Whole food list for animal friends

I like to have bone soup on the go at all times. I add it to my animal friends’ meals for its amazing benefits to the muscular, skeletal and nervous systems. Bone soup has been used for many thousands of years, since the invention of fire, enhancing the lives of animal friends and their people.

Ingredients

  • 2-3 beef bones, chicken necks and back or a whole chicken
  • 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar (*optional)
  • 1 tsp kelp
  • 6 – 8 cups water (make sure to cover bones with water)

Cooking

  • Pressure Cooker –  Pressure cook on low for one hour or until bones are soft. After broth is done I put the bone soup into a regular stainless pot and warm as needed for meals.
  • Pot (stainless steel) –  Bring to boil then simmer on low for at least 12 hours.
  • Slow cooker – Put on high and cook for at least 12 hours.

*You may enhance calcium extraction by adding vinegar.  I recommend cooking the first soup without vinegar, as the added vinegar imparts a much stronger odor and may prove offensive to some.  Bone soup without vinegar smells as delicious as a roast.

Bone soup is extremely nutrient-rich in:

  • collagen
  • gelatin
  • hyaluronic acid
  • chondroitin sulfate
  • glycosaminoglycans
  • proline
  • glycine
  • calcium
  • phosphorus
  • magnesium
  • potassium

These nutrients are important for strong and healthy joints, bones, ligaments,  tendons and for healthy hair, fur and skin.

Bribe foods

Here are some bribe foods for those animal friends which are difficult to transition over to a raw food or whole food diet.

Add a small amount to their meal:

  • a drizzle of melted butter
  • a sprinkle of nutritional yeast
  • a drizzle of sardine oil
  • a dash of soy sauce
  • a small amount of ketchup
  • a drizzle of bacon fat

Some cats are extremely challenging to change over, and those cats have usually spent many years on commercial pet food, which is full of sugar and additives that keep the cat wanting more.

I encourage you to keep trying; eventually they will eat their food, especially if they are indoor cats

Meat
  • beef, bison, buffalo, lamb
  • chicken, turkey
  • fish, wild game
  • Offal meats: gizzards, liver, heart
Eggs & Dairy
  • free run eggs (raw yolk mostly)
  • cottage cheese, kefir, raw cheese, raw milk, yogurt

I like to cook the egg white in a small amount of butter or coconut oil

Oils
  • coconut oil
  • olive oil
  • raw pumpkin seeds
  • cod liver oil
  • fish oil
Cooked grains

DOGS – congee or cooked for those who have digestive issues or need to gain weight.

  • barley
  • brown or white rice
  • millet
  • quinoa

All dogs can have sprouted grains or seeds

Vegetables

Raw or lightly cooked

  • chopped or grated: cabbage, carrots, lettuce, zucchini
  • cooked: sweet potatoes, yams
Fruit
  • apples
  • berries

I  like to stick with the tart fruit

Did you know?

Glycine and proline are amino acids that are essential for well-functioning connective tissue, function and is the glue which holds the body together. These two amino acids are also responsible for healing microscopic wounds throughout the body and act as a natural anti-inflammatory.

Bone marrow is rich in saturated fat, and saturated fatty acids make up about 50% of the cell membrane that regulates the substances that flowing in and out of the cell.

Saturated fatty acids are necessary for bone health because calcium needs saturated fats for absorption.

Did you know?

RAW BONES are nature’s toothbrush for dogs and cats. It is better to feed small or flat bones on a regular basis. The round marrow bones can wear down their teeth.

Chewing on bones improves:

  • Jaw structure and strength
  • Salivary glands function

AVOID – cooked, sharp bones, bones which splinter, bones small enough for dog to swallow without chewing.

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