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post #41 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-23-2017, 05:34 AM
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Is it OK to mix liver spread to your puppy's dog food?
If you mean something like Oscar Meyer Liver Sausage (Braunschweiger) or similar then NO I would not use it.

Ingredients: Pork Livers, Pork, Salt (2 ounces = 630 MG!!!), Water, Contains Less Than2% Of Corn Syrup (sugar), Dried Onions (in large amount poisonous to dogs), Dextrose (more sugar), Flavor, Sodium Nitrite (see below).

"In the dog’s body, sodium nitrates can produce carcinogenic compounds called nitrosamines.” Liz Palika, The Consumer’s Guide to Dog Food
"When nitrites and amino acids are present, carcinogenic compounds called nitrosamines can form during high heat cooking." authoritynutrition.com


A healthy choice would be using a topper like raw or cooked ground beef, turkey or chicken mixed with some water and the kibble and let set for 15 minutes before feeding. Refrigerate any leftovers.

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post #42 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-23-2017, 11:29 AM
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I was explaining this to someone just the other day .
A raw feeder who likes to "do" things for her dog , putting "love" into it , nurture and care.

She will take a stockpot and cram it full of beef necks - bring to roiling boil for about 20 minutes , then reduce to a low simmer for a few hours till the liquid becomes reduced . Bones removed . Liquid cooled overnight in fridge .
Next morning she has a gelatinous bone broth which she puts into small size containers and put into freezer .

She takes some beef liver . Boils it . Blitzs the liver and liquid , puts into silicone freezer tray . When frozen she pops them out and puts them into a zip lock baggie.

It doesn't take a lot of time because the batch you make could last you 2 weeks or more.

Her food prep includes getting the basic raw ground meat with bones and organ meat portion out..

The bone broth and the chunk of frozen liver mix are thawed , sometimes warmed just to blood temperature . In goes the Feed-Sentials and this "broth" is her top dressing .

this was a rescue Dobe that was skin and bones . You could see the bones of his spine and hips protruding.
Very fussy eater . Suspicious of food .

now he is all boy-dog buff and loves doing agility in that deer like leaping ability that happy Dobes have.

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