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Sample Home cooked Diet:
If you are concerned about the health and well being of your dog and are
afraid of the latest dog food recall with stories of
contaminated beef , have had it with high vet bills because of food
allergies and just plain want to have a healthy PON, then you might like
to consider cooking for your favorite canine ! The net is filled with
sites which list recipes without giving a thought to the age, weight,
general health of your PON.. In the same way that not all humans can eat
the same food, not all dogs can follow the same diet ! It all depends on
the individual PON and it's needs ! This month, I will formulate a home
cooked diet for a 45 pound mature adult PON.
Consider these options as well: sweet peas, string
beans, turnip greens,
black eyed beans (fresh frozen is best, if using cans, check and see
there is no sugar or salt). If you use potatoes, add no more than 15 %
of your PON's diet or risk having
your dog become constipated. Bananas make a very nice addition as well !
Most PONS love them.
First week of the month:
Two meals a day which consist of: wild rice (not truly a rice grain, but
actually a type of grass) - high in fiber, lots of omegas, B vitamins -
about one cup per meal, combined with ground buffalo meat - about
1/4th-1/2 cup of a cup, and 1/4 cup of collard greens,green beans and
1-2 tablespoons of pumpkin and yogurt -pulp your veggies and supplement
with wild salmon oil. Collard greens are high in calcium. Okra and bok
choy are also high in calcium.
Second week of the month:
Two meals a day which consist of 1/4 to 1/2 of a cup of salmon or other
wild fish , about one cup of pulped squash, carrots, pumpkin, bok choy
(high in calcium) and a dab of kefir and supplement with spirulina if
possible because of high levels of omegas. Consider adding some bananas
Third week of the month:
Two meals a day which consist of 1/4- 1/2 cup of boiled chicken, about
one cup of a mixture of chickpeas (Use dried chickpeas as the canned
type has too much salt), mustard greens, collard greens, peas, few
carrots, a dab of yogurt or kefir and supplement with salmon oil.
Remember to pulp your veggie mixture
Consider adding bananas to your PON's diet as they are high in vitamins
and minerals and add fiber to his diet.
Last week of the month:
Two meals a day which consist of 1/4 cup of ground turkey, about one cup
of a mixture of wild rice and veggies (pulp your veggies), a dab of
kefir and supplement with salmon oil or spirulina.
Note: Use kefir/yogurt only if your PON is not lactose intolerant
You will notice that we are using small amounts of protein because PONS
do well with smaller amounts of protein levels, however this varies
according to individual breeds. Some breeds may not be interested in
veggies and you may have to find alternative solutions, such as
supplementing with powdered greens, etc. Remember that all dogs are
individuals and have varying nutritional requirements according to
breed, age, health condition and life style. Some dogs may not digest
certain veggies as well as other veggies and you need to do trials in
order to find a diet which totally agrees with your individual PON.