Join Date: Jun 2009
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I agree with Amanda re the vegetables. I watch my dog's weight as he loves his food, too. At mealtimes, I add 4 finely chopped green beans or a 2 inch piece of carrot, or a brussel sprout. Other things like chopped up squash, cauliflower or broccoli seem to work, too. I find that as long as the veg is chopped well and mixed with the meat they get eaten. It looks like a bigger meal. A friend of mine says that food is food, though, so maybe I'm wrong. However, I find that when I add a few veggies on active days it seems more satisfying and my dog's weight has stayed fairly constant.
I have been thinking of adding a cod liver oil pill and about 1/4 tsp of kelp to his meals. Has anyone tried that? My dog's best friend is on a raw diet and he gets these once a day.
My dog isn't on a raw diet, though. He gets cooked patties as he's not allowed to be on a raw diet if we do pet therapy visits. But, I think the extra nutrition from the cod liver oil and the kelp would be a good idea anyway.
Sharon & Tucker