“ Hot Dog ” Base diet for Sarasota Dogs
1 lb ground beef
1 lb ground turkey
3 TBS Turmeric
2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
1 bag of celery heart
1 TBS of fresh ground ginger
1 head of kale
1 bag of frozen spinach
1 lbs of Barley
3-4 tablespoons of Local honey
Chop carrot and celery
Saute in large pot with ginger and coconut oil until soft
Add ground meat, brown and season with salt
Add 3 TBS Turmeric, 2 tsp Black pepper and Barley
Stir, cover with water and season with salt
Bring to a boil and then partially cover and reduce to simmer until barley is cooked (approx 30 min)
Add other veggies, honey and stir.
Taste and adjust seasoning. Yes taste. This is a healthy meal made from whole food ingredients. Would you eat canned dog food ? No, me neither, but then again, I don't eat hot dogs for the same reason :)
Let cool and serve.
Store for 1 week in the fridge or 1 month in the freezer. If you are going on a trip, freeze in individual servings and put in the cooler for travel.
Make any dietary changes gradually over a 2 week period. You can start by top dressing it on regular kibble. If you want to continue with good quality kibble, that is ok too. Variety is key so as long as they are getting a variety of foods, they will be healthier than eating processed foods all the time.
If your dog has medical issues, cancer, arthritis, hot spots, obesity, chronic vomiting, your local TCVM vet can advise you about food therapy or you can email or call for a consult.