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Dec 19 2021

Going Crazy with Homemade Diets

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After months of tinkering in the kitchen, I’ve finally settled on a handful of base combinations for Anubis’ food. I’ve dabbled with a variety of proteins in the process, such as bison, turkey, beef, chicken, pork, duck, lamb, and fish. But I’m partial to turkey, beef, chicken, and fish since they’re economical and easily accessible. My go-to veggies are broccoli, carrot, brussel sprout, celery, kale, and green bean. I also add limited amounts of carbs like sweet potato, rolled oats, brown rice, and multigrain bread.


I’m a huge fan of bone broth and tumeric/golden paste, so they are in every batch. Fruits such as apple, banana, blueberry, blackberry, strawberry, and/or oranges are in every meal or given as treats in-between meals. I give at least an apple a day in the morning meals and mixed berries in the evening meals. Supplements are essential in my opinion, so I mix and match chia seed, flax seed, hemp seed, sunflower seed, pumpkin seed, spirulina, kelp, nutritional yeast, cinnamon, calcium, probiotic, and vitamin C.. oh, and a pinch of himalayan salt and raw garlic.


I guess you can say I’m going a bit overboard with this.. hubby definitely thinks so at times LOL. Anubis is a big dog and I’m usually making two batches every week, spending easily an hour or two in the kitchen chopping, prepping, and mixing. It’s not ideal, and many days I’m exhausted chasing after a toddler, but seeing how Anubis is thriving gives me hope, strength, and motivation to keep at it. We opted out of chemo, and the time frame the doctors gave is 3-6 months. But I’m hoping a healthier diet and lifestyle will keep him with us for awhile longer. He definitely deserves it. Plus, I do love seeing him active and playful. It’s as if he’s still a pup and has four legs <3


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4 Responses to “Going Crazy with Homemade Diets”

  1.   victoriana2pieon 19 Dec 2021 at 9:50 pm     Reply1

    You are doing a great job – such a wonderful Pup parent. I’m on my third tripawd. Two previous retired greyhounds and a current whirling dervish that is a Fox Red Labrador. Missing a rear leg, not to cancer, due to a traumatic injury previous to her adoption to us. Zora enjoys her personal meal plan and special ‘hamburgini’ meatballs. We do it for the love they give freely and wish would never end. Best wishes to Anubis.

    •   momofanubison 20 Dec 2021 at 2:46 pm     Reply2

      Once upon a time, I knew quite a few people adopting retired greyhounds. It seems “difficult” to imagine them as tripawds since their legs are so slim already >.< But labs, haha, they come in all sorts of personalities! I've known ones who are super mellow, and others who can destroy a home if left unattended (I use to dogsit). I appreciate your support and think it's wonderful for people to adopt whenever possible. Is your hamburgini meatballs raw or can it be cooked without falling apart?

  2.   jerryon 28 Dec 2021 at 5:23 am     Reply3

    You are such a rock star! And not crazy or overboard at all. Nope, just a loving dog mom who wants to give her pup the best shot at a long, healthy life.

    I love these meal combos! Thank you so much for sharing. Anubis is so fortunate!

    •   momofanubison 28 Dec 2021 at 12:52 pm     Reply4

      Thank you, Jerry, for the support and reassurance! I definitely have days where I’m thinking “this is crazy, the dog eats better than we do!” and “I’m sooo exhausted from needing to make another batch”, but the responsibility and love is hard to shake off. He’s a great dog and deserves a great life <3

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