|Barked: Thu Dec 8, '11 6:57pm PST |
|"Boiled Russet/Yukon potatoes
Fresh carrots/green beans/red and green peppers etc whatever I have on hand.
Baked egg shells every so often"
Ditch the potatoes, and be very careful when feeding canned fish. Even though feeding whole fish can be expensive, it's a better choice. That being said, I have fed the dogs canned sardines and canned mackerel. Just try not to feed that too much, as too much sodium is not good for them.
Any and all veggies you feed MUST be cooked and then pureed. Due to the cell wall, plant matter is near impossible for a dog to digest. I sometimes use greens when I'm running low on chicken as treats, but keep in mind that they are always cut very small. Not even bite-sized pieces, and our training sessions only last 3-5 minutes. That really isn't a lot of veggies when you think about it. He does like broccoli, so every once in a while I'll mush some up for him until it's nice and liquidy, and he gets those as a little treat every once in a blue moon.
Fruit should also be fed as a rare treat, or at the least less than 15% of the diet. That's just my opinion, as I believe dogs are carnivores, but can eat other things and still be just fine.
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