Real Food For Your Dog

Pet food companies try to convince us that we are incapable of feeding our dogs a complete and balanced diet without the use of kibble and canned food.  But even the best kibble and the best canned foods are processed.  And no one – human or animal – can thrive on a steady diet of processed food.  For many pet owners the idea of a home-prepared diet is daunting.  Fortunately, there are premixes available that simplify the process.  At Midas Touch Naturally Healthy Pets you will find Sojos Original Dog Food Mix and The Honest Kitchen Preference that you rehydrate and add meat to for a complete meal. 
I like to provide a wide variety of real food for my dogs.  This is a typical week of meals for them:
Breakfast
I alternate between Sojos and Preference.  When I finish one I move on to the next so they get plenty of variety.  I fix the food according to the package directions for the weight of the dog but I use ½ of the meat that is recommended.  The meat I use is raw ground beef, chicken, turkey, lamb, rabbit or venison.  I find that ground meat works best because the picky dogs cannot pick out the meat and leave the vegetables behind.  Ground meat allows you to blend it all together like a mash. 
Each day of the week I add one of the following to the mash (these quantities are for my 60-80 pound dogs and they do not have to be exact):
·         Cottage Cheese – ¾ cup
·         Plain whole-fat yogurt or Kefir  – 1 cup
·         Raw Egg Yolk (free-range) – 1
·         2 ounces of liver (from local grass-fed cows or free-range chickens)
·         2 ounces of beef heart, kidney or tongue (from local grass-fed cows)
·         1 can sardines in olive oil
·         When I feed Sojos I add two tablespoons of green leafy vegetables or fruit (run through the food processor) twice a week.
Each day I also add to the mash:
·         Grizzly salmon oil or cod liver oil or Aunt Jeni’s fish oil or coconut oil according to package directions for weight.  I rotate between all four to provide variety.  (Coconut oil dosage is ¼ teaspoon for small dogs and 1 teaspoon for large dogs)
·         1 tablespoon Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar
Dinner
For my large dogs I feed one turkey neck or turkey wing for dinner so they have the benefit of teeth cleaning as they chew.  Smaller dogs can be given one or two chicken necks or chicken wings.
About once a week my dogs receive a large raw marrow bone to chew on for entertainment.  I discard it before they are able to break pieces off.
Most of these ingredients are available at Midas Touch Naturally Healthy Pets.  We have:
·         The Honest Kitchen Preference and Sojos Original
·         Yogurt
·         Bravo and Primal ground meat
·         Primal turkey necks, chicken wings, chicken necks and marrow bones
·         Roxley Farms local grass-fed beef organs and ground meat and marrow bones
·         Local free-range eggs
·         Grizzly Salmon Oil; Aunt Jeni’s Fish Oil; Nordic Naturals Cod Liver Oil; Nutiva Organic Coconut Oil
·         Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar


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