Thursday, March 14, 2013

Food Day

     Hi, all! It's been a while since I did a food post, so here's what we had for last week's food:
Top to bottom:
Ground beef
Pineapple (Boston and Auggie are poop eaters...)
Green beans
Sweet potatoes

Can't see it but it's there:
Ground eggshell (for calcium)
Parsley flakes (freshens breath)
A bit of cinnamon (same)
Olive oil

This lasted exactly a week between us four Doxies, who get 1/2 cup (me), 1/2 cup (Phoenix), 1 cup (Auggie) and 1/12 cups (Boston) a day. 
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     Benefits of feeding homemade (in our situation):

  • Gleaming, soft coats (Dachshund Mommy: Nola's fur is so shiny it looks polished)
  • Cleaner teeth
  • Better energy and stamina
  • Bright eyes with no discharge 
  • Smaller poop that doesn't smell like dog poop
  • Cleaner ears
  • No flakey skin
  • Hardly any gas
  • Almost no "doggie oder" (Dachshund Mommy: Nola hadn't had a bath in over 6 weeks and only had a very faint smell)
  • Stronger immune systems
  • Handles stress better
  • (DM: This is just Nola; the Minions still get grain) Since switching to grain free, I have more muscle and a lot less fat
  • Cheaper than the high quality kibble brands
     If you'd like more info, feel free to read my food page Food Fit For a Princess.
For anyone who doesn't know, I'm on homemade food because I have terrible allergies to both corn and soy, and the foods without it eat a hole in the peeps' pockets.

Kisses and Tail Wags,
Dachshund Nola


  1. That looks like some delicious food there Nola. We eat The honest kitchen grain free dog food. Kinda the same, but different.

  2. Those are all my favorite foods. Now how can I get Mom to make it fur me? I get a bowl of lettuce and tomatos fur my lunch!

  3. Wow! That looks almost human yummy and with great benefits!

  4. Wow everyone in the house could sit down and eat the same supper...that looks grand, my mom mixes good food like that in my food but now she is a thinking she could put much more variety...i have lost 1.5 lbs since i was at the dr. last so that is good also...we are gonna check out your foodie page.
    stella rose and mags

  5. One day, I am going to go back and read all your food posts because this is something I'm interested in exploring further.

  6. We have never heard of anyone eating eggshell before. The food looks very healthy and nutritious.
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

  7. That looks delish! Your dogs eat better than I do. Do you cook the veggies or just put them through a processor?

  8. Hey Nola!
    Wow, that looks so yummy! I'm not a fruit/veggie fan, but that meat mixed in would be okay. I like my homemade liver and salmon recipes that Mom got from Frankie's Mom. DELISH.
    Grr and a Drooling Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  9. Your food always looks so yummy Nola. Muffin and I don't like fruit but everything else we would love. Think we're gonna come over to your house for dinner tonight. Our tummies could sure use some gourmet food.

    Lily Belle

  10. WOW, special foods for a special princess. Quess we are lucky, we eat any and everything with no problems. Well, except for my gas and Dads, he always says Opps, had a Susie Moment! Barharhar he is funny!

    Your Pals
    Susie & Bites

  11. We LOVE it when you put up your foods... It really is a WONDERFUL way to feed us... Mom puts some dried Cranberries and or Dried Blueberries in OUR foods... We eat it like CHAMPS... BUTT we also get Blue Buffalo Dry Kibble.

  12. I love it when you do food posts, I am so impressed that you are natural all the time!

  13. Thank you. About a year ago you inspired me do the same with my doxies. Because my youngest has seizures, I give them vitamin C every other day as well. Over the past year, Bucky has become leaner, fewer ear and skin issues. Gabby's seizures have become so infrequent that sometimes I forget she has them. Honestly, it was easier than I thought it would be for a full-time job and business on the side busy mom.

  14. Wow! That looks way yummier than kibble anyway!

  15. That is simple enough - we may need to try it.


  16. Our Lady is mean and says she will cook us food after she learns to cook for herself. You are very lucky Nola, it looks great! Lee and Phod who never get anything good

  17. You have mom wanting to try this one
    Benny & Lily

  18. Hi Nola,

    My mom's doxie, daisy, would love to give this recipe a try. Her coat is looking pretty thin and she's a poop eater too. What are the measurements? Thanks!


  19. Your meals always look so healthy and good. Mom wishes she could do this but we are so much bigger than you it would really take a lot.

    Pineapple stops them from eating poop??? Seriously? Mom says she might need to give that a test.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  20. It looks yummilicious!
    With all the good things you all need to stay healthy!
    Kisses and hugs

  21. Oh my, I wish that Labs ate as little as you do! That would be enough food for one Lab for one day :) We know, because we cook for R! Your food looks yummy!

  22. Momma cooks for the White Dog Army, too. Except we don't get beef (Quinn and Oso have pancreatitis) or chicken (Nuka and Yo have allergies). Our protein base is usually mackerel. Your dinner looks yummy!

  23. I have Chewy & Lilibell on dehydrated raw diets, for all the same reasons that you listed. I also add blueberry yogurt in the morning and alternate suppers with cod oil and coconut oil. I had stumbled across an article about giving coconut oil to dogs and the many health benefits in doing it and decided to add it to their (I should say our's, because I'm now taking it too!) diets.

  24. My doxie is a poop eater as well. What does pineapple have to do with poop eaters? I'm interested!


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