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Beginning Home Made Diet - Bones and Fishes

Beginning Home Made Diet

With all the brands of dog food causing illness and death in dogs over the past few years, I’ve considered changing Quincy’s diet many times. A couple days ago, I found out a brand of food I’d fed Quincy not too long ago is now causing dogs to get sick. It was a bit of a wake up call, so tonight I finally started changing him over.

Don’t worry! Quincy hasn’t eaten that brand in at least 6 months, and hasn’t been sick at all.

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His first home made meal was pretty simple. I put a squash in the oven for an hour at 350°. While that was baking, I cooked up some ground beef in a skillet, with no salt or seasonings added.

When the squash came out of the oven, I used a knife to cut it up in a few pieces so it would cool faster. Everything had to cool down to room temperature, to make sure Quincy didn’t burn his mouth. After they cooled, I scooped the squash out of the shell with a spoon and used a potato masher to squish it up a bit. I wasn’t concerned with making it smoothly mashed. Judging by the coffee grounds he dug out of the trash today, he isn’t too concerned with texture.

After the squash was mashed a bit, I mixed up a bowl of squash, ground beef, and a scoop of dog food. I added the dog food to ease him over a little more slowly. We’re almost to the bottom of his bag of kibble also, so we’ll finish it off mixed with the home made meals.

Quincy only paused for a second, recognizing that it was new food, then dug right in. I turned around for a second, and when I looked back, he’d eaten it all and was asking for more. Pleased with the success, I gave him another another little spoonful, which he breathed down as well!

It’s been a few hours, as I write this, and his digestive system seems happy. He can be pretty gassy sometimes, so I was a little worried about how he’d handle a change.

Tonight was an experiment, but I plan on working up some actual recipes and posting them here as we go, as well as tips on how to keep a balanced diet.

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