Back to Back Issues Page
Baggins' Bites What Else Can You Feed Your Dog?
March 27, 2007
Dear Fellow Dog Lover,

I hope you haven't had a pet affected by that awful dog food recall weíve been following here in the U.S. Itís so frightening how rat poison can get into our petís food!

I had a few readers ask about alternatives to canned food and I suggested lightly cooked vegetables. I sometimes just steam or lightly boil some veggies and mix them in with Bagginsí kibble. This allows me to feed less kibble and provides him with fresher food and he loves it!

Pet Food Recall

If this latest pet food recall has caused you to rethink your petís food, there are many good resources to help you explore other options. Books like Dr. Pitcairn's Natural Health for Dogs and Cats offer recipes and a thorough look at your petís overall health.

Salmon Oil

Last month I spoke about using salmon oil on your petís food.

Iíd like to thank Janice for writing in about the differences in using salmon oil on your petís food vs. feeding raw salmon to your pets. While salmon oil is great and salmon based foods are fine, raw salmon (or other fish) is not good for your pets. Raw fish has too many possibilities of parasites.

Veterinarian Dr. Pitcairn says raw fish, pork and rabbit should be lightly cooked before being fed to your pet in order to kill any parasites like tapeworms that they can carry. If you missed why salmon oil is good for your pet, you can read it about here. Salmon Oil

Low Protein Dog Treat Recipe

I also had a reader write in about chronic kidney failure in her cocker spaniel. She was asking for a low protein dog treat recipe. Low protein foods are supposed to help the kidneys not have to work so hard to process the food. I did a little research and came across this

Low Protein Dog Treat Recipe

Dr. Pitcairnís Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats also offers complete meals for dogs with kidney failure and for healthy dogs.

If anyone else has experience with low protein diets and treats and youíd like to share your recipes and/or experiences, please share by hitting ďreplyĒ and writing.

Hopefully, your vet will be able to help with this problem.

Iíd like to end this issue with a big a thank you for your time and for sending me questions. Keep Ďem coming, I may not know all the answers but I enjoy hearing your concerns and Iíll do what I can to find the answers. Thanks again.

More All-Natural Dog Treat Recipes

Your in health and treats,
Jennifer and Baggins

Your stop for all-natural-dog-treat recipes and tips on improving your dog's health and happiness all naturally.

Know someone who would like this newsletter? Forward it to a friend.

Back to Back Issues Page