August 5th, 2011
Homemade Dog Food For Us!
Posted by F&S
We Frenchies, and G.K., have been put on new diets because of some allergy issues. We had been eating a mix of premium canned and dry food, but because our allergies persisted, Martha wanted to try something new and different. After consulting with our veterinarian, Martha is now cooking for us and we love it!
1 Martha buys 3-pounds of lean, freshly ground chuck from her butcher in town once a week.
2 She rolls the chuck into little balls.
3 She makes about 72 meat balls. She gives each of us dogs 3 or 4 meatballs per day, so 3 pounds is good for about a week.
4 She portions out the meatballs into daily packets.
5 She also buys 3 pounds of firm white fish, like tilapia fillets. Occasionally, we also get some salmon.
6 Martha places the tilapia in a large pot.
7 She adds water to cover.
8 And she brings the pot to a gentle simmer for about 5 minutes, just until the fish is cooked through.
9 When the tilapia is cool, it is transferred to plastic storage containers along with the poaching liquid.
10 Fish like tilapia and salmon is low in mercury and good for dogs prone to itchy skin, like us Frenchies.
11 We also get to eat delicious and healthy brown rice. It is cooked until just tender.
12 Cooked organic vegetables are added to the brown rice.
13 Each part is packaged separately for storage in the refrigerator.
14 Just before serving, the ingredients are combined in our bowls along with our vitamin supplements. Doesn't this look so colorful and yummy?
15 Francesca, I love our new diet, don't you?
16 Yes, Sharkey - This food is so good and I even notice that I have more energy!
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