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    Kris G

    Ingredients list
    1.Three baked chicken drumsticks or 8oz of cooked hamburger meat
    2.Sardines in water 3.75oz can
    3. 1 carrot chopped
    4. Raw sunflower seeds deshelled ¼ of a cup grind them into a powder
    5.Two large hard boiled eggs
    6.Two egg shells grinded into powder
    7. Dulse granules ½ teaspoon
    8. 1 celery stick chopped
    9. Cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon
    10. Salt ¼ teaspoon
    11. 1 baked potato

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    Kris G

    discard the bones

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    Suzanne W

    I like your recipe, although I give my dogs blue wilderness grain free dry, I make a topper in the crockpot with meat(various kinds) canine appropriate vegetables, with appropriate and minimal herbs. I also supplement as treat fruit bits when we are snacking. I will have to look up dulse. Never heard of it,but our recipes are sort of similar though my girls eat raw sardines. NEVER raw salmon, though! I like to give them sweet potato in tiny bites as well, and I put a very small amount of turnip in the crock(like half a turnip for three quarts in the crock). My meat is whatever I have or find on sale. Chicken, beef, fish, but if it’s pork on occasion, I only use tenderloin as there is very very little fat. You mentioned cinnamon. I will have to add that as well. We make cookies for us which we share with the dogs as well. Although they are primarily grain free, their cookies have oatmeal in them, but are flourless and we all like them and I add extra cinnamon in them. My dogs love mandarins and apple and strawberries for vitamin c and antioxidants. I also add a small handful f spinach if I have it in there for iron and iron absorption. Do you allow any type sort of bone? Real or fake?

    #82665 Report Abuse

    Just a very urgent reminder to never feed your dog cooked bones. Raw bones are fine when fed in a size-appropriate proportion.

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    Kris G

    I made this recipe for my female dog she was nursing and was losing fur and wanted to help her so yeah she usually eats royal canin. Dulse granules are good for Iodine and cinnamons good for gas. I dont feed my dogs bone though I know that bones are rich in minerals not just calcium. I just use some dental chews.

    • This reply was modified 8 years, 3 months ago by Kris G.
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    Andrew B

    Hey, thanks for this recipe. Do you know the salmon recipe for dog food? Need to know, I just feed my dog with raw salmon pet food and now I’m thinking that he is bored of eating the same thing every time so I want to spice it up little. Thanks in advance!!!!

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    Suzanne W

    Look up feeding raw salmon. Often fatal. Just takes once. Or any fish that swims upstream to breed for that matter). Just saying… Perfect food, just cook it

    #83787 Report Abuse

    I agree with Suzanne…raw salmon is a big no-no. Unless it’s sushi grade..Those are the only rare instances I feed my dog raw salmon when I order a sashimi platter otherwise store bought or wild fish caught salmon is not sushi grade and may have pathogens in it.

    #83802 Report Abuse

    Salmon need to be frozen at low temps for about 3 weeks before being fed to kill the parasites, then you can feed it raw.

    #83817 Report Abuse

    “Salmon need to be frozen at low temps for about 3 weeks before being fed to kill the parasites, then you can feed it raw.’ = this is the exact definition of the process that makes “sushi grade” fish for human consumption. Thanks BCnut I should have clarified that

    • This reply was modified 8 years, 2 months ago by Cannoli.
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    alexis w

    thats a great recipe, i also use sunflower seeds in some of my recipes. i don’t add in the sardines but i do feed salmon two or 3 times a week. if you would like you could check out my recipes and let me know what you think, im always looking for feedback: http://www.calliefoodrecipes.wordpress.com thanks in advance.

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    Desiree F

    I feed my dogs broccoli, Sweet potatoes, with cooked ground turkey, or baked chicken along with oatmeal. I mix it with blue buffalo salmon oatmeal and sweet potatoe. I use the dry for teeth. I also give my yorkie carrots, blue berries, strawberries, and she is a finicky eater she weights 3 pounds. So when she won’t eat I’ll mix sweet potatoes with cinnamon and she eats it all.

    #86653 Report Abuse

    hi Desiree,

    i assume that your pup doesn’t eat this everyday as it is lacking alot of the nutrition they need.

    are you adding this as a topper?

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    Suzanne W

    Desiree mentioned she mixes this with blue buffalo dry dog food, which I also make my own topper to mix in with blue buffalo! I like desiree’s recipe! Good job!

    #86746 Report Abuse

    Just remember when you cook & add a kibble your probably adding 1/2 the amount of the kibble that you’d normally feed cause your adding cooked ingredients, so now your adding 1/2 the amount of vitamin/minerals etc…
    I feed kibble for breakfast then I fed the cooked meal for dinner & I add a supplement to balance the cooked meal… I live Australia & use Natural Animal Solutions “Digestavite Plus” I only need to add 1/4 of a teaspoon….
    You don’t have to balance every cooked or raw meal but as long as in the week your dog has gotten enough vitamins, minerals, vitamin D, omega 3,6 & 9 fatty acids, calcium etc that he or she needs….I seen a post the other day & the poor pup had rickets……..

