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Saturday, January 5, 2019

Road's End Papillons Updated Menu of Real Food Items.

When any Pap from us is leaving our home for a new family, I always recommend to keep feeding the same items for a few days at minimum, to avoid additional digestive upset, besides the usual transfer stress.
Here is a updated list of the items I offer my Papillons on a weekly base.

Puppies are eating a full fledged meal, just in a somewhat smaller version, and meat is chopped into smaller parts. They get 3 meals  per day at that age. (8 AM, 1 PM and no later than 5:30 PM)

1 Meal
Please note, I am on a budget, as I have multiple dogs. You, most likely, an owner of one or perhaps two small dogs can get very creative, by adding many more ingredients, and more of "organic" items, grass-fed meats, etc.
When you introduce your Pap to a new item later on, offer first a very small amount, next to a meat your dog is already eating on a regular base.
I always serve 2 kinds of different meats per meal.
A balanced diet is achieved over the course of a week, not a day.
Variety is the key- of meats!
Organ meat 2-3 times per week is also essential to create a balanced diet.
A bone- meal I offer 2 times per week.

  • Chicken:

Liver (Organ meat)
Boneless breast
Drumettes (the only bone meal I serve currently, which I am comfortable with)

  • Beef:

Chicken Drumette. Some dogs eat all bone, some eat only partial or none.
Heart (I get that grind from the meat department)
Kidney (Organ meat)
Liver (Organ meat)

Hearts (when available)
Gizzards (when available

  • Pork (boneless)
  • Some Fish

Above items are the main ingredients completing a meal. ((2.5 - 3 ounces for a 4-7 Lbs dog/per meal, twice / day)
Each meal gets a little "topping" \.
Below is the list of these items I offer, one per meal:

  • Greek yogurt
  • 4 % Cottage Cheese
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Finely minced veggies  (done in a blender); mostly green leave + carrot. ( I serve between a teaspoon and a little less than a table spoon once/ day)
  • Hard-boiled eggs with shell, minced (I hard-boil the eggs, and put them  in the blender with their shell for needed calcium, and blend them until minced)---1 teaspoon to 1 table spoon, pending of the size of dog.

Beef Back Ribs

Recreational Bones:

  • Beef Back Ribs
  • Soup bones (The meat dept. cuts the bones into smaller parts for me)