Saturday, November 14, 2009

Dinner at Chez Dog

Sweet potatoes, yellow squash, zucchini, carrots, turkey livers and turkey gizzards - add calcium and oil, serve.

I found the organ meat for a good price in a freezer bin at the grocery store. Never having bought them before, I was a little leery because they were labeled "turkey gizzard" and "turkey liver" (each singular) and were in white plastic containers that you can't see into. I was envisioning some monster sized organ falling out of each but alas, when opened, the containers revealed multiple organs, regular sized.

3 comments:

Schwang said...

I know variety is good, but one of our dogs has stomach problems when eating new things, even small biscuits. Have you experienced this? Do they just get used to it as you feed them more different types of food?

Kari in WeHo said...

oooo that looks yummy. seeing how I (the human) loves the gizzards from all poultry I may have to keep that meal for myself!

YesBiscuit! said...

Schwang - I haven't experienced the problem with the sensitive stomach as you describe but a couple suggestions come to mind. Monica Segal has a book called "K9 Kitchen" and I remember she talks about one of her dogs being sensitive to new foods (or something along those lines) and she does have the dog on a home prepared diet. If you have the chance to read that book, it might be helpful. Also if you have a Vet in your area who is knowledgeable about homemade diets (possibly someone who practices some alternative vet medicine), you might have a consult w/him or her. I think in a general sense you are right that dogs adapt to variety over time but there may well be certain foods or types of food (e.g. raw meaty bones) that an individual simply never does well with. That's a process of trial and error.