Saturday Survey: Your Dog’s Diet

July 28, 2018

rp_Saturday-Survey-Graphic-350x2331-350x233-350x233-350x2331-350x233-350x233-350x233-350x233-350x233-350x233.jpgI posted earlier this week about some potential problems with grain-free diets, and it got me to wondering what people feed their dogs. I am currently using the BARF (bones and raw food) diet, only because Penny is allergic to beef, so I can control ingredients better this way.

What do you feed your dog?

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Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Grain Free: Not all it’s cracked up to be

July 25, 2018

Dachshund Sneaking Up On Bowl Of FoodHave you switched to a grain-free dog food, assuming that it must be better for your dog? You might want to think again, as veterinary cardiologists are now studying the link between grain-free foods and dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). [Read more]

Dog Food Hack

July 15, 2018

Cooked KibbleI never have trouble getting my Penny to eat, but I have no doubt this would work if she ever did turn up her nose!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

What Are They Feeding You?

May 20, 2018

Petco logoNo, this post isn’t about smelly cats. (For the Friends fans reading along.)

As a new convert to homemade dog food, I was interested in this new venture by Petco.

As part of their effort to continue to offer pet parents the very best in pet solutions, Petco has partnered with Los Alamitos, CA based JustFoodForDogs to offer fresh, small-batch, human-grade food for dogs in strategic locations across the country. This move comes as a result of listening to the pet parent community and understanding that increasing numbers of pet parents are looking for alternative options when it comes to feeding their furry family members. [Read more]

Have you tried Amazon’s new dog food?

May 6, 2018


Available exclusively to Prime members, Amazon is now selling private label Wag dry dog food via its pet supply site

There are four different flavors, all marked “no added grain”. The 30-pound bag costs about $45, and you can get a $5 off coupon on the site.

There is also one flavor (chicken and lentil) for puppies.

If you’ve tried it, let the rest of us know what you think. Did your dog like it? Did you see any benefits to this food vs. whatever you were feeding before? Inquiring minds want to know!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

My Raw Dog Food Recipe

April 15, 2018

I don’t share this with just anybody (haha), but here’s the recipe I use for my Penny, an 11-year old Beagle who is allergic to beef.

Mix together 3 pounds ground turkey, 4 – 6 cans drained tuna, 1 large can drained sweet potatoes, and 1/2 – 1 cup uncooked oatmeal. That’s all there is to it. It provides all of the basic nutrients, but may be a little low on calcium, so I let her have the shell whenever I use an egg. Bones are out because they typically come from cows, i.e. beef. [Read more]

Is a raw diet dangerous?

April 14, 2018

Assorted Raw MeatsI have recently switched my dog to a raw diet because she needs limited ingredients due to food allergies. (Check back tomorrow for my recipe.) Overall, I think it’s beneficial to her, but I recently read an article where it said the diet could be dangerous for me, as her caretaker. [Read more]

Peanut Butter Homemade Dog Treats

April 13, 2018

puppy and dog food, cookies in a bone formAfter recently discovering that my Beagle, Penny, is allergic to beef, I’ve taken her off all commercial foods, but I’ve felt bad because I don’t have any treats to give her. Then I stumbled across this recipe from a blog named Spaceships and Laser Beams: [Read more]

DOG FOOD RECALL: Gravy Train®, Kibbles ‘N Bits®, Ol’ Roy®, and Skippy® Canned Wet Dog Food

February 18, 2018

KibblesFrom the JM Smucker company: The J.M. Smucker Company has initiated a voluntary product withdrawal of specific shipments of Gravy Train®, Kibbles ‘N Bits®, Ol’ Roy®, and Skippy® canned/wet dog food because they do not meet its quality specifications due to the presence of extremely low levels of pentobarbital. [Read more]

What was Removed from an Oklahoma Dog’s Stomach?

December 11, 2017

Binkie stashAny of you parents out there know what these are? They were recently removed from the stomach of a dog in Edmond, Oklahoma. [Read more]

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