Monday’s Book Giveaway
Dr. Pitcairn is one of the best known homeopathic veterinarians in the country and his bestselling book, Dr. Pitcairn’s Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats serves as the landmark text for vets and pet owners alike. As the holiday season is upon us and people are whipping up special treats for themselves, here’s a great healthy meal you can share with your dog, courtesy of Dr. Pitcairn, and thanks to Rodale Books, we have a copy of Dr. Pitcairn’s book to giveaway to one lucky We Are Pet Nation fan who leaves a comment here on the website. We’ll be choosing our winner tomorrow morning, so be sure to comment and you’ll be automatically entered to win. It’s easy. Ask Trish Lewis, our winner from last week!
Quick Canine Oatmeal: A simple recipe that uses only two eggs and may resemble your own breakfast.
2 cups raw rolled oats (or about 4 ½ cups cooked oatmeal)
2 cups 2 percent milk
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon Healthy Powder* (see below)
1 teaspoon Animal Essentials calcium** (or a slightly rounded ½ teaspoon of powdered eggshell or 1,000 mg of calcium from the calcium list below.
Bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Add the oats, cover, and turn off the heat, letting the oats cook in the hot water for about 10 minutes, or until soft.
Put the oatmeal into your pet’s food bowl. Mix in the Healthy Powder (recipe below) and calcium and top with the milk. In a separate small bowl, stir the egg slightly to blend the yolk and white and give both to the dog. Or, you may certainly mix it with the oatmeal.
Yield: A little less than 7 cups, with about 160 kilocalories per cup.
Daily ration (in cups): Toy – 2-3; small – about 6; medium –9 to 10; large – 11to 12; giant – 14+
2 cups nutritional or brewer’s yeast
1 cup lecithin granules
¼ cup kelp powder
4 tablespoons bone meal powder (recommended products include KAL, Inc. Bone Meal and Solid Gold)
Recommend calcium products include Animal Essentials, Eggshells (dried and powdered), Calcium carbonate powder, calcium gluconate, calcium lactate. Note from Dr. Pitcairn: These supplements are often available in health food stores or pet supply stores. Don’t assume calcium content of all brands is the same. Check labels.
Note from We Are Pet Nation: For a complete understanding of supplements and vitamins in Dr. Pitcairn’s book, we highly recommend adding this book to your home pet care library.
Excerpted from Dr. Pitcairn’s Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats, Copyright (C) 2005 by Richard H. Pitcairn and Susan H. Pitcairn with permission from Rodale Books.