Friday, 29 March 2019

Puppy Pancakes, Dog Pancake and Waffle Recipes Species Appropriate, Tasty


I have a wonderful tasty treat for your puppy and dog! 

Pancake and waffle recipes made with species appropriate ingredients!

These pancakes and waffles make a great:
Healing meal.
Treat.
Doggie birthday cake!

Conventional pancakes and waffles aren't good for dogs or a puppies. 

Conventional recipes include starchy carbohydrates that cause inflammation in a dog's body. So...

These pancake and waffle recipes are:
Starchy carbohydrate free!
Species appropriate.
Protein, vitamin, mineral rich.
Dog approved and tasty…
You can eat them too!

Two-Ingredient Pancake Recipe for Dogs

You will need the following items:
2 large eggs.
1 medium-size ripe banana.
½ tbs organic cold pressed unrefined coconut oil; or pastured organic unsalted butter.
Optional ingredient, ½ tsp organic Ceylon cinnamon powder.

Preparation
Heat the pan or skillet.
Place coconut oil or butter in skillet, fry pan and heat.
When the coconut oil or butter sizzles the pan is ready for pancake batter.

Prepare Batter
Crack eggs, drop white and yolk into your mixing bowl.
Whisk egg whites and yolks together.
Tip - you can use the eggshells to make eggshell powder.
Mash the banana, combine with whisked eggs, mix well.
Optional ingredient, add the Ceylon cinnamon powder.
Mix all ingredients together.
Use a large spoon to drop the batter onto the heated pan or skillet.
Cook the pancake for at least one minute then flip to allow the other side to cook for another minute.
Remove pancake from heat.
Allow the pancake to cool.

Serve
You can serve as-is.
Or add some toppings.
See suggested toppings further below.

Storage
Store pancakes in the refrigerator for up to 3-days.
Or place in the freezer.

Recipe makes 2 large, 4 medium or 8 small pancakes.

Fluffy Banana Coconut Pancake Recipe for Dogs













You will need the following items:
2 large eggs
1 medium-size ripe banana
½ tbs organic cold pressed unrefined coconut oil; or pastured organic unsalted butter
1 tbs green banana flour, organic, 100% pure
1 tbs coconut flour, organic, 100% pure
Optional ingredient ½ tsp organic Ceylon cinnamon powder.

Preparation
Heat the pan or skillet
Place coconut oil or butter in skillet, fry pan and heat.
When the coconut oil or butter sizzles the pan is ready for pancake batter.

Prepare Batter
Crack eggs, drop white and yolk into your mixing bowl.
Whisk egg whites and yolks together.
Tip - you can use the eggshells to make eggshell powder.
Mash the banana, combine with whisked eggs, mix well.
Add 1 tbs of green banana flour, and 1 tbs of coconut flour.
Mix all ingredients together.
Optional ingredient
Add the Ceylon cinnamon powder.
Mix all ingredients together.
Use a large spoon to drop the batter onto the heated pan or skillet.
Cook the pancake for at least one minute then flip to allow the other side to cook for another minute.
Remove pancake from heat.
Allow the pancake to cool.

Serve
You can serve as-is.
Or add some toppings.
See suggested toppings further below.

Storage
Store pancakes in the refrigerator for up to 3-days.
Or place in freezer.

Recipe makes 2 large, 4 medium or 8 small pancakes.

Scrumptious Banana Coconut Waffle Recipe for Dogs












You will need the following items:
2 large eggs.
1 medium-size ripe banana.
½ tbs organic cold pressed unrefined coconut oil; or pastured organic unsalted butter.
2 tbs green banana flour, organic, 100% pure.
2 tbs coconut flour, organic, 100% pure.
Waffle maker (waffle iron).
Optional ingredient ½ tsp organic Ceylon cinnamon powder .

Preparation
Plug the waffle maker in to heat-up.

Prepare Batter
Crack the eggs, drop white and yolk into your mixing bowl.
Whisk egg whites and yolks together.
Tip - you can use the eggshells to make eggshell powder.
Mash the banana, combine with whisked eggs, mix well.
Add the green banana flour and coconut flour.
Mix all ingredients together.
Optional ingredient
Add the Ceylon cinnamon powder.
Mix all ingredients together.
Use a large spoon to drop the batter onto the heated waffle maker.
When ready, remove the waffle from heat.
Allow the waffle to cool.

Serve
You can serve as-is.
Or add some toppings.
See suggested toppings further below.

Storage
You can store waffles in the refrigerator for up to 3-days.
Or place in freezer.

Recipe makes 2 large, 4 medium or 8 small waffles.

Toppings for Your Dog's Pancakes and Waffles


1 tsp pure honey raw 100% natural, unpasteurized (not for puppies under 12-months of age).
1/2 tsp hemp seeds.
1/2 tsp raw organic pumpkin seeds.
1 tbs kefir (fermented milk) or yogurt; plain, organic.
Few large flakes of organic coconut meat.
Berries, fresh or frozen-thawed blueberries, raspberries etc.
Pomegranate seeds, fresh or frozen-thawed.

Suggested Serving

Small dogs – ¼ to ½ pancake
Medium and Large Dogs – 1 pancake
X-Large Dogs – 1 to 2 pancakes

If your kitten or cat likes these pancake or waffles, she can have some too!

Tip to Optimize Nutritional Value

Organic bananas and pastured eggs are the ultimate choice.
Next best, organic free-range eggs.

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Friday, 22 March 2019

Eggshell Powder Recipe Natural Calcium for Dog Food, Cat Food


Do you eat egg? Don’t throw away the eggshell! That eggshell is an excellent source of bioavailable natural calcium for dogs and cats.

