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I don't understand what keeps bacteria from growing on this food with the raw meat and raw eggs?
Nothing. That's why you need to freeze whatever you can't use in a couple days.
Nothing keeps bacteria away from these foods....you can ask ANY vet and they will tell you DO NOT feed your dog raw food (or people food). The most important factor in your dogs health is their diet, and most will suggest a salmon based DOG food....
Raw diet is the best food you can feed dogs...
Nothing keeps the bacteria away but you must be meticulous about washing hands and utensils and work surfaces AND the dogs bowls before every meal, The bacteria would likely affect you but not the dog. They have a very short digestive tract and the bacteria does not have time to sit there and make them sick. RAW diet is the best thing you can feed your dogs as long as you make sure that all the nutrients that are needed are there. AND it is hard to find a regular veterinarian to agree with the feeding of a RAW diet because they do not know any better. They only know what very little they were taught in that 1 semester, 1 class on nutrition for animals and they also are in cahoots with the (ahem) makers of the more expensive "special diet" manufacturers to make money off of recommending and selling the customers those foods. Find any holistic vet and they will tell you the truth. The site I bought my supplements from says DO NOT USE RAW EGGS because raw egg whites contain something that causes issues in a dog.. not sure but I think it causes vitamin deficiency... but says to use boiled eggs instead, shell and all. You must pulverize the shells up in to a powder almost before adding them but that they are a very good source of calcium for the dog. You should freeze the raw homemade food for at least 3 days to minimize the chances of bacteria enough to make you or dog ill.
I am so impressed at how my pup that is almost 1 yr old has turned out muscular and energy wise on a RAW diet and my older dog that never played anymore now has much more energy and actually tries to keep up with the young'un. He actually wins games of tug-o-wars over toys with the young'un quite regulary.
This article is subtitled "Healthy home-cooked meals for your dogs" . Either this article is missing "cooking" instructions or it's to be fed raw? I'm thinking raw, but guessing you could cook it too?
Bark Magazine Recipes for Homemade Dog Meatballs & Meatloaf are "fabulous"!
We do cook both, and then freeze. Our Labrador Retrievers love the food and are very healthy - we mix 1 cup high quality dry food with 1 serving warmed meatball or meatloaf...and they inhale it!
For wariety, we make dog chicken stew...using boiled chicken brasts, carrots, celery, green beans & potato or brown rice. We divide into portions & freeze in plastic containers or keep cold in fridge for up to 3 days of dinner topping w/ dry food.
Our dogs thank you....Yummy, yummy, yummy!!!
Dogs should not be consuming Garlic, gastrointestinal problems and red blood cell damage can occur as a result of feeding garlic to pets and therefore should not be used in dog food.
DO NOT feed your dog garlic! It can actually lead to anemia. If you choose to go with a raw food diet make sure to choose high quality meats (organic, grass fed, etc.) Remember that this type of diet can be very expensive, but do not skimp on the quality of ingredients. You could be doing more harm than good. Always consult your vet before beginning any new diet & introduce it gradually into your pets regular food. If you are looking for more recipes try searching them on pinterest they have alot of great info there too.
DO NOT FEED YOUR DOG GARLIC, EVER! This all sounds great but I would expect The Bark to know this! I am astounded that they have garlic in a recipe for dog food!
According to this study: Lee, K.W., Yamato, O., Tajima, M., Kuraoka, M., Omae, S., Meade,Y. "Hematologic changes associated with the appearance of eccentrocytes after intragastric administration of garlic extracts to dogs."American Journal of Veterinary Research. November 2000. Vol. 61, No. 11, 1446-1450.
A dog would have to eat POUNDS of raw garlic every day to reach a toxic point.
Dr. Pitcairn (author of The Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats) recommends the following amount of fresh garlic for dogs, according to their size:
10 to 15 pounds - half a clove
20 to 40 pounds - 1 clove
45 to 70 pounds - 2 cloves
75 to 90 pounds - 2 and a half cloves
100 pounds and over - 3 cloves
Many raw and homecooked diets safely contain garlic. Garlic boosts the Immune System, Fights Bacterial/Viral/Fungal Infections, Enhancing Liver Function, Lowers Blood Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levels and helps as a Tick/Flea Repellent.
Thank you for this lovely recipe.Dogs can live 27 years! I think the best thing you can do for your dog is to give them healthy food. you can find lots of healthy homemade food recipes here please don't give them commercial food. They are very precious and deserve the best.
How are you going to put the ingredient BEET in any dog food? DOGS can NOT digest this and it shuts down the animals liver and kidneys...Beets are a filler and source of sugar but NO ANIMAL should have it, this ingriedient alone killed my doberman...please revise your recepies before you end up hurting someomes loved one by using this and assuming its safe.. this is why we are home cooking, over 90% of dog food in stores has this in it
We have been feeding our ret/shepherd cross dogs, now 7.5 yrs a raw food diet for all their lives. The prep has to be done as hygienically as you would prepare your food, including washes their dishes after every meal. We keep a few days worth in the fridge and freeze the rest if a large batch. A wide variety of veg/fruit/human grade meats/eggs/yogurt/brown rice/pasta & supplements.
You can find lots of info re proportions on the net or books to ensure balance in the diet. We do our best to source humanely produced meats & organic veg. It is the same for our pets when we feed the processed refined foods with too much sugar, carbs & nutrients processed out, they gain weight & develop our diseases - cancers, diabetes, etc. That is not normal or acceptable in my opinion. Wholesome natural foods are always the best for us and our pets. It does take time but like feeding ourselves, we want optimal health and vitality and that does not come out of a box or a bag.
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