If you’e still deciding whether you want to change the way you feed your dogs, don’t worry. There are lots of people out there who, for a variety of reasons, aren’t willing to switch completely to a raw or home-cooked diet. They might be uncomfortable with this new way of feeding, or feel they don’t have the time, money, or the expertise to do it every day. So with that in mind, let’s take a look at simple ways you can improve your dogs nutrition by supplementing his or her current processed diet with fresh foods.
Ground Beef, Beef heart and liver, pork, lamb, chicken, turkey, goat, mackerel sardines or salmon (canned), eggs, whole-milk, cottage cheese, can be feed to you dogs.
Carrot seed is a valuable oil for use in skin care, particularly animals with dry, flaky skin that is sensitive to allergens and prone to infection. The oil is extracted from the seeds of the carrot plant and it smells nothing like carrots themselves. Contrary to popular belief, it is not produced from the seeds of bright orange carrots that you buy in the grocery store. The seed oil has a unique characteristic scent that is warm, nutty, herbal and intensely earthy all at the same time. Some find the scent comforting and pleasing, while others dislike it. Regardless, this is an excellent oil to add to any blend dealing with first aid, healing, scarring or skin conditions.
Whole Foods and Exercise: Highly processed foods such as refined sugars and flours also upset the metabolism. These devitalized foods are deficient in the vitamins, minerals, and enzymes necessary for regulating glandular secretion and proper digestion. Whole foods, therefore, are preferable. Moderate regular exercise is also essential for a smooth flow of blood and energy through the body, and for overcoming the stagnancy of excess weight. Fat and muscle are often shed at an equal rate during weight loss, and exercise helps the body maintain its muscle mass, thereby protecting the heart and other muscles from deterioration.
Act happy while preparing the meal, like dinnertime is an exciting event. If you have another dog that eats heartily, all the better this will model competitive eating for the fussy dog, and should help him get into the food with more gusto. If the dog still won’t eat, don’t make a song and dance about it. Any stigma that surrounds eating can affect the dog’s relationship to it later on, so try to stay clam and positive.