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All Things Wellbeing Blog

Congratulations, you’re already thinking like us here at Wellbeing for Dogs – you want to feed your dog better food. This journey started with the same determination for us; to make a nutritionally complete meal for dogs using human food and keeping its very nature of looking and being like a meal.

A meal exactly like you would make yourself, for yourself – only we wanted it to be everything that a dog needs.

I cook my dogs meals and as she is a fussy eater I am concerned that if I sprinkle Wellbeing Essentials on her food she wont eat her meal - so can I actually cook the Wellbeing Essentials product without ruining the vital nutrients & also can I coat her meat/chicken with it & grill it?
The Internet is full of “don’t kill your dog this Christmas” – ‘clickbait’ filling us with fear. Apart from the obvious, don’t eat Santa or the presents under the tree, or the tree for that matter, the normal cautions apply.
"Life is filling in the time between meals" is something many humans feel, but for dogs, they love food so much it really is the hours between meals are when 'other stuff' happens.
A friend recently was house-sitting a gorgeous Spoodle named Matilda and neither Matlida’s owner nor my friend cook for themselves, preferring to either eat out or buy prepared food. Money isn’t an issue, this little dog previously had Wellbeing Meals (until I stopped making them) and she is dearly loved. So what does the dog get fed now?

Eggs seem to be one of those questions that dog lovers aren’t clear about whether to include or not in their dog’s dinner bowl. So let me assure you, eggs are great for dogs!
They are a relatively inexpensive source of high-quality protein, rich in good fats, vitamins, and nutrients.

When will I ever learn? How much is too much fat?  Recently we had roast chicken for dinner, with roast carrots, sweet potato, broccoli and potato.  The next day, both poodles had upset tums.  Beanie didn’t want breakfast and just wanted to eat grass, Sparky had the runs, more poo, and more poo!

My question to you is I recently cooked salmon, cheese and bacon filo parcels with veges for dinner and I made a separate serve for Ruby (with less bacon, cheese and only small puff of canola on the filo) with Wellbeing Essentials on top.

Pumpkin keeps stools (poo) soft in dogs.  Not runny, just bulked, and easy to pass.  I can’t say what it does for humans but I know it does this for dogs. He has a generous dessertspoon of steamed and mashed pumpkin in each meal and has no problem with doing his business.  He is a 5-kilo dog so adjust the amount you use for your dog accordingly.
I hear cries of “he’s not fat, he’s fluffy! “. In fact, I have used it myself. Overweight dogs and obesity in our beloved companions are one of the most heartbreaking things because only we are to blame.
The primary and most significant dietary difference between humans and dogs is the need for calcium. In a nutshell, humans need more phosphorus in their diet relative to calcium and dogs need more calcium than phosphorus. So feeding a dog just human food is not going to meet your dog’s dietary need for calcium. This is especially important with puppies. They require a calcium-rich diet to grow and can suffer greatly if that is not provided.
Kibble, as commercial dry dog food is called, has almost all the water removed, it is dehydrated so that it keeps, it’s cheaper to transport (less volume) and easier for you to store at home. Nothing in that system is about the end consumer, your dog. The dog’s internal system has to re-hydrate the kibble in order to break it down and utilise it, the kidneys work the most, and the moisture must be taken from somewhere in the body.