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Baggins' Bites: Home Cooked Food
April 20, 2010
Dear Dog Lover,

Jen from here. I hope you're enjoying the mini course "All Natural Dog Solutions" if you signed up. ;)

One all natural solution is to eat healthy food. Sounds obvious right?

I mean, you already know fresh foods are good for you.

They’re also good for your dog.

Unfortunately, a lot of marketing people would rather you buy lots of their products so we've been bullied into the concept that processed foods are somehow healthier and more "balanced" than actual food.

Of course, that's a lot like believing your diet is healthy when you've been eating nonstop fast food...

And the really frightening part is there are still veterinarians who seem to believe this too.

Luckily, you all are people who think for themselves.

And I’ve heard from dozens of readers who’ve told me their dog’s allergies disappeared when they started feeding him “real food”.

And others, who are managing their pet’s diabetes through diet, just like people do.

Plus, natural vets like Dr. Pitcairn, Dr. Andrew Jones, Dr. Nancy Scanlan and others advocate adding fresh foods to your pet’s diet.

So, the info is out there. But you might not have the full support of your vet or even family members if you start feeding "people food" to your dog.

That's ok, like I said, you can think for yourself and easily guess that a steady diet of processed "stuff"--even the better brands can only go so far--isn't the most wholesome food sources for your pet.

And don’t worry, you don’t have to start cooking up gourmet meals for Lucy.

Just adding some canned salmon or tuna a couple of times a week with some green beans or sweet potatoes is beneficial.

And it’s easy to throw a couple of sweet potatoes in the oven. Bake them while you’re doing other things—even making your own dinner.

Add this to your pet's kibble or in place of it a 2-3 times a week and you'll be adding valuable vitamins and nutrients to your pet's diet.

You can also cook up some hamburger or ground turkey for your pet.

Just don’t add a lot of seasonings. Keep it pretty bland. Add some brown rice if you want.

This literally takes about 15 minutes.

Then, you have 3-4 meals for a 30 lb. dog, add the sweet potatoes and you’re feeding him beta carotene, protein, healthy grains and way more vitamins than are in a bag of kibble.

Roughly a cup of food for a 30 lb. dog is perfect. ½ a cup if you mix it with kibble.

You don’t have to radically change your life to add some vegetables and meat to your pet’s dish. A few minutes at a time and your pet can enjoy real food and the nutrition that comes with it.

If you’d like a

Meatloaf for Dogs Recipe Click Here

Or, you can watch veterinarian Dr. Jones make a Sweet Potato and Fish dish

Yours in Treats and Good Health,


In loving memory of Baggins

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