Friday, September 14, 2007

First sign of a better doggie diet: Less farting!

It's been several days since my last post, and during that time the bozos have been enjoying their new diet. Most days they've received a mix of Purina Beneful with Merrick's Cowboy Cookout. Emmy very quickly began eating around the Beneful in her bowl (a feat when you consider that dog mouth's aren't the most precise of instruments!)

This week the dogs also had a very exciting dinner - a homemade recipe found on the BARK magazine web site:
http://www.thebark.com/ezine/living_health/trust.html

Bark's "Trust the Hand that Feeds you" recipe section offers this crock pot dog food recipe:

Easy Crock-Pot Chicken & Brown Rice

Base:
Brown Rice 1cup
Water 2 cups
Vegetables:
Green Beans (broken into segments) 1/2 lb.
Sweet potato, raw, chopped (with skin) 1 Medium
Carrots (into 1" thick rounds) 3 (we used baby carrots from the grocery)
Meat:
2 boneless chicken breasts (leave skin on)

1. Put all ingredients into the crockpot in the order given (layer, don’t mix).
2. Cook on low for about 8 hours, on high for about 5 hours.
3. When done, stir, breaking up the chicken into small pieces. Everything will be quite soft.
4. Let cool and serve.
Refrigerate unused portion; keeps up to three days.
Substitutions are allowed! For vegetables, try broccoli florets, zucchini, spinach or any of several types of squash. For the meat source, beef cubes, turkey or lamb also work. Use organic vegetables and meat if possible.
Our friend Sue was the chef, and found that the recipe made 12 - 1 1/2 cup servings at $1.34 each! The dogs hoovered their meals and licked the bowls clean. Yumbo!
One immediate sign of their new diet, less farting! Not that we don't enjoy the occasional dog fart as much as the next person, but this new change in their diet will be welcomed by all, if you know what I mean.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

The recipe sounds great! I do something similar, but not in a crockpot, although it seems like a good idea.