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I made 2 batches of home cooked food for Bailey & Sophie Thursday and it has been a hit! My two have never been ones to eat when their food is put down and a lot of times I would have to throw out what they had been given because it sat out too long. Well those days are gone because they are eating the home cooking like champs! It was so easy and makes me feel so good that they are getting good healthy food. Bailey would never eat veggies but there are veggies in the food and she eats it up. I just wanted to share my experience for anyone else who may be thinking of home cooking for their fluffs. It's going to save me tons of money too because I'm not throwing out food anymore :)
 

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:aktion033: That's great. Glad the girls are finally enjoying their meals. Boo & Hannah eat their kibble like it's a 5 star steak dinner. I can't imagine how they'd react if I started homecooking for them. Might be scary to watch.:w00t:
 

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Yeah! Jennifer! And I bet it will really help little Sophia's hypoglycemia too! Isn't it a great feeling when they are so excited for thier food and just gobble it up!!
 

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I made 2 batches of home cooked food for Bailey & Sophie Thursday and it has been a hit! My two have never been ones to eat when their food is put down and a lot of times I would have to throw out what they had been given because it sat out too long. Well those days are gone because they are eating the home cooking like champs! It was so easy and makes me feel so good that they are getting good healthy food. Bailey would never eat veggies but there are veggies in the food and she eats it up. I just wanted to share my experience for anyone else who may be thinking of home cooking for their fluffs. It's going to save me tons of money too because I'm not throwing out food anymore :)
Jennifer - I'm right there with you.:thumbsup: Had the same thing with Tyler.Tyler wasn't eating and I was throwing out meals. I've been home cooking probably for about the last 6 weeks or so and he downs every meal with delight. And it smells so good unlike his canned food. I revolve chicken and meat proteins, make chicken liver as the organ meat once a week (a lot easier to deal with than beef liver), use coconut and sesame oil, (my DS is allergic to fish so have to watch out there), use AE herbal multi vitamin, calcium and enzyme probiotic supplements and he gets lots of veggies. He'll go for his annual physical (his second LOL) in October so it will be interesting to see how he's doing. So glad it's working out for Bailey and Sophie:chili:
 

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Sue,

How much calcium and which brand do you give daily?

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I use Animal Essentials Natural Calcium (it has Magnesium in it as well as other minerals) and go with the measured recommendations they have on the jar which is 1tsp per one pound of food. Tyler gets about 2 to 3oz. of food twice a day, so that's about 1/8 of a tsp in each meal. I also started with less at the beginning for adjustment. I often make fresh food every day, not big batches. I had been part of the AE webinar and got info about what their products are and they will also talk to you on the phone about amounts, etc. Tyler's end products, if you catch my drift, are perfect and don't smell and he's as regular as clockwork:)
 

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Nikki and Keiko don't have smelly poop either, no gas, no tummy issues.

It's amazing how well they do on home cooking, or a good quality freeze-dried or pre-mix.
 

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Isn't a wonderful feeling when the pups eat all their food that we prepared with gusto? I don't homecook i use the Dr. Harvey's Veg-to-bowl for their evening meals and they get so excited, once they are finished the Acana Pacifica that i feed them in the mornings they will get their Dr. Harvey's for both meals. I love watching how excited they get and how they eat their food with gusto. :)
 

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Jennifer what did you make them?
I used some of the recipes that I found here on SM and modified them a bit. I made two different batches one with ground turkey and one with salmon and used baby bok choy, sweet potato, green beans, and carrots (not all in one batch). I add cottage cheese to their morning meal after I heat it up. Then they get vitamins added in.

Yeah! Jennifer! And I bet it will really help little Sophia's hypoglycemia too! Isn't it a great feeling when they are so excited for thier food and just gobble it up!!
Yes I am counting on the fact that Sophie is eating so good, that she won't have any more problems with the hypoglycemia. It makes me so happy when I see them eating their food and really enjoying it :)

Isn't a wonderful feeling when the pups eat all their food that we prepared with gusto? I don't homecook i use the Dr. Harvey's Veg-to-bowl for their evening meals and they get so excited, once they are finished the Acana Pacifica that i feed them in the mornings they will get their Dr. Harvey's for both meals. I love watching how excited they get and how they eat their food with gusto. :)
YES!!!
 

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that's great :) i admire anyone who homecooks! i would love to try but i'm to intimidated and i feel i'd mess up their nutrition :( hopefully one day i'll dare to give it a try
 

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I use Animal Essentials Natural Calcium (it has Magnesium in it as well as other minerals) and go with the measured recommendations they have on the jar which is 1tsp per one pound of food. Tyler gets about 2 to 3oz. of food twice a day, so that's about 1/8 of a tsp in each meal. I also started with less at the beginning for adjustment. I often make fresh food every day, not big batches. I had been part of the AE webinar and got info about what their products are and they will also talk to you on the phone about amounts, etc. Tyler's end products, if you catch my drift, are perfect and don't smell and he's as regular as clockwork:)
Thanks Sue, I have the AE calcium in the house but I cook daily and I wasn't sure how much to use in small amounts.
 

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Home cooking is great! I did it for years in HUGE batches propotioned out and frozen.

Just a word of caution tho - I never thought of the hormones in most of the chicken that's in stores, and Star grew to twice his expected size of 6#. So next time I'll be buying hormone free chicken for the next fluff that comes into my life.
 

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Home cooking is great! I did it for years in HUGE batches propotioned out and frozen.

Just a word of caution tho - I never thought of the hormones in most of the chicken that's in stores, and Star grew to twice his expected size of 6#. So next time I'll be buying hormone free chicken for the next fluff that comes into my life.
Where can I find hormone free chicken?
 
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