Nutrition and More
  We use Royal Canin Boxer and Kirkland when feeding kibble brands.
But after a bit more home work raw is the best way to go for us.
 We like to add different flavor's to their meals by chaging it
 daily, do you like to eat the same thing everyday? 
Our choice's are cooked eggs, cheese, cottagecheese,
raw beef,  raw & cooked chicken & turkey. 
Vitamin supplement's is very important as well, fish oil pill's
 (SALMON) w/omega 3&6, vitamin A, B6-B12, C, D, E. 
Minerals such as Zinc, Copper and Iron is also a great source of nutrients
Too much of a Hi protien food and over feeding can
 some times lead to bone & joint problems such as Pano or worse.  
Taste of  the Wild
Research data We like, all may not agree.
Grapes and Raisins: Grapes and raisins can cause kidney failure in dogs. 
As little as a single serving of raisins can kill a dog.
Onions destroy red blood cells and can cause anemia. 
: Chocolate can cause seizures, coma and death. Baker’s chocolate is the most dangerous.
A dog can consume milk chocolate and appear to be fine because it is not as concentrated, but it is still dangerous. 
Coffee, Coffee grounds, tea and tea bags:
Drinks/foods containing caffein cause many of the same symptoms chocolate causes

Macadamia Nuts and Walnuts: Macadamia nuts can cause weakness, muscle tremor and paralysis.
Limit all other nuts as they are not good for dogs in general, their high phosphorous content is said to possibly lead to bladder stones.
Exception to this rule seems to be PEANUT BUTTER.
However- always use Salt/Sugar free ORGANIC Peanut butter (sugar encourages cancer growth) free.
Use only ORGANIC peanut butter as regular peanut butter has lots of toxins and is full of pesticides!
Animal fat and fried foods: Excessive fat can cause pancreatitis.
Cooked bones can splinter and damage a dog’s internal organs.
Raw Bone should always be supervised as a piece can always break off and cause problems.
Try frozen oxtails or frozen knuckle bones then take the bone away before the dog can swallow a final small piece whole.
It's a good natural way to clean teeth too.
Tomatoes can cause tremors and heart arrhythmias.
Tomato plants and the most toxic, but tomatoes themselves are also unsafe.
The fruit, pit and plant are all toxic. 
They can cause difficulty breathing and fluid accumulation in the chest, abdomen and heart.                    
Nutmeg can cause tremors, seizures and death
Apples, Cherries, Peaches
  and similar fruit are great for your dog - HOWEVER,
the seeds of these fruits contain cyanide, which is poisonous to dogs as well as humans.
Unlike humans, dogs do not know to stop eating at the core/pit and easily ingest them. 
It can also become lodged in the intestines and kill the dog in 24 hours with no warning.
Raw eggs
: Raw eggs can cause salmonella poisoning in dogs.
Dogs have a shorter digestive tract than humans and are not as likely to suffer from food poisoning,
but it is still possible. BEST to use ORGANIC EGGS if you do raw. Scrambled lightly is best!
Salt: Excessive salt intake can cause kidney problems.
Mushrooms: Can be deadly- never let your pets chew on mushrooms found in your yard.
Only safe "food" mushrooms are shitaki, maitake and reishi.
Xylitol: even a small amount can cause liver failure and death.
Read more at here  and in this article at
Sugar and Corn Syrups. EVEN ORGANIC IS BAD!
(this does not include Honey or Molasses though they should only be in small amounts and never for cancer dogs)

Food that most dogs can eat:
Some “human” foods are good for dogs. Most of these are healthier than the boxed
 treats you buy in the grocery store. This is just a small list of examples of foods dogs
 can eat, not a list of every food they should eat. Dogs won’t necessarily get all the
 nutrients they need if they eat these foods exclusively, so check with your veterinarian
 if you are interested in feeding your dog a home cooked diet. 
Any food that causes stomach upsets or digestive problems in your dogs should be avoided.
Like people, some dogs cannot tolerate certain foods.

Meats should be boneless and it’s best if the skin is removed.  Some people like a
 RAW diet. Some people rather cook. If you cook meat do not over cook. Keep it 'rare'
 so you don't kill the enzymes.  ESPECIALLY FOR SICK animals. However all Fish
 and Pork must be well cooked. Also note - totally Raw and cooked diets should never
 be mixed at the same meal as they digest differently. 
Skinless, boneless chicken breast
Skinless, boneless turkey breast
Fish: do not feedTUNAas high mercury content - be careful of small bones.
Lunch Meats,
They are high in salt and nitrates. Can lead to kidney and digestive problems.
We at Blake's Star do not use raw vegetables because our dog's do not digest them
well they may be different for your four legged family member,  you can find dog foods
with vegetables added to the ingredients.
What's GOOD for your Dog?
Vegetables most are GREAT for your dog and they should have them!
Dogs have shorter digestive tracts than humans and cannot digest most vegetables whole or in large chunks.
It’s best to put them through a food processor before giving them to your dog- best
veggies for your dog are: 
Carrots (for healthy dogs) (not for cancer dogs though as high in sugar)
Green Beans

Grains should not be given in large amounts or make up a large part of a dog’s diet,
but these foods are generally safe in small amounts.
Bread (not white breads or anything sugar or that converts to sugar) remember the
simple rule feed no WHITE colored foods!

Dairy products

Use caution with dairy products as they are high in fat and can cause pancreatitis, gas
and diarrhea. Usually, nonfat plain yogurt is safe in small amounts as is cottage cheese in small amounts.
Commercial Dog food treats and foods
NOT SMOKED. That puts a carcinogenic coating on it. Unbleach/natural lambs ears are another better choice. Always supervise your pet when
chewing these types of things.
Also supervise any chew treats! Also read labels. Many commercial dog treats contain: BHA,
BHT, ethoxyquin & propylene glycol– and corn syrups/sugars that cause cancer. Do NOT use
treats with ANY OF THESE THINGS!
personal favorite and other STUFFABLE HARD RUBBER TOYS. Fill them with frozen
meat, cheese, and peanut butter for a long lasting SAFE TREAT! Organic carrots are best, if not scrub and wash well and then freeze. 
Very bad but not 'dangerous foods and treats include anything with CORN SYRUP**
and Sugar. "Cane" sugars and molasses are also not good.. Honey &  Black Strap Molasses is
ok in small doses.  Read more on our food page or visit the dogfoodproject
Check with your veternarian before trying remedies from your reseach.
- especially for diabetic dogs.
When in doubt check the web and research before giving any food or
just avoid it!


Hit Counter

Images & Text in this site are Copyright - DO NOT COPY!

Web By DogWebs Premium