This week, my dogs are eating gizzards. In the grocery store, gizzards are cheap. I remember my mom buying them as a snack. She’d season them and fry them in a pan, which I still do today.
Gizzards for my dogs are more expensive. A lot more expensive. Of course, the ones I buy for myself are chicken. My dogs eat duck. Nothing but the best.
- 40 pounds of duck wings
- 30 pounds of duck gizzards
- 5 pounds of turkey hearts
- 4 pounds of organ/offal blend by GreenTripe.com (2-2 lb chubs)
- 2 pork liver*
- 8 pork kidneys*
- 5 pounds of vegetables (not the mix this time)
* I went heavier on offal and liver this week because I didn’t feed enough last week.
- Stainless steel bowls
- Mixing spoons
- Meat grinder
- Mixer (optional)
- Rubbermaid containers (I have several sets – these are amazing)
I prefer to feed my dogs ground raw dog food; it’s easy to feed ground raw from their dog dishes and leaves less of a mess.
I grind all of the meat and mix them in several huge stainless steel bowls. Once mixed, I transfer the ingredients into Rubbermaid containers and into the fridge and freezer.
The vegetable mix can be added while mixing all of the meat or to each meal as you feed your dogs. I do both depending on what I have on hand (and what I remember to do). This week, my dogs are eating pureed vegetables mixed into their raw because I didn’t have time to make their Veggie Mix.
- 1 bunch carrots with greens
- 1 bunch spinach
- 1 bunch kale
- 1 bunch celery
- 8 zucchini (they’re very small)
- 1 bunch parsley
The above ingredients will create a balanced meal for at least a week for my four big dogs.
My dogs get the same supplements daily, but not all of my dogs get each of the following supplements. I add these to my dogs’ morning or evening meal:
- Digestive Supplement: FullBucket Daily Canine Powder or In Clover Optagest*
- Fish Oil: Bonnie & Clyde Pet Goods when I don’t feed raw sardines
- Raw Egg: fed as the multi-vitamin because raw eggs are full of nutrients
- Joint Supplement: In Clover Connectin Chews
- Golden Paste (recipe card below)
- Spirulina Powder
- Milk Thistle
- Raw Goats Milk or Milk Kefir (as a treat – but it’s good for them too)
- Bone broth (sometimes I add, sometimes I don’t)