Hi everyone! My new friends Higgins and his Mom are curious about how Mom makes my food and are wanting to know more about it.
As most of you know, I'm allergic to corn and soy. Which is part of the reason Mom and I love homemade food, because you can tailor it to your furbaby's specific needs without it costing an arm and a leg. There's a page above titled ''Food Fit For A Queen (i.e. ME)'' that tells you what ingredients the humans normally use and how they are good for us. Mom also makes our treats, the recipe can be found here.
A Regular Food Recipe-By Dachshund Nola:
Chicken. We just make a whole one and use the dark meat and a very small amount of skin.
Apples. 1 or 2 medium ones
Oats. 1 1/2 cups uncooked
Carrots. 15-20 baby carrots
Celery. 2 stalks
Rice. 2-4 cups
Peas. 1 can
Brewers yeast. 1 tablespoon
Organic ground flaxseed. 1 tablespoon.
Boil the chicken till completely cooked. Separate the dark meat (or white meat, if you like dark) and chop it up into smallish pieces, depending on your dog's size.
Cook the rice, let it cool.
Chop up your veggies and apples into little pieces, and put them and the can of peas into a large mixing bowl.
Add the oats, brewers yeast and flaxseed to the mixing bowl. Stir thoroughly.
Add the cooled rice and chicken into the bowl and mix everything together.
Put it into a tightly sealed container and put it in the fridge, or freeze half in Ziplock bags. This amount normally (when Boston isn't pregnant) lasts about a week for us 3 Doxies. Boston and Auggie get a cup a day and I get 3/4 a cup. The whole process takes about 35-45 minutes and the people spend about $15 to $25 a month for food, which is much cheaper then the high end dog food the people bought before.
We have more energy, shiny soft coats, improved behavior, clean teeth and our overall heath is excellent.
Kisses and Tail Wags,