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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 07-22-2012, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
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Cash's new Crockpot recipe.

I asked Sabine for the simplest cooked recipe she could possibly create. And she delivered. keeping my fingers crossed that it will work for him... cause it took 10 minutes to prepare and cooks in the crockpot on it's own for 45 minutes. I will be doing one week at a time until I see how he does. But eventually I will be able to cook up to two- three months at a time. Although I may need to use a lobster pot not a crock pot.

the COST of one week (remember this is an allergic dog who needs bison)
total weekly cost $15.68, $1.12 a meal...this was without price shopping...just convenient ingredients

as comparison to what he had been eating:
Natures Variety at 3 medallion a meal is also $1.12
Addiction canned 1/3 of a can a meal is $ .99

here are some pictures of the 8 simple ingredients and how it looks in the pot. and done after an hour in the crock pot... veggies still a bit crunchy... decided to hand blend...a work in progress.



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And Happy Havaneezers!!! I swear poor Jasper knows Cash is getting some extra attention with this... eventually I will get a recipe for him too I think... but he does not need the pricey bison...so I think it will have to be a separate recipe.



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I started feeding Cash this last Wednesday. We were working crazy schedules the first part of the week so wanted to be home in case there was any transition woes. So far so good. Poops are great. He has not thrown up. He is not acting hungry. He loves it. Unfortunately, our scale was out of batteries... So we didn't weigh him before starting (for that matter before starting the canned). But he is up 1 lb from when I weighed him at the vet about a month ago. But I also don't know how our scale compares to the Vet's.

So I made it again today. And stretched it to 16 days. I also just started his vitamin mix. I was shocked when the order came, so many bottles. But since most were powders it was pretty simple to combine.




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good for you Missy. Sabine can find a way and you have done a great thing to find it out. That looks delicious. That's what our dogs should be eating . You make me feel guilty. One of these days, like I keep telling Tammy. LOL You should send her the pictures.

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That looks yummy! Be glad you're in a big city - if Panda needed to eat bison - I can't imagine where I would have to go to find it...not locally that's for sure!

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Missy, it does look delicious and easy, too! I'm like Donna and would be hard pressed to find bison around here! Glad he's enjoying it! I bought wild salmon oil last week to put on their food and Abby needed a butt bath the next day and also threw up. Will try again in a few days to see if the salmon oil really was the culprit!

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Wahoooo! congratulations and welcome to the "club"!!

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good for you Missy. Sabine can find a way and you have done a great thing to find it out. That looks delicious. That's what out dogs should be eating . You make me feel guilty. One of these days, like I keep telling Tammy. LOL You should send her the pictures.
Yes, Dave, what is UP with that?! You not cooking for Molly after always telling us we should be?

Wow, throwing it in the crockpot sounds like a great idea, Missy!! It does look good! Please keep us updated on how Cash does on his new diet.

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Wow. That looks awesome! We've consulted with Sabine and have finally transitioned from kibble to canned which has gone great. But since the canned is a bit expensive we mix in a few cooked meals which include ground turkey, eggs, pureed veggies etc. Eventually I think we're leaning toward a new consultation for home cooked stuff over canned but haven't quite crossed that bridge yet.

A question for you and others that are going the home cooked route? Are you finding the dogs get the proper nutrients in the food. If not are you using supplements?

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A question for you and others that are going the home cooked route? Are you finding the dogs get the proper nutrients in the food. If not are you using supplements?
Most of us that do home cooked route get a consult from a dog nutriontist and she balances everything and makes sure that the dogs DO get all of the proper nutrients. I have about 8 different, specific powders and crushable pills that I make up each week and put some in her food at each meal.

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