RAW CHICKEN – necks, wings etc. – it is safe and very inexpensive. Raw chicken bones are harmless; it is when you cook them that they become sharp and dangerous. Salmonella and campylobacter jejuni are of no consequence to a healthy dog. You can feed the whole chicken including ribs if you prefer – any part is good which sells for a good price, always raw.


RAW MEAT - call a local butcher that does ranch slaughtering and you can get a better price. Buy frozen meat, or fresh - cheap grade hamburger is fine. The best raw meat to feed is lamb/sheep meat – which we use. Dogs do not need to get any meat ground up – cut in pieces is better or attached to the bone is best. Ground up internal organs with muscle meat is far better than just muscle meat.


RAW LIVER - give 2-3 pieces 3 times a week, or any other organ meat; heart, kidney or tripe. Dogs must have organ meat weekly – lack of taurine – an amino acid abundant in hearts will cause dogs to seizure.


RAW EGG YOLK – Raw egg yolk – one or more daily. Boiled or scrambled eggs are fine too. Offer raw egg yolk to the dogs you are not feeding raw liver or other raw organ meats. Be sure you use egg yolks from chickens fed free range - it will say so on the box. I highly recommend one egg daily to all dogs. Give 7 or more raw egg yolks and nothing else is necessary on days you are very busy.


SARDINES (IN OLIVE OIL) – Give one can once or twice weekly, instead of raw meat/liver. Dogs love it  - it’s very, very good for your dog and a nice change now and then.


RAW  or COOKED VEGETABLES (only as a filler) – cooked potatoes (great food for dogs)—carrots, or broccoli stems, or any vegetables you like or are in season like cauliflower, brussel sprouts, avocados, pumpkin, squash, peas, beans, etc. Crush raw vegetables in your Cuisinart or blender – a good way is pulp from your juicer – you drink the juice – mix pulp in dog’s food. Fruits are excellent, apples, pears etc, it’s best to steam vegetables. Then crunch and feed to dog. Raw, cooked or steamed vegetables are all ok! Personally my dogs never get anything but raw meat.


It is very healthy to fast your dog one day a week, after he is one year old.

LYPO-SHPERIC VITAMIN C—give one packet mixed into meat daily. If you do, it is not necessary to give vegetables, this is as good of an antioxidant as a big dish of vegetables. One packet mixed into meat = 1000 mg strongly recommended you give daily to prevent hip dysplasia, arthritis in older dogs, skin problems, cancer, damaged cartilage in knee caps, etc.
Any of the above foods are excellent for your dog – vary his diet so not the same every day. Fasting your dog one day a week is good for him. Feed raw meaty bones from chicken, turkey, lamb, beef, rabbit, pork, as well as the muscle meat from these animals. Give him your table scraps, except highly spiced or salty food. An adult, active Giant Schnauzer should get approximately one pound of raw meat, either chicken, lamb, sheep, deer, turkey (all are good) and/or organ meats, daily. Remember, the best way to feed is not to mix the food groups or protein sources. Best is to feed only chicken one meal or only hamburger & organ meats one meal or only vegetables for one meal with an egg yolk to make it tastier.  Any Giant under 1 year should get all he wants to eat 2x daily while still growing. Adjust amount of food to your dog’s activity level; do not let him get fat. Dogs should eat a minimum of 80% meat, 20% vegetables and/or fruits (as a filler, boiled potatoes are fine) – easy to remember. If you like to have some dry dog food available, you can offer your dog one cup in a separate dish daily.  Only use a first class dog food Orijen (,  BUT only as a filler. My own dogs never get processed dry food. Only feed if you are gone all day and cannot offer fresh food.Check that the dog food does not contain grains of any kind, soy or dairy products (These are trigger foods for seizures in sensitive dogs, so avoid all dry food if possible).

SUPPLEMENTS: (These are the most important daily)


1 TRE-EN-EN (Omega 3, 6 & ( essential oils needed daily)- OR 1 tablespoom of cod liver oil daily

2 ALL-C—equivilant to 6 oranges (all natural, ascorbic acid) OR 1 pakcet Lypo-spheric C daily

1 VITAMIN E+ (by GNLD) – Best antioxidant and cancer prevention-this vitamin is extremely important for your dog and yourself. It is the only natural vitamin E available in the U.S.A. and it is expensive but worth every penny.

OPTIONAL SUPPLEMENTS: (These are optional supplements if you can afford them)

1 ALPHA LIPOIC ACID- Vit. C + E + Alpha Lipoic acid will truly raise the antioxidant level in your dog. Your very best way to prevent cancer.

1 ACIDOPHILUS CAPSULE- daily to all pups to keep the stomach flora in good health. Really helps in avoiding diarrhea.

3 CAL - MAG TABLETS or 3 CALCIUM PLUS- if you do not feed raw chicken bones or any other raw bones give calcium

2 COLOSTRUM – give first thing am on an empty stomach is best to keep intestines in top shape

1 MSM – a.m. and p.m. mixed in food, or ¼ teaspoon a.m. and p.m. sprinkled on food. Optional - but highly recommended as it helps the body to absorb the Vitamin C.

1 MICROHYDRIN capsule- This is a newly discovered formula. We strongly recommended it if you like to get your dog to grow big. Also, it is a superb antioxidant for preventing cancer and disease in general. We’ll send an audio and video so you can understand how it works, just ask for it.

3 ALFALFA daily- horses, elephants live exclusively from alfalfa and they are very large

This is for Giant Schnauzers, pups and adults – Minis and Standards get half these dosages.
These are vitamins from Neolife (GNLD) – one of the oldest and best companies in the USA. We use their products exclusively to be sure about quality, don’t guess on vitamin/mineral supplements.
We urge you to give the supplements daily. For older dogs who have been on commercial food we strongly suggest you give 2 Enzymes daily before meals.
If you cannot feed 1 lb. of raw meaty bones daily we suggest you substitute with 3 – 4 egg yolks on those days meat is not available. Be sure your dog gets red meat & organ meats at least 3 times weekly.Any leftovers from your table are excellent and RAW KNUCKLEBONES several times weekly – important for the minerals and to clean his teeth. Bone marrow from raw bones is very important for your dog’s hips and bones.
KEEP IN MIND THAT WHAT YOU WANT TO AVOID IS PROCESSED FOOD. ANYTHING THAT HAS BEEN HEATED EVEN A MINUTE IN THE MICROWAVE HAS LOST ITS ENZYMES. That's why we are against commercial dog foods. Dogs need live food, which means raw, fresh, and uncooked. Dogs should eat only meats & vegetables. Avoid all grains – most dogs become allergic to them. Also no rice! Wheat, soy and dairy are the biggest cause of allergies in dogs (seizures are a form of allergy). Dogs are carnivores with a powerful digestive system. They have survived fourteen-thousand+ years on raw meat. Since we have followed this diet our pups and adults NEVER have any health problems, including hip dysplasia, skin rashes, allergies etc. Our 13 - 14 year olds act and look as healthy as the 2 year olds. Dogs do not get worms from raw meat or raw liver – that’s an old wives tale. Healthy dogs will not get Salmonella from raw chicken.
Feed all pups all they want to eat 3 times daily. If you must be gone all day, fix up meat, vegetables, or leftovers a.m. and p.m. and leave a big meaty bone. Always leave fresh water. Clean, distilled water or electrolyzed water is best—read all the flyers to understand why.      



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