Posts Tagged ‘Dog Food Basics’

Holiday Feasting

puppyWith the holiday’s fast approaching, we want to remind you that sharing the holiday favorites with your pets is not the healthiest for your pet.  During the Thanksgiving weekend, vet cost spike 148% according to Fetch Magazine.  History has shown 78% increase in pancreatitis claims and a 27% jump in gastroenteritis claims.

Protect your pet by cutting the fat with buttery rich foods like turkey skin and graving.

Only share small servings of plain turkey, sweet potatoes or carrots.

Keep an eye on the trash.  All those good smelling table scraps attract curious pets trying to score a tasty tid bit.

If you’re looking for a special treat for your dog, here’s a recipe that it is good for them.

Fall Pumpkin Balls

This snack is not only delicious but is also filled with fiber, vitamin A, betacarotene, potassium, & iron.

Ingredients:
• 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
• 4 tbsp molasses
• 4 tbsp water
• 2 tbsp vegetable oil
• 2 cups whole wheat flour
• ¼ tsp baking soda
• ¼ tsp baking powder
• 1 tsp cinnamon (optional)

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Mix pumpkin, molasses, vegetable oil & water together in a bowl
3. Add whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder & cinnamon
4. Stir until dough softens
5. Scoop out small spoonfuls of dough & roll into balls
6. Set balls onto a lightly greased cookie sheet & flatten with a fork
7. Bake approximately 25 minutes until dough is hardened

dog-treat

 

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11 2016

Dog Food Basics

Your dog needs the proper quantity, quality, and balance of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals, and water to stay happy and healthy.

Carbohydrates Sources: well-cooked grains, cellulose, starches and sugars.  Uses: for energy; for bulk (indigestible cellulose) to prevent constipation, since fiber absorbs water and stimulates intestinal movements; to spare proteins (since carbohydrates are used for quick energy) so they can be used for body growth and repair.

Proteins Sources: meat, eggs, fish, legumes (especially soybeans), milk and milk products and yeast.  Uses: for growth; healthy tissue repair and maintenance; formation of antibodies that fight infection; formation of enzymes and hormones that are essential to the body’s chemical reactions.

Fats Sources: poultry, beef, lamb, fish by-products, meal. Uses: provide energy; transport vitamins A, D, E, K (fat-soluble vitamins); provide fatty acids for a healthy skin and coat; enhance flavor.

Vitamins and Minerals Sources: meat, eggs, fish, vegetables, milk and milk products and yeast.  Uses: for normal body functioning, including vision, growth, reproduction, and blood clotting.

Water Sources: obtained from metabolism of the foods (especially of fats) and liquids the dog ingests.  Uses: integral to every function and every cell in the body.

 

Information courtesy of ASPCA Complete Guide to Dogs

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