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    Diane B

    My Brussels griffon had bladder stone surgery. I feed low oxalate homemade diet with vitamins and minerals added. I don’t make huge amounts, maybe enough for a week of meat and then add cooked veggies that we have had that week (low oxalate).
    He gets a big variety of foods. He loves sauerkraut, green beans, peas, carrots, sweet potatoes, spinach, etc. All types of meat; chicken livers, gizzards, beef, chicken, pork and eggs.
    I haven’t considered oatmeal. How is it prepared?

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    Mandee Y

    I will have to try this, thanks for the recipe Kris G 😄

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    To Anonymously,

    These are the recipes found on the BalanceIT website.. Crappy recipes in my mind. I switch the vegetable oi to organic coconut oil and substitute the white rice with whole oats or a veggie mix that I make.

    • This reply was modified 7 years, 9 months ago by Cannoli.
    #89536 Report Abuse

    The recipes were formulated by Rebecca L. Remillard, Ph.D., D.V.M., DACVN Veterinary Nutritionist.
    I think they are good and it was quite generous of her to share them.

    “It is recommended that you consult a Certified Veterinary Nutritionist concerning your pet’s diet if they have any pre-existing medical conditions or might require special dietary needs”

    Regarding: http://support.mspca.org/site/PageServer?pagename=latestnews_GenericPetFoodRecipes

    @ Diane B, the poster whose dog was treated for oxalate stones, I would go by the prescription food that your veterinarian recommends, and add water, frequent bathroom breaks.
    Some of the foods you mentioned were prohibited for my dog that had a history of bladder stones. Most veggies are high in oxalates.

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    frani v

    after skin conditions, mainly scratching and inflammation we changed to raw food diet, but about 6 months later he broke out in a skin condition, we suspected that it was maybe a break in the cold chain but had no evidence. We changed him to a Scientific formula dry pellet food and after about one year his skin condition returned; we then made homecooked food

    1.5 kg chicken breast
    2 kg broccoli
    2 kg carrots
    2 kg butternut
    This would last about 10days but after 7 months his skin broke out severly and it was inflamed ; the skin became flaky; cracked; like a cracked heel and skin broke open like a wound, we had a skin break out every 2months and our vet used cortisone injections….we have weaned him off cortisone and hes back on a fish/potato based scientific dry pellet food; hes on strong antibiotics; the skin biopsy revealed pyroderma; we have a specially prepared mixture of shampoo to kill yeast and bacterial infections; we changed his antibiotic after one month with no results; we now use a stronger one; we STOPPED giving him all human food; we have introduced ATOPICA which is a new drug that acts like cortisone with much less side effects – the skin condition is under his one armpit – hes an indoor dog who has cotton bedding washed with very little chemicals and no fabric softners.. ..I would appreciate all comments. thanks

    #89757 Report Abuse

    I strongly recommend making an appointment with a Board Certified Veterinary Dermatologist, The food may have nothing to do with his allergies. It is impossible to avoid all allergens, for example: The common household dust mite is everywhere all year round on the skin and dander of all living things and constantly being shed, lots of airborne allergens too. See my posts via the search engine: /forums/search/allergies/

    “If the symptoms have been going on for more than 1 year/4 seasons and have not responded in a significant way to treatment by a veterinarian. Consider making an appointment with a dermatologist”.

    “This subject comes at least once a week. People are reluctant to go to a specialist because they are concerned about the cost, and yet they end up spending much more going back and forth to the regular vet and trying all kinds of gobbledygook remedies”.

    Environmental allergies.
    excerpt below from: http://www.2ndchance.info/Apoquel.htm
    “Food Allergies are probably over-diagnosed in dogs (they account for, perhaps 5-10%). Hypoallergenic diets are occasionally, but not frequently, helpful in canine atopy cases but you should always give them a try. Food intolerances are more common – but considerably more likely to result in digestive disturbances and diarrhea than in itching problems”.

    Mail-in hair and saliva tests do not test for allergies and tend to be inaccurate. Food sensitivities fluctuate. Food allergies are rare.


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    More Nonsense from Holistic Vets about Commercial Therapeutic Diets

    Hope this helps:

    By Klaus Loft, DVM
    Angell Dermatology Service

    Anyone who suffers debilitating environmental allergies tied to changing seasons, pet dander or household dust mites knows first-hand the misery of a scratchy throat, itchy eyes or painful rashes.

    Not everyone knows, however, that our pets can experience similar allergic reactions — and other very bothersome dermatological issues. But our pets need not suffer in silence. Modern veterinary science has evolved such that advanced, comprehensive treatments are now available to treat a range of skin conditions.

    Top pet dermatological issues

    Our four-legged friends suffer from some of the same skin issues as we do — and several that we do not. The most common conditions we see at Angell include:

    •Parasites, such as mites, fleas and mange (scabies)
    •Infectious diseases, such as Staphylococcal pyoderma (“Staph”) skin infections, yeast and fungal infections and skin fold infections
    •Systemic diseases, such as autoimmune diseases
    •Skin cancer, such as Squamous cell carcinoma, cutaneous lymphoma, Mast cell tumors
    •Allergies, such as flea allergy dermatitis, adverse food reactions, environmental allergies, etc.

