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Human Food For Alex And Bella

humanfood1Let 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
  • Cilantro
  • Celery
  • Carrots
  • Cabbage
  • Peas
  • 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.

humanfood2Why 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

  1. Her appetite in the morning has opened up
  2. Her mobility and flexibility has increased a great deal.  So much so, that now she walks next to me rather than lagging behind
  3. 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.

humanfood3Bella – My I’ve-never-met-a-meal-I-had-not-liked girl

  1. 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
  2. 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.