The reason for providing a home-cooked, human grade, diet is to help prevent cancers.

Other factors that can contribute to cancer:
Vaccinations - especially over vaccination,
Environmental exposure- pesticides and herbicides.

AND NOW FOR THE RECIPE!

AllEars has adopted the balanced recipe provided online by Dr. Becker. It is easy to make, can be fed raw or cooked, and can be frozen. Watch the Youtube video here. It will provide full dietary information. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7P85BMCCboI

Homemade Balanced Dog Food Recipe

14 oz     Lean Ground Beef (90%)

2 tsp     Hemp seed oil, or 3 TBSP Hemp seeds (corrected Oct 5, 2017)

½ tsp    Cod liver oil, or ½ can (2 oz) Sardines

½ tsp    Ground Ginger

1 tsp     Kelp powder

1           Egg (keep the shell)

Mix all the above, then separately grind:

½           Eggshell

1 oz        Liver

1 oz        Broccoli

1 oz        Red Pepper

1 oz        Spinach

Mix with the meat mixture.

This food may be fed raw or cooked [I always bake each batch for 3 hours, mixing every hour], it may be frozen, raw or cooked (add water if baking/cooking it!).

Puppies require extra calcium, so use the whole eggshell.

Hopefully Dr Becker & Rodney Habib will publish a puppy recipe soon.

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One can easily substitute some of the ingredients to provide a variety of proteins and nutrients. Below are pictures of the ingredients I used before switching to the recipe above. I am leaving the pictures to demonstrate the quality of the ingredients I use.

These days I seldom add yams or carrots. I continue to add white rice (plus water, enough for the rice to cook), raw or cooked ground beef, fresh vegetables, cooked organ meats, blueberries, & coconut oil.

I grind the eggshell to a fine powder and add it to the eggs with the kelp, potassium and folic acid (making an omelet of sorts) to avoid the whole meal being gritty. Alternatively, Calcium pills can be crushed up and added.

Nothing labeled as "pet" quality goes into AllEars food!


THIS IS DOG FOOD!

Again, but with labels:

A new batch is ready for the freezer!


Feeding for my Papillons: Weight of dog            

Food per meal, twice a day

Dog's weight versus quantity fed:

6 lb -  60 grams

7 lb -  65 grams

8 lb -  70 grams

9 lb -  75 grams

Feed more when they are very active.

Give three meals a day when under 6 months old or pregnant (Start adding a high quality puppy kibble when 5 - 6 weeks pregnant)

Add (or as a treat) yogurt; berries; leafy greens; sweet potato sticks; cottage cheese. Main treats in my home: plain Cheerios for every day, Trainer's Choice, chicken, freeze dried liver or salami for training and special.

To monitor if you are feeding the correct amount - check every 2 weeks: weigh the food every meal.

- If you can see the dog's ribs, you are not feeding enough. Provide more food and allow the dog to eat as much as it wants at each meal until you can no longer see the ribs. Weigh the food given before and after the meal to determine how much the dog consumes and continue to feed no less than that at each meal for at least 2 weeks, then re-evaluate.

- If you can feel the dog's ribs, but not see them, the dog is the right weight. 

- If you cannot feel the ribs because there is padding on them, you are feeding too much. reduce by 5 grams per meal.

- If the dog's ribs are padded and he/she no longer has a waist line (as seen from above), the dog is becoming obese. Reduce food intake and increase exercise levels.

Great old adage:  If a dog is fat, look at the other end of the leash for the problem....

Walk walk walk. Play ball, play fetch, stay fit - you and your dog! Get moving!