    All of these conditions can become serious and, if untreated, dramatically reduce quality of life. But the tremendous strides made in veterinary innovation, however, is very good news for our pets. Specifically, the testing and treatments for allergies now rivals human healthcare in its sophistication, quality of care and long-term health outcomes.

    Unlike humans, dogs and cats cannot tell us about their dermatological health issues. So we as pet owners must look for the signs. The most common indicators that a pet is suffering from some kind of allergy involve frequent episodes of ear infections, red raised or open sores on the skin, constant licking or biting of paws or groin — sometimes causing wounds that will not go away.

    Allergies present a particular challenge because there can be hundreds (even thousands) of potential allergens that impact pet health, from foods to pollen from grasses, weeds, trees, dust mites and more. Today’s specialty veterinary hospitals have access to the very latest diagnostic tests to get to the bottom of what’s ailing our pet. Among these tests is the Intra Dermal Test (IDT).

    IDT is generally considered the gold standard of testing for identifying allergens that cause pets to suffer from chronic skin and/or ear diseases. IDT involves injections of a series of concentrated allergens into the skin to determine which of them generate allergic reactions in a given animal. The use of fluorescein — a chemical that illuminates the inflammation caused by the injected allergens in order to visualize the strength of individual reactions — is key to accurately diagnosing pet allergies, and is just one of the many ways veterinarians use new technologies to improve care and diagnostics.

    The results of IDT (as well as a review of the pet’s medical history) can then inform comprehensive immunotherapy treatments to relieve suffering. Veterinary dermatologists rely on IDT to build customized treatment plans for patients called Allergen Specific Immuno Therapy or “ASIT” for short.

    ASIT involves a series of injections specifically created for the allergic animal’s skin. These injections, of diluted allergens, are designed to make a pet less sensitive to their allergens over time. In most cases these injections must be continued for life to reduce symptoms, but they are highly effective. Seventy to 90 percent of pets experience a reduction in symptoms as a result of ASIT treatment. These treatments can be delivered even more easily via droplets under the tongue, perfect for pet owners who are squeamish about giving injections to their pet.

    This treatment is very new to the North American field of medicine (both human and veterinary) and underscores just how far innovation in veterinary medicine has come.

    When it’s time to see the vet

    Many pet owners are understandably concerned about taking their animals to the veterinarian because the cost (to say nothing of the fear some animals experience when going do the doctor) may outweigh any perceived reduction in suffering. To help pet owners know when it’s time to bring Fido to the doctor I’ve compiled my “Top Ten” list of dermatological symptoms that should never be ignored:

    •Intense itching of the skin (head shaking, running the face into the carpet, furniture, etc.)
    •Biting at the skin that creates red, raw crusting areas of the skin
    •Multiple ear infections (head shaking, odor from ears, scratching at the ears with hind legs)
    •Paw licking or chewing and frequent infections of the skin in the webbed skin of the paws
    •Staining of the fur of the paws and nails on multiple feet
    •Reoccurring skin infections in the groin, under the shoulders, perianal areas (on or under the tail)
    •Greasy scaling skin and/or fur with odorous skin
    •Hair loss, or thinning of the fur
    •Dark pigmentation of the skin that is chronically infected
    •Sudden depigmentation of skin

    Allergies and other dermatological issues can be as frustrating for pet owners and their veterinarians as they can be for pets. I encourage any pet owner whose animal is experiencing any of these symptoms to consult with their veterinarian.

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    Suzanne W

    My German shepherd was getting awful sores which would frequently become pustules. We spent lots of knee and did antibiotics and baths and diet changes etc and in the end here’s what worked for Ida. We give her grain free diet, we add homaede topper. Although her treats have grains, she doesn’t get many. We spray her tummy (which is where she predominately gets these staph pimples, though sometimes elsewhere) Once a day with silversol spray and let air dry(don’t let her lick it off it needs about twenty minutes to dry) and she hardly ever gets any infections as long as we do this once daily. If we forget for a few days, she may get a dot or two, so then we spray it about every four to six hours till they dry up then resume our once daily. Now, for those that believe this is expensive, it is absolutely not. We save money and her health by not going to the vet, we save her by not ravishing her system with antibiotics, etc, and the best part is it works. After you get the rash or sores under control, it takes very very little. It kills almost every bacteria, fungus, and even virus. We have used this successfully for our pets ear infections, our ear infections, our skin problems, our colds. It does take a few days longer than traditional harmful medicines, but it absolutely works. We keep a spray bottle, an ear and eye dropper, and a nasal thing you squirt in your own nose when you start to get sick AT onset! It wards off your cold somewhat and lessens the time you feel ill. The most important thing is do it at onset and be consistent. I do not sell it or have anything to do with that aspect. I first found it. It is called :ASAP 22 plus silver solution. It is made by American biotech labs, LLC. In Utah. Oh yes, we also take it orally as well. I give the dogs or us a half teaspoon once or twice daily when something comes up. I hope this helps. I regret we never knew about this years ago as there’s been so much suffering. I hope this helps. A little goes a long way. We’ve used it a couple of years.

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