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|01-31-2007, 07:02 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2007
Food for my Yorkies
I have read numerous threads about what to feed our furbabies, and I haven't seen anything about Science Diet. My vet recommends us to feed our babies Science Diet, but I am curious as to why others don't. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!
|01-31-2007, 07:43 AM||#2|
Loved by Layla
Join Date: Aug 2006
hi and Welcome to YT!!.. science diet isn't great... i mean ti's not the worst food out there.. a lot of vets recommend it... my vet recommends food that isn't that great either... really not sure why.. you would THINK they would have top of the line stuff.. what you want is a completely 100% natural food with no fillers or bi-products.. no corn or wheat... so look at the ingredients and see what you think
Layla 's Simon
|01-31-2007, 12:58 PM||#3|
My hairy-legged girls
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: lompoc, ca.
Science diet isn't even food. Read the ingredients. Would you eat that stuff?
Ever wonder why they get sick off of dog food, then like magic, they get well on *real* food? Why not just feed real food so they won't have the health problems. Find a REALLY BIG bowl or pot for mixing these. Cook up 1 cup of brown rice together with 1/2 cup of split peas and 1/2 cup of lentils till crisp tender then drain and rinse in a colander. Cook 3 pounds of free range ground veal or free range hamburger or a combo of half and half, and you can also add a 1/2 pound or little more of free range veal liver. Add to rice mixture. Then in a food processer, coarse grind 3 large fresh heads of broccoli with stems, 6 large fresh carrots and 3 cloves of garlic. Add to mixture. Mix really well and put in pint size (if you have only one small dog) ( or quart size if feeding two to four dogs) freezer zip-loc bags and freeze. I add 1/4 boiled egg for breakfast and steel cut oats, cooked, for breakfast and their vitamins, cod liver oil and a teaspoon of flax seeds. For lunch they have a little cottage cheese mixed with low fat plain yogurt and a few blueberries. For dinner they get the mixture with a teaspoon of wheat germ and some cheese.
For snacks I make peanut butter balls. I use one whole jar of NATURAL peanut butter (chunky) with 1 envelope of powdered milk, 1/2 cup crushed bran flakes, 1/4 cup flax seed, 1/2 cup coconut flakes, either fresh grated coconut or the kind in a can. (not in a bag) mix really well, make small balls and roll in more crushed bran flakes, place on a cookie sheet and freeze. After they are completely frozen, put them in zip-loc freezer bags. If you want chocolate peanut butter balls (I do a half and half) add 1/2 cup of carob powder. For half the batch use 1/4 cup of carob powder.
Buy Dr. Pitcairns complete guide to NATURAL HEALTH FOR DOGS & CATS. It has everything you need including recipes. Also find an holistic Vet. as most regular Vets. are not trained in neutrition and would rather sell you Science Diet or what ever else.
Another good book is by Ann N. Martin called Food Pets Die For. She has had the dog food industry in and out of court for over 7 years.
Please read these. I can't stress showing these to everyone enough.