Beverley's Cobberdog Kitchen
Are Dogs Carnivores?
I was taught lots of years ago, that dogs are carnivores, meaning that they are solely meat eaters. Herbivores feed exclusively on plant material and an omnivore can feed on both plant and animal sources.
One of the trails I took my dogs for walks on, had blackberries growing wild and scattered in amongst the forest shrubbery. The trail was off the beaten track and I knew that there was no spraying of poisons to kill off the blackberry so when I noticed the dogs delicately avoiding the thorns in order to pick and eat the blackberries, it got me thinking. They were well fed, definitely not hungry, and in the season, they devoured the wild fruit whenever we went walking on that trail. I decided to research and experiment.
I learned that when dogs in the wild catch a bunny or other grass or plant eating animal, the first part they feast on is the stomach contents. The grasses and herbs inside the stomach are warm and partly digested and are extremely nutritious. I also learned that dogs can't process the nutrients in plants unless they're crushed or cooked.
The next part of their prey that they eat, is the organ meat, things like kidneys, liver, and heart and the connecting tissues and fine bones. After they've satisfied their hunger with the most beneficial parts, finally, they consume the muscle meat which is the least nutritious of all.
The recipes that I want to share with you, mimic the way that dogs instinctively access critical nutrients from their food when they are given the opportunity. Your beloved best friend will reward your efforts with shining eyes, wagging tail and robust health into old age.
Hi Australian Cobberdogs!
Yep, I 've finally made it to my Cobberdog Kitchen Page! It's only taken me about 15 years give or take a year or two. But I've been listening to you, I promise you! You've been asking for my doggie recipes, and my tips on training and other doggie related stuff, so this is it, I'm finally here and my 65 plus years of experience are at your service. I always find it hard to know where to start, so I decided to begin with something easy. Presenting... Drumroll...The 1st Category .....
Beverley's Cobberdog Kitchen!
First, a bit about my recipes. I'm a very busy person, and 24 hours are never enough for a day! So my dog food recipes are all QUICK and EASY as well as being nutrient dense for tasty canine nutrition. I care deeply for the health and longevity of any dog who comes into my care for whatever reason, and each of my recipes has been given the slurp of approval and tongue-licked clean bowl of appreciation by hundreds of dogs over many years.
You can hear the puppy in the background yipping to remind me not to forget about him!
Simple Egg Flip Over
Time: 10 minutes to prepare and cook.
1 teaspoon Coconut oil or Olive oil
Handful of mushrooms
Red bell pepper chopped
Leafy greens, chopped. Like kale, or spinach leaves, or celery leaves, silver beet etc
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Let me know what you think in the comments below. Was it easy to follow? Did the captions work? Will you try it with your dog?
Yep I'm finally here!