When I cook chicken for my family I trim off the pieces I don't want. Usually just fatty pieces or other pieces that don't look appetizing. There really isn't anything wrong with them so I decided to boil them up for Shiner. No need for the scraps to go to waste. I also was cooking fresh carrots that night and added the carrot tops to the pot with the chicken. Plus, there was some leftover rice in the fridge.
|Shiner's special meal!|
It didn't take long for them to cook at all and nothing went to waste. I added half of the boiled food to some of Shiner's kibble for dinner and she loved it! I knew she would of course. I hadn't seen her that excited to eat in quite some time.
|Hurry up and give me those noms, Mom!|
|Mmmm - yummy!|
I'm sure I will be doing this again in the future. Even if I have no meat to add to her kibble, I usually have vegetables at least a few times a week that I cook with.
I also got another idea from an article I read on Keep the Tail Wagging about feeding sardines to your dogs. This had never crossed my mind before but when I saw the sardines on the shelf during my trip to the grocery store last week I grabbed a tin. They are a very inexpensive treat. Shiner also enjoyed eating her sardines which I mixed in with her usual kibble. I think she could benefit from some omega-3 fatty acids, which are present in fish. Perhaps they will help with her skin and coat.
|Sardines for Shiner.|
I think Shiner loves the idea of getting fresh cooked food and sardines in addition to her normal kibble. She says she gives it 4 paws up anyways, so I guess that means she approves.