If you’ve ever considered making your own pet foods, I strongly recommend “Dinner PAWsible: A Cookbook of Nutritious Meals for Cats and Dogs,” which recently was re-released as a second edition, with more recipes.
The book was co-authored by holistic veterinarian Dr. Cathy Alinovi, DVM and Susan Thixton, renowned pet food safety advocate and author of the popular blog Truth About Pet Food, as an in-depth guide to healthy pet nutrition.
“Dinner PAWsible” contains many practical tips for preparing homemade meals for pets, including how to whip up meals in bulk; explanations of the essential nutrients dogs and cats need; explores how the pet food industry has brainwashed pet parents; and more.
The book also includes more than 60 recipes for main dishes and dog and cat treats, including jerky, which is a subject that is especially troublesome for many dog parents due to the controversy surrounding jerky treats produced in China, which resulted in illnesses and deaths in many dogs.
Plus, the book contains pictures galore of the delish dishes.
Below is a sample recipe for a tasty, healthy treat for dogs and cats:
Almond Butter Cookies
- 2 cups raw carrot, grated
- 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 3 ⅓ cups whole wheat flour
- 3 tablespoons almond butter
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Combine ingredients into a dough. Roll out on a floured surface to ¼ inch thickness. Cut into 1-inch squares for dogs, ¼- inch squares for cats and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 20-30 minutes. Allow to cool completely before serving.
These sound so delicious that I want some! That’s the whole point. People should not feed their pets anything that isn’t fit for human consumption. So this wonderful book is a great place to begin exploring healthier alternatives for our beloved companion animals.
Bon appetit, pooches and kitties!
(You may order the book from Amazon. com.)
Photo courtesy of Cathy Alinovi