Ahhhhhhh. About the food. Right now, I am cooking for four pugs. Two with allergy issues, two with age issues, so there's adjustments here and there. But for the most part, my recipe for food is 5 pounds of protein, 5 pounds of vegetables (green beans, broccoli, cauliflower, peas), 7.5 pounds sweet potatoes (peeled, boiled and mashed) and 1-2 pounds of carbs (oatmeal, brown rice, quinoa, barley, etc.). For the seniors, I use less fatty meats like fish, lean beef, turkey. For my allergy prone two, I have used fattier beef, venison and lentils. One of my girls is allergic to poultry, she breaks out in hives with chicken and turkey. I food process the vegetables. All mixed together, it's not especially appetizing looking, but it gets eaten! Everybody gets a cup of food a day, plus treats. My girls get an apple at supper, too. I make these big batches, put them into ziploc 1 cup containers and freeze most of it. A batch lasts me roughly 10 days for four pugs. To make sure I hit all the bases though, everyone gets Missing Link Plus, a multivitamin and enzymes. May be overkill, but I want to make sure they don't have a deficiency. And once a week, Isabelle, Tallulah and Petunia get a meaty rib bone. I take slabs of ribs, like the kind you would barbecue and slice between the bones. That way each bone has a little meat on it. I usually give it to them frozen, but sometimes not. The bones do the teeth cleaning duty that kibble would (in addition to the bully sticks and other disgusting animal parts I seem to buy). Even Isabelle, with her four teeth, loves these bones. Hope that helps. If not, try Monic Segal. http://www.monicasegal.com/I have her books and booklets, too.
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