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Breakfast for dogs is, to me, the easiest meal. Mainly because it doesn’t need to be complicated, and let's face it - who has time through the week to make breakfast for ourselves, much less the fur kids?!

My way of thinking, first of all, is that this is a little meal - usually half or less of what they have for dinner - and I focus on a protein source more than carbs or vegetables.

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?
Chicken soup is not only good for the soul, but it is also good for the body too and it's goodness is built on the depth and quality of the stock. Whether for sick dogs or sick humans, chicken soup does wonders. 

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.

I nearly lost my special little Moo. It was a terrible moment, a piece of chicken cartilage was caught in his throat. He couldn’t move it, couldn’t breathe. I vaguely knew the Heimlich manoeuvre for humans. How to apply this to a little 5 kilo poodle?

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.

Gobble Gobble Nom Nom. (translation “Delicious Turkey Meatloaf”)
Here is one of our favourite recipes to keep in the freezer for 'take-out' nights (take it out of the freezer that is!) One easy-peasy delicious nutritious dinner! Nomnomnom….;o)

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.

You may know by now that I like to feed my dogs basically what I am cooking for myself with appropriate modifications. I think of it like feeding human kids, leave out the bits they don’t like and keep it simpler. Of course, I can do that because I rely on Wellbeing Essentials to be the bridge between my food and canine nutritional needs.

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.

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