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June 11, 2020
Today’s post is going to focus on something very near and dear to my heart: feeding my King Charles Cavelier, Oliver a healthy diet. When we rescued Ollie, he was loved, but not in the greatest shape health-wise. His mouth, especially, was in poor shape. After a lot of vet visits and some serious dental work, Oliver was left with only a few teeth remaining.
As such, we couldn’t feed him any sort of hard, dry kibble. And honestly? I wouldn’t want to. So with that in mind, I decided to look at the healthiest way I could feed my little fur baby, with foods that would be easy to gobble up considering his lack of teeth.
I have to be honest, at first, I was a bit intimidated to make my own dog food. I was concerned that he would not be getting the proper nutrition. He is a small dog and they tend to have a lot of health issues. With that said I did my homework. I started researching and I also talked to my vet and she agreed that what I could make was by far better than any store-bought food.
I must admit it has been fun and not at all a burden like I thought it might end up being. To see that look on his face while I'm cooking for him melts my heart! I do change things up a bit each week by using organic ground beef, turkey, chicken or buffalo, and I switch the veggies and grain. Mostly I use quinoa and brown rice.If you’re looking to feed your dog a healthier diet, I couldn’t recommend this little recipe more highly!
Oliver’s Tasty Turkey Dinner:
Cooking Instructions: Cook turkey in a pan at low heat, once the meat is slightly pink add the frozen veggies and cook for a few more minutes until meat is no longer pink and vegetables are cooked. Take off heat, add salt, and once cooled add nutritional yeast. (I wait until cooled so that the heat does not damage the nutrients.) Store in an airtight glass container. Lasts for 1 week.
Serving Size: Oliver is 20 lbs. and I feed him ½ - 1 cup twice a day. I also sprinkle that Dinovite on his food right before I feed him in the morning only.
Other Notes: I never use onions or garlic as these are hard for dogs to digest and are harmful.
Ingredients in Dynovite:
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