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    Quote Originally Posted by bernie View Post
    I am a great fan of NOT using dog food.
    Pinkest, can you give some recipe here, like amounts, im keen to try that on Bernie to fatten him a little. Pohm is the type of dog that eats anything. But Bernie is not a food orientated dog. Im using Satin ball recipe, but geez he's ugly on them, all dull coat, and wheel barrows full of waste on it.

    Any other home made recipes from others too?
    Id not cook the meat as you would pinkest, but can do the rest easy with quantities.
    Hi Bernie, this is what I do at the moment:

    In the processor first:
    1. Grate 1 or 2 carrots (depends on the size of the batch you want to end up with, and what % of the meal you want to be vegies comapred to meat/carbs)
    2. Blitz 1/4 head brocoli, the head of 1/2 a celery (the leaves and all - the bits we throw out or use for soups, there are masses of nutrients and flavour in celery leaves), and a small handful of green beans until the pieces are fairly small (<10mm)

    In a large pot:
    Brown gravy beef (or equiv) pieces really well in EVOO
    Add just enough hot water to just cover beef, bring to a rapid boil
    Remove to a really low burner, add lid (keep ajar for steam escape or even on a low heat it may boil over if completely covered) and allow to just simmer for 2 - 4 hours (depending on how much meat is in the pot)
    1 hour before you want to serve, add a handful of pearl barley (unsoaked) and vegie medley
    15 minutes before service, add white rice (or 30 mins prior add brown rice)
    When cookied, add a cornstarch slurry to thicken
    Return to high heat and boil fully for at least one minute to activate the gluten in the cornstarch slurry
    Remove back to lowest heat and finish cooking.

    Allow to cool to body temperature before serving to your doglet... freezes beautifully. Depending on how much liquid and thickening agent you added, the finished product should be thick enough to feed out of hand.

    And of course, you can eat this right alongside your doglet!

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    Now that's what i call posh!

    maybe for a special occasion? Doggie restaurant meal for two, on the deck. What i do like is less 'Bulk" ingredients. Im finding a LOT of waste with my last recipe, dog wolfed it down though.

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    If you add calcium you need to make sure you feed magnesium and also some phosporous in the correct ratio's. Calcium by it's self will not absorb correctly....Vit C also come into the equation.

    Human grade Dolomite from health food stores is a good additve in small amount..too much added calcium can also cause kidney issues, hence it is better to get those from RAW foods or sold additives, where the calculations have been done by someone else.
    That is why a certain amount of bone , which is eadible is good for dogs, natural
    Cedrtain RAW veg also have calcium/magnesium/phosphorous in it's natural form, you need to blast them or quick blanche to get the beneifit
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    I think Frosty can eat bones - that's half the trouble - she doesn't chomp them up into safely digestable bits - she either swallows them whole but slightly chewed (chicken wings) and they come back to haunt us at the front end - having failed to transit. Other bones, transit - but cause problems as spikey bits at the other end. Not fun.

    Where does a dog naturally get Vitamin C? Grass? I can't persuade her to eat parsley. Hmm, there's some Vitamin C in Sweet Potato. There is some Magnesium and Phosphorus in the mince.

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    Yes there is the Phosphorus/magnesium and calcium in the mince..that is why a good quality well made chicken pet mince is not so bad, when people do not like feeding bones. Because the bones are crushed/minced in there. You just have to be careful about ratio's. Some greens also have it and fruits have Vit C....My dogs love fruits. When My dogs are still growing I feed a high dose of Vit C (ester C) Most giant owners do.
    Most giant Breeders now recommend not to feed added Calcium to diet, because it can cause some growth abnormalities/problems...So try to get it from the natural.

    Because our dogs get bones from about four weeks, our dogs tend to be slow at eating them..they are used to bones and have never had them as the extra special thing...Also when i get new Rescues or older dogs, I always start of with massive bones that they cannot swallow whole and I also put them somewhere where they do not feel pressured by other dogs in rushing...We teach them to eat slowly and that they will get it all and no-one will take it from them. Mind you that said we had one Rough Collie, who never got the hang of that (from a puppy farm) and she tried to scoff everything. So we used to give her the largest marrow bones, everyday fresh....Replace old with new...She still ate rushed, but finally figured there would always be a bone for her.
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    Thanks to all on this thread. Very interesting and educational, and once more, I'm left with the thought that I spend about 2 mins per month worrying about MY food intake, which is primarily based on what is 1) marked down, 2) what is on special...

    Totally agree with Newfsie over the way dogs with plenty of bones eat them. If they always get them, and there is no anxiety, I liken it to the way men used to settle down to enjoy a good cigar...
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    Recipe Tilly Tucker
    Can be prepared in the time it takes to fill the kettle and put it on to boil:

    Put into a large saucepan with a little water and start bringing it to the boil
    1 kg of pet meat beef mince
    then add 1/2 cup brown rice
    then add 1/2 cup pearl barley (put the containers away in the pantry)
    Dice 2 carrots and add to the pot
    Dice 2 potatoes and add to the pot

    The kettle should be boiling by now!
    Add the water to the pot - it should properly cover all of the other ingredients
    Bring it back to the boil and turn it down to a very gentle simmer for 60 - 90 minutes

    My sister has raised three generations of dogs on this recipe.

    My pup eats raw so I don't use it

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    If it weren't for the usual toe curling smell of petmince, you'd have to leave a warning note, not to eat, for other family members! Especially if they have colds!

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    I only just discovered this website, I was searching the net for home made dog meals with not much luck! I have only just got my own dog and also have started cooking her meals too. she loves it, well she loves anything i give her.

    I cook large batch of food, enough for a weeks dinner, and freeze them.

    I dont use meat.

    I use Rice, potato, peas, corn, califlower, broccoli, carrots and a teaspoon or two of beef stock powder and lots of water. that way its not too plain. I actually did try it myself and so did my partner and we both agreed that it was nice and something we would eat too

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    Do you feed RAW bones or anything to his no meat meal?
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