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Monday, May 26, 2014

Holistic, Organic, or Homemade Dog and Cat Food DIY

                                                           Newfoundland Mix
Here is my poor boy without a haircut! Oh MY how miserable he must of been. 

My Boy named Cody

This is in memory of my 11.5 year old Newfoundland who had so much personality.  Recently, I lost my boy to cancer.   I tried so hard to save him but it wasn't to be.
 While trying to find something he could eat, and it would stay down.  I explored so many holistic, organic, and homemade dog foods.  
The Veterinarian did not recommend the cheap dog foods at the supermarket nor would he say which ones I should choose.
  I fed him Science diet Prescription dog food from the Veterinarians office ( by prescription only) but, at 30 bucks for twelve cans.  My boy would need four cans a day for his size dog if he could eat it.

  It wasn't financially something, most people could afford. ( Including myself. )  So, that is why I have listed some of the dog and cat foods below. 
At one point I went to Tractor Supply to see all the different kinds of dog foods.  As I read their ingredients, the one I liked is called  4 Health.  It is actually made by Tractor Supply.  It seem to be closest to some of  the great ingredients they had in the can of prescription dog food that I was paying so much for at a more economical price.
My big old boy loved the chicken flavor with rice and I loved it had all those vitamins and minerals in it that they require for good health.  Plus the first ingredients started with chicken and chicken broth...You Gotta love that.
I have copied some the dog foods that I found in different places.
Please check with your Veterinarian  to see if he/she approves of any of these before proceeding. 
 I found out a lot about those commercial brand dog foods.   So here are some homemade ones that are from book of (Ann N. Martin,  Protect your Pet. ) I  hope this helps you and your pet.  Your dog or cat doesn't have to be sick to be changed to this type of diet.


Home made Cat food by  Ann N. Martin
Author of Protect your Pet and also Food Pets Die For. 

2 cups ground turkey or chicken cooked
1 c cooked brown rice
4 tsp. cottage cheese or plain yogurt
4 tsp veg. oil
Will feed two cats for one to one and half days Refrigerate left overs. 

1 15oz Salmon
1 cup brown rice
¼ c chopped parsley or celery
4 tsp plain yogurt or cottage cheese
4 tsp. veg. oil

Allergy diet
2 c cooked ground lamb
½ cup carrots or zucchini
½ cup yogurt
¼ tsp. garlic powder
Combine  serve at room temperature


by  Ann N. Martin Author of Protect your Pet.

Recipe for Dog

High fiber breakfast
2 cups bran cereal
2 tbsp of vegetable oil
1 cup cooked chicken
Top with alfalfa sprouts mix together and serve.

Chicken Feast
2 cups cooked chicken or ground chicken
¾ c  chopped celery
¾ c.  chopped apples
1 cup brown rice
½ c plain yogurt
2 tbsp. veg. oil
Pot Roast
1 3 or 4 pound of cut beef pieces
2 large potatoes skins on into pieces
1 cup green beans
½ tsp. garlic powder
1 cup of tomato or v8
Place in slow cooker  for 5 or 6 hours until veg tender cool and serve.    Refrigerate left over amount. 

Under the Weather Recipe
2 cups cream of wheat or(oatmeal if wheat allergy)
1 c yogurt plain
3 tbsp liquid honey
1 cup of chopped chicken livers

Dr. Michael Fox  (Veterinarian  suggestions )
From the author Ann N. Martin:

Home made natural
6 cups rice, barley, oats or pasta noodles cooked
3 cloves garlic
Pinch of salt
1 tbsp. veg oil
1 tbsp wheat germ
1 tbsp white vinegar
1 tbsp brewers yeast
1 tsp bone meal
1 tsp dried kelp
2 deboned chicken backs
1 lb of lean ground beef, lamb or turkey
Combine all ingredients add water to cover simmer and stir add more water if needed until cooked.  Should be thick enough to be molded into patties. Add bran or soya protein to thicken.

Beef and potato diet
8 oz lean ground beef cooked
3 cups potato boiled with skin
5 bone meal tablets
1 multi-vitamin mineral tablet
Cancer diet for dogs
4 oz. pork back fat boiled baked or fried in olive oil
4 oz. tofu
2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
2 carrots boiled then cut up
1 cup spinach cooked
4 tbsp green bell pepper
4 spears broccoli
2 sardines  in olive oil drained
Dry ginger tad
Yellow mustard tad.

