What is the right food for your ACD?

It depends on how dedicated you are and how much work you are willing to put into the preparation.

Remember, we are what we eat. This applies to our furry friends as well. We scrutinize the food we eat, but feed garbage to our pets. Why don't we pay as much attention to what goes in our pets food as we do what goes into ours? The following articles are provided to broaden your knowledge about the pet food industry. We do not make any warranties or guarantees about the following information, however, we do believe that it is very important to pay attention to what we feed our pets.

  • Selecting a Dog Food reprinted with permission of the Animal Protection Institute (http://www.api4animals.org).
  • What's Really in Pet Food? reprinted with permission of the Animal Protection Institute (http://www.api4animals.org).


Recommended Food


  • Excellent Palatability “ Dogs Love CANIDAE! ”
  • Four Human Grade Meats, Chicken, Turkey, Lamb and Fish
  • 10 Skin & Coat Conditioners, With Balanced Omega 6 & 3 Fatty Acids
  • Excellent for Problem Skin & Allergies
  • All Natural Ingredients, Naturally Preserved, Holistic & Herbal Benefits
  • Digestive Enzymes, Probiotics and Superior Digestibility
  • Formulated for All Life Stages – Puppies, Adults, Seniors & Overweight
  • Antioxidants, Vitamins & Amino Acid Chelated Minerals



  • Farm fresh, cooked: range fed, hormone-free beef, buffalo or chicken.
  • Cooked: naked oats, grade A eggs and turkey liver.
  • Natural source lactobacillus.
  • Fresh raw: carrots, broccoli crowns, grapefruit, cranberries and papaya.
  • Goats milk yogurt, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, garlic, parsley flowerets, ground flax seed and kelp powder.
  • All ingredients are 100% TABLE-QUALITY. N-R-G does NOT add any vitamin or mineral premix, as the naturally occurring vitamins, minerals and enzymes are not destroyed by dehydrating the ingredients. No chemicals or preservatives are added.

California Natural

  • California Natural Lamb Meal & Rice Formula is carefully made with fresh, whole ingredients and contains no by-products or artificial preservatives.
  • 100% lamb meal is used as the only animal protein source in California Natural to provide a Pure & Simple food.
  • Wholesome white and brown rice and sunflower oil provide efficient sources of energy to support exercise and endurance.
  • California Natural Lamb Meal & Rice Formula has the most Pure & Simple recipe of any food on the market, and provides high quality, complete and balanced nutrition for your special dog!

Solid Gold

  • We specialize in the development of "non-allergenic" products, which work together to enhance total health, boost up the immune system and protect against disease. We always use wholesome USDA Choice lamb and beef meal, USDA grade I and II grains, and healthful monounsaturated and polyunsaturated oils.
  • We never use chemical preservatives such as BHA, BHT and Ethoxyquin, which may be related to some diseases in pets. We never use wheat, corn or soy, which are often genetically modified and common allergens for dogs, causing them to have uncomfortable skin disorders, chew incessantly at their feet or suffer from chronic problems such as ear infections. We never add animal or poultry fat to our products, as these are saturated fats that may contribute to heart disease and certain types of cancer.
  • Solid Gold is also an industry leader in the use of revolutionary foil "barrier" packaging for all our dry food products, which means we don't have to use chemical preservatives or flavor enhancers. Barrier packaging keeps food fresher for longer, maintains palatability and helps to sustain the potency of valuable vitamins and other nutrients, which may deplete over time with conventional paper bags.



  • Innova Dog Food brings the world of pet nutrition closer than ever to that of healthy human nutrition by incorporating lean meats and cottage cheese, vegetables and fruit along with whole grains to create a dog food unequaled in nutrition and health benefits. Finally, there is a health food for your dog!
  • You will see a significant, healthy difference with Innova Dog's high levels of natural antioxidant vitamins, and rich supply of Omega 6 and Omega 3 Essential Fatty acids. Innova Dog Food goes above and beyond to provide complete and balanced nutrition for the life and good health of your dog.

Old Mother Hubbard's Wellness line

  • Wellness represents a new generation of uniquely formulated, all-natural pet food which rivals human food in quality, nutrition and the cooking process. The primary protein source in the Wellness line is human grade deboned chicken, human grade Atlantic whitefish or hormone-free lamb, depending on the formula. In addition, these top-of-the-line dog and cat foods contain fresh fruits and vegetables, healthy grains, and vitamins and minerals. Another major differentiator is that unlike most commercial dog food manufacturers that rapidly extrude their food, Old Mother Hubbard slowly oven bakes its Wellness Super5Mix dog foods and treats to preserve and enrich the nutrients, and to enhance the aroma.
  • As rates of feline and canine allergies, cancers and diseases continue to rise, the link between pet nutrition and health is being examined more closely than ever. Healthy thoughtful ingredients in Wellness, like fresh fruits and vegetables, provide essential antioxidants that protect and strengthen your pet's immune system for a healthy, long life.
  • Wellness does not contain any rendered animal fats, meat by-products, wheat, corn or white rice and also does not contain any artificial colors, flavors or preservatives of any kind.



  • Made of only the finest USDA Beef and whole grains, our Classic formula is top nutrition for your top dog. As with all of our formulas Classic is made to Lisa’s exacting standards and is formulated for optimum nutrition. Fish meal and Canola oil are added to provide a rich source of Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids. Classic is the perfect diet for most dogs without any diet restrictions.
  • Because minerals are hard for the body to absorb, we use minerals that are chelated or "attached" to easily absorbable amino acids, for better digestion. As a result, our minerals are over 100% more readily absorbed than commonly used inorganic minerals.
  • Like a chelated mineral, this patented form of Vitamin C is up to four times more bioavailable than ordinary Vitamin C.
  • We only use the finest Grade A meats and grains. The meats in our dry foods are in a meal form to provide more "concentrated" nutrition. The grains are only whole grains, and all are pressure cooked to preserve their nutritional value and enhance digestibility.
    Whole Ground Barley - full of essential nutrients and easy to digest

    Oatmeal - a heart smart food that is an excellent fiber and is clinically proven to lower cholesterol

    Whole Ground Grain Sorghum - rich in amino acids, gluten free, and is alkalizing to the stomach


Recommended Supplements

Rescue Remedy

Use: Anxiety, Fear, Acclimation to New Situations, Stress, Traveling, etc. This is an all natural remedy that has been a lifesaver to us. We use it on almost all our incoming dogs and all our dogs that have fear issues, separation anxiety, etc. It is a lifesaver and something I recommend no dog owner ever be without.

Fish Oil (Omega 3)

Use: Brain food! Also great for the skin and coat. Helps relieve arthritis.

Regular use shows results! To help support your dogs health, daily additions of omega 3 oils will help maintain general over all health. The first noticeable result being a healthy skin and a shiny coat and less shedding and itching.! The omega-3 fatty acids also help counteract negative effects of allergic dermatitis by producing specific eicosanoids, which are known to reduce and control skin inflammations.

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential building blocks all dogs and cats need for maintaining a balanced metabolism. Scientific studies also show these fatty acids help maintain the immune system