Pet Food Recipe of the Week: Fish

This time Dr. Roman would like to feature a recipe from the outstanding book  Fresh Food and Ancient Wisdom Preparing Healthy and Balanced Meals for your dogs. By author  John Basko (from Two Harbors Press c. 2011). Dr Basko is a brilliant veterinarian with over 30 years of Integrative veterinary training. He is considered a leader in the field of veterinary herbs and nutrition. This new book is full of easy, sensible recipes that will make our caring feelings our beloved family companions part of how we plan to feed them. Providing home made recipes for your dogs’ diet can give you several nutritious choices by using a recipe to have a structured format.

If you have been out fishing successfully and you have more than enough, treat your dogs to this terrific fish dish. Or if you have a dog with skin problems try this one.

For Animals with Skin Issues

Fish and Avocado
1.2 cup of cooked fish
Never use fish any older than 2 days in the fridge. Dr. Roman suggests using raw fish. But not the Salmon from Northwest US, as it has a fluke. But all white fish from all over the country is good.
! cup cooked  white rice or millet
1/4 avocado
1 tablespoons sesame seeds
1 tsp of sunflower oil
1/2 tsp sea blend combination or a complete green powder
You will feed a similar volume of food to the wet volume the food you feed now unless you are trying to reduce weight.

Dr. Basko’s Sea Blend
1/2 cup nori
1/2 cup chlorella
1/2 cup wakame
1/2 cup kelp powder
1/2 cup dulse
1/2 cup barley greens
Grind all ingredients in a coffee grinder and mix together well. Usual dosage is 1/4 tsp daily for each 10-15 pounds of body weight. One could use a green powder with other land vegetable as well as sea vegetables. Using fish oil, or chia instead of sunflower, is a fine substitution. You can get quality green powders at MASH.

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