I have shared before that I started making homemade dog food when Maverick was first diagnosed with lymphoma last summer. I also suggested making homemade food as a long weekend activity to make your Heart Dog love you even more (not that it's possible, but you know what I mean :))
Just in case you're not yet convinced, I thought I'd share today the healthy food concoction I recently made for Marti (Maverick's sister).
Full disclosure: I am not an expert in canine nutrition. I am for humans though! As a registered dietitian, I have full confidence pointing you in the right direction for planning healthy, balanced meals but this skill set is not exactly transferable to dogs. They have different anatomy which affects their nutritional needs. Learning more about canine nutrition is definitely on my "to-do" list but please simply take my advice as inspiration and first consult with your veterinarian prior to changing your Heart Dog's diet (especially if they have a medical condition or other unique health needs).
Ready for the 5 simple steps? Good! :o)
Step 1: Prepare ingredients
Step 2: Add dark green veggies such as spinach or kale (you can add them to the frying pan or pot of orange vegetables). Use lots because they contain loads of water and significantly wilt down in size.
Step 3: Mix ingredients together (ratio of 1:1:1 rice/meat or fish/vegetables)
Tip: Keep some of the water from the boiled vegetables to make it easier to mix your canine creation together.
As a bonus, you can add the following:
Once your lick-worthy concoction is made (warning: you may be tempted to try it yourself!), store in glass containers. Keep one in your fridge and the rest in your freezer until you need it (to prevent food spoilage). As soon as your batch has cooled, spoon some up in your Heart Dog's favourite dish and watch them indulge (second warning: piranha like feeding may ensue so please keep all fingers and toes away from your Heart Dog's bowl ;))
Do you feed your Heart Dog homemade food? Why or why not? Are there any additional ingredients you'd like to suggest?
How can this blog help you?
This website and blog originated from the experience of learning to let go of my beloved Heart Dog, Maverick. By sharing my story and offering the opportunity for you to share yours, I hope we can all truly celebrate their lives. pay tribute, and heal from the loss of our one true canine companion. I hope this website will also raise awareness of the meaning of a Heart Dog because it is a concept that is not largely understood.