Feeding my Dog
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?ECNJG 6 October 2009 Dog Food
I consider commercial dog food to be unhealthy. My small 11 pound Pomeranian is fed a home preparation. Commercial treats, I consider poison.
The ingredients are readily available, prepared vegetable juice (various fruits and vegetables mixed in a blender), frozen raw liver, canned sardine, one egg yolk. Basically all the food is raw. Only the egg yolk is given, since the white is sort of slimy and difficult for the dog to swallow. This preparation has been the dog's diet for most of her four year old life.
Prior to her walk she is given some cooked large flake oats with milk, which is part of my breakfast. Dogs generally should not be exercised immediately after feeding. Neena is fed the main meal once per day after her morning 5 km walk. She gobbles the food within one or two minutes. She passes feces only once per day, during her morning walk.
Later in the day she is give a small frozen lamb chop with bone to clean her teeth, which she gnaws at for about half an hour in the yard. These are purchased frozen from Price Chopper.
She is never given commercial dog treats, but gets a taste of table scraps if available. Training is by compliments.
If Neena's weight rises above 12 pounds, food is withheld for a day periodically, since dogs can metabolize body fat readily. An overweight dog is an unhealthy dog.