Pet food. Healthy and Economical.

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Healthy and Economical for our Pets

Well today has laid me low. I had a good post of pollen and now I have laryngitis and a nasty bronchial cough. No energy and no imagination.
So I thought I would write a few bits of things that I do to spend my time.
I have a dog called Chelsea.
I have read so many recalls on animal food, that I make all her food myself.
The advantages are that I know what she is eating, and it is more economical than commercial food.
Her protein portion is a meat loaf style cooked meat that I make up every week.
  I start with extra lean beef. I usually put it in water for an hour to reduce the red colorant  is that is used to make meat мore red and appealing.
I add steel cut oats, either brown rice or Aquino ( both precooked often left from my meal. 
I add an egg, brewers yeast, ground carrots and either peas, or pumpkin. Then I bake till cooked and ready to give her a portion.
For her biscuits, I start with 1 cup raw cut oats and 1 cup of corn meal.I add one cup of boiling liquid. Let it sit 15 minutes.
 The liquid  can be water, if I want to add bullion for flavor, but I rather use homemade chicken broth or fish broth or boiled liver pureed in water heated and added.
 I like to add lentils if I have any left over or chopped celery.
I add 2 cups of coarse ground whole multi grain. Kneed for a few minutes. roll and cut out. and bake for 30 minutes  at 325 degrees. Then turn off oven and let them dry.
These will last at least two weeks, longer if thoroughly dry in a dehydrator.
It takes very little time, and I know her food had no chemical or additives, I could not eat myself. And the true test is she and her pal Misty, love both the meat portion and the biscuits.
                          T he reason we do this? well read this
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About Lea Wisdom

I am a fairly happy college educated, widow. A mother of two dependent dogs and successfully raised 6 children to adults I am a science and history loving nerd by nature, print junkie, yarn hording, spinning, weaving,coffee drinking, hand and machine knitting student of life. I make my living from Income Tax Preparations, and the sale of fibre produced goods. Knitting Dryer balls, felting, and yarn. I work with sheep and alpaca fibres and I am constantly learning. I feel like a sponge. There are so many interesting things to learn and do. I hope I have enough time to try them all. I am fortunate that my sons encourage me to try everything that peeks my interest. I have friends who help me learn. Thank you . All of you. Not a complicated person. What you see is what you get. I love the Lord, my family, my country and my friends. I believe we all have the right to dignity. And we only have one trip through life.Let's make the most of it.

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