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Dr. Deva K. Khalsa is a licensed doctor of veterinary medicine and author of the book Dr. Khalsa’s Natural Dog. An advocate of an integrative approach to natural health and healing for dogs, Dr. Khalsa suggests different ways to make dietary changes, from home-cooked meals to simply adding fresh vegetables to a good kibble. Below, she offers her formula for quick-and-easy, mix-and-match meals. Pick one item from Column A and one from Column B and just mix them together. These meals can be made fresh or prepared ahead of time and stored.

Column A
2 cups whole-grain no-sugar breakfast cereal
2 cups soaked or cooked whole oats
2 cups cooked white potatoes
2 cups cooked sweet potatoes or yams
2 cups cooked whole wheat pasta
2 cups rice
2 cups crumbled whole grain bread

Column B
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup plain yogurt
1 cup kefir
3 large scrambled eggs
3 large hard-boiled eggs, mashed with shells left on
1 cup cottage cheese
1 cup farmer’s cheese
1 cup beef
1 cup chicken
1 cup salmon
1 cup whitefish
1 cup canned kidney beans
1 cup frozen fish sticks, baked and cooled

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This article first appeared in The Bark,
Issue 71: Sep/Oct 2012
Deva Khalsa, VMD, is the author of Natural Dog: A Holistic Guide for Healthier Dogs.
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Submitted by Frances | September 14 2012 |

Ummmm - would an indication of how much to feed per pound/kilo of dog be helpful here? A meal for my neighbour's Newfie would feed my Papillon for a week!

Submitted by Anne C | September 22 2012 |

I count calories for my dogs and feed a certain number of calories per pound. Consult with your Vet for the right amount for the size, age and breed you have. I bought some fish sticks today, what a great idea! Very hard to find cereal without sugar. Cheerios was the lowest I could find.

Submitted by Anne C | September 30 2012 |

Found Shredded Wheat today. Zero sugar and zero salt....my dogs love it and it also makes a great treat in place of high calorie, bad dog treats.

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