I give mine, The skins of potatoes boiled, kidney beans from a can but I put them thru a blender frst, same with Chick peas, new/baby potatoes from a can, boiled frozen mix veg from a packet, mushy peas from a can or normal peas frozen, i also usually feed this with some bones and dry all mixd together as its quite liquidy and not much fibre...
Post by shakkastaffs on Mar 27, 2010 16:39:09 GMT -5
I was told certain veg are high in oxalic acid such as broccoli and spinach which interferes with calcium absorption, so should only be given in small quantities. 5% of a dogs diet can actually help, but 10% or more can be toxic in dogs. I tend to avoid both.
Post by ragingstormkennels on Mar 27, 2010 17:01:39 GMT -5
Thats what ive heard Shakka, that the vegetables in a dogs diet should only make up for 5% of their diet.......the only time they eat veg is with tripe, mince or fish which they have once a week, I normally grate in the equivalent of half a carrot in to their food.
T, what are the benefits of Kidney beans and chick peas?
lots of protien, iron, magnesium, potassium, thiamin vit K and the fiber. also dont quote me on this but they are supposed to have antioxidants that prevent cancer n stuff..they prevent blood sugar levels from rising, ad keep cholesterol low, they provide slow release energy without the use of sugars very good for people too lol. kidney beans can kill if theyr eaten without being boiled, but i dont think you can get them without being boiled anyway.
i blend em coz otherwide they dont really digest in a dog if u get what i mean..
Post by smokemontsbt on Jul 27, 2010 10:14:55 GMT -5
I only add veg about 3 times a week (raw and chopped). I use carrot, broccoli, cauli, pea pods, cabbage leaves. Friut the same, just a couple of times a week or as treats. I give apple although last week at my vets I saw a list of foods that are poisonous to dogs and apple pips were listed, although I had been giving mine the whole thing, probably for years... I also give banana and pear.
Post by northbrooke06 on Jul 27, 2010 13:38:22 GMT -5
I use celery,carrott,fenugreek and spinich once or twice a week.
Celery Aids rheumatism and also helps restore lost tissue and muscle tone. Carrot Excellent blood cleanser promotes good tooth enamel. High in Vit A. Fenugreek Greatly helps with digestive disturbances. An excellent general tonic. Spinach Rich in iron and anti oxidants.
Green food suppliment:
◦Kelp: The most nutrias form of vegetable on this planet. It contains as many as 41 trace elements, vitamins A,B,C,D,E and K, and is without equal as a source of natural iodine.
Its aids digestion ans elimination and helps to build resistance to disease, especially of the urinary system
◦Alfalfa: Contains 16% protein, vitamins C,B1,B2,D,E,K provitamin A, and several mineral salts including calcium phosphorus ans potassium.
◦Nettle: High in iron and vitamin C, cleanses the body of toxins and accumulated wastes.
◦Parsley: Provides large quantities of vitamin C and A, also contains iron, calcium, phosphorus and manganese. A digestive, tonic, it expels gas from the intestines.
Pure seaweed powder:
For centuries, seaweed was, and still is in some parts of the world used as a food for animals and human beings. Scientific evidence has supported ancient beliefs about the remarkable properties of seaweed, by confirming that it contains large amounts of vitamins, minerals and trace elements.
What is more, at the McGill University in Montreal, Pacific harvested kelp was shown to have some ability to reduce radioactive Strontium 90 which human beings had taken in through their intestines by up to 80%. The fact that seaweed has the power to do this was also confirmed by a Medical Radiological Unit at Harwell. The advantage of seaweed is that while it supplies essential vitamins and mineral salts, it is also alkaline and cleansing, and exerts a gentle laxative affect. It can, therefore, perform nutritional and therapeutic functions at one and the same time. Iodine is the essential constituent of seaweed. By increasing and regulating the metabolic rate, iodine supplies mental and physical energy.
This increases physical activity, which in turn improves bile flow and helps to shed excess weight. Iodine is not solely a gland regulator: a deficiency of iodine contributes to digestive troubles. Chlorine and potassium are also present in seaweed. Chlorine facilitates the digestion of proteins and aids the liver in removing poisons from the system. Potassium helps to prevent both constipation and diarrhea. Together with sodium ( also present in seaweed), it plays a large part in ensuring alkalinity and preventing catarrh and formation of stones in the gall-bladder, Kidneys and urinary bladder. In animals, seaweed encourages a thick shining coat, strong bones and good pigmentation. Simply sprinkle on to the main meal five days a week.
I also use codliver oil and apple cider vinegar.
sorry for the long post but thought people might be interested on the benefits etc.. of each veg or herb etc,etc....
Post by smokemontsbt on Jul 28, 2010 5:13:28 GMT -5
I also use herbs from CSJ: ( www.csjk9.com/ ) RESIST! which contains Echinacea. It is a totally natural herbal supplement that can help the dog's natural immune system. Ideal for dogs with skin problems, sensitivities, intolerances, dull coats, recovering from illness or surgery or those that are generally just feeling 'out of sorts' Perfect for getting dogs into show ring condition.
SEAWEED & PARSLEY: made from Canadian Kelp and Seaweed - that is simply sprinkled on to your dog's dinner.
CALM DOWN (For Betty!!), containing: CAMMOMILE: valuable in helping support the nervous system. Commonly known as the most popular herbal tea for a "relaxing sleep", Camomile is often used as a 'calming and digestive aid'. It can also help maintain healthy skin. LEMON BALM: is known for its 'calming' action. It was thought historically that Lemon Balm revived melancholy or in our modern terms "stress". VERVAIN: main property is to help support the nervous system but is also a 'calmer' and can help give the dog a general 'boost'. LIME FLOWERS: is used mainly to help support the immune and nervous systems. SKULLCAP: can be beneficial for dogs showing signs of excitability and general restlessness.
BILLY NO MATES: (for fleas) Seaweed, Fenugreek, Mint, Neem Leaves and Lemon Balm