Dog food is changing. We are adding more whole foods to our pup's diet and less processed kibble- yay! But where do you start if you want to make the switch? We have introduced you to Dr. Harvey's once before with their Oracle dog food, but this week we are featuring their Canine Health pre-mix dog food!
Like I have said before, Dr. Harvey's has been around for 30 years providing natural food for dogs, cats, horses, and even birds. Kibble hasn't been around forever and before then dogs were given food from the table. I'm not saying we should go back to exactly how they used to do it, but let's move forward with higher quality food for our companion animals.
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With Canine Health, you add water, protein, and oil to have a balanced meal for your dog. It is ready in as little as 8 minutes and the hardest part is that your dogs have to wait for their meal, haha! What sets this food apart from others is that it has 6 organic grains and 9 dehydrated vegetables- it is kind of like making your dog a veggie oatmeal. I am not much of a cook at all, but this is a great way of "cooking" your dog a homemade meal. And I mean come on, are your dogs gonna spit it out and say you are a horrible cook? Probably not.
And you don't have to squint your eyes to see the ingredients either! Just open the bag and observe them yourself.
So the first step in preparing your Canine Health dog food is to scoop out your mix. I am preparing a day's worth of food for Bailey so she would get 1 1/2 scoops since she is 10 lbs. The bag of food comes with a scoop and a pamphlet inside which shows how much to feed depending on the age and weight of your dog.
After pouring the mix into a bowl, you get your scoop and add hot water. I used equal parts water, but it depends on the amount you are making. Now comes the hard part for your dogs: waiting 8 minutes for everything to rehydrate!
While you are waiting, this is a good time to measure out your protein. You can use raw or cooked beef, chicken, fish, lamb, eggs, tofu - your preference! What is also great is that if your dog has special dietary needs where they can't have a lot of protein, you can use less. (I made some for my rats and was glad that I could do this since they don't need a lot) For Bailey, I used 7 ounces of Evanger's Duck. Dr. Harvey's also recommends rotating proteins every week to make sure your dog gets the right amount of nutrients.
Once your 8 minutes is up, you can mix your protein with the Canine Health mix and add your choice of oil- canola, hemp, olive, Dr. Harvey's Health & Shine, whichever floats your goat! I used 1 tsp of sunflower oil for Bailey's mix.
Mix everything together, portion it out (in this case I divided it into two servings), and voila! Homemade dog food! Our creation probably isn't the prettiest because we used a Pâté-like consistency protein, but honestly does your dog care what it looks like? I highly doubt it.
You can see her in action here:
- Dr. Harvey's has been around for 30 years making natural pet food
- Canine Health is a pre-mix dog food where you add your own protein and oil
- It only takes about 8 minutes to make and contains certified organic grains and dehydrated vegetables
- There's no artificial ingredients, dyes, or preservatives
- 20 oz of Canine Health sells for $12.95
- You can buy Canine Health in their online store, find a retailer, or find it in your favorite online store like Amazon or Only Natural Pet.
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.@DrHarvey 's Canine Health Dog Food: add water, protein, & oil for a homemade meal! https://t.co/evybWkRzTg #ad pic.twitter.com/jLUNNzsIi2— Abby Chesnut (@TheChesnutMutts) March 17, 2016