How to make homemade dehydrated dog food
A healthy way to travel with dogs
Today I am writing on a train with sweet little Pax at my feet, snoozing away after running a few errands in Prague. Perhaps you are wondering why I am not taking the North American approach of driving; taking trains in Europe is easy and once again, dog-friendly! I know I keep mentioning how dog-friendly the EU is in general, but there is also the other side of the coin.
We were supposed to be back home in Vancouver on Thursday, unfortunately, British Airways made a mistake with one of the documents we needed to enter the UK transit space and despite Pax being confirmed two weeks before, we were not allowed fly. It was pretty stressful except as you see in this picture, he was just his happy self!
I am not sure if I mentioned this in the previous newsletters, but my mother has been in the hospital for more than three weeks and is finally somehow recovering. It has been tough on her and on the family too and Pax has done a great job of cheering everyone up, including my mom. I do have a picture of him in the hospital, but as a courtesy to my mom, this time, I will not be posting it. Just imagine, Pax hanging out at her bedside, sweet as always! 😇
Thankfully, Pax is healthy as a horse; growing crazy-fast. His coat is soft and shiny and in terms of his energy, his body feels, touch wood, very balanced. Of course, I am thrilled because Pax is my first pup that I have started on our Essentials. (Skai was born before I formulated the products).
We still get a lot of questions from the newcomers in our community about what supplements Pax gets and what I feed him. He is mainly raw fed, sometimes cooked and he gets homemade meat and veggie dehydrated treats. As for supplements, I believe that good, whole-food-based supplements are the same for puppies, adult dogs and seniors, the same way nature does it. I give him these four as Skai used to get:
- FeelGood Omega 3 oil for healthy skin, coat, joint and nerve development
- GreenMin - an essential amino acid and plant-based mineral supplement
- GutSense - a dairy-free probiotic formulated especially for dogs to support digestion and the immune system
- SoulFood - a certified organic multi-vitamin (BIO) and organ support
I hope that by the time you will read these lines, Pax will be roaming “Skai’s grounds” in Vancouver. I can’t wait for him to smell the fresh, Canadian forest air! 🌲 In the meantime, I have recorded a video on how to make dehydrated dog food. I bought a small dehydrator, cut up some slices of meat and veggies and in a few hours, I had the perfect travel meal for Pax made of organic turkey, cooked squash and lettuce! (no additives, no BS! 🤓)
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Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM has 30 years of experience as a veterinarian. He graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1988 in the Czech Republic and obtained the Canadian Certificate of Qualification in 1995. He is currently licensed in the European Union, and his unique approach to healing and nutrition helps holistically minded dog lovers worldwide.
Dr. Dobias strongly believes that disease prevention, natural nutrition and supplements, the right exercise and a drug free approach to medicine can add years to your dog's life.
As a formulator of his all-natural vitamin and supplement line and co-inventor of natural, chemical free flea and tick control, FleaHex® and TickHex®, his unique healing system and products currently hold the highest independent five star customer rating. For more information click here.
Any general recommendations that Dr. Dobias makes are not a substitute for the appropriate veterinary care and are for informational and educational purposes only.