There’s a lot of interest in feeding our dogs a better quality diet. I’ve written about it some on this dog training website, since what you feed your dog can affect his behavior. Many people have become more aware of what ingredients are in the dog kibble they buy, while others are feeding a totally homemade and often raw diet.
I’m somewhere in the middle. I have at times prepared totally homemade food for my dogs, but at present I’m feeding them a good quality dry dog food and supplementing that with Dr. Pitcairn’s Fresh Meat Supplement for Dog Kibble, from the book Dr. Pitcairn’s Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats… the link takes you to my recent review of the book. It’s got a lot more in it that just dog food recipes, but it’s worth buying for those alone.
It was time to mix up a new batch of the fresh meat supplement the other day, so I snagged my husband and his camera to shoot the process. I edited it, and so here is a video about how I made it:
A few comments about the program: I didn’t give all the exact quantities, particularly not for Dr. Pitcairn’s Healthy Powder, and they really do matter. If you want to try making a meat supplement for the dry food you feed, I think the paperback book is a great investment, specially since it has so much more useful information of all sorts.
Also, there are numerous approaches to how to go about feeding your dog the optimum diet. Some people think Dr. Pitcairn uses too many grains, for example. My take on all this is that these differences are pretty minor compared to the difference between feeding all or partly a homemade diet for your dogs and feeding ordinary cheap-o dog kibble.
So for more information on Dr. Pitcairn’s useful recipes for dogs and cats, get yourself a copy of the book: