I haven’t posted in a while because our dogs haven’t eaten dined on anything new. Once I found which proteins work best for my pack, I don’t stray too far from the menu.
This morning, I decided to give the dogs something different – sardines! I can order whole sardines through our co-op. Rodrigo loves them and will eat them whole, raw in the yard. They are flash frozen after being caught off the Oregon coast and arrive in 50-pound boxes. I have to partially thaw the box and redistribute into manageable packages.
It’s a pain in the butt and too much fish to deal with so I purchased a case of sardine chubs (the food comes in a tube form) from Primal Pet Food. This is just sardine grind and looks like a brown mush. It’s tempting to wonder if this is really fish, but once you get a whiff, you’re sure. Plus, I’ve ground up fish before and that’s close to what it looks like – a brown mush.
It’s not very appetizing to me; the dogs love it.
This morning, I split the dogs’ meals in half, giving them 1/2 of the duck/veggie grind that I made and 1/2 of the Primal Pet sardine grind. I mixed it together, added thawed green beans to the girls’ meals (they’re on a diet), and served with their supplements.
It was a hit!
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)
The supplements I give to my dogs vary depending on their needs. Visit my blog to learn about the supplements I feed to my raw fed dogs. This is a 2017 blog post that I adjust throughout the year as their needs change.
BENEFITS OF SARDINES FOR DOGS:
Visit Keep the Tail Wagging® to learn more about the benefits of sardines for dogs. Even canned sardines (I look for low sodium, in water or olive oil) offer amazing benefits.