It’s the freakin’ weekend, baby! I always include Friday in the weekend. Who’s with me?! _____
Some of you may be wondering why on earth I’m still feeding supplements when he’s getting a complete grind. Well, according to the research I’ve done, even complete grinds are still lacking in certain essential vitamins and minerals. I mean, if you think about it, it’s the exact same thing as DIY but ground up! All complete grinds obviously differ in ingredients, however, this grind in particular includes cooked eggs, vitamin e, and fish (vitamin d), which is great!
Here’s what I’m adding and why:
Although cooked eggs offer higher protein, they lose a lot of the nutrients and enzymes during the heating process. By offering a raw egg in addition to the cooked egg, he’s getting both benefits. Just take note to not overfeed the eggs.
It’s an oxygen-binding protein found in blood that gives oxygen to muscles. Oxygen is required in order to give muscles energy! •Coconut water and cucumber paws-
These are just an extra source of hydration during these super hot days we’re having.
•Raw goat’s milk-
It’s an easily digestible probiotic.
Dogs only get about half of their daily requirement of zinc through a raw diet. Oysters give the other half of the requirement. I choose to feed raw because these oysters are farm-raised and have to pass USDA inspection for human consumption. The likelihood of dinoflagellates is incredibly low. However, I do believe dehydrating them increases the amount of zinc, but I’d have to go back and double check with a reputable source. •Green-lipped mussels-
Are natural anti-inflammatory with no known side effects (unless your dog is allergic to shellfish), supports the circulatory system, offers a boost to the immune system, strengthens teeth and bones, has omega-3 fatty acids, and supports nerve cell functioning while improving muscle, tissue, and organ stimulation.
•Ground pumpkin seeds-
Are a natural dewormer. Abel gets into a lot of dead animals around the property, especially birds, which are known to carry a lot of intestinal parasites.
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