Organisation is a big part of one of my coping strategies for a busy life. There is no way I could be serving a partial raw fed diet to my dogs if I wasn’t organised and that means having a meal prep session (20 mins), putting the labelled containers into the freezer to be brought out each day for their evening meal. Easy. Done
Holly, my 6 year old English Cocker Spaniel is only getting a small amount of kibble in the morning and that’s it. (its me that is just as addicted to the sound of those little crunchy balls!)
I have replaced her evening kibble with brown rice and barley, that I make in a big batch and freeze in 3 large freezer bags, laying flat in the freezer for room saving measures and quick defrosting.
I mix this with the morning vegetable & fruit juice pulp and other vegetables (plus any saved veggie offcuts). I sometimes even add supermarket frozen chopped vegetables in place of the evening cup of kibble.
Dobby, half Pom, half Spaniel, at 16 years is getting quite ‘quail’ like in frame. I have decided to keep him on his kibble, to this I add the rice/barley mix, plus his raw meat selection.
I have started making a sprinkle supplement of Kelp, Brewers Yeast and Parley, which I add a teaspoon over their meal and stir in.
Kelp: Valuable source of a number of minerals, particularly iodine, it contains 15% sodium, 13% potassium, 3% Calcium and a string other other important minerals.
Brewer’s Yeast: High in protein and carbohydrates, its very low in fats. Rich source of the B couples group vitamins, particularly rich in B1
Parsley: High in Vitamin A, rich in potassium and iron.
Other useful additives that are good in your dog’s diet are:
- Fish oils
- Flaxseed oil
- Kelp, seaweed, nori
- Virgin coconut oil
- Raw apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp Kelp
2 Tbsp Brewer’s Yeast
2 Tbsp Dried Parsley
Mix together until combined and store in a sealed jar. Keeps for a long time.
By having a jar made up of this super supplement sprinkle on hand it makes it easy to add to the doggos meal with very little fuss or stress, sometimes I even add a raw egg to this or a can of tuna with olive oil and mix through. Let’s just say their is a lotta tail wagging and my husband certain thinks that its definitely a dogs life in our house.
Enjoy and always keep it mixed up, who wants to eat the same thing day after day?