The madness continues. The request was for dog food, but the shelves are empty. Cat food, too.
Dogs will eat cat food, but cats will not touch dog food.
What to do?
I have a recipe for dog food, a basic one that I’ve used and adapted for each dog and its individual needs (age, arthritis, pancreatitis, etc.).
Basic Dog Food Recipe:
Over-cooked rice (these recipes have all come from dogs with illnesses, so digestion means overcooking foods so it doesn’t swell in the stomach causing indigestion – which can kill dogs);
Meat, minced or chopped up small (not too much liver or similar – too much is not so good, regardless of what the dog says);
Vegetables, overcooked – I use pumpkin, carrot, sweet potato (check to see what’s safe and what’s available);
Cheese – I know what you’re going to say, but if the dog is fussy, old, geriatric, etc. then cheese is the tempter and not much is needed. You can save a tiny piece to put on top of the food in the bowl.
Simple. Cook the rice and all the vegies (not in the same pot at the same time). Rinse the rice thoroughly (you can read up why, but rice should be cooked in too much water, rapid boiled, and rinsed thoroughly after cooking [unless it’s sludge – it happens, all right!]).
Dry-fry the meat. Cook thoroughly. Keep the juices.
When all are cooked, mix together thoroughly. Add the bits of cheese so it doesn’t melt.
Store in the fridge in a container with a tight-fitting lid.
Cut pieces of meat into slivers. Dry in a low oven until springy-crisp. Don’t feed this as the only food. Dogs are omnivores and need more than meat.
As all my cats are now on the far side of the Rainbow, I don’t have anything in my memory banks for cooking up fresh or dry food.
Do you have any recipes to share with pet owners so they don’t have to panic-buy?
It would be appreciated. By all dog and cat owners, everywhere in the world – thank you; woof-roof; miaow.