Monday, March 13, 2006

Your Dog Is What You Feed Them!

Since we were talking about my two hungry dogs last week, lets talk about food and diet today.

There are many arguments over feeding a canine a raw diet versus hard kibble. Each pet owner ultimately makes this decision but what are some reasons behind the raw diet craze.

We started feeding Tymmie and Cocoa with cottage cheese and yogurt since these two foods contain a healthy bacteria which will help begin to replenish the lost antibodies the antibiotics have striped away.

Besides this, sometimes we feed them boneless chicken breast meat. Boneless chicken breast cooked is fine but never give a dog cooked bones, it might hurt their mouth and throat.

Chicken soup is also very good with plain rice when your dog is feeling under the weather helps their bodies with dehydration and getting well.

Besides the meat and dairy, we began making a vegetable puree of sweet potato (great for vitamin A), spinach (antixodants), a little avocado, carrots, and apples.
We change the vegetable around every few weeks and mix this with the yogurt and both Tymmie and Cocoa love it! We also will feed Salmon as it contains all the essential oils a dogs body needs.

Of course many of these vitamins and minerals can be found in pill or liquid form but it seems both my dogs enjoy eating these than the pill.

One thing I noticed is the shine on their coat sparkles and we are also convinced taking out the hard food which contains the products of grains and wheat where dogs don’t usually eat in the wild had a lot to do with it.

But there are a few things to remember:
NEVER feed a dog:

  • Chocolate;
  • Onion or anything cooked in an Onion broth;
  • Cooked Bones.
Hm.... we shall continue more on feeding at my next post.

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