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MICHELAR's Photo MICHELAR Posts: 22,784
6/26/12 7:33 P

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Thank Jeanne and you are too! They are blessings!

�Energy and persistence conquer all things.�

We cannot discover new oceans unless we have the courage to lose sight of the shore. (Anonymous)

From wine what sudden friendship springs! (John Gay 1685- 1732)



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6/26/12 6:58 P

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You are such a good mommy Michela.

My name is Jeanne (pronounced Jean ee); I live in eastern Washington State.


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MICHELAR's Photo MICHELAR Posts: 22,784
6/26/12 11:53 A

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I cook for my babies and it is alot of work. I started doing it when my beloved Charlie got ill to try to make him eat more and when he passed away I continued doing it for Abby becuase she was already used to it. Then I got Kenzie and just continued but I would love to get them back on dog food.

I make a big batch for about 10 days and freeze it in 2 day portions.
I used either browned lean ground beef or boiled chicken breasts (which I chop up after it is cooked) I then cook the meat with a can of no salt diced tomatoes and some no salt beef or chicken broth for awhile. I also cook some beef liver that I chop and add to the mix. I then I mix it with brown rice that has been really cooked soft and add mixed frozen veggies that I cooked on the side.

So for apx 10-11 days of 2/3 cup per day for 2 dogs I use

2.5lbs of meat
1 slice of beef liver
1 1/4 cup raw brown rice (gives apx 4 cups cooked)
4 cups mixed frozen veggies (peas, carrots, corn, string beans, lima bean)
1 can no salt diced tomatoes with the juices.
1/2 - 3/4 cup broth.(no salt)

Before serving I add the Solid Gold Sea Meal supplement which is softened with warm water in their bowl and then add the food. I always warm up the food in the microwave.

Because your dog is a senoir dog I would check with your vet before. She may require a diet that need less of one thing and more of another.

Good luck!




�Energy and persistence conquer all things.�

We cannot discover new oceans unless we have the courage to lose sight of the shore. (Anonymous)

From wine what sudden friendship springs! (John Gay 1685- 1732)



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6/24/12 6:15 P

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I tried once, but it was a little expensive and my dogs didn't like it, so didn't do it again. I can't even remember now where I found a "recipe" to follow. Sorry.

My name is Jeanne (pronounced Jean ee); I live in eastern Washington State.


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6/24/12 1:43 P

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I have before, but we now have 3 dogs and one is a Rottweiler. I'd spend more on groceries for them than the family! I used Dr. Pitcairn's book "Natural Health for Dogs and Cats" as a guide to the "recipes I used. I have to be very careful of the commercial foods we feed since our dogs have various issues like urinary sensitivity, allergies, and obesity. They had no issues at while with the natural food; just couldn't afford to keep it up.

~~Julie~~


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6/24/12 1:25 P

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My Shih Tzu is going to be 18 in October. Currently I feed here Purina One Lamb and Rice, but I can't help but wonder if I could make something better suited to meet her senior needs myself. She is the pickiest, and stubborn about food. I have been thinking about trying homemade recipes for sometime now. I have always free fed, and she gets people food here and there, but just wondering if there is any recipe that some of you have had great success with.

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