Let me start by saying that I started to feed Alex and Bella human food, at the beginning, always in small quantities, Also, neither one is allergic to any of the ingredients I use, and if you are planning to start feeding your dog human food and have any questions about it, please talk to your vet or better, to a holistic vet.
Tonight, for Alex and Bella’s dinner, I cooked a stir-fry using the following ingredients:
- 1 chicken patty and 1 sausage patty
- Ginger – only for Alex’s arthritis
I started by cooking all the veggies together, except for cilantro and ginger, for a couple of minutes. I then added the chicken and sausage patties to it.
Why am I feeding them human food? I’ve been reading a book, Pukka’s Promise by Ted Kerasote, and he provides excellent information regarding what goes in the kibble many of us, pet parents, buy and feed our dogs. Because of it, I started to feed Alex and Bella a mix of human food and kibble. Again, I started by adding very small quantities in order to avoid upsetting their tummies. Right now they are both eating twice a day: 1/2 cup of kibble + 1 cup of human food.
Do you know what I’ve noticed now that they are eating more human food than kibble?
Alex – My Picky Eater
- Her appetite in the morning has opened up
- Her mobility and flexibility has increased a great deal. So much so, that now she walks next to me rather than lagging behind
- She used to do #2 up to 3 times a day and it was smelly. Now she does #2 once or twice a day and the smell is minimal.
- She used to do #2 four (4) times a day, and the smell was horrible. Right now she only goes twice a day and it hardly smells
- Her mouth does not smell
This, human food and kibble, may not be for all dogs. I had a friend whose dog became quite ill if he ate any human food, even if it was only a bit of it. If you have questions, please ask a holistic vet and transition your dog slowly to any new food. Before I forget, I also rotate the kind of kibble I feed them every couple of months. If you have any recipes, I am always on the look out for new ones, you’d like to share with us, please do so.