I’m excited to announce that my dear friend and television host Laura Ducharme and I are writing a pet column in the monthly commuter magazine ON THE GO. Our debut column is of course, food related, but our columns will feature a variety of pet related topics.
I incorporate raw elements into my dog’s home cooked diets. My goal is to get people thinking outside the proverbial box of food, and to feed pets fresh food. My show filmed Lori at her farm, in the Episode “Raw” and my favourite sound bite was when she said, (in a nutshell) how can something be healthy if it’s been cooked to the point where it’s brown sludge? Bingo. Did you know that they spray the hard pellets of dry food with fat, digests, or other compounds to make it more palatable? Only to have your dog turn up it’s nose at the unappetizing mess in front of them. Can you blame them?
Anyway, don’t buy into the baloney about Raw being dangerous or bad for dogs. Not only do they love raw food, they smell better, look better and perhaps best of all – their poops are the tiniest ‘lil things after…and if you hate a stinky litterbox for your cat – try raw feeding and note the difference.
If you’d like to see our Raw exploration, we have put that part of the episode on the Pet Network website. After Laura visits Lori, she makes dog sushi back in her kitchen…mmmm dog sushi…
Fido & Wine – “Raw”
As for the crack (I had you at Crack for Dogs, didn’t I?) The reddish one is a frozen offal cube and the other one is frozen tripe (with stomach contents). I feed these to The Boys every night at 7pm and they start whining and pacing around 6:00 because they just can’t wait for the next hit. It’s a nice, substantial snack for my guys. They eat them frozen so I don’t have to deal with any STANK – and they eat them out back.
* Please note that I’m neither a vet nor an animal nutritionist, so it’s advisable to consult with your own authority when trying new foods, and also to ensure that your dog’s home cooked diet is balanced & includes all of the nutrients that are necessary for your dog’s health.
It never ceases to amaze me that my dogs don’t get sick when when they find god-knows-what on the sidewalk and scarf it down before I can get to it! For the most part, dogs have pretty strong constitutions, but there are some things that we consume that dogs should not. Here is a comprehensive list, courtesy of Fido & Wine.