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Posted on 2014.11.11 at 20:18


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madman101 at 2014-11-12 16:19 (UTC) (Lien)
First of all, split peas -

I boil about 1/2 pound, then add 2-3 cups of rice when the peas are soft enough. (Hopefully, the peas become a sauce by the time everything is done). I can do this w/ some chicken broth + water + etc., or I can do the broth, etc., in the separate pot - the big 3-gallon. I like to have some meat to boil flavour into the rice. Beans, no. Lentils, only a tiny amount, if any.

Usually, in the latter, I boil my main veggie, which is cut or baby carrots. I usually add cut broccoli stalks. (Potatoes are good only if pealed and if there is not a lot of rice). Tomatoes don't hurt, and they bring dog urine pH up, so less chance of killing grass outside, but more chance of dog kidney stones). I use other veggies. String beans, no. Green peppers, no. Garlic/onion powder, no. A little black pepper.

I try for zero wheat. I also try to reduce pH lately, due to my dog's stomach probs, so I add baking soda, which can cause fast boiling-over. I like to use sea salt for the minerals, but less salt when there is more BS. I will also crush up some zinc, etc., and add.

No dairy.

The important thing is to have meat in there. When doggie's digestion is bad, veer more towards simplicity: ground beef and rice, mainly. But I throw in chopped hotdogs, chicken, sardines, wet dog food, or etc. Chicken broth is the base. I am adding more fat now, because of winter approaching.

Near the end, I add pumpkin, and tomato paste, unless I don't have these available. These are great, and help thicken things up. Another way to thicken things up is to add a little dry dogfood, (non wheat). I used to add a lot of oats, but no longer use oats. Rice bran is a good fiber to throw in, but expensive.

I am not 100% sure that peas do or do not help irritate my dog's stomach. I know they are included in dry dogfood. So, I don't use as much as I used to - but with so much rice, I need to get as much protein into the mix as possible.

When serving dog, use 1/2 of this mix + 1/2 of good dry dogfood, esp. garin-free and high protein, (See Bleu brand). I top with something tasty, like some meat, a sardine, or something. I always change his meals each day.

Lately, I have felt that this helps: Since cooking kills enzymes, what I do is first pour a tiny amount of sauerkraut juice into his bowl - something I have a lot of. Then I pour baking soda on that and blend. Then maybe add oil or gravy or other tastes. Then I put the dogfood on top of this.

Or: http://www.dinovite.com
where hypotheses come to die
madman101 at 2014-11-12 16:20 (UTC) (Lien)
edit: GRAIN-free
blue_aardvark at 2014-11-12 19:12 (UTC) (Lien)
Thank you for this explanation! I intend to try it out, and will pass this recipe on to friends as well.
where hypotheses come to die
madman101 at 2014-11-12 19:32 (UTC) (Lien)
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