Sunday, July 19, 2015

Healthy Dog Food...

We love feeding our dog real food.....

 but let me tell you a story

Our dog has hip dyspepsia....
she was so bad a month ago we were wondering if she would recover she could hardly get up off the ground

We gave her the homeopathy remedy for three days  she is so much better it is hard to believe it is the same dog..

 we started again cooking her dog food a few years ago.  Rice, Eggs olive oil, and a small bit of really good dog food...

Here is a summary of  Rick Woodford top 10 foods you should be adding to your Dog's bowl.
I think they are great ideas...thanks Rick.


1. Scrambled Eggs. one of the best sources of protein.  One egg replaces 1/5 of a cup of dry dog food but adds in high quality protein.  Got eggs high in Omega-3s?  Even better.

2.  Fish.  little tuna fish or better yet sardines will add a powerful amount of Omega-3s to your dog's diet and also a good source of protein.

3. Chicken hearts gizzards.  Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes and you get the benefits of a nice meaty addition to a dog's bowl and a potent broth that will make tails wag.
Substitute an equal measure of dry food up to 1/4 of your dog's meal.

4. Yogurt. Just plain thank you.  Drizzle 1/2 teaspoon per 10 pounds of body weight in your dog's bowl for a nice topping with probiotic booster.

5. Green Stuff. A sprinkling of parsley mixed into dry food provides cancer fighting phytochemicals that are missing from commercial food.  Adding chopped spinach may help dogs refrain from poop eating.  Kale is a surprising favorite of many dogs, but it helps if you chop it up rather than feeding them a whole leaf. 

6. Pumpkin  Squash. When you're roasting these for your own dinner, set aside a little of the finished product before adding salt and pepper and you provide a nice dose of beta-carotene, fiber, potassium and selenium.  (Pumpkin seeds without all the salt and pepper added are also a source of Omega-3 fatty acids.) Pumpkin  Squashes are low in calories and help to keep a dog on a diet full. One tablespoon per 10 pounds of body weight is a nice amount to serve per day.

7. Blueberries. Antioxidant powerhouses that will turn your dog's tongue purple.  Sometimes dogs don't like the resistant skin, so cut them in half and add a couple per 10 pounds of body weight to your dog's bowl.

8. Roasted Beets. these are great on your salad or next to a roasted chicken on the dinner table. In the dog's bowl they also add a source of betalains, phytochemicals that have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and detoxifying properties. One teaspoon per 10 pounds of body weight will liven up the food bowl.

9. Carrots ; Green Beans. I hear more and more people that give their dogs baby carrots - which is great. But don't get stuck in the carrot rut.  Try fresh or frozen green beans, but avoid sodium packed canned green beans.

10. Cheerios as a training treat. They aren't greasy, they're low in calories and just as effective as cheese. Just use the plain kind, not the sugary laden variety.

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