I post about my pets quite a bit on my Facebook Page and on Instagram. If you aren’t an animal lover, then what’s wrong with you? Just kidding. But if you aren’t an animal lover, you might get annoyed. Our animals share so much pure joy and love in abundance, I think they are angels in dog form. So I want to do my best to make sure they live healthy, happy, very long lives! They are a huge part of my life, so I express that joyfully on the web 🙂
I posted a pic of some freshly made dog food last night and there was some interest in it. So I’m just popping in really quickly today to share with you a great resource that was recommended to me by a holistically minded friend back when I got my first dog, Mabu, over ten years ago.
I used it exclusively to prepare a well-balanced diet for him. As our pet family has grown and I’ve become more knowledgeable/experienced, I’ve felt confident about switching it up ever so slightly with each batch, so as not to disturb their tummies. The book is titled, Dr. Pitcairn’s Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats and I can’t recommend it highly enough.
Regarding time commitment, honestly, when I was working double shifts, not sleeping enough, and just plain pooped, it didn’t feel like a big deal at all. When Pupusa the Little Dog came along, well, that was really no extra labor – her portion is 1/4 C.
Now my lifestyle is much less crazy, but I have three dogs to feed. And our most recent adoptee, Tupelo Lucy the Yellow Lab is more like two dogs in one.
Look at all that skin!
I feed a high quality storebought food for breakfast and then they get homemade dinners. For us, the food preparation happens approximately twice a week. But I have the time, and it’s an effort I’m happy to make. Sometimes cooking up a big batch of an element like beans and freezing in portions helps save time. You should see how they all sit so patiently beside me while I prepare the food – it’s the most adorable thing. I even have a special song that I sing when I’m close to finishing. They howl in unison and Lucy starts running around like her body can’t keep up! It’s hysterical!