March 26th 2011 9:07 pm
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It seems to me more and more animal abuse cases are making the headlines in Ohio these days. Each story worse than the ones before. Perhaps its more news worthy because of HB 108 and our pending anti abuse law for companion animals. I fully support any law that punishes those who abuse animals. The beginning of this started because a man who was paid to train and care for dogs starved 19 dogs. As a result 8 died. His excuse was he could not afford to feed the dogs.
Today I read on FaceBook a lady in New Jersey starved her dog and used the same excuse, she could not afford to feed her pitt bull.
When we buy our pet foods we try to buy enough to last but once in awhile we do run out a day before my husband gets paid. We normally keep on hand some things that can be prepared easily that's nutritious and filling for our dogs.
Ground Turkey, beef or chicken can easily be mixed with brown rice or whole wheat pasta. With peas or carrots.
Just make sure all grease is drained and rinse the vegetables to remove excess sodium.
With research and a little common sense, no dog should go hungry. A lot of the better dog foods contain chicken, rice, vegetables, oats etc.
Some people serve this cooked food a couple times a week in small amounts with the hard dog food. Just research the ingredients first because items such as onion can be poison to dogs. My Shih Tzu Book is full of ideas for substitutes for dog food and treats.
Fresh fruit, berries, vegetables , non fat unsweetened yogurt and cottage cheese, boiled eggs (just the white part), chicken etc.
With the endless list of possible ingredients there is no reason why a dog needs to go hungry.
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Well said, Rocky's momma!!