Treats for Dogs:

Peanut butter Treats

1 ½  c water
½ c veg oil
2 medium eggs
¼ c natural crunchy peanut butter
1 tbsp vanilla
2.5 cups whole wheat flour
¾ unbleached flour
1 cup corn meal
¾ cup rolled oats
Preheat oven 400   Roll out and cut in biscuits ungreased pan bake for 20 minutes turn off heat leave in oven for one hour.  Makes one or two dozen.  Depending on cookie cutter size. 

 Dog Toothpaste

There are dog toothpastes that are sold in pet stores. However, you can also make homemade dog toothpaste from simple ingredients. Check with your Veterinarian.

The ingredients needed are bullion cubes, baking soda, cinnamon, and coconut oil. Use the toothpaste with a regular toothbrush on your dog. 

It may take your dog some time to get used to having its teeth brushed. 

In Memory of my Cody...  

I am linking With :         Linda @ Coastal Charm

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

New Decor from a Thrifty Sale

Here I am again talking about things I found at the garage sales in the past few weeks.
 Simple things at low prices.  I don't think you can get better than that.  I enjoy going to the yard sales and espcially love it when I find things I can use for my home with sometimes a little embellishment.
  Sometimes it's the simple things that turn out the best.
Here is a wreath I bought same time as last week at the Habitat for Humanity for $4.50 it had the beads all around it is mounted on a grapevine wreath.  I love bling so I went to JoAnn's Fabrics and bought some little mirrors and other bling accessories.  The wreath was in a bit of distress with the beads going every which way.   So I glued them with my handy dandy glue gun to make them more uniform.   The shiney little stick on beads  was only .99 cents.  The mirrors a few dollars.  Now when you pass by you get a bit of a shine that catches your eye and I am enjoying my new wreath hung on my wall.   Did I mention I have a mirror problem.. Love them... Maybe one of these blogs will be on the mirrors I have found over the years.   Well until then...

Did you see the little mirrors on it?

I also picked up this round piece of heavy iron work.   I thought I would paint it and mount it on the outside of my house as an accent piece.   But, once in place outside it seemed miniature in comparison to the Lady that stood out there.   So I brought it in and left it it's original color then transformed above my curio.  
 I purchased the Iron work for $1.00 at a Garage Sale!
Final Look  I am loving it!    

Hope you enjoy!   

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Update to an Entrance

Some new items I found while out at yard sales.  It is the best finding just what you need at second hand stores and yard sales. 
 These two heavy ceramic pots yellow even tho I liked the yellow.  Valspar White outside paint made them look great.  


  A new light for the front porch we  needed.  We knew the light fixture was in bad need of replacement so when I ran across this at my favorite thrift store  Habitat for Humanity  for only 4.99 done deal.  It matched my other outside lights perfect.  So Mr. M replaced it for me. Opps the front door hit it when we opened the door.   So instead of moving the whole electrical unit cutting a new hole we just simply added a hook as you would a light with a chain and wa la... it clears the door.
New Light

 I also ran across a sweet Vintage wrought iron table and chairs.  Even tho I do not have a porch I just had to have it. 
 I repainted the wrought iron with a durable Rustoleum White that protects against rust and then put a car wax on them to protect them from the rain along with some Armor All on the plastic seats.  Well  I am pleased it is a beginning  to improvements to the yard.

 I hope you enjoy!
I am joining the party at: 
Coastal Charm Nifty Thrifty Tuesday # 212
A Creative Princess Party #158
Jann Olson Share your cup Thrusday Party

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

For my wonderful Mother... Happy Mothers Day!

In Honor of Mothers Day

In honor of Mothers Day I hope that all have a wonderful Mother's Day . 
This is Dedicated to my Wonderful Mother..

Wonderful Mother
God made a wonderful mother,
A mother who never grows old;
He made her smile of the sunshine,
And He moulded her heart of pure gold;
In her eyes He placed bright shining stars,
In her cheeks fair roses you see;
God made a wonderful mother,
And He gave that dear mother to me.
Pat O'Reilly 

If I could give you diamonds
for each tear you cried for me.
if I could find you sapphires
for each truth you've helped me see.
If I could give you rubies
for the heartache that you've known
If I could give you pearls
for the wisdom that you've shown.
Then you'll have a treasure, mother,
that would mount up to the skies
That would almost match
the sparkle in your kind and loving eyes.
But I have no pearls, no diamonds,
As I'm sure you're well aware
So I'll give you gifts more precious
My devotion, love and care.
Author Unknown 

I Hope you Have a Wonderful Mothers Day!!