Thursday, February 24, 2011

Our Organic Raw Diet

This is a peek to our organic raw natural foods which we have daily since early 2009. We've been on raw foods since early 2007, but only switched to organic-grade in 2009. More details can be found here.

2 tsp Organic home-made yogurt mixed with (hydrated) 1/4 to 1/2 tsp Organic Chia Seed (Note: no longer havin' yogurt)

We're currently taking just the organic (hydrated) chia seed on its own now w/o the yogurt above

approx. 30 mins later after organic yogurt & organic chia seed... Assorted blended Organic Vegetables (15+ different veg) + Organic Herbs (approx. 1400ml) into a single blend.

The mixture below consists of... Organic Spirulina, Organic Carrots, Organic Wheatgrass Powder, Organic Nai Bai, Organic Celery, Organic Peas, Organic Kai Lan, Organic Alfalfa, Organic Red Cabbage, Organic Red/Yellow Capsicum, Organic Lettuce, Organic Xiao Bai Cai, Organic Dou Miao, Organic Beet Root, Organic Garlic, Organic Burdock Root, etc

2 to 2.5 MOUNTAIN tsp of organic blended veg each (Chewy doesn't get veg/fruits as cats can only digest digested veg directly from their prey's stomachs). This lil' amt in the bowl consists of 15+ different organic veg + herbs! Mom prefers us to have a lil' goodness of everythin'...

Mom firmly believes in feedin' us (dogs) organic veg as firstly, we're able to digest them & secondly, when wolves gorge on their kill in the wild, they ingest some amt of veg in the stomachs of their (herbivorous) prey too. As the meats we're havin' have all been ''cleaned up'', there's definitely no veg left in the animal unlike fresh kills in the wild. Plus, veg are full of pure goodness!

(have you heard of anyone dying of diseases caused by broccolis, lettuces, kale, apples etc? NO! oh btw our Mom & Dad are vegans & they're also into eatin' organic RAW foods like us, hehe)

Do purchase organic ones so that they're free of pesticides & GMOs. Blend them to a pulp (pictured above) as we can only digest them if the cellulose walls of the veg are broken down.

Followed by Organic Red Apples...

or Organic Green Apples!

approx. 45mins after organic veg & fruits... Organic free-range Egg (with membrane). Twice to thrice a week each. Shells are collected, wash & sun-dried to be made into Organic Eggshell Powder for our Organic Healthy Powder Supplement

mix it well before serving slurping

Followed by... Organic raw meats & bones & organs [Mom does only 1 LIGHT rinse to retain the natural oils & lil' amt of remaining blood in them. It's also impt to provide a gd amt of good quality fats to us as we're true carnivores unlike humans who will get clogged arteries. No carnivores will ever suffer from heart diseases resulting from eating meats & fats, which btw is the No. 1 killer for humans.]

Cut up into small pieces & add more (diamond) water in + 3/4 to 1 tsp Organic home-made Healthy Powder. More water doesn't do harm as most animals do not drive enough water & suffer as a result...

btw, Mom bought some cute new spoons for us! She spoon-feeds us so that it's less messy with our long fur on our muzzle (but Lauryn & Chewy eat on their own as they've clean muzzles unlike me & Cotton)

That's all we've daily! Mom believes in quality of ingredients rather than quantity. Besides, healthy raw-fed animals are ALWAYS hungry for more as raw foods are digested way faster than lets say......... commercial dog/cat foods like kibbles or can foods, or even Home-Cooked-Food (HCF).

We've always been fed one meal per day since we embarked on a raw diet since 2007. Even our treats are kept to a very minimal level, & when we do get it, it's together with our main meal as Mom doesn't believe in ''working'' our tummies too much as animals in the wild eat only one full meal (provided they've the time & opportunity to finish their kill & not get snatched by scavengers).

Also, feed at irregular timings. This is because Mom doesn't want our tummies to anticipate food at an exact time of the day, which in long term, will lead to vomitting of ''gastric juices''. When the stomach anticipates food at eg 12pm EVERYDAY, the body will automatically release the digestive enzymes to digest the foods. Hence, should you miss that timing at 12pm & say... feed at 2pm, we would have vomitted some ''biles'' already as the stomach would have already released the digestive enzymes at 12pm & expect the foods to be there, & yet no food came.

Thus, feed your dog at irregular timing instead so that the dog doesn't anticipate food, & the biological system wouldn't be so ''systematic''. Many people think us dogs are like humans, needing to feed at regular times of the day... but we're most certainly not your species...

Mom's always open to other ideas & beliefs on raw-feedin'. Currently, she's researchin' into feedin' us twice to thrice per week. Yea you read it right, twice to thrice PER WEEK. We'll get into i't as soon as we can as these stuff takes up alota time both on researchin' & as well as ''training'' our stomach muscles. It can take as long as 6 months too... we'll get into the details regardin' this form of feedin', soon......

Mom: For raw-feeders, do open up your minds in the world of raw-feedin' instead of stayin' stagnant. There's a whole lotsa stuff to learn out there! =]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Interesting read! Thks for sharing~ (;