Vitamin Rich, Immune Booster Dog and Cat Food
Control Fleas Naturally
Here is a recipe I created for my dogs and cats that delivers extra vitamins and supplements that help keep skin and coat in excellent condition. The brewer's yeast and garlic boost the immune system and help fight fleas. In fact, I use no flea products, and my animals have no problem with fleas and no health problems.
My Healthy Happy Dog & Cat
You will need a big bowl, a teaspoon, a measuring cup, and a potato masher.
1 16 ounce can of very high quality dog food, or, you can use a 16 oz can of jack mackerel, 16 oz of other lean meat.
2 cups of dry puppy food.
1 teaspoon of brewer's yeast.
1 teaspoon of garlic powder.
1 teaspoon of parsley flakes.
1 can of French cut green beans (no salt added) drained.
1 cod liver oil capsule.
1 vitamin E capsule.
2 fish oil capsules.
16 oz of boiling *Brita Water.
Empty the can of dog food (or other meat) into a large bowl. Put the cod liver oil, vitamin E, and fish oil capsules into the empty dog food can and pour ½ can of boiling water over them. Set this aside.
Measure the 2 cups of dry puppy food into the bowl. Add the spices. Add the can of green beans.
Stir the hot water in the dog food can to finish dissolving the capsules and rinse residual dog food off the sides of the can. Pour the hot water and oil over the ingredients in the bowl. Pour another ½ can of boiling water into the can and swish it around to get the residue of vitamins. Pour this over the mixture.
Mash it all up with a potato masher.
This mixture can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week. If you have a small dog who won't be able to eat it all within a week, of course, you can freeze part of it. You may even want to freeze individual portions and just thaw one out every day.
I have been using this recipe for 5 years, and my pets are all healthier and happier for it. This food is too rich to be used as the entire diet. It is a supplement. Feed a small amount daily in addition to a good quality of dry food. Feed according to your pets' size. My big dog (65 pounds) gets about ¾ cup a day in addition to her dry food. My cats get a tablespoon each a day in addition to their dry food. If fed consistently, you should be able to eliminate the need for flea products after about a month.
Copyright: SuzanneBennett: November 3, 2008
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