What is good enough for the queen's dog is good enough for my pug.
Our Pug was suffering from very bad skin allergies. It was so bad that there were raw patches in her skin. So we took her to the vet and they took care of the symptoms, but not the source.
I have frequently made food for our dogs, only I use ground turkey or beef, adding brown rice and vegetables. If desired, this can be mixed with dry dog food, to make the dry food more appetizing, or used alone as a delicious homemade dogfood. The dogs love it, and you are sure of what their food contains, when you make it yourself.
Probably the reason your vet didn't want you to make your own food is that so often people don't come up with a balanced diet and lots of things are lacking that are important for the health of the animal.
I like your recipe and will try something like that for my dog. She's very aged and really is tired of her regular food. She's already eating cooked turkey drenched in broth but I know she needs more added to balance it out.
Isn't it amazing what we'll do for those some people call "just a DOG"!
I give my 1 year old Malt-A-Poo chicken, chicken livers, & a natural supplement that I get from a vet. I read on all the food I give my six pound baby, as I will not give her
anything that has a by-products in it. Try to read all the ingredents in the dog food & if you can't understand it, don't give it to your dogs.
Happy Cooking. I do it.
Pat in GA
I was told to NOT give chicken livers to a small dog (I had a maltese and have a bichon). The liver is a filter and all kinds of nasty things are left in it that can harm our little ones. I used to give chicken livers until I heard this.
Chicken liver is safe for dogs in moderation. The rule of thumb is no more than 5% of a dogs diet should be liver. If you really want to make it interesting cook up some chicken liver, heart and gizzards and watch your dog go nuts.
Thank you for the dog food info I think I will make some too. My dog is allergic to corn & Walmart stopped selling the one that had no corn. Liz
I am sorry but that is wrong to give chicken bones to the dog. They splinter in the stomach and cause problems.
daiquiri is correct in that liver is not good for anyone to eat. The liver filters all the toxins out of the body. When animals and people eat liver they eat all the toxins left in the liver. I know that Dr Oz doesn't recommend eating liver for that very reason.
Good for you! Not only do dogs get allergy problems but seizures as well. I stopped feeding phony dog food and for the first time in my dogs life he ate all of the real food. Never put him back on commercial food again. And I'd suggest everybody type into their search engine: "4D MEAT" because it's in the commercial dog food don't be fooled. Stop dogs from getting cancer from this crap. And, rescue groups promote commercial dog food because they get free food from them so they won't tell you the truth.
As for the bones harming the dogs; after the pressure cooker they are pulverized and soft not dried out & splintered.
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