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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-14-2011, 01:03 AM Thread Starter
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Look what I found!!!

So in getting on the wagon with Sabine's feeding plan I need a system... I've been home cooking for 2 weeks now and feel pretty comfortable, but now that Sabine's "menu" is in front of me, I need to change quite a few things and buy several more. sigh.
I ordered all of the supplements and worked on getting some of the "things" I still needed. I was very happy with what I found and am actually looking forward to getting things started! I will probably cook on Wednesday or Thursday and let you know how it goes!

I was SUPER excited to find the white little tiny ice cube trays!! I am going to bake and puree the sweet potato and freeze them to put in her Kong!! and use as treats for grooming and what not.
the kids are excited to have tiny little ice cubes too!
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froze some little ice cubes over night and they are AWESOME! LOL for water bottles, for TIllie to play with ... might need to go get some more trays to use for making treats! LOL

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Nice... Where did you get those?


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Nice... Where did you get those?
Me too...where did you get those? Where did you order the supplements also? I have not gotten on board with this diet but would really like to, my guess is that is is no more expensive after the initial investment than the Blue Buffalo I feed...and I am sure much better for them...Great information..thanks

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Flynn, are they having any problems with what they are on currently or do you just want to do something better for them?
I ordered all the supplements/vitamins Sabine reccomended for Tillie's balanced diet from "luckyvitamin.com" and I got these supplies at Bed, Bath and Beyond!! the tiny ice cube trays were only 2.99 (for 2!!!) and the orange "ice cube" trays were 7.99, the food scale was 4.99 and IS super cheap made only goes up to 16 ounces, but I think it will work fine as most measuring is like 2 oz of this, 2 oz of that.... it is quite the project, but I am blessed to have the time and desire to learn and I figure SOMEONE in my family should have a balanced healthy diet, since the Lord knows my kids eat like CRAP. LOL seriously, they are HORRID eaters and end up skipping meals rather than eat the HEALTHY good for them food that I provide for them! Tillie is probably healthier than they are!

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I just started with Sabine too! I cooked all the stuff and Henry's been getting it for 1.5 weeks now. We havent added supplements yet. So far, so good - but it IS a challenge! Next week I'm going away for a few days so I have to teach the sitter to cook for Henry. I'm sure she will think I've lost my marbles. I know my husband does.

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Glad to see you're up and running Tammy. There's no question this is the healthiest way to go. A little work maybe, but I',m sure quite doable. The suppliments you are on are different maybe than the ones I'm on with canned food but are fairly inexpensive. I like to use the one's Sabine recommends. Good for you Tammy.

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Thank you for the encouragement!
I have ordered 7 of the vitamins/supplements and the total was $42, which I was VERY impressed with!! I need to order 3 more, Omega 3, cod liver oil and B complex and then I'll have everything, hopefully it comes in a few days. I am going out of town this weekend (for the Hav club of Northern Ca playdate!! woooooot!) it will be challenging to keep her food cold, keep track of everything, but I know I can do it.
I just bought her cod and will cook everything tomorrow.
I cook once a week and freeze in serving size portions. I'm sure I will have a BILLION questions for Sabine tomorrow when I am IN the process! and YES Dave, she IS amazing! SO helpful, so caring and patient!! All she wants is for our dogs to be HEALTHY!! Thank you for all you have done to help us Dave!

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Flynn, are they having any problems with what they are on currently or do you just want to do something better for them?
I ordered all the supplements/vitamins Sabine reccomended for Tillie's balanced diet from "luckyvitamin.com" and I got these supplies at Bed, Bath and Beyond!! the tiny ice cube trays were only 2.99 (for 2!!!) and the orange "ice cube" trays were 7.99, the food scale was 4.99 and IS super cheap made only goes up to 16 ounces, but I think it will work fine as most measuring is like 2 oz of this, 2 oz of that.... it is quite the project, but I am blessed to have the time and desire to learn and I figure SOMEONE in my family should have a balanced healthy diet, since the Lord knows my kids eat like CRAP. LOL seriously, they are HORRID eaters and end up skipping meals rather than eat the HEALTHY good for them food that I provide for them! Tillie is probably healthier than they are!
No, they are okay as well as you can tell,on the food they are eating. I just believe it can be so much healthier for them with what you are doing...It will pay off in the long run, in my estimation. Just think of the quality....has to be better.....Hang in there I will have lots of questions tooo I am sure...thanks for being a inspiration..

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Glad to help Tammy. Don't hesitate with your questions , she's great at follow up as well. I've come to know her quite well . We talk a couple of times a week on average. She truly does care. Whatever you want to feed your dog ,she will give you the best options and advice. Can't say enough about her. She keeps telling me to switch to homecooking and offered a free consult ,I just got to get off this computer for a couple of hours and learn how to cook. LOL.

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