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Recipe for Tasty Dog Treats and much more Baggins' Bites Newsletter
November 10, 2006
|Dear Fellow Dog Lover,
Welcome to Baggins’ Bites the fr*e monthly ezine that features pet tips, dog treat recipes and much more.
The reworking of my website is nearly complete!
Since August, I’ve been rewriting and revamping it and hope you’ll visit and let me know what you think.
www.all-natural-dog-treat.com. There’s more room for your doggie pictures, hint, hint.
In this issue:
I. Please tell me what you want. Click to see Survey
II. Ask Baggins
My mom says I’m overweight and have to go on a diet. Please help, I don’t want to give up the yummy treats.
Tubby in Minn.
Yours in treats,
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Do Agility Dogs Need Supplements?
Not being an expert in the agility dog world, I asked around to some acquaintances who are and here's what one of them said, (she has Australian terriers).
"I feed my dogs one raw meat medallion in the morning with some pumpkin on top. During the day they get treats (what with training for agility and general good behaviour), and at night they get kibble with a spoonful of plain yogurt."
She did feed her older dog glucosomine supplements for his joint pain but she doesn't feed it to the younger dogs.
From my very unscientific survey, it seemed glucosomine was the most common supplement for older dogs but most tried to feed a varied diet rather than feeding them vitamin supplements.
I decided to feed Baggins some of the frozen raw beef medallions a few weeks ago for the sake of variety and give him a better range of nutrients. I mix one or two medallions with some kibble and he inhales the raw meat.
He's never been so excited for mealtime.
In fact, now he's not interested in kibble without the beef medallion. Baggins loves them.
I was excited when my agility dog acquaintance mentioned that she feeds this too to her dogs. They love the raw meat medallions and it's good for them. There's lamb, beef chicken and venison.
Why raw meat? Because it’s usually what was eaten in the wild and still is often eaten by wolves—which today’s modern dog mimics in the digestive system.
Many people who feed raw give a whole chicken carcass (chicken bones are fine if raw, they only splinter and shatter when cooked).
Raw meat is also free of the dyes and additives put on commercial dog food to make it taste better. It’s also grain-free. Many people say their dogs lost all allergy symptoms which taken off commercial kibble---which is full of grains.
So why not give it a try?
Start with a bag of the frozen raw medallions, they’re simple and only need to be thawed a few at a time. You can mix with kibble and either transition entirely to raw or just stay with the occasional frozen meat. Either way, adding a variety to your dog’s diet helps him to get more vitamins and nutrients into his diet.
If you want to read more about the raw diet.
Or, if you want to make your dog thrilled while making them healthy you can get the Nature's Variety Raw Beef (or Lamb or Chicken) medallions at Only Natural Pet for your dog. Nature's Variety Raw Beef Medallions - 3 lbs
Your dog will thank you. And you'll love his silky coat.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Put everything into a food processor and pulse until you have a dough. Roll out on a floured surface. Use a drinking glass to cut circles or use your favorite cookie cutter. Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes. Let cool and serve.
Coming Next Month:
Jennifer & Baggins
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