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Fido the Foodie

I’m a big advocate of making your own dog food, with the proper nutrition and age-appropriate content. When my puppies were little, I’d make rice stew with papaya for enzymes, yogurt, eggs, and pureed kale and pureed chicken or beef. Everything was blended so it was easy for them to digest. I bought them grain-free and high nutrient dog food but they usually didn’t eat much of it. I was glad when they would have a little though, in case there were nutrients they didn’t get from their homemade stew. My dogs are not overweight and they’ve never been sick. They have been really happy on their homemade diet. I don’t understand why people are so against table scraps or “people food”. If the food doesn’t contain anything harmful (chocolate, raisins, grapes, onion, garlic, potato skins, or anything hard to digest like water chestnuts or celery), I see no reason why you wouldn’t want to share the highest quality food with your dogs. They need fresh fruits and veggies as much as we do. Why not give them the best? Here is a website that is helpful if you’re considering feeding Fido the Foodie: pets.webmd.com/dogs/guide/homemade-dog-food