|Barked: Fri Jul 12, '13 11:23am PST |
|We go the raw food diet approach and have since we first got all three Frenchies. Rocco is 5, Olive is 2 and our adopted rescue Bocce is 7 years old. They do very well and we were given this recipe by our previous doggy day care owner.
It consists of raw ground lamb, brown rice, carrots, kale, parsley, currents. low sodium beef broth and a bit of olive oil.
We boil the carrots and kale in the beef broth and water until slightly soft. Then, we take them out and cook the brown rice. We chop up the parsley, carrots and kale and add the currents and brown rice into a big container. After all this, we use little cups with lids and freeze this and the small cups of ground lamb.
Each dog gets one cup of the grain and one cup of the lamb in the morning and the evening. All three Frenchies are very healthy and fit.
We add salmon oil to every meal and then give them all a doggy vitamin in the morning and one glucosamine chewable in the evening to help their joints etc.
Our vet says that our dogs are in great shape, even though he never usually recommends a raw food diet. We just feel better about it, since there are so many additives in dog food and other meats at the grocery store. Lamb is the least full of steroids and other additives in comparison to meats like beef, chicken and pork. For a dog's little body, these additives can be very potent and cause more problems - Hence lamb from our butcher... He has a bag of freshly ground lamb ready for us every Monday morning.
I hope this helps. Be well and good luck!
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