After reading about what goes in the making of kibble, I decided that it’d be best to feed Alex a combination of human food and kibble with the former making up most of her diet. In Ecuador, where I am originally from, when I was a kid our pets were fed scraps and I don’t ever remember anybody saying, “My dog has allergies,” but that is a topic for another post.
Anyway, tonight I cooked some chicken in the oven for us. I did season my portion, 1 chicken leg with Adobo, while leaving Alex’s portion unseasoned.
I mixed 1/4 cup of kibble, white rice, mashed potatoes, and chicken with no bones. The mashed potatoes did have a little bit of salt. When she saw me putting this together she was in the kitchen with me as if asking, “Is that for me?” Yes, this is for you Alex.
Once all the ingredients were mixed, I served it to Alex. She, to my delight, inhaled the food. I love when she eats. Once she finished, she did what she does every single night.
She waited for me to finish doing dishes so I can brush her teeth, which is followed by Alex getting a dental treat. Between you and me, I think she hangs around the kitchen just so she can get that treat. The good thing about this routine of hers is that it reminds me that I have to brush her teeth. Smart girl.
Let me start by saying that the above photo that features, arroz moro, plantains, and chicken wings, is not what Alex eats. Once in a while I do mix a very small amount of rice and beans with her food to add taste and fiber, but not this particular rice, arroz moro, because it has a lot of seasoning and it throws off her stomach, but what I do give her is a mix of white rice, not featured in the picture, and chicken wings.
Alex’s chicken wings are not seasoned at all and they are cooked in the oven. I removed all the bones from the chicken wings, added the rice and chicken mix to her kibble, and she devoured her food. Because I’ve done this for a while, she gets about ¼ to ½ cup of human food and the rest, ¾ to ½, is her kibble. Anytime I want to introduce a new food to Alex, I always add a very small amount of it until she gets used to it. Please, do not feed your dog something new in large quantities because it’ll cause her to have an upset stomach and you may have to take her to the vet.
My picky daughter likes variety therefore I have to come up with new things to add to her kibble. Alex is 11 years old so I have to be careful and pay close attention to her diet. If you are unsure about what to feed your dog, the best person to answer your questions is your vet. Have a great weekend.
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