Life is a treat!
my food journal
Food Fur Thought
It’s a doggos job to teach hoomans dat little things bring da biggest joys.
Like food! I eat anyfing put in front of me. I would eat salt chips and string cheese all day but Hooman says food is da energy dat fuels my tiny 7-pound body. Because I hab alopecia and naughty anal gland inflammation, hooman is even more crazy about my whole food diet. “Nutrition strengthens da immune system” she says. Blah, blah, blah. Atleast my butt is no longer on fire. We live in Los Angeles and mom is a bit coo-coo about the power of foods to heal our bodies.
Dat being said, even with 4 years of gud diet my alopecia is still here. So hoomans, let dat be food fur thought. You can try and heal us but maybe DNA or universe still wants us to hab magic hair powers. Either way, a healthy diet will keep us with you longer so it’s fur da best anyway!
Since so many frens asked, here is daily food journal and why I eat what I do. Also I’m a dog not a vet so if anyfing isn’t accurate…sorry! I am smart boy but still only 6.
My food journal
…aka treat tracker
Thyroid Pill Treat
Once I started losing my hairs, hooman took me to naturopath and she found I was hypothyroid. Turns out, wasn’t my fault I was fat and sleepy boi! Now I take da levothyroxine daily which helped some hairs grow back. Mom compounded my meds into chewy treat dat sniffs like beef and it’s what I lub most and spin for morning and night. Genius werk!
(ingredients in da chewable according to hooman: Levothyroxine Sodium powder, sodium chloride granules, Xanthan Gum powder, Glycerin Liquid, Beef Liquid (verdict: not da best but mom hasn’t taken it away yet)
(Wedgewood Pharmacy- only a few pharmacies make magic smelly dog meds & dis one ships across da US)
Raw Diet- Stella and Chewy frozen beef and lamb patties
I am so happy I lost hairs cause mom took me off kibbles and gave me raw beefies and lamb. I’ve been eating raw for 4 years and am so obsessed wiff my food dat I dance and spin and high five da wall. Check out dis video. I was never crazy about even da best kibbles. I dream about dis food and polish it off in seconds.
Pros and Cons of Eating Raw
Licks like water
Over 70% of raw meal is water! We get da majority of our daily water intake from our meal! Hoomans will notice less thirst
Gibs us better breath
Bacteria in da mouth makes it smelly and raw food doesn’t gib bacteria a happy place to live (kibble does I guess)
Happy skin and coat
Raw habs ground bone (natural source of fiber) and collagen which is gud for skin and hair healff. Cooked food has less nutrients cause heat destroys some if it
More play times
It takes less energy to digest raw food so more energy to have fun! Raw food only takes 1-2 hours to digest but 7-9 hours for kibbles. Plus less fillers and carbs weighing down our bodies
Smaller Poops & less stink
cause we absorb all da nutrients versus pooping out da fillers in kibbles (hoomans love dis one)
Da naughty Bacteria
Some vets and companies like Just Food For Dogs say der is risk of contamination wiff disease causing bacteria. Udders argue us doggos are well equipped to deal wiff bacteria and our saliva has antibacterial properties.
Dis is why dey say a doggos mouth is cleaner den hoomans. Saliva contains lysozyme an enzyme dat destroys harmful bacteria. And our short digestive track pushes food and bacteria out quickly wiffout giving it time to colonize. We also have a very acidic gut dat deters bacteria.
So hoomans, wash your hands when dealing wiff raw food. Grandma and Grampa make us clean our bowl in laundry room sink. Rude! hehe
Rich in fats – gibs gas
okay i never hab gas from beefy breakfasts and dinners. Only when mom gibs whole green bean. But some hoomans think raw diets are too rich and can cause GI upset.
Frozen Raw Food Ingredients:
• 90-95% meat, organs, and bone. Grass fed, cage-free, happy cows. Wee!
• Pea free, lentil-free, potato free (grain free foods containing these can cause heart disease according to FDA)
• (NO GRAIN, NO GLUTEN)
• 100% organic fruits and vegetables.
• Fortified with added vitamins, minerals, probiotics, and antioxidants
NuJoint Plus Wafer Treat
Whole Food Treaties with Hooman’s lunch
Serving size: I Frozen Beef Patty (Iwiegh 7 pounds)
Snack with hooman dinner
Thyroid Pill Treat for nighttime potty
Meal Prepping 101
Des are my favorite. Raw carrots have da best crunch and are gud for teefies. Low in calories and fat and lots of fiber to bulk up poops. Fiber is gud for anal gland issues like mine. Mom always buys da organic peeled and cut carrots. Dis way no pesticides and easier for me to chew wiffout choking. She lightly steams most of dem because she read dogs can’t metabolize the nutrients of raw carrots. So to fully get all dat nutrients like beta-carotene that gibs healthy eyes…..lightly cook or steam them. Will warn you, you’ll see lots of orange in da poop.
Seb tip: Cut into small pieces to avoid seeds and rind. Des can be upsetting to our tummies or cause intestinal blockage. Der is sugar so not too much at once. Perfect summer snack cause dey are 92% water and keep us hydrated. Also high in fiber for gud poops and habs lycopene antioxidant which can prevent cancer. Tell hoomans dat frens!