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Food Page

This page includes nutritional information, supplements, recipes, links and more for your dog.

At the bottom of the page, you will find a list of commercial kibble made with human grade ingredients.
List of Kibbles With Human Grade Ingredients

to Recipes

Tiercom A veterinary information service, a question and answer page for pet owners to e-mail questions and receive answers online, medical and behavioral information on dogs, and links to other pages.

Information about pet food and animal nutrition.
A collection of articles about food and nutrition.

"Your Pets Food”...by Cindy Kingsley. Look over your current pet food! Smell it! How does it feel ? Taste it ! Would you eat it? If not - why would you feed it to your pet?

Dog Food Comparison Chart
A very comprehensive list of ingredients from dried and canned foods compiled by Earl Wolfe. Includes definitions of ingredients.

29 Top Selling Brands of Dog Food
An analysis of about 29 different brands of kibble, including the recommended daily feeding amount and the cost per day based on this amount, and ingredients. {This page is put out by TLC dog food.}

The AAFCO Book
For $25, you get a wealth of information. For instance, did you know that a pet food maker can change the ingredients in a particular food and NOT tell any one? They do not have to change the ingredient list or nutritional content on the bag to accurately show the change for SIX MONTHS! This is so the manufacturers can use up the bags they already have. The official AAFCO book can be obtained by contacting:

Charles P. Frank, AAFCO Treasurer
Georgia Department Of Agriculture
Plant Food, Feed and Grain Division
Capital Square
Atlanta, GA 30334
(404) 656-3637

Hot Pursuit’s Approach to Canine Nutrition
These guys are Jack Russell Terrier lovers and breeders. Their philosophy on nutrition is based on Dr. Pitcairn’s Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats. Their page has lots of other interesting information, too.

Ensuring Good Nutrition
is a good article on how to shop for and supplement high quality commercial food.


The potential dangers of feeding leftovers
All Creatures is well worth visiting and exploring. It has many very informative pages, including this one.


Recipes

Liver Brownies

courtesy of Ruth Landmann

2 lbs chicken livers
2 cups corn meal
2 cups wheatgerm
2 whole eggs
clove garlic
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
1/2 cup fresh parsley

In a food processor, liquify livers and garlic.
Add other ingredients and mix until smooth.
Spread batter on a cookie sheet or in the bottom of a 9 X 12 pan about 1/3 inch thick.
Bake at 350 F for about 35 minutes.
When cool cut into pieces. Keep refrigerated.


Bonzo’s Breakfast Bars
courtesy of Martha Taylor-Young

I love this recipe because it makes a lot and it's so easy! You just throw everything into the bowl, mix, and pat onto 2 greased cookie sheets - no rolling or cookie cutters.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Grease 2 cookie sheets.
In a VERY large bowl, mix together:

6 cups oatmeal
2 cups whole wheat flour
4 eggs
1/2 cup oil
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup molasses
1 cups milk

I usually add either 1-large can of solid pack pumpkin or 3-4 mashed bananas, but they are fine without these additions. Mix this whole mess together (I use my hands, AFTER I take my rings off), pat onto greased cookie sheets and bake at 325 for 1 hour.
After 1 hour turn oven off, crack oven door and allow cookies to cool in oven.
Break into whatever size you want. These freeze really well. My guys love these; they sit in front of the oven waiting.


The following is a list of commercial foods made of all human grade ingredients (in alphabetical order). If you know of any that I have omitted, please let me know!

Best In Show
Phone: 1-800-DOG-EATS (1-800-36-3287)

California Natural

e-mail: natpetfd@aol.com
Phone:1 -800-532-7261

Flint River Ranch

Innova
e-mail: natpetfd@aol.com
Phone: 1-800-532-7261

PHD

e-mail: phdbonnie@holistic.com

Solid Gold

e-mail: dane@electriciti.com
Phone:1-800-DOG-HUND

VIP
Phone: 1-800-BARK-MEOW

Wysong
Phone: 1-800-748-0233