A recipe for homemade pet food

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" Pet owners are wondering what is safe to feed their dogs and cats after the pet food recall was expanded again this week. Full Story
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Class

Delray Beach, FL

#2 Apr 22, 2007
Because Americans won't work for 35 cents a day. Business is business no matter where you are.
Drama_Queen

Morrison, CO

#3 Apr 22, 2007
We don't because we have all of the illegal Mexicans to make dog food for our dogs. WAIT! They might try to kill all of our dogs. If they do that, we sue them. If we sue them they might quit, or get fired. Then we'll have to go to the Chinese to do that for us.
jim

Edwards, CO

#4 Apr 22, 2007
feed leftovers
Betty

Denver, CO

#5 Apr 22, 2007
Soilent Green is people.
Shellie

Pleasanton, CA

#6 Apr 23, 2007
There is an excellent book out _ Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats. It has lots of recipes for a natural diet for dogs and cats. It will also tell you what is really in commercial food for our pets. It also is not hugely expensive. I have had my female dog on a raw diet for four years and my vet can't believe how good she looks. My two year old male has been on it his whole life. Also,it's better to consult with a Holistic vet about this type of diet as conventional vets are not familiar with this type of diet.
Karen

Denver, CO

#7 Apr 23, 2007
What about cats that will only eat dry food
Alicia

Antelope, CA

#8 Apr 23, 2007
If you're interested in homecooking, go to balanceit.com . Thay have recipes created by board certified veterinary nutritionists. You can get a free recipe by typing in the promo code at the check out.
Shellie

Pleasanton, CA

#9 Apr 26, 2007
Karen wrote:
What about cats that will only eat dry food
There are some companies that make a dehydrated raw meat kibble. Nature's Variety and Majestic Raw both make a kibble. You can find this type of food at smaller independent pet stores. Some of them would be happy to order it for you if they don't carry it.
KLS

AOL

#10 Apr 26, 2007
The topic of the Oprah show on Wednesday was Loving Our Dogs......it was a great show for dog lovers. Her vet had a list of the best food to feed your dog. His name is Dr. Marty Goldstein the wrote the book The Nature of Animal Healing.
The list is on his website:
www.drmarty.com
Check out Oprah.com for wednesdays show and links
Also there are some excerpts from: The Loved Dog by Tamar Geller...A GREAT BOOK
Sandra Kay

Colorado Springs, CO

#12 Apr 29, 2007
Karen wrote:
What about cats that will only eat dry food
Which is exactly where I am. I notice no one has an answer for it?

I have three 13 month old cats that won't even touch meat if I put it in their dish, they eat around it. They do like bread though, I guess I have to feed them store bought dry cat food or slices of bread and milk.
Sandra Kay

Colorado Springs, CO

#13 Apr 29, 2007
Oh wait, I missed it, there was one answer, sorry.

Now to find the stores online because I'm sure there isn't one within 50 miles of me.
Jason

New Castle, PA

#14 May 2, 2007
There are tons of free recipes and info on the recall at http://www.homemadehealthypetfood.com
Shellie

Pleasanton, CA

#16 May 3, 2007
Sandra Kay wrote:
Oh wait, I missed it, there was one answer, sorry.
Now to find the stores online because I'm sure there isn't one within 50 miles of me.
Try Cosmos at 26th and Kipling in Lakewood. They are located on 26th just west of Kipling.
Bev McInis

Aurora, CO

#17 May 3, 2007
I have been making my own dog and cat food for 5 years now. It costs me under $75/month to feed 2 Greyhounds (130 pounds combined weight) and 3 cats.
Thinking

Denver, CO

#18 May 3, 2007
My sisters dog Kate is sick because of the tainted food. Luckily Kate only got two teaspoons, of what turned out to be recalled canned food, twice daily in with her dry food so it didn't kill her. She will however be on some very expensive meds the rest of her life. My sister and brother-in-law have joined the class action law suit for medical costs. We were very releived that Kate didn't die and are heartbroken for all those that didn't make it. Thanks everyone for all the choices for preparing your own pet food. I think that is the route I am going to take too.

Level 1

Since: Jul 07

A Rational Place

#24 Jul 10, 2007
A revelation from the tainted pet food scandal - learn to read the label of the pet food you are feeding your animal.

Regardless of the previous reputation of the mult-national pet food manufacturer - it's the label stupid (sorry)!

The first 5 pet food ingredients are the important ones to consider for nutrition for your animal.

For dogs it's real beef, or chicken, or lamb - not by-products. Meal is ok, but not corn or rice hulls or peanut husks - used for filler and have zip nutritional value.

You will be surprised how many brands list corn as the main ingredient - first item listed.

The labels are regulated and must list by order of most percentage of the ingredient first -being most etc.

Read the label and if good healthy food costs more - you and your pet both win by the pet being healthy and not having as many vet visits.

Non-nutritious pet food is the primary reason for most vet visits for skin disorder etc. BOING !

“Does not play well with others”

Since: Apr 07

Longmont, CO

#25 Jul 10, 2007
bassackward wrote:
A revelation from the tainted pet food scandal - learn to read the label of the pet food you are feeding your animal.
Regardless of the previous reputation of the mult-national pet food manufacturer - it's the label stupid (sorry)!
The first 5 pet food ingredients are the important ones to consider for nutrition for your animal.
For dogs it's real beef, or chicken, or lamb - not by-products. Meal is ok, but not corn or rice hulls or peanut husks - used for filler and have zip nutritional value.
You will be surprised how many brands list corn as the main ingredient - first item listed.
The labels are regulated and must list by order of most percentage of the ingredient first -being most etc.
Read the label and if good healthy food costs more - you and your pet both win by the pet being healthy and not having as many vet visits.
Non-nutritious pet food is the primary reason for most vet visits for skin disorder etc. BOING !
So you don't like the honest ones? All they do to make meat the first ingredient is take the corn, turn some of it into corn flour and some into corn meal, then throw it all into the same food. But now since it doesn't contain "Corn" and "Meat" and now has "Corn" "corn flour" and "Corn meal" now it has more meat then any of the other three!!! Yay! Our food is mostly meat!!! NOT!

It's really common knowledge. I thought everyone knew this. Unless it's too difficult for most people to comprehend.
Sylvia

Wildwood, NJ

#26 Jan 17, 2008
The coating on Centrum contains aluminum. I attended a workshop about common products containing aluminum. The presentor also stated that M&M's coating contained the metal. Safflower oil is an omega 6- of which we already have too much and refined is heat treated. Morton's salt is bleached and has no value. Better Celtic salt or sea salt.
Sylvia

Wildwood, NJ

#27 Jan 17, 2008
Bev McInis wrote:
I have been making my own dog and cat food for 5 years now. It costs me under $75/month to feed 2 Greyhounds (130 pounds combined weight) and 3 cats.
Bev, What is in your food?

“I am not someone else.”

Since: Aug 07

Howell, MI

#28 Jan 18, 2008
Sandra Kay wrote:
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Which is exactly where I am. I notice no one has an answer for it?
I have three 13 month old cats that won't even touch meat if I put it in their dish, they eat around it. They do like bread though, I guess I have to feed them store bought dry cat food or slices of bread and milk.
I take the moist food and bake it. Rounded shapes work best.

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