Eggshell powder is simple, quick to make, inexpensive and nutritious!

Many pet food products contain refined food-grade calcium carbonate calcium supplements from China. This type of calcium is contaminated with heavy metals: aluminum, cadmium, lead, mercury. Chicken eggshell powder tests very low for presence of heavy metals.

Eggshells are 39% natural, bioavailable calcium. Refined calcium carbonate doesn't provide the same bioavilability.

Have you considered making your dogs and cat’s food? This eggshell powder recipe may inspire you to get cracking! A species appropriate whole food diet; raw or cooked can improve your dog and cat’s health. I’ll provide you with a link to a recipe further below!

Eggshell Powder Recipe


You will Need
Empty eggshells.
Clean china plate, glass or clay baking sheet.
Grinder (coffee grinder, food processor, blender or mortar and pestle).
Glass jar with secure lid.
How Many Eggshells?
A large chicken sourced eggshell will yield about 1 tsp of eggshell powder.
For example, 15 large-size eggshells will make 15 teaspoons of eggshell powder. As you collect shells store them in the refrigerator, freezer or start the drying process noted below.

The Best Type of Eggshells
You can use any type of chicken eggshell.
The best choice are eggshells sourced from pastured-chickens.
Next best are eggshells sourced from organic free range chickens.

You can also use eggshells sourced from:
Cornish hen
Duck
Emu
Goose
Grouse
Quail
Partridge
Pheasant
Turkey

Preparation
When you’re ready to make your eggshell powder…
Eggshells marked with an ink stamp; remove the ink-stamped piece of shell.
Place the empty eggshells on a plate or baking sheet.
Allow eggshells to air *dry for at least 3-days at room temperature.
When the shells are dry, toss them in a grinder.
Grind to a fine powder.
*Optional...
You can speed-up the drying process. Allow the shells to air-dry for a day, then bake the eggshells in the oven for 10 minutes at 250 degrees. Then grind the shells.

How to Store Your Eggshell Powder
Place the eggshell powder in the glass jar.
Place the top of the lid on the jar, make sure the lid is on tight to keep moisture-free.
Store in your cupboard.
Stored as per above eggshell powder has a long shelf-life.
Do not refrigerate the eggshell powder.

How to Use Your Eggshell Powder in Dog Food, Cat Food


Add ½ tsp or 800 mg up to 1,000 mg of eggshell powder for every 1-lb of boneless meat.

This provides the ideal calcium to phosphorus ratio in a boneless dog food, cat food raw or cooked diet. Calcium to phosphorus ratio for dogs and cats ranges between 1:1 and 1:2 (calcium to phosphorus). Some meat proteins contain more phosphorus; example sardine contains more phosphorus than chicken.

If you’re preparing raw ground meat to freeze for your dogs and cat’s food add eggshell and freeze.

If cooking your dog or cat’s food (rather than feeding raw), add the eggshell powder after cooked meat has cooled.

Most dogs and cats on Prey Model Raw (PMR) diet do well with raw whole bone or finely ground bone. For those that don’t tolerate bone ground eggshell powder is a perfect alternative.

A sprinkle of eggshell powder daily can help dogs and cats with osteoarthritis. Eggshell powder can be used in many ways to support health naturally!

Homemade Dog Food and Cat Food
If you would like to try making homemade raw or cooked food for your dog and cat you can use this homemade food recipe.

Nutritional Value of Eggshell
½ tsp (1,000 mg) of eggshell provides the following:
Calcium 900 mg (calcium carbonate CaC03)
Magnesium 24 mg
Phosphorus 8.4 mg
Potassium 8.0 mg
Sodium 9.0 mg

Eggshell Powder Use Cautions


Food Allergies
Hypersensitivity to chicken can be a problem for many dogs and cats. But, some hypersensitive dogs and cats tolerate eggs and eggshell without issue.

You can test sensitivity by adding a few grains of shell for 7 to 14 days. If no allergy symptoms arise proceed to use. If allergy symptoms begin to brew, stop use.

Too Much of a Good Thing

Remember, as with all substances too much of a good thing can cause problems. Don’t overdose your dog or cat on calcium. Chronic overdose can cause health issues and conditions such as hypercalcemia.

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🇺🇸USA
🇨🇦Canada
🇬🇧UK
🇦🇺Australia
🇪🇺Europe
🇨🇷Costa Rica and other Central American Countries
🇦🇪United Arab Emirates
🇸🇪Sweden and other Scandinavian Countries
🇸🇬Singapore and other Countries in Asia

Consultations and Sessions
📧Email
📞Phone
📱FaceBook video or voice
💻Skype
📖Holistic Wellness eBooks custom designed to suit
🚶In-person Sessions only available in Ontario, Canada.

Holistic Wellness Services for Dogs and Cats 🐕🐈
✔︎ Maintenance of Health
✔︎ Addressing Health Issues and Conditions
✔︎ Custom designed whole food diets, raw and gently cooked.
✔︎ Recommendations for commercial whole food diets.
✔︎ Recommendation and specification of...
✔︎ Species Appropriate:
✔︎ Whole foods
✔︎ Treats
✔︎ Herbs
✔︎ Alternative medicines
✔︎ Supplemental foods
✔︎ Treatment and Remedy

Holistic Behaviorist Services for Dogs 🐕

Affiliations to Companies - none.
I don’t sell food or supplements. 
I am NOT aligned with any companies. 
I prefer to select best solutions for my individual clients’ situation.

Contact me
karen@ottawavalleydogwhisperer.ca to discuss your requirements and quote for services.

Article and graphics by Karen Rosenfeld.