No more kibble!

Kelsey was adorable. She loved to SMILE! She had bad teeth and bad breath, her eyes had cateracts, and she suffered from constant itchy skin. During her life, Kelsey ate whatever mini kibble had the best advertising, but after 2 surgeries for bladder stones we changed her to Science Diet CD and she got fat. In September 2008 Kelsey suddenly began having violent seizures. Her decline was so fast, we put Kelsey to sleep less than two weeks later on her 13th birthday. The vet told us that Kelsey suffered from many maladies that probably stemmed from eating processed dog kibble. If I had only known that changing her diet could have changed her life!

Welcome to our new yorkie Juliet! Welcome Raw Meaty Bones Diet!
To learn about this style of pet feeding, go to the very first entry and work your way up.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Fixing 80 dinners for a 1-1/2 year old 5 pound yorkie

Julie "woofs" down her meals way too quickly, so I have made an adjustment: bigger pieces, which takes her longer to eat and increases her tearing and chewing - - good for her teeth.  I went to the grocery store and bought two 10-pound bags of chicken legs and thighs at a great price, $14. I also got a 1-pound tub of chicken fryer livers $2, a pound of chicken gizzards $2, and a pound of lean cubed round steak $4.  The butcher cut up the chicken with bones into fat slices.  I cut gizzards and livers in two.  Because my dog doesn't like a lot of skin, I threw away about a pound per bag, but still retained some on the meat.  Total 4-ounce dog meals: 80  Total cost: $22

A meal includes mostly chicken with the bone, a small piece of red meat (not her favorite), a half gizzard, and a bit of liver.  Organ meat should be about 5% of her meal.  When I think of it, I splash on about a half teaspoon of olive oil for her coat health.  Juliet always eats all her food and finishes the bones too.

cutting chicken               

appropriate sized chunk
Julie says, "eww, icky skin and fat"
chicken gizzards, cut in half
chicken liver, cut in half
cubed beef
measuring on the scale, 4 oz.
here's a view inside a baggie
and a zipped bag, air squeezed out
80 dinners for my little doglet, ready for the deep freeze

My Dog Is Happy