Ulimate Puppy diet from weaning to 4 months of age

If you have nothing but time on your hands and your pup is the centre of your life then this diet is the ultimate for raising healthy Danes.  It is what we wean them onto, and they just love it!

Natural Rearing of a puppy results in:

strong bones
dense body hair
heavy muscle instead of fat
sound nerves

Feed the meals four hours apart if possible.  Always remove what is not eaten and clean the bowls thoroughly.


Between 6am and 8am
250mL RAW goats/cows milk
1 Tablespoon RAW Honey
½ Teaspoon of Slippery Elm Bark Powder
1 Tablespoon of flaked porridge oats (these should have been soaking in the milk overnight
1 teaspoon of finely chopped sage leaves
1 pinch of seaweed meal


Between 10am and 12pm
One large handful of flaked cereals, 2 parts barley to 1 part oats that has been soaked in 250mL of RAW goats milk overnight.  The milk should have drained from this cereal and fed for breakfast.  The cereal stored in an airtight container in the fridge or in a cool place - do not feed ice cold, allow to reach room temp prior to feeding
A few finely chopped raisins, or blueberries
a teaspoon of desiccated coconut
a small finely grated apple well washed, skin on, core out.
1 teaspoon of sesame or coconut oil
Add a raw egg 3 times a week
You can substitute the coconut for a teaspoon of tahini

Afternoon snack

Between 2pm and 4pm
100g meat, beef, lamb, mutton, roo, rabbit, deer shredded not minced. Meat should always be chopped or shredded not minced. Their stomachs need to be used to digest.
Bones such as chicken carcass
Once a week Herrings or sardines can be used in place of meat


Between 6pm and 8pm
200g meat as above
Bones such as half a chicken carcass, or marrow bones
1 dessert Spoon of Wellbeing Essentials
1 teaspoon of cod liver oil or coconut oil (only feed cod liver in winter months)
1 teaspoon of finely chopped fresh parsley
If you prefer you can add your thrice weekly egg to this meal.

As the size of your pup increases you will need to increase the size of his meat meals.  We don’t increase the size of the cereal meals.  Work on 1/12- 1/20th of his body weight as a guide to total meat feeds each day.  However a Dane will not usually overeat.  Give a puppy as much food as he will eat without his tummy becoming distended after eating.

Also be aware of the weather, Danes will not overeat in the heat. A nice cold marrow bone to chew on with a bit of meat on it will often keep them happy in this case.  Feed them in the cool of the morning or later at night.  Remember carnivores are night hunters by nature.

Never mix the meat and starch meals, as they are incompatible, with the only exception being an occasional sprinkle of flaked oats.

Plain milk should not be given without the herbs and honey.