|Barked: Sat Jun 2, '07 12:36pm PST |
|I'm currently using Healthy Powder. I mixed up my first "batch" two weeks ago.
I was a little hesitant at first, especially since I was unfamiliar with most of the ingredients (except for the vitamin C, of course , but I found most of the stuff (nutritional yeast, lecithin granules, vitamin C powder for animals, powdered kelp) at a local health food store. The bone meal I ordered online.
My first impression was: the kelp powder stinks! Good lord, as far as I'm concerned it should be called powdered poop. Bleh! I can't smell it so much now that it's mixed in with everything else, though. I put it in a rubbermaid container and put it in the fridge.
I was also confused as to how exactly it should be used. According to Pitcairn's recipes, everything can just be mixed together and frozen. I preferred to add the healthy powder fresh to each meal, instead of mixing it in with the whole batch. When I make the doggie oats recipe, I cook everything up, cool it down, add the extra bone meal and vitamin E (mixed with the vegetable oil) and mix everything up. That's how I freeze it (in one cup portions). After doing a little math on how much healthy powder is in the entire recipe, I add just less than a teaspoon to each of Cragar's meals (he eats one cup of food three times per day.... it works out to be something like 0.9tsp powder per cup of food for that recipe.)
Since we've only been using it for two weeks, I haven't seen really dramatic results in Cragar, although his little "eye boogers" (as I call them, LOL) have pretty much gone away and his coat is a little bit softer than it was before (I've been home cooking for awhile, so his coat was silkier from that, but I think the lecithin helps with making it soft, too). He does have more energy, but whether that's the carb content in the recipes or the powder, I'm not sure.
Whew! Sorry I rambled. I hope that answers some of your question
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