|photo by ana traina ~2012~|
Then there was something my son Liam had said that got the old ticker ticking. He said, “It must be awful to have to eat the same food day in and day out!” Although, we do regimentally feed our dogs raw food, we supplement their diet with dry food. Regardless, the dogs relatively eat the same thing day in and day out, and you know how the saying goes, “To much of anything can’t be good for you.” So naturally, I became curious, and I began to uncover and discover all the wide varieties of human food I could feed Ody and Becket.
Here is a list of some foods that your dog can have, such that you do not have to worry whether the food will either kill or sicken him or her.
Apples ( Without the core)
Dried Fruit ( Apples, Bananas and Apricots)
Liver (Freeze Dried)
Pasta noodles (cooked)
Peaches (Without pits )
Steak ( Scraps )
Tomatoes (Not the greens or stems)
Here are some foods that your pet should NOT have are :
Garlic and Onion
Moldy or spoiled food
Tomato leaves or stems
Broccoli in large amounts
Raisins and grapes
I even started making them treats, and the results in only two weeks are wondrous, their lumps are shrinking and their overall vitality has improved so, so much.
Here is one of Becket’s and Ody’s favorite doggie treat recipe from “Baking for your Dog ~ Tasty treats for your four legged-friend!
Dixie’s Cheese Crunchies
makes about 30- 40
3 1/2 oz chopped almonds
3 1/2 oz roughly chopped hazelnuts
5 oz grated Emmental cheese
1 lb 3 oz buckwheat flour
1 tablespoon honey
water and flour as required
Toast the almonds and hazelnuts in a non-stick pan, without oil or fat, until light brown. Remove from heat and let cool.
Knead the nuts in with the remaining ingredients to form a smooth dough. If required, add a little more water or flour, depending on whether the dough is too dry or too moist.
Preheat the oven to 320 F. Line a baking sheet with baking parchment.
On a floured surface, roll out the dough to about 1/2 inch thick. Using a pastry wheel, cut into rectangles.
Now bake for one hour, then let cookies dry for another hour in a turned off oven.