Feeding your dog a fresh, varied, and clean diet is easy.  Many of the ingredients can be found on your pantry shelf or in your refrigerator – the same human grade quality foods you eat and share with your family.

I’m a planner and like to make sure I have a variety of foods on hand to offer my dog.

Here’s my basic checklist for stocking the pantry. Some of the foods will change through the year to optimize the seasonal cycle.

Organic is always preferable to ensure a “clean” diet free of hormones, antibiotics, and pesticides

Water 

  • Clean, spring water free of chemicals

Proteins

  • Eggs (shells can be crushed in a grinder as a source of calcium)
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Yogurt
  • Raw Dairy
  • Goat Yogurt

 

A variety of raw meat is the optimum and most natural canine appropriate

  • Poultry: Chicken, Turkey
  • Duck
  • Beef
  • Lamb
  • Rabbit
  • Meat= heart, lung, tongue
  • Fish: Salmon, Sardines (healthy treat), Mackrel
  • Raw chicken or turkey necks and chicken wings can be fed to all dogs (bones are a source of calcium)
  • Organ Meat (secretes something): liver, spleen, kidney, and pancreas
  • *Green Trip
  • Beef Bones (raw for chewing and cooked to prepare Bone Broth)

 

In the Veggie Drawer/Fruit Basket

 

  • Broccoli, spinach, kale, zucchini, squash, green beans, cauliflower, cabbage, brussell sprouts, Carrots (veggies need to be cooked, pureed mashed, or blended)
  • Sweet Potato
  • Parsley
  • Garlic
  • Berries, bananas, melon

 

From the Cupboard

 

  • Coconut oil
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Pumpkin
  • Quinoa, Amaranth (good choices because of protein content)
  • Barley,  Lentils, beans, chickpeas, oatmeal (refer to ** “Cooking Grains for Optimal Nutrition” page)

 

Supplements

 

  • *Salmon Oil or Fish Oil
  • *Calcium
  • *Trace Minerals (green powders)  alfalfa, kelp, grasses
  • *Probiotic
  • Vitamin C         (250-500mg)
  • Vitamin E         (100-400 IU’s)
  • Multi Vitamin    Once daily

 

(*)        Refer to Product Resource page for suggestions and where to purchase

(**)         Refer to“Cooking Grains for Optimal Nutrition” page