cheap and healthy

11.08.10 | Permalink | 27 Comments

It seem obvious but the local butcher and fish shop throw out inordinate amounts of the chicken and fish skins that are great for baking as healthy snacks. Too much being thrown out probably, but it would be worth asking for a few regularly to be put aside on the days you know you’ll be [...]

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Raw food

08.30.10 | Permalink | 84 Comments

really interesting site about feeding dogs raw meat I’ve been seeing this a lot more often and it does make sense although the only think that’s not considered is the cost which, even for cheap cuts, could be significant.
UPDATE: My dog has not been well and whilst at the Vet I asked him for [...]



Is This a Way Forward to Tackle Genetic Problems in Pedigree Dogs?

07.25.10 | Permalink | Comments Off

The Companion Animal Welfare Council have produced a report covering a recent workshop discussing the issue of genetic health issues affecting our much loved pets. The report gives some very interesting food for thought on a number of options that may be available to us as we battle to tackle the problems affecting certain dog [...]


Dog Breath Cure

07.06.10 | Permalink | 65 Comments

I found this great recipe for dog biscuits with added activated charcoal - great for getting rid of dog bad breath. Thanks to for allowing me to post it here.

2 cups brown rice flour
1 tablespoon activated charcoal
(find this at the drugstore/chemist, not the BBQ briquettes!)
3 tablespoons canola oil
1 egg
1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
1/2 cup [...]

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The hidden story

07.05.10 | Permalink | 9 Comments

It would be easy to be sensationalist about this and it would be easy to present the straight economic case that the cheaper the dog food the worse it will be. More importantly however it’s where it came from and how it’s made that is the problem.
Dog food is a natural companion (sic) for the [...]

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Does She Know Something I Don’t?

05.05.10 | Permalink | 60 Comments

German Shepherds are reknowned for being picky with their food and my dog Polly is a German Shepherd cross. But when she turned her nose up at 90% of the bought dog food I offered her - I started to wonder is she just being fussy or can she sense something about this food that [...]

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Tips On Making Dog Food

05.01.10 | Permalink | 70 Comments

If you want to know whats in the food you give your dog, my advice is make your own. Here are some tips for those who want to try.

A suggested formula is 75% carbohydrates to 25% meat.
The simplest dog food formula combines cooked brown rice, ground meat, vegetables, water and a small amount of brewers [...]

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03.02.10 | Permalink | 33 Comments

Just found this one at Seems a bit over the top unless you use cheap leg cuts and then you definitely need to be careful with small bones.
Doggy Casserole
1 cup boiled poultry, chopped
½ cup cooked brown rice
½ cup boiled mixed vegetables
3 to 4 Tbsp unsalted chicken broth
(Note: Salmon may occasionally be substituted for boiled [...]

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