Would this post be deleted?
I would like to post (either on General Topics or Not About Food boards, whichever best) a request for information about anyone's experience in feeding animals a natural, home-cooked diet as was just recommended by our vet. Since there was a long thread about feeding people food to pets there would seem to be considerable interest. Kosher or not?
dog biscuit discussion:
When our dog ate something odd and became ill she was put on a bland diet (boiled chicken defatted [we kept the stock for ourselves] and rice. The vet was surprised that we didn't purchase the bland diet from the office. All things considered, it was a treat for our pet (who doesn't like chicken and rice, canine or otherwise?), and now we know how to treat stomach ailments.
Last year I started making aspirin treats for her (triple pelvic osteotomy as a puppy, 11 years ago). In the beginning, I ground up the aspirin and added it to a peanut butter-like cookie/brownie cut into squares (chicken stock, oats, grits, eggs, butter, peanut butter); I decided that grinding up the aspirin was too much work, with the dosage varying. The last batch were the organic cashew butter balls, of which I've attached photos (she's 85lbs, so a single aspirin is the correct dosage).
Here's another suggestion--why not ask your vet if he can recommend people in your area who already do this and might be open to talking to you about it?
Based on the last time we started talking about feeding people food to pets, IIRC your post would be off-topic. But see if your vet can direct you. :)
I have no idea if this would fly with chowhound, but I have an alternate suggestion for you. Kind of goofy, but it's fun- there's a website called Dogster that has a ton of message boards about all sorts of doggie issues. One board focuses on home-cooked foods for dogs, and one even focuses on a raw-based diet. It's cute, you just set up a profile like you would for one of the other social sites, but for your dog!