Looking for great-tasting raw DOG TREAT recipes
Meet the object of my recent obsession: His name is Bruce Wayne (thanks to my children's love of Batman). Bruce is a stray lab that found his way to our front door. We checked around, and with no luck finding the previous owners, we fell in love. He has become my constant companion (aside from my dh of course) and new office mate.
In my efforts to bring him back to good health (he has a few minor conditions associated with an uncared for dog on the run), I am looking to incorporate more raw food transitionally into his diet. I would like to begin with partial raw meals and treats. Currently, I am spending a little time playing with recipes, but would love to know if anyone has had any luck with this.
Additionally, I am considering using this happy energy toward an article for the magazine. I know there's some controversy over vegan vs. non-vegan diets for pets, and I would love to hear from someone in-the-know. In the meantime, I am contacting a few vets I know to learn more.
Thoughts, recipes, ideas anyone?
Thanks in advance for your help!
I don't have any, but I'd love to see if you come up with any responses! I have a pooch (black lab/german short-haired pointer mix from a rescue) and kitters that I would love to know how to feed them raw myself!
Since dogs eat almost anything...
are you looking for raw treats that taste good to people?
It is, therefore, evident that it is possible to cure by foods, aliments and fruits; but as today the science of medicine is imperfect, this fact is not yet fully grasped. When the science of medicine reaches perfection, treatment will be given by foods, aliments, fragrant fruits and vegetables, and by various waters, hot and cold in temperature.
Formerly lifeAgift aka RAWMamaSutra aka Nettle Rainbowfly when fasting
WOW - he's a beauty! I feed my "girls" Royal Canine dry dog food. Although they do like my raw foods.
lifeAgift: I'm looking for, well, anything! We do have another very old dog. She is very set in her dietary ways though. With this one, I really want to get a good start. He's young, we just had him neutered yesterday, and he has some skin problems that need addressing. So I really want sound nutrition. My personal vet was no help at all (although she's a great vet, she doesn't really do the pet nutrition thing - her office sells only Science Diet - yuk!)
Lucy: now you know why you haven't heard from me in the last couple of weeks...
He's gorgeous. :)
Also, I highly recommend Dr. Pitcairn's Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats.
My best friend feeds her dogs and cat high raw (she adds organ meats from a really good, reputable company) and they adore it.
I Have Two Cocker Spaniels
My Two Babies Bella And Benny Absolutely Love Fruits And Veggies. Every Morning While Preparing My Green Smoothie They Beg Me For Some Of The Ingredients And Then They Want My Smoothie!!! They Go Crazy For It. I Always Have To Put Some In Their Bowls. Everyday They Both Have A Salad With Their Dinner. Bella And Benny Absolutely Love Romaine Lettuce (the Crunchy Part), Tomato, Carrot, Apple, Pear, Mango, Banana, Bell Peppers, Broccoli, Strawberries, Almond Butter, And The List Goes On And On.
EastCoastie - Sorry, I just saw this today! Thanks for the info! I will try it out!
Bruce's favorites so far are Brazil nuts, bananas, dates and sardines. He also really seems to like zucchini and sweet potato. I'm going to try the romaine tonight - thanks for the idea, Gigglezz.
One thing I just have to add to this thread is how easy it has been to house-break him. I know he's bright and all, but I've really seen a difference from just the first week. His stools used to be full of mucus and were just huge (I know this because I was cleaning them up in my house). Ever since then, they are more regular, and he's more regular which makes the whole timing-thing for house-breaking-thing MUCH easier. One of my friends came over yesterday and kept commenting on how gorgeous his coat is - she didn't even notice the hairloss spots on his ears and ankles (a skin condition from his days as a stray, we think). The hair in those places is beginning to grow back, but is doing so slowly. Anyway, she didn't even see them - all she saw was the shine, and she just kept on saying it!
This is all well and good, but the most important thing is how it makes the dogs feel. I believe both my dogs are not only enjoying the taste of it, but are feeling the benefits of a raw food diet.
My own interest in going raw was peaked only after seeing how well my own furbabies thrived on it - it worked for them, and now it is working for me ~ Cathy
I know what you mean. Raw isn't just my personal good-health secret anymore. I've applied it to my four-legged companions and it works for them too!
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