“Couldn’t be fresher if you cooked it yourself.”  Ever hear that phrase used to describe what you feed your dog?  Well, I DO cook it myself and a lot of people, have a lot of questions. The most frequently asked questions are:

1. What do you cook?

2.How do you cook it?

3. Will the dogs eat until they are sick?

4. Do they have diarrhea from it?

5. Do they fight over it?

6. Does it make them beg at the table?

7. Isn’t it expensive?

8. Can dogs really eat that?

PLEASE BE AWARE that there are foods, like raisins, grapes, onions, for example,  that can and will make your dog ill.  Particular foods are toxic to dogs and should never be fed to them. As with any food or dog food, change of diet takes time to adjust to and should be done slowly. I will follow up with a list of foods that are harmful.

So, just to give you a brief look without getting too specific;

WHAT:  chicken, beef, fish, vegetables, fruit, cheese, eggs, sometimes oatmeal, sometimes brown rice.

( I do not feed them corn- the yellow you see in the photo is egg)

( The red in the above photo is fresh pepper) ( I do not give them green pepper)

HOW: boiled, oven roasted/baked, steamed

No, the dogs do not eat until they are sick. They are given a measured portion and they eat it slowly and enjoy it.

Any change of diet must be done slowly to avoid causing diarrhea. My dogs, who have been on REAL food for a very long time, go to the “bathroom” less often than they did when they ate DOG food.  Water consumption is much less than that of dogs eating dry food.

They do not fight over the food and they do not beg at the table. They are not fed from the table to start with and that would be encouraging, validating and condoning negative behavior. In addition, they are very satisfied after they have their own meal.

Expensive?  I have weighed, measured and calculated this preparation of food for my canine family for a long time. It amounts to slightly less than a high priced dog food that I would choose if I was buying one.

Consider their health and it’s a bargain as far as I’m concerned.

By the way, I can and do eat the same food I feed to my canine family.

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