Dandelion Veggie Treat Recipe

dandelion green photo  Dandelion greens are abundant in most of the Country at the moment and so here is a recipe and benefits of using dandelion greens in your dog’s homemade treats. They are packed with iron, calcium and vitamins K, E, B and C. The greens also contain more protein than fresh spinach. The best part is they are gluten-free and could be easily adjusted for paleo or vegetarian treats.

1-1/4 cup brown rice flour
1-1/4 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup homemade chicken broth
1/2 cup water
1 cup combination of vegetables (squash/dandelion greens, beets/dandelion greens,
sweet potatoes/dandelion greens)

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 F.  Chop all wet ingredients in a Magic Bullet or food processor until well blended. Mix all dry ingredients. Add wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix well. Turn the dough onto a board and roll out to cut with desired shapes. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 25 minutes. Remove and store in a non-airtight container such as a treat jar on the counter.

Share below on how you adjusted this recipe for your furry family member or another veggie combination with dandelion greens.

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The Diabetic Dog Bakery Staff
https://www.DiabeticDogBakery.com

 

 

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RECALL: Vital Essentials Dog Food

April 16, 2018 — Carnivore Meat Company of Green Bay, WI, is voluntarily recalling (based on FDA testing), two of its Vital Essentials freeze-dried dog foods because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.

Affected products can be identified by comparing the following images and lot numbers:

  • Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Beef Toppers
  • 6 oounce (170 g) package size
  • Best by date: 06/04/2019 or 06/20/2019
  • Lot #: 13815
  • Product UPC: 033211006059

Vital Essential Recall 1

  • Vital Essentials Frozen Beef Chub Entrée for Dogs
  • 5 pound (2.27 kg) package size
  • Best by date: 12/27/18
  • Lot #: 13816
  • Product UPC: 033211008817

Vital Essential Recall 2

What Caused the Recall?

The issue was discovered when a single package of product produced on the same day was collected and tested by FDA for the presence of Salmonella.

About Salmonella

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever.

Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms.

Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting.

Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain.

Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans.

If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

What to Do?

As of this writing, the Dog Food Advisor was unable to locate any public information regarding this event anywhere on the Vital Essentials website. The Diabetic Dog Bakery checked the company Facebook page this morning and requested a response to the recall but no response as of 11am CST.

The company encourages consumers to discard the affected products included above safely in a covered trash receptacle.

Contact your retailer for a replacement or refund.

No other Vital Essentials products are subject to this voluntary recall.

If you have questions, please contact the company at 920-370-6542.

 

Documentary Reveals Why a Raw Diet Can Be Best For Your Pooch

Dr Becker Documentary Fooled

Article written by Pam Powell in the Daily Journal – Kankakee, IL about Dr. Karen Becker’s documentary “Fooled”, directed by Kohl Harrington.  The documentary is about the dangers of ingredients commonly found in big-brand pet foods.

Dr. Karen Becker has the knowledge and understanding on the dangers of what we could feed our furry family members and I have heeded her warnings in the past.  We have fed our bassets hounds homemade cooked meals for about 10 years with confident results in health and wellness. Decide for yourself after viewing her documentary.

Dr. Becker is an integrative wellness veterinarian and an animal advocate. Her goal has always been to help pet parents create wellness in order to prevent illness in the lives of their pets.

Is Kelp Safe for My Dog?

I have recently read blogs that tell dog owners that kelp is safe for dogs.  That may be misleading.  I once believe it myself but have changed my thoughts on the subject after some research about a year ago.

Dr. Jean Dodds (DVM in California), recently presented on this subject at the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Conference. Her presentation was about hypothyroidism in dogs and she mentioned that iodine can suppress a dog’s thyroid function.  This would include the intake of kelp and seaweed, both forms of iodine.

Commercial dog food will need iodine levels changed in order to be compliant with changing ingredient standards.  My suggestion is to avoid any dog food or dog supplement that you know for a fact, contains iodine in any form.