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I used to be ready all weekend to see this video by Rodney Habib talking with Steve Brown, founding father of Steve’s Actual Meals.  What might make pet food higher?  I lately wrote a publish sharing what I might add to my canine’s diet if I have been compelled to change them again to dry pet food:

I believed I had it nailed.  So think about my shock when Rodney revealed {that a} tablespoon of mussels would make uncooked pet food higher.  For individuals feeding kibble, add a can of sardines in olive oil or in water (search for no salt added).

I am excited, as a result of I add each of those to my canines’ uncooked meals, in order that they have to be tremendous wholesome.

Including Mussels to Your Canine’s Uncooked Meals

Within the video, Steve Brown suggests getting frozen mussels.  That is tremendous straightforward, proper?  I stay within the Pacific Northwest and have entry to a lot of seafood – each recent and frozen.  Fortunate me.  Nevertheless it’s not all the time reasonably priced, so it is necessary to look at the gross sales to catch one of the best value.

A fair higher option to get good costs on mussels is to contact a neighborhood seafood supplier to see if they may promote mussels to you in bulk.  This can require freezer house, but it surely’ll prevent some duckets too.

If this is not an choice, you possibly can strive freeze dried mussels and there are three manufacturers that present them for canines:

  • K9 Pure Freeze Dried Blue Mussel Bites – these are nice when you have small canines as a result of there is not lots within the bundle.  If in case you have huge canines or a number of canines, I would go for the primary two manufacturers I listed.

I do not usually purchase the freeze-dried mussels as a result of they’re fairly costly, so I solely purchase them as a deal with and when they’re on particular.

Advantages of Mussels for Canine

  • pure anti-inflammatory with no recognized unintended effects (except your canine is allergic to shellfish)
  • helps the circulatory system
  • provides a lift to the immune system
  • strengthens tooth and bones
  • has omega-Three fatty acids
  • helps nerve cell functioning whereas enhancing muscle, tissue, and organ stimulation.

Supply: greenlippedmusselbenefits.org

Learn extra about why I give my canines inexperienced lipped mussels.

Including Sardines to Your Canine’s Uncooked Meals

Whenever you begin shopping for sardines usually, you may discover that they are often costly.  I’ve discovered a number of locations the place you will get sardines (in olive oil or water) for an ideal value:

  • Walmart – they’re lower than $0.90 every and I have a tendency to purchase each can they’ve on the cabinets.  The individuals at our Walmart should suppose I am hooked on sardines.
  • Costco – generally Costco has 6-packs of sardines (in olive oil) for an ideal value.
  • Amazon.com – you will get each sardines in olive oil and sardines in water (no salt) on-line.

Should you favor to feed uncooked sardines to your canines as I do, there are sources out there. You may verify seafood markets, Pike Place Market (in the event you stay in Seattle), or you possibly can supply from OC Uncooked, which provides sardines by the packet or the case. One other nice supply is Uncooked Feeding Miami.

The Well being Advantages of Sardines for Canine

“Sardines are an ideal protein supply that gives important Vitamin B3, B12 and D, selenium, and wholesome omega-Three Fatty acids. Sardines are additionally a great supply of phosphorus and calcium.”

~ Dr. Cathy Alinovi, HealthyPawsibilities

  • nice for the pores and skin and coat
  • nice for canines with allergy symptoms (even extreme allergy symptoms)
  • acts as an anti-inflammatory making it useful for canines with arthritis
  • nice for the mind – making it an ideal merchandise for rising/growing puppies and senior canines too

Learn extra about why I feed my canines sardines.

Personally, I believe each mussels and sardines are nice!