I am on a mission to redefine what “dog food” means.
Why should our dogs be relegated to eating things that would make us vomit? People across the socio-economic spectrum now consider their pets as family members. If that’s true, why is their nutrition so dramatically less important than ours?
It may be because our own nutrition is no longer as important to us as perhaps it once was.
I mean, what did you eat for lunch? Did it come in a bag? Or a plastic container? Did you nuke it in the microwave? Did the restaurant get the ingredients from the back of an 18-wheeler?
You get my point. We do the same thing to our trusty companions, and they have no rights of protest.
Some of the people I’ve spoken with simply don’t know what to put in their dog’s bowl. Here are some thoughts of what to put together.
Breakfast combos (along with the yogurt-oat-honey staple):
Watermelon & cucumber
Cantaloupe & honeydew
Apples & bananas
Apples & pears
Pears & plums
Plums & peaches
Peaches & blueberries
Blueberries & kiwi
Strawberries & bananas
Beef, tomatoes & peppers
Chicken, broccoli & sweet potato
Quail, broccolini & pumpkin
Fish, peppers & carrots
Fish, tomatoes & zucchini
Chicken, peas & carrots
Beef, butternut squash & pumpkin
Fish, green beans & butternut squash
The combinations are endless, and are entirely dependent on what I find at the farmer’s market on the weekends.
I rotate the protein regularly so that they’re not getting too much of the same thing too often.
Unlike what can happen when feeding dry or canned dog food, changing up their raw meat/veggie combos has not caused digestive distress or made them picky eaters.
I feed them a balanced diet.
Why does any of this matter so much to me?
Their coats are softer, and they don’t shed as much. Their noses are less snotty. Their poops are regular. They’re both holding a healthy weight. The theory is that they’ll be healthier over the course of their lives.
Most importantly for us, however, is that after just over 2 months of the raw diet, Pearl’s bladder infection has not returned.
This is a way of life for us now. And it’s affecting my own diet…
pugs & kisses,