Cooking for a Dog with Digestive Concerns
Does your dog seem to always have ongoing digestive issues? A few years back my Olivia seemed to be visiting the vet every two months with constant pancreatitis types of symptoms. It seemed like every commercial dog food we tried she had a reaction. Every time we went to the vet it seemed that more drugs were being prescribed to try and calm down her situation. As one who always seeks out natural ways of doing things, and as a (human ;-) certified nutritionist I decided that I wanted to try my hand at preventing this from recurring again. As humans, our food can make us or break us. As the saying goes food can be the slowest form of poison or the most powerful form of medicine. Ever since then I began making homemade meals for her and I enhance them with powdered vitamins. Thankfully, Olivia now has fewer visits to the vet. Depending on the day, I will either boil the meat and steam up some veggies and rice or if I have time to spend at home, I will crock-pot her meals. She really LOVES her meals from the crock-pot. Below is a sampling of what I will prepare for her. This will cover several meals for her.
2-4 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast
1 lb lean ground beef
1 small sweet potato
1 cup carrots
1/2 cup green beans
I put all the ingredients in the crock-pot and cook on low for about 6-8 hours.
When it is cooled I put some in her bowl and top it with a tbs or two of cooked rice, a dollop of plain low-fat organic yogurt and some powdered vitamins. There you have it, a meal made for a queen!
Quote Credit: “The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.” Ann Wigmore
Disclaimer: This is what works for my pet. ALWAYS ask your vet what is best for your pet!