Your Doggie Diets

Thanks Doug for sharing this ……
In researching healthy snack alternatives for our two Scotties, I came across this article on Animal Planets web site. We have a small steamer that make cooking small portions of the raw veggies easy. I’ve found they easily eat apple if it’s sliced with the stem and seeds removed. Tonight they split an orange but I found I need to cut the slices into more manageable bite size pieces or they just chew on it up, then leave it on the floor. Their base diet is Blue Buffalo Wild and they also get a NuVet chewable vitamin daily. Since I have questions about the local water quality and Scotties are prone to some cancers, they also get bottled water. Yes they are spoiled Scottie dogs but I bet many who read this spoil their Scotties in similar ways. At any rate, here’s a link to the article some might find helpful.http://www.animalplanet.com/pets/10-fruits-veggies-aid-dog-nutrition.htm

Your Doggie Diets

Thank you Rose  and your beloved Scottie “Rosy” for sharing this ….

Great news…my girl Rosey (10 year old with bladder cancer and a brain tumor) had been on chemo drugs that caused her liver values to skyrocket. We took her off the chemo and put her on liver cleansing diet and liver support pills. Two weeks ago her ALP was 17,000 ….when we retook her blood on Monday it went down to 1,370 and her ALT was 890 now down to 702. Remarkable change so far…just pray it continues to improve. So happy that the liver seems to be stabilizing some. Her diet is Urban Wolf (mixer) and eggs as the protein source. I can say that it does work.

See how easy it is to share your doggies diets with us. So come on, send us yours. You might just help someone decide to change the diet of their scottie and make a difference to it’s health! If like to share your menu or feeding regime, just drop us a line scottiehealth@scottishterrierhealth.com 

Your Doggie Diets

Thank you Michele for this ….. much appreciated.

A few months ago, William went to have his teeth cleaned. After having a few removed and some growths cauterised, the vet told me to put him on a soft diet for two weeks to allow his mouth to heal. I cooked for him for those two weeks and he enjoyed the food so much that I decided to keep him on the diet and change my other two to the same food. I usually cook 2 pots at a time, which makes enough food to last me for 8 days. I put the following in each pot:

  •  3 cups of brown rice
  • 1 cup of pearl barley or soup mix (soup mix has pearl barley, split peas, brown & orange lentils)
  • ½ kg of bonemeal or 4 skinless filleted chicken breasts or about ½ kg of ox liver
  • 4 carrots (with the skin on), chopped
  • 1 ½ sweet potatoes, cubed
  • 5 -6 baby marrows, chopped
  • 200g spinach, chopped
  • ½ butternut, peeled & chopped
  • ¼ cup of olive oil

Once it’s all cooked up, I fill 16 – 17 empty 500g butter tubs and freeze them. I take out two tubs per day and share one tub between the three of them in the morning, and the other tub in the evening. They’ve all maintained their weight, but their coats look much glossier than before. Oh, I also add ½ teaspoon of Omega 3 oil to each bowl with the morning meal. They all love it so much that they come and tell me when it’s mealtime!

See how easy it is to share your doggies diets with us. So come on, send us yours. You might just help someone decide to change the diet of their scottie and make a difference to it’s health! If like to share your menu or feeding regime, just drop us a line scottiehealth@scottishterrierhealth.com