My vet has Ike on the ultra-low-fat Royal Canin intestinal diet. Seems pretty boring and monoculture to me, but he's not having any problem eating it, so I'll stick with it for the time being.
I've been making myself fat-free green smoothies for breakfast for some time, typically containing things like blueberries, bananas, pumpkin, dandelion greens, spinach, kale, etc. No nuts or anything like that. This morning, on a whim, I put a dollop of it on his food and he went berserk -- loved it. Is there anything wrong with giving him some of this? I'm supposing not, but just wondering if there are any freshies besides onions and grapes/raisins that I'd need to be careful not to use?
He gets a hilarious little froth on his upper lip, like a little kid drinking a milkshake without a straw....
As far as I know, everything sounds ok. Not sure about the dandelions, but I'm sure others will chime in.
We need pictures of the froth!
(Owned by Lucy and Bugsy the pugs, one human child, a wonderful hubby, and a tank full of guppies)
A small dash of that sounds just fine to me.
Bella, mummy to Snifter and Toddy!
he told me to tell you to put some chicken or bacon in the next one!
In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
- Mohandas Gandhi
He WOULD, too
chicken, bacon AND some super green powder like kelp or seaweed, chlorella.
It sounds like a good mix and it sounds like he loves it! Our pugs get a lot of those same things in their homemade "breakfast slop" - leafy greens like spinach, kale, turnip greens, some parsley, some kelp... and fruits like banana, blueberries, strawberries. Then we add ground meat and liver/organ meats and to me it is suddenly disgusting smelling, but that's when the pugs really go crazy for it!
Edited to add the link for Hilary's Breakfast Slop thread: Why and How I Feed Raw - updated July, 2010 (includes Breakfast Slop recipe)