As I like food so much I decided to write about my breakfast and other meals and snacks.
My breakfast gets rather complicated as there are so many delicious things in it. (You can click on the links to find out more about each ingredient.)
- Ivory Coat Turkey Reduced Fat/Senior Adult Grain-Free Dry Food — shown in the photo of my bowl below.
- PAW Osteocare® Joint Health Chews — glucosamine, chondroitin and other stuff that’s good for my aging doggy body. (Two of the dark brown round things in my bowl in the photo below.)
- PAW Wellness & Vitality Multivitamin Chews — vitamins and minerals to keep me healthy. (The other two dark brown round things in my bowl in the photo below. Edit: July 2018 — after these ran out Mum decided not to buy them anymore, instead increasing my “Wellbeing Essentials for Dogs” supplement powder (see below) to full dose instead of the partial dose I was taking.)
- PAW Osteosupport® Joint Care Powder For Dogs — green-lipped mussel, which is good for joint pain relief. (The 2 white capsules in the photo below.)
- PAW Dermega® Omega 3 & 6 Oral Supplement — good for my sensitive skin. (The appropriate dose is poured over my kibble.)
- Rose-Hip Vital® Canine — more stuff that’s good for my sore bits …“an exciting and innovative clinically proven plant-based anti-inflammatory AND immune system support for treating inflammation, maintaining healthy joints, supplementing nutrition and improving performance.” (It’s the orange powder in the photo below.)
- Wellbeing Essentials for Dogs — packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, essential fatty acids, phytonutrients and pre and probiotics. (It’s the greenish speckled powder in the photo below.)
- Cooked veggies that Mum puts in her blender to make smoothies for me so I can digest the vegetables better and get all the nutrients out of them. If there are no leftover cooked veggies Mum uses frozen veggies straight from the packet and pours boiling water over them so the smoothies turn out slightly warm — great on a cold winter’s morning.
- A whole egg (including the shell) sometimes gets added to the smoothie — but only very occasionally.
- Sardines (plain, in springwater not oil or sauce, so they’re not too fattening) are also a welcome addition to my bowl occasionally.
Some of my breakfast supplements are rather expensive but Mum always waits until they’re on special — between 30% and 50% off the usual price for some of them — and then she buys a lot at one time. 🙂
Here’s a video of me so you can see what a Very Good Boy I am when Mum tells me to sit, stay and wait for ‘OK’ before I can eat my breakfast.
I occasionally have raw meaty bones for snacks to help clean my teeth but I can only eat those in the backyard because Mum says they make too much mess to have inside the big people-kennel.
For inside snacks I mainly have Kangaroo Tendon – Natural Dental Chews from Pet Snacks which help to keep my teeth clean …and they taste sooooo good! I’ve also tried some of the other snacks from the same place and loved them too, though the ‘roo tendons take me a few seconds longer to chew up than anything else and Mum thinks that’s a good thing.
I also have the occasional Kangaroo-liver Dipped Rawhide ‘bone’ …sometimes they last me a whole day or 2, sometimes I devour a whole bone in one sitting …depends how hungry I am.
In addition there is a very special jar on the kitchen bench with extra special treats inside that I only have occasionally. At the moment it contains kangaroo pretzels, liver pieces and dog chocolate (carob), but that can change, and I never know which treat I’ll get next …I love tasty surprises! 😀 ❤
For dinner (which I eat outside) I have an appetizing assortment of raw meats (some with bones), all bought from the “people-food” section of the supermarket. Mum buys bulk chicken wings, drumsticks and the cheaper cuts of beef steak plus a selection of offal-type meats such as lamb kidneys, lamb livers, beef hearts, chicken hearts, chicken livers, tripe (cow stomach — yum!) dependent on availability at the time of purchase.
Mum then divides all the meats up into dinner packs of about 300-330 grams — each one usually has a chicken wing/drumstick or two, a piece of steak and one or two small pieces of whatever offal meats Mum bought — and then she puts them in the freezer. She usually makes about 3 weeks worth of dinners each time. They have to be fully frozen for a minimum of 48 hours to kill any possible traces of Toxoplasmosis or other nasties (which are unlikely to be in meat from the people-food section, but you never can tell) before I can have a defrosted serving of delicious raw meats for my dinner. 😀