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Vitamin Rich, Immune Booster Dog and Cat Food

Updated on February 1, 2009

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

From the Collection of My Own Backyard.  Photographer/Copyright: Suzanne Bennett
From the Collection of My Own Backyard. Photographer/Copyright: Suzanne Bennett


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

*Break The Bottled Water Habit

I take every opportunity to promote the Brita Pitcher because it is a product I have used happily for over 10 years. The Brita pitcher gives you 99% pure water, guaranteed, every time. Using the Brita pitcher costs a fraction of the cost of bottled water, which is more expensive per gallon than gasoline and is one of the biggest hoaxes ever perpetrated on the public.

Using the Brita pitcher saves money, space in the landfill & energy (that it takes to process and haul bottled water around, not to mention producing all those plastic bottles). Using the Brita pitcher and your own reusable water bottle is a single, simple, affordable change that you can easily make that will tremendously reduce your ecological footprint. That is, the amount of resources you consume just living day-to-day.

Break the bottled water habit. Get yourself a Brita pitcher. You'll be glad you did!


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    justmesuzanne 8 years ago from Texas

    Yes, this recipe is completely safe for any animal that is eating. If your kitten is old enough to eat on it's own, you can surely offer it this recipe. It does take a while to kick in. If you are having flea problems on a very young kitten, consult your vet about safe products to use.

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    Autumn 8 years ago

    Can it be used with 6 week old kittens?

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    justmesuzanne 8 years ago from Texas

    Yes the fish oil should help with arthritis! :)

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    Iphigenia 8 years ago

    Thanks for the recipe - I shall try it, my little old westie is looking a wee bit stiff these days - this supplemental recipe sounds like it might help.

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    Latrelle Ross 9 years ago

    This is great! Thanks for sharing :)

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    justmesuzanne 9 years ago from Texas

    My pleasure! Thank you for your kind words and support! :)

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    Sharon 9 years ago

    O my gosh, This is GREAT!!! Thank You SOO much for providing the recipe! I admire you, because your not trying to scam money out of animal lovers, you are very highly commended for your generosity, and i will be sure to pass this recipe on, and of course, let them know where i got it from!!! Thank you so very much!!!

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    justmesuzanne 9 years ago from Texas

    Thanks, and that's only a fraction of them! There are more! :)

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    RFox 9 years ago

    Great hub! Your 'babies' are so cute. I'm a sucker for a furry face. :)

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    justmesuzanne 9 years ago from Texas

    I'm glad you found it helpful! Keep the flea collar on for about 3 months. It takes time for this to work. Once it does, just keep feeding the supplement food daily and you should never have a problem with fleas again. :) Suzanne

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    K D Martel 9 years ago from Quebec, CANADA

    Wow Suzanne, what an excellent supplement recipe for the dogs and cats!! This is the first time I've come across this and I will make some for my German Shepard, Kat. She spends a lot of time outside and I usually keep a good flea collar on her, but this could probably be much better (and healthier!) for her! Thanks!