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.
Digital camera archives: I found some pix of food I've made for the dogs which is great for sharing with humans. I'm happy to post recipes (if I remember how I made any of these things, lawl) upon request.
There are various arguments against the inclusion of grain in the canine diet. One is that grains cause allergies in dogs. This article offers the perspective that the incidence of grain allergies in dogs is extremely low. Another common argument against feeding grains is that the dog has no dietary requirement for carbohydrates and would … Continue reading Dog Food Wonkery: Grains
Lately I've been making what Billy calls goulash. I boil chicken in an oversized pot with extra water. About halfway through, I sprinkle in a small amount of rice and add chopped veggies. Today's veggies were sweet potatoes, celery and carrots. By the time the chicken is done, the rice and veggies are cooked and … Continue reading Dinner at Chez Dog