Well, here it is as promised, a look at my food.
I love it and Liz thinks it is responsible for my excellent coat and youthful looks (did you know I am 8 years old? I know I don’t look it!)
She got this recipe from Dr. Michael Fox’s website. My vet, Dr. Judy, approves of it.
In a large stockpot, put:
2 cups of uncooked rice (or pasta or other grain)
1 tsp. kelp
1 tsp. brewer’s yeast
1 tsp. calcium carbonate/citrate/ or lactate
1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp. wheat germ
1 tbsp. vegetable (flax* or safflower oil)
a little salt (sea salt if you have it)
1 lb. meat/fish (see original recipe for complete instructions, including how to use a whole chicken)
water to cover
We use fish because I have allergies to other things. It’s still delicious. Liz gets frozen fish and defrosts it, then adds it to the pot.
Just boil it all up till the rice is mushy, stirring occasionally. You can add more water as you need to.
While it is still hot, add 2 c. mixed pureed carrots, yam, sweet potato, or other vegetables. Sometimes Liz throws an apple into the mix. She uses mixes of frozen/fresh leftover vegetables that have been chopped up in the blender. Mix this in very well.
Cool the food– one way is to separate it into containers and put them in an ice bath in the sink. If you are using flaxseed oil, add it after the food has cooled, because heat destroys it.
Save enough to eat for a couple days in the fridge and freeze the rest. Just defrost when you are ready to use! Liz usually makes a double batch so there is plenty on hand.
Don’t be put off by the ingredients. They are easy to find at your local health food store. We got them all at Henry’s (my favorite grocery store, obviously).
Since Liz discovered I like Buster’s food so much last time he was here, sometimes I also get some Wellness brand dry kibble mixed in.
I weigh 25 pounds, and I am nice and slim (though very toned). I eat about 2 cups per day.