When I first started raw feeding well over a decade ago I was strictly PMR (prey model raw) for most of that time... but over the past few years I have adopted a more BARF (biologically appropriate raw food) style. I have come to the conclusion that given how toxic our food sources and environment are becoming - and the meat industry in particular - that supplementing my dog’s diet with additional vitamins and minerals from plant foods has become necessary. Our dogs build up and need to detox all the junk they are bombarded with just like us - and plant foods are they best way I know of to accomplish this. So one of the ways I help incorporate plants into their diet (and by using ‘plants’ instead of ‘vegetables’ I mean vegetables, herbs and wild foraging) while satisfying my need to find a way to utilize all the good stuff left after juicing - is I give the dogs the vegetable pulp left behind. Generally it’s carrots, celery, apples and beets...all of which are safe for them, and they love it (well 2 love, 2 are good with it depending on mix 😏). The thing about giving them plant foods is that they need to be pureed, pulverized or cooked to break down the cell walls for them to be able to utilize them - as they don’t have the same enzymes we do to easily break things down (why if you feed your dog a raw carrot it comes out the other end pretty much undigested). So using this pulp qualifies as being broken down - and there is still great fiber and nutrients left that they can benefit from. Plus they look at it as they are getting a treat! The other method I use, and the first pictured here, is I give them each some of whatever smoothie - fruit, green or almost always a mixture - I am making that day. I don’t include dairy in my smoothies so it’s just plant foods, and they always contain at least one herb, and sometimes multiple. Herbs are great medicinal foods and several help detox heavy metals (cilantro and parsley are two). They are often antibacterial and antiviral as well as help fight parasites. I commonly use parsley, lemon balm, and mint. So these are two easy ways to up your dog’s nutrition and add valuable trace minerals while being a time saver for you!