That’s the conclusion I have come to. It just isn’t safe to trust commercial dog and cat foods anymore. The high end organic ones are continually being bought up by huge conglomerates like Purina and then the quality goes down hill. The recalls are never ending, and anything from China is probably assured instant death. I was using Taste of the Wild dry cat food just as treats. There was a recall but it said not the bags in California.
My dogs both got ill and got better again as soon as I stopped the kibble. I lost a cat because Nutros Natural lied about whether their food was OK. So I now officially don’t trust any commercial food makers. I am making everything on my own! Below I will share some links and tips, tell you how I feed my guys, and give you my recipe for dog and cat kibble.
How to raw for dogs and cats links:
Dr. Billinghurst, the Australian vet who started the BARF movement (bones and raw food) - http://www.barfaustralia.com/index.php
A cat vet on raw for cats – http://www.catinfo.org/?link=makingcatfood#Making%20Cat%20Food%20-%20Quick%20Summary
An ebook a friend of mine did on how to fee organic raw or cooked – the link is also on my home page – http://www.achievingexcellence.com/p-wad1.html
How I Feed
I feed am pm. I get organic meat, raw ground (chicken. Beef, turkey) and also some organic organ meat. Give about 1/8 organ to regular meat. If they like it you can do cooked and chopped green veggies, asparagus, carrot etc Then I sprinkle with
US/Canada – Wysongs powder for raw food, Call of the Wild to make a complete diet.
Europe – Ani Bio BARF (bones and raw food) supplement – http://www.onlynaturalpet.eu/en/Vitamins-Minerals:::255.html
I also add a little fiber, like chia seeds or Gentle Fiber by Yarrow, or ground flax seeds.
Same supplements and – I feed am pm. I get organic meat, raw bone and meat, like chicken thighs, and also some organic organ meat. Give about 1/8 organ to regular meat. My Beagle gets the equivalent of a little over one thigh per day. I cut a thigh and give him two thirds and my chiweiner dog gets about a third or a fourth. Then I give cooked chopped green veggies, can do cauliflower etc but I don’t do high carb veggies. Can also do some carb grains organic if your dog is losing weight, that will keep weight up.
For treats do: tiny pieces of cut up cooked meats (only use organic or bio), apples, carrots, cheese bits. They just care they get a treat , not how big it is….LOL.
Homemade kibble for treats (this recipe would not be a complete feed… just for treats)
Put ground meat and liver (only organic/bio) ratio of 4:1 in a blender. Add in some eggs, some cooked veggies and water to make it blend. pour into big bowl and add olive oil, couple table spoons, and oat bran (organic/bio) (note oat bran is the only grain that doesn’t trigger insulin resistance). Add enough bran to make it firmish. Then oil a large baking pan or cookie sheet. Put dough on sheet and even thin out to about 1/4 inch. Cook in 250 degrees for 30 minutes, remove and let cool. Score into bite size pieces. this will be chewy. You can put it back in oven and cook for additional few minutes to make it hard. Store what you wont use in a week in plastic in the freezer and defrost as needed.
I love using homeopathic remedies for things, it can work so quickly and well. Here are some links for homeopathic approaches for a variety of conditions including snake bites:
Caveat about Cat Toy
Just saw some reviews of Fling a String cat toy which I recommended to people that said it has to be stowed away when not in use or the cats might eat the string. So forewarned….
Welcome to the news you wont find elsewhere. And probably the news you don’t really want to acknowledge, but isn’t that like saying, I don’t want to know if I have cancer… like if you ignore it it will go away? some people actually believe that. But you get cancer for a reason… and if you change things you can heal it. So maybe, just maybe we can do that too…. more on that later. For now.. well if you just peruse the following few offerings you will see that things are not traveling up hill at present.
Japanese tv production on the danger posed by unit 4… very easy to understand the magnitude of the threat
Michio Kaku’s rather interesting take on the situation… do look up the pictures for the movie Zardoz and Sean Connery as the planet surface mutant… not to be missed.
And another analysis of the game stopper
and what flight attendants and walruses have in common
It just is frikking not good. And it is completely unreported.
These should get you up to date
Fishead – Do Something
I watched this movie with Peter Coyote as the narrator… pretty good analysis of at least part of the dynamic of why we are in this mess…The movie concludes that we all need to stop being passive and do something anything but do. I would agree with that one.
Like we need to put pressure on all the governments to join together and do something about Fukushima and Chernobyl and any other leaking nukes and stop all nukes. Maybe an idea is to form small groups with friends to start working on this and to start manifesting for a different outcome to all this.
Then there are the theories that all this is on purpose by evil people in combination with evil aliens… the Zardoz theory… Ive read enough to definitely buy that there are massive underground hidey palaces with underground transport that the 1% have built with black money… google Denver Airport Underground to start the fun tour….(may they be crushed by earthquakes…)
I have a friend who is overjoyed that things are shifting. To her mind it is a good thing to stop the way things are going and crash and have things go a different way. I just keep feeling how the dolphins are feeling as they are sick and dying, and thinking of the beautiful cedar trees and swallows at Fukushima who are riddled with tumors and radiation, and all the wonderful lives that people and animals had for themselves that are now destroyed.. got to be some other way to go….
I do believe if we don’t all wake up and work on this, we could lose all life on this earth. People always think , oh the microbes will survive etc… and it will all rebuild.. as biologist I am none too sure of that.
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Orwell didn’t apparently say this… so it is anon, but true.
During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.