Cocker spaniel dam and pups pictured in the book Dog Owners Guide by Kasco Mills, Inc, 1950 From the book The Dogs of the British Islands by Stonehenge, 1872 From the book British dogs their varieties, history, characteristics, breeding, management and exhibition by Hugh Dalziel, 1879 Breeder and Sportsman, May 8, 1886 From the book … Continue reading Various Vintage Snippets on Dog Feeding
Country Life, May 1928 Note: This is a transcribed article which may contain deviations from the original, posted at the end. How to Feed Your DogCOUNTRY LIFE, October 1928by MARGARET A. FLORYTHE value of careful, intelligent feeding of all young animals can hardly be overestimated. Nature has provided the mothers of all species with either … Continue reading “How to Feed Your Dog” – 1928 Article
From the book The Hunting Directory by Thomas Burgeland Johnson, 1830 From the book The Beagle in America and England by Henry Wilson Prentice, 1920 (although this section on feeding was written by Edward H. Carle) from the book Horse and Hound by Roger D. Williams, 1908 From the book The Hunting Directory by Thomas … Continue reading Beagles and Hounds – Vintage Feeding Recommendations
I know some readers share my interest in how dogs were fed in the past. In fact, some of us became friends years back on the old Pet Connection blog, talking about dog diets. Anyway, here are several passages on the subject from a few vintage books, and a dog photo from each for good … Continue reading Vintage Dog Books: Feeding
This is a pretty easy and versatile recipe that can be shared by human and dogs. You can use any kind of potatoes, any kind of broth and add the protein and veggies of your choice. For the dish shown in these photos, I used regular baking potatoes, unsalted chicken broth, butter, eggs and baby … Continue reading Dinner at Chez Dog
I cook for the dogs just about every day. Some of my favorite recipes to make are ones that can be shared by the humans in the house (since I don't cook for them quite as often). Here are three shareable recipes from this weekend: French Toast My grocery store puts out a rack of … Continue reading Recipes to Share with Your Dogs
I know the "Dogs do not have the enzymes needed to digest grains!!!!!!!!!111!!!11" camp had to be hatin' this study which found that dogs' digestive systems evolved over time to better allow them to digest starchy food. Now there's more bad news: another study has found the same thing: The team then compared corresponding genes … Continue reading Science Says Dogs’ Digestive Systems Evolved with Humans
Talking about feeding starchy foods to dogs is one of those things that tends to stir up controversy. So let me state up front that this post is going to discuss feeding starchy foods (potatoes, grains, etc.) to dogs and I am neither encouraging nor discouraging anyone from changing whatever they choose to feed their … Continue reading Discussion: Dog Food Wonkery, Now With Added Science!
Last night we took Graham to the emergency clinic for a suspected urinary tract infection. She'd been having accidents in the house for about a week but last night was the first time we saw blood in the urine. So we decided to take her in to get her started on antibiotics last night instead … Continue reading A Visit to the Emergency Vet and Why Billy is “Family Circus” Funny
For Christmas dinner, I made the dogs chicken noodle soup using some leftover yellow squash and baby carrots, egg noodles and of course, chicken. After I snapped this photo, I topped the dish with some chopped hard-boiled egg.