If you’ve been following me a while, you guys know that I like to add extras to my dogs’ food. Sometimes they get a home-cooked meal. Sometimes they get something added to their kibble. But I’m always tried ways to improve their diets. If I had the time and space I would probably be feeding a well balanced raw food to be honest. I think a species specific diet that’s closest to what our dogs wild cousins would eat is best for them. How many coyotes to you know who are out there chewing on corn cobs and sweet potatoes?  (*wink) But since I don’t have the storage space or time at this point, I’ve tried to pick a quality kibble and add to that to improve their diets.

In my perfect “homestead” world, I’d raise my own meat for my dogs and have a big freezer full. I’d have milk goats again and make homemade kefir to add to their diet and fresh goat milk to add to puppy diets as they’re weaned off mom. But those things aren’t possible at this time.

But I’m thankful we have lots of fresh chicken eggs that the dogs get to enjoy with their meals.

Normally chickens molt in the fall and stop laying eggs. But the new chicks I bought this spring starting laying late in the summer and continue to lay. I’ve been getting 4-6 eggs a day.

And I found a couple of healthy meal toppers to add to the dogs dinner too.

Freeze-dried minnows and chicken hearts from Vital Essentials make great meal toppers or healthy treat for your dog. I also add canned sardines in water to their food sometimes.

Adding fruits and veggies to your dogs meals too will be beneficial.

My dogs gobble their dinners with the healthy extras added. They can hardly wait to get in their crates for dinner!

Bon appetit dogoos!

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2 Responses to Extras

  1. Vicki says:

    I am a little confused. Jennifer do you feed the dogs in their crates every time?

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