Let food be thy medicine and Medicine be thy food.  Hippocrates

      2/6/17  There was a time when I thought feeding my dogs a variety of foods simply meant rotating proteins like beef, chicken, turkey, and fish. To ensure a good balance of nutrients my dog feeding habits have adapted to include a  mix of high protein grains like Quinoa, legumes such as lentils, pureed vegetables, and organ meat such as kidney and liver.

The doctor of the future will give no medicines, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the causes and prevention of disease.     Thomas Edison

Adding a vibrancy to the color palette of the meal highlights the healing properties of food for both pets and their people. In the book What Are You Hungry For? Dr. Deepak Chopra encourages us to balance our meals with  rainbow colored fruits and vegetables. Be sure to check out Dee Blanco, DVM, Holistic Veterinary Care and Education  website to learn more about color guidelines for healthy pets:  Green veggies for detoxifying, Red fruits and vegetables for heart and blood health, Yellow for skin health, and White for immune health.

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