Lisa from Westland, MI
If you do your research there is really no way to get all that you need without a lot of ingredients to ADD to a cooked dog food diet, taurine is one of them I believe. In a week or two the Natural Balance Venison for dogs food (allergy line) will be back on the shelves (they actually only had a few bags of tainted rice protein and there was only a small amount of food that was affected, but they decided to pull ALL to make sure). They are the only over the counter single protein and veggie source food (that I know of at least for cats) unless you buy Royal Canin expensive stuff from the vet. You have to do a lot of research on what is best for the dog, because people have caused WAY more harm than good trying to cook for their dogs.
I know that dogs are carnivores, coming from wolves but you also have to remember that that was a LONG time ago and they've been adapted over hundreds of years to eat our version of "dog food", so we can't assume that throwing some cooked (or raw) meat at them will make them healthy. Our animals live way longer than those in the wild do, one of the reasons is that they get a much better nutrient rich diet than their wild cousins. Do a lot of research before you pick up your cooking pot and apron, good luck either way! (04/24/2007)
When my dog went into kidney failure, her appetite decreased, so the Vet suggested giving her baby food. It worked well but it wasn't cheap, because the jars were so small, we had to use a few to make a meal. (04/25/2007)
By Ms. henkel
Check out Oprah.com, she had a dog show yesterday with someone on who does Holistic pet food. He advocates raw diet but does go down the scale as to the worst (grocery store kibble) to the best, raw (in HIS opinion) but you might want to check out the book. I can't remember the name, but I know that Oprah's site links all the info. from her shows. (04/26/2007)
Do you kow what your dog is allergic too? Is grain, types of meat, etc.?
Visit http://flip195.wordpress.com/, this is a blog primarily about making food for your critters.
Lots of useful info there, and the great news is IT"S FREE, Recipes, Ideas, Hints ALL FREE. (06/26/2007)
Buy ground turkey rolls, bake them PLAIN with no salt. Cool and slice for doggie to eat.
Feed them cooked carrots, green beans, etc. My dogs love these more than any treats.
Some others feed apples, we are going to try some too. Our vet said these were good for my 3:
1 jack russell (07/23/2007)
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