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Home of Beautiful, Loving, West Highland White Terriers 

Great Response to Flint River Ranch Dog Food

FR Food
 Several Westie lovers have already ordered Flint River Ranch Dog Food. It appears to be a very good natural food and we have really been pleased. It is a little pricey, but it does not have all the preservatives, chemicals,  and dyes that the store brands have because they have a shelf life of 12-14 months. Flint River Ranch is delivered to your door, straight from the ovens. The cost of 20lb Lamb Meal, Millet Rice Dog Kibble is $38.49 plus tax (shipping included). I would appreciate it if you use Distributor #123045 when you purchase.
Please give us feedback on how your dog is adjusting to the change.

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Consider a natural way of eliminating unwanted fleas from your home and sleeping place of your pet. It has a natural aroma that is not harmful to humans, pets, or children.

Three Great Ways to Enhance Your Dog's Diet
 Provide your pets with nutritional supplementation
Good nutrition is the foundation of everyday good health for our pets. Veterinarians agree that vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients at optimal levels are the key to a good life.

The Botanical Dog Health Library!


With the coming of Springtime, it is very important that we all get back to the street. It was easy during winter to be slack in your exercise and therefore, your Westies don't get exercise either. I have been on crutches for a couple weeks with a ruptured blood vessel in my leg so we are way behind getting back to those late afternoon walks with Chloe, Darby, and Paris. But, soon, we are getting back to it. Don't overlook the need for Westie exercise! 
Angels' Eyes
Angels' Eyes Tear-Stain Eliminator
The pH of the dog's saliva is also believed to be important. Since water as well as diet may play a role in such staining, a change to filtered water may help. Sometimes if the nails are too long a dog will lick on the paws and gnaw on the nails. Of course, the licking and saliva cause staining on the paws. If the hair between the paw pads gets long, they will lick their paw pads as well.
A product called Angels' Eyes Tear-Stain Eliminator for Dogs is marketed as the best solution for facial stains in dogs. Originally designed for tear stains, it advertises that it also removes beard stains and stains from licking paws. It is added to the food or water.
Homemade Dog Food Menu

We believe that Flint River Ranch Dog Food is one of the best on the market. We like it because of the lack of preservatives, chemicals, dyes, etc.,that is in the store brands. The shelf life of store brands is 12-14 months.


We are also experimenting with a homemade dog food. We have found that it is very time consuming and quite costly. Follow this link to find out more: Homemade Dog Food

You will find several pages about homemade dog food as well as some recipes. If you enjoy cooking, this may be for you. If not, or if you don't have the time, just be sure you are feeding your dogs a healthy food such as Flint River Ranch. 
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Westie owners are proud of their dogs. Send us photos of your Westie and we'll post them on the Friends Page for 30 days. This cute pup lives with Nancy in Indonesia.


Fill out the form including a paragraph or statement, attach your .jpg file, and we will post it on Down South Westies website.


Remember, it doesn't have to be a Down South Westie, just a Westie.


See all the photos on the Friends Page! 

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There have been a lot of discussions in the last year about vaccinations and over-vaccinations.  Some vets are saying that you should go ahead and give 3 puppy shots beginning around 10 weeks. Others say you should give shots at 12 weeks and no more. There are others who continue to give more vacinations than studies say are needed. There are even challenge studies related to Rabies and the proof is that dogs do not need Rabies shots as often as is required by states. Your adult Westie should probably not be receiving annual vaccines like you have been accustomed to. Be sure to express your questions to your vet.  <<MORE>>

Rabies Challenge Fund

If you live in Texas, the debate is heating up. Follow these links:

Regulations for rabies vaccination under debate

County debates changing rabies law

Tick Removal
Do you believer everything you hear? Well, I haven't had opportunity to check this one out, but here we go.
I heard that you can remove a tick from your body or your pet's body by doing the following:
Apply a glob of liquid soap to a cotton ball. Cover the tick with the soap-soaked cotton ball and swab it for a few seconds (15-20), and the tick will come out on its own and be stuck to the cotton ball when you lift it away.
If you find a tick on you or your pet and you try this, be sure to let me know if it works!