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Old 01-20-2007, 04:02 AM   #1
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I have noticed quite a few people in here cook their babies food. My two are very picky when it comes to dog food but love to eat what I am eating. Does have any suggestions on what I should cook for them? Shooter and Emma
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Old 01-20-2007, 04:11 AM   #2
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I dont cook for mine everyday but usually once or twice a week as a treat. I bil a chicken breast and shred it and put it with some rice and vegetables. Usually the vegetables are asaragus and sweet potatoe because thats what mine like. I also cook them scrambled eggs on Sundays
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For breakfast, I give her two Gerber Chicken sticks (sliced like hotdogs and sauteed in a non-stick skillet til their browned). I then sprinkle a tiny bit of parmaesan cheese on them and give her a tablespoon of Royal Canin. For Dinner, she gets either chicken breast that I have baked in the oven or canned food. Right before bed, she gets a tablespoon of cottage cheese and another tablespoon of Royal Canin. She gets carrots for treats.
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Sissy gets Dannon Activia vanilla yogurt for breakfast (1/4 of the container) with her Missing Link. For dinner, she gets boiled chicken breasts with carrots, sweet potato, asparagus and sometimes brown rice.

She gets small pieces of fruit during the day (banana, apple, papaya, mango) and sometimes small pieces of cheese.

Food should not be fried and it is important that no seasonings are used, especially fats like butter. If you are using baby food of any kind, read the label and make sure it does not contain onion powder (many do).

Good luck to you and your baby!!
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Mine have never eaten dog food. They have eaten real food since they were weaned. I cook brown rice, 1 cup, lentils and split peas 1/2 cup each, all together till crisp tender then put in colander and pour cold water all over to cool and stop the cooking process. I use to fry 3 pounds of ground beef (before I switched them to a vegetarian diet) drain & add to the rice mixture in a very large pot or bowl, I buy 4 large heads of broccoli with short stems, 1 bag of baby carrots, 6 apples cored but leave skin on, and about 6 large cloves of garlic. Put them in the food processor and coarse grind and add to the rest. Mix really well and put in quart zip-loc freezer bags and freeze. You can add a quarter of a boiled egg to this for breakfast, or even cottage cheese or yogurt. For snacks they love string cheese, peanut butter balls that I make up and freeze, and Gerber fruit snacks.
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Mine have never eaten dog food. They have eaten real food since they were weaned. I cook brown rice, 1 cup, lentils and split peas 1/2 cup each, all together till crisp tender then put in colander and pour cold water all over to cool and stop the cooking process. I use to fry 3 pounds of ground beef (before I switched them to a vegetarian diet) drain & add to the rice mixture in a very large pot or bowl, I buy 4 large heads of broccoli with short stems, 1 bag of baby carrots, 6 apples cored but leave skin on, and about 6 large cloves of garlic. Put them in the food processor and coarse grind and add to the rest. Mix really well and put in quart zip-loc freezer bags and freeze. You can add a quarter of a boiled egg to this for breakfast, or even cottage cheese or yogurt. For snacks they love string cheese, peanut butter balls that I make up and freeze, and Gerber fruit snacks.
Can I come eat with your babies? That sounds soooo delicious!!
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Sounds wonderful. I am ready to try most anything. Sassy does not eat well. Maybe she is eating all she needs, but it seems so little to me. I have tried so many things. The sauces, different brands, mixing with cottage cheese. Today I tried mixing the dry food with Gerber lamb and lamb broth. That worked a bit. For now. Until the next feeding time.

I do wonder about the garlic, thogh. I have read that garlic and onion can be toxic to dogs. I read it at this web site: http://www.petalia.com.au/templates/...m?story_no=257

Maybe I am just trying way to hard. Maybe I am just to over protective. Maybe she will eat when she is hungry in the amounts that satisfy her. *sigh* I just don't know.
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If someone put garbage in your plate, you wouldn't eat it either unless you were starving to death. Your baby is telling you that the dog food is not good for her. Just feed her real food and she will be so much healthier and happier.
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My pups are on Canidae ALS and they really love it... have you tried that one? The ingredients are really very healthy and when I switched them over to that from their old food they liked it SO much better.
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No, but thank you. I will go to the pet store tomorrow and get that. I love her so much. She is the sweetest animal I have ever known. So sensitive and loving. I could never have found one more suited to me. She's funny and makes me laugh when we play. She is perfect! When I went to visit her, she didn't bark, growl or protest in any way. NOW....when anyone gets near me she barks and growls. I think that she thinks she is protecting me?
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