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2009-09-20

Siam Crown Diet for Dogs


Siam Crown Kennel Diet

We often get questions regarding what diet we recommend for working dogs. At our kennel we believe we’ve achieved a well balanced diet that addresses the needs of a working dog. The working dog needs a diet that is high in protein, vitamins and nutrients that will maximize their performance and their health. We strive to employ a diet for our puppies, adult dogs and pregnant dogs that works on multiple levels to achieve: healthy teeth and oral and respiratory hygiene, healthy skin and coat and an optimally functioning digestive and immune system that is so critical to the active, working dog.                 

Although there are cooked components outlined in the diet below, the diet we have created is primarily raw. Many dog owners and kennels debate the pros and cons of raw food, cooked and packaged food. We believe that our home-made diet eliminates hidden ingredients and fillers that are common to most packaged dog foods.

At Siam Crown Kennel we emphasize the importance of sanitation and have specific procedures in how we clean, store and cook our dog food.

·       Advanced water filtration system

·       Raw meat is always human-grade, fresh and carefully prepared.

·       Vegetables are always washed thoroughly prior to cooking

·       All cooking utensils are always cleaned and sanitized appropriately

·       All kennel workers are educated on the appropriate handling of dog food, especially raw meat.

The Siam Crown Kennel Diet is composed of:

·       Fresh Protein 50%

o   Mixture of minced chicken and beef.
Chicken is a protein that is higher in fat but that has essential fatty acids. Beef is a lean protein that helps dogs increase muscle mass.
We believe that this is an optimal mixture of protein but dogs with certain meat allergies can have pork (high in fat) and lamb (lean protein) substitutes.

·       Uncooked Bones 10%

o   Ground chicken carcass. Using an industrial grinder, we grind entire chicken carcasses that include the neck, back and wings. These are the softer, uncooked bones and are easier for digestion. Ground turkey carcasses, lamb necks and ox-tails are also good choices.
Uncooked bones are the best source of calcium and minerals and also help to prevent indigestion, diarrhea and all-around digestive improvement.
Never feed dog cooked bones as they can splinter.

·       Cooked Vegetables 30%

o   Mixture of local vegetables such as morning glory (spinach family) and carrots that are boiled into a soup. Most leafy greens can be substituted.
Vegetables are a great source of iron, calcium, vitamins and anti-oxidants.                 
Cooking the vegetables makes them easier for the dog’s digestive system.

·       Boiled Rice 10%

o   Boiled white rice.
Our primary use of rice is to bind the whole mixture together for the dog and to provide some carbohydrates in the diet for energy. We employ a fairly small portion but overall, white rice and potatoes are just about the only two main starches that dogs can utilize as energy.

·       Supplements

o   Fish Oil
We add about 2 teaspoons of fish oil such as salmon oil or cod liver oil to a kilo of the dog food mixture. They are incredibly good for the dog and are high in Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Vitamins A & D. These oils have been proven to not only improve the dog’s skin and coats but also have helped with conditions ranging from allergies to kidney disease, arthritis to high-cholesterol and more.