|11-18-2012, 10:00 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
What kinds of foods are good for dogs? (Not talking about kibble)
I know that there are some foods that dogs can absolutely not have (like chocolate) and some that are ok as training tools (like cheese). But, what can I give Stark that would be beneficial in addition to his kibble? And, how do I decide what he needs? Basically Im just asking for a list of foods that I can add to his kibble, how they benefit his health and how often I could/should add these foods. Thanks so much!
|11-18-2012, 10:07 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: West Virginia
I mix a little wet food (from can) in with my babies kibble. It makes it a little more appetizing for them and with different varieties it does not get boring to them. I don't know if there are any benefits to adding wet food to it but I do know that mine will eat it better with the wet added in.
karen, mom to:
ace-gsd (bi-color) 6/14/2010
mandy-yellow lab 1/31/2009
baby-terrier mix (waiting at the bridge)
|11-19-2012, 01:56 AM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2010
Vegetables: green beans, carrots, peas, broccoli, green peppers
Fruit: apples, bananas
Other: cottage cheese, eggs, plain yogurt
These things are good for them for the same reason they are good for you.
Ditto GSD- 6 years old
Daisy Alaskan Husky- 4 years old
Weegee Toy Poodle- 2 years old
Always loved, missed, and remembered:
Dakota GSD mix 3/26/04-5/04/14
|11-19-2012, 07:14 AM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2011
Misty- Samoyed Mix
Tannor- Golden Retriever CGC
Robyn- German Shepherd CGC, TC
Midnite-German Shepherd CGC, TC
Brennan- Golden Retriever CGC
|11-19-2012, 09:46 AM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Southern Ontario
Dandilion (for liver support)
Dandelion Leaf also helps stimulate a sluggish digestive system and this aids the body in removing toxins and other waste. As a result, the liver does not have to work as hard to remove toxins that remain in the body.
Dandelion Leaf also helps maintain normal blood sugar levels. This particular benefit aids the liver so it doesn’t have to filter out excess glucose in the blood, a factor that can be very harmful to overall health. Inulin (a special sugar found in Dandelion Leaf) also promotes the growth of healthy bacteria (natural intestinal flora) which in turn serves to discourage the growth of harmful bacteria.
What Are Benefits of Organic Dandelion Leaf?
Blueberries should be organic as they fall under the dirty dozen (pesticides)
Apples if non organic should be peeled....if organic, feed the skins for sure.
The fruits and vegetables on “The Dirty Dozen” list, when conventionally grown, tested positive for at least 47 different chemicals, with some testing positive for as many as 67. For produce on the “dirty” list, you should definitely go organic — unless you relish the idea of consuming a chemical cocktail. “The Dirty Dozen” list includes:
sweet bell peppers
spinach, kale and collard greens
He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion. - Unknown