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How scared do you get as a pet parent who wants to feed a healthy meal to your dog but with all the recalls, scares, and big, long, difficult-to-pronounce words in dog food, it becomes a bit of a mystery!? The mystery of a bad cook with a good dog has been solved. Read on.
You aren’t alone if you want to feed a healthy meal to your dog.
With approximately 80 million dogs calling U.S. households home, guess what one of the most commonly asked questions is by dedicated pet parents?
“Is this food safe/good for my dog?”
How many of these statements apply to you:
I want my dog to eat a healthy meal
I want my dog to eat food that tastes good to him/her
I wish I could feed my dog a homemade meal but I have no clue where to start
I want my dog to eat a good meal but I don’t have a fortune to spend on it
I want to feed my dog homemade food but I fear it would take too long to make
I want my dog to have Omega-3 oils but where do I even start
I feel the same way you do with all of the above: And so in recent months we’ve decided to rotate our dog’s diet. Rotating a dog’s diet is good for many folks because it prevents your dog from being too accustomed to one protein source, and hence developing an allergy, and it also is good to feed a variety to your dog. Old school thinking is that dogs will eat what’s given to them. New school thinking and for progressive pet parents we realize that as we would not want the same meal every day, neither do our canine family members.
The Mystery of the Dog Mom Who Couldn’t Cook
Give a peek to this one-minute movie and then follow me after the video.
Since my previous Cocker Spaniel suffered and passed with complications of Irritable Bowel Disease, I am very cautious about what I allow my dog to eat and any supplements he receives. Knowing the benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids in a dog’s diet, we’re now fans of WellyTails Wild Ocean Fish Oil Omega 3 blend oil, which is blended into Dexter’s daily meal.
Fish oils can turn rancid but this is not the case with the WellyTails brand. Thankfully, the bottle that contains the liquid is air tight, easy to pump and the same type of container used in human medicine for treating burn victims. Depending on your dog’s weight, you simply pump a squirt onto the food.
I was giving my dog a capsule that I had to pierce daily and then squirt the liquid all over his food. Ask me how many times I got shot in the eye with fish oil: Ack, more than a dozen.
The Scoop on WellyChef
The WellyChef food itself is now part of Dexter’s diet since we are rotating his food. He will eat this brand and formula a few days a week. It is:
Tasty and protein sources will vary
Homemade and even this bad cook dog mom can do it
Cost effective and I make it every 3 days, refrigerating it
Takes minutes to prepare
Topped with WellyTails fish oil
Made in the U.S.A.
We are feeding the Veggie, Fruit, and Chia Canine Blend as the base. So all you have to do is add warm water to this food, let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes and then mix in sunflower or vegetable oil, a meat of your choice, fish oil, fresh ground meat, and if you like, pieces of a cooked, chopped egg. How tasty does that sound? And that is what I love about this system: I can actually make it, it is good for dogs, and it tastes good .Plus because I am rotating protein sources, my dog is less likely to:
- Get bored of his food;
- Develop an allergy;
For vacationing, road trips, travel, and ease of preparation, the WellyTails line simply stated, rocks, and has made transitioning to a rotation diet a really wonderful process.
We will be offering one prize pack of Welly Tails goodies in conjunction with our big Christmas/Holiday photo contest launching in mid November, so stay tuned.
QUESTION: What are you feeding and does homemade sound like a good option for you?