I strongly recommend feeding your dog (or cat) a fresh, raw diet, or BARF (Biologically Appropriate Raw Foods) diet. This is how I feed my dogs and cats; it is the biologically appropriate diet for them, and will maximize their health and longevity. If you want the very best for your pets, this is the way to go! Here are a couple of links about raw food diets to get you started: www.barfdiet.com and www.barfdiet.com . Both these pages have lots of links for you to follow.
If you don't want to prepare the raw diet yourself, there are a number of pre-made
raw diets available. I distribute one produced by Dr. Ian Billinghurst, the vet who first began talking about getting dogs & cats back to a healthy diet. You can email me for more information about this great product and how to get it at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.
Wendy Volhard articles
A collection of articles on health and nutrition - worth a visit.
"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?
The AAFCO Book
Charles P. Frank, AAFCO Treasurer
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
Georgia Department Of Agriculture
Plant Food, Feed and Grain Division
Atlanta, GA 30334
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.
courtesy of Ruth Landmann
2 lbs chicken livers
2 cups corn meal
2 cups wheatgerm
2 whole eggs
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
1/2 cup fresh parsley
In a food processor, liquify livers and garlic.
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
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
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.
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!
Phone: 1-800-DOG-EATS (1-800-36-3287)
Flint River Ranch
Innova e-mail: email@example.com