest (unlikely other vegetables) Maximum 1/4 teaspoon for small dog daily
Alfalfa (legume)
I get Alfalfa in a dried pellet form from the Feed + Seed farm store. I grind the pellets to a fine powder in a coffee grinder, and I add it just like the kelp.

I feed my dogs in the morning a meal consisting out of 2 different muscle meats (90%) the rest is divided up into dairy, raw egg, or 2 times /week an organ meat (only 5 % of the meal). Lately I have mixed a lesser amount of organ meat to their meals, but a bit more frequent.
All of it gets mixed into one big mash, and it includes also one scoop of Diatomaceous Earth (DE)
I add to my morning menu always a small amount of Alfalfa, Spirulina, and Kelp (a powdered mix) and in the evening they get finely shredded leafy vegetable added to their meats; also only in small amounts.

At night they get a bone meal 2-3 times  / week, the remaining days, I will feed them a similar meal as I serve in the morning.
Of course, if you have only a couple of dogs, you should seek grass-fed animals, organic feeds,  or try feeding buffalo, venison, or any other not so popular, and more wild meet. Exposure to antibiotics, growth hormones, fertilizers, and all other chemicals is a lot less in those animals' tissues than the popular chicken, turkey, etc.
 But if it is not affordable, the plain, basic raw meat diet is 100% better than any commercial processed food.

Beef back ribs are also a fairly inexpensive item, in relation to all those bones available in pet shops, which many of them have been basted, painted, dipped in all kinds of chemicals to make them look better.
Offer bones, and you will see bright, shiny teeth within a few weeks.
A great way to eliminate tooth scales at the vet, and anesthesia, which Papillons are known to be highly sensitive to, and may never recover from.

How to prepare for 1-, or 2 dogs? get different meats in larger quantities, chop, grind,  and store in your freezer. Ad the fresh ingredients, like yogurt, raw egg, or cottage cheese just before serving. 
Here a friends comment and photos to this. (She is the owner of 2 Papillons)

I store all my dog food and prep things in a rectangular container in my fridge (so Ron knows not to eat it - lol)

I use a plastic ziplock type bag (or bowl) to thoroughly mix raw meat, DE, alphalpha, probiotic (generic FortiFlora), 1-2 Tbsp of ground egg shells and a raw egg into. I put mixture into a square blue plastic Glad storage container. It lasts both my Pap's about 5 days.

I use plastic silverware to scoop into their bowls at feeding time. I will at times mix Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, shredded cheese, scrambled eggs, or warmed homemade bone broth into their bowls.

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(Above image is copied from Dogs Naturally Magazine)

Greetings sent from 1 year old girl Yalena.
Photos where sent to me by the owner.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

The Continental Toy Spaniel

The Continental Toy Spaniel was one former name for the Papillon. So was the Epagneul Nain (dwarf spaniel), Dwarf Continental Spaniels, Little Squirrel Dog (because his full, plumed squirrel-like tail) and Belgian Toy Spaniel. Another more significant moniker, we think, was the "Titian Spaniel" so named because of Tiziano Vicelli's (aka Titian) fondness for including the breed in many of his paintings - and he wasn't alone. Artists, Fragonard, Rubens, Watteau, Boucher, Van Dyke, Rembrandt, Mignard, and Paolo Veronese also included Papillons in their work which is one way we've be able to trace the breed back to the 16th Century.

Throughout most of its history, Papillons had drop ears making their Spaniel ancestry apparent, and these dogs were named "phalène" (which means "night moth") to denote the dropped ear. Towards the end of the 19th century, however, erect eared Papillons were developed and these dogs were named for their resemblance to the wings of a butterfly. Both types can appear in the same litter, though we've read that while the Papillon variety has been more common in recent history, the Phalène is enjoying a resurgence in popularity.
The first Papillons arrived in America most probably in the last two decades of the 1800’s, and the novelist, Edith Wharton, was one of the first recorded owners of the breed. In 1915, the Papillon was officially recognized by the #AKC. World War II, however, hampered the breeding and importation of Paps, and the breed club suspended operations during those years. A few dedicated breeders maintained most of the original American lines, and finally in 1948, the breed club was reformed at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.
Images of the breed as portrayed by assorted artists throughout history.

These two sweet Road's End girls live in Houston TX.
One is a senior, and one is a young girl.
Photo credit to the owner.

Road's Paps Owned by Others

Sunday, November 17, 2019

"Dream Catcher", now 5 months old with his buddy.
Photos where sent by the owner.

Below: when he was 9 weeks old:

Road's End Paps owned by other Families

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Essential Oils you Are Burning May Be Toxic For Your Pets

Please make sure that the essential oils you are burning are not toxic for your pets. 

Here is a list of essential oils not to use if you have a dog at home

  1. Anise (Pimpinella anisum)
  2. Birch (Betula)
  3. Bitter Almond (Prunus dulcis)
  4. Boldo (Peumus boldus)
  5. Calamus (Acorus calamus)
  6. Camphor (Cinnamomum camphora)
  7. Cassia (Cassia fistula)
  8. Chenopodium (Chenopodium album)
  9. Cloves (Syzygium aromaticum)
  10. Garlic (Allium sativum)
  11. Goosefoot (Chenopodium murale)
  12. Horseradish (Armoracia rusticana)
  13. Hyssop (Hyssopus sp. with the exception of Decumbens)
  14. Juniper (Juniperus sp. with the exception of Juniper Berry)
  15. Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris)
  16. Mustard (Brassica juncea)
  17. Oregano (Origanum vulgare)
  18. Pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium)
  19. Red or White Thyme
  20. Rue (Ruta graveolens)
  21. Santolina (Santolina chamaecyparissus)
  22. Sassafras (Sassafras albidum)
  23. Savory (Satureja)
  24. Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)
  25. Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia)
  26. Terebinth (Pistacia palaestina)
  27. Thuja (Thuja occidentalis)
  28. Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens)
  29. Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium)
  30. Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

The painting by Nathaniel Dance-Holland "Miss Hargreaves". this piece is located in the Birmingham museum trust.

Monday, November 11, 2019

This little Road's End Pap lives in Arizona, and is beeing selected to advertise for Petsmart for the Christmas Season.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

13 Worst Pet Foods of the Year

The 13 Worst Pet Foods of the Year👎🏼🐶 Looking for better food options? Check out - https://www.facebook.com/groups/insidescooppets/ video credit: Companion Animal Network

Posted by Planet Paws on Monday, June 3, 2019

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Fresh, Human-Grade Diet for Healthy Dogs (Pets)

Progress of Gina, a Road's End girl which was returned to me in August of this year, after 7 years; badly overweight (obese) at 14.14 LBS.
Her current weight (Nov 01) is right at 11.12 LBS. She is thriving on the diet I feed all my Paps, just that she gets a little less than the rest of the flock.
Photos from August and now.
If you have a small dog or Pap overweight, and can't seem to get him or her to loose, just ask or send them to me 😉
Gina is a Senior Girl and is AVAILABLE   to a loving home

Above August 19, 2019
Below November 02, 2019

Greetings from beautiful Road's End Eliza.

Eliza lives in Portland, Oregon
New photos of our Barti, 7 years old.
Barti is looking for a loving retirement home.
For further information, please click HERE

Barti the Mud Lover
Photo below is from 2016