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Galtee’s Meals!

 

GALTEE’S MEALS:

Breakfast:

1 cup of organic ground buffalo, beef,  or turkey, 1/2 duck egg,  1/4 cup of organic puréed broccoli, bok-choy, green beans–usually two or three green vegetables–, 1/4 tsp Turmeric,  a sprinkling of goat cheese, and 1/4 tsp of Pet Kelp.
1 tsp duck eggshell powder per lb of meat.

(I cook the Turmeric with the meat, vegetables, and egg.)

Lunch:  1/2 can of sardines with probiotic VSL#3  (1/8 tsp–about 56 billion CFUs)
(I buy Trader Joe’s Wild Caught Unsalted Sardines in Spring Water, 3ozs)

Dinner:  One cup of organic buffalo, beef, or turkey,  1/2 duck egg,  1/4 cup of puréed zucchini, collard greens, spinach.  1/4 tsp of Pet Kelp.
1/2 tsp duck eggshell powder, 1/4 turmeric, 1/2 tsp Hemp oil, 1 tsp. Apple Cider Vinegar.

Snacks: Elinora’s Icelandic Fish Skin Chews, Beams, and Polkadog Cod skins.
Pumpkin and flaxseed crackers.
Manuka honey 1 tsp daily.

Green vegetables vary: broccoli, bok choy, collard greens, zucchini, green beans, and occasionally, spinach.

Occasionally I make beef bone broth and add small pieces of calf liver to Galtee’s meals.

 

 

 

Paradise Ranch Pet Resort

Galtee at Paradise Ranch Pet Resort!

Paradise Ranch Pet Resort
This dog water park was a fun place for Galtee.  After he passed his evaluation which I watched on TV and through a window, he was happy to leave me to explore the many dog rooms in this colorful hacienda.  Paradise Ranch is a totally off leash resort with many areas for play–the parks, the pools, and the beach.  There were many large dogs running around–friendly and having fun.

The staff were very relaxed and caring.  There was a trainer stationed in each outdoor area, and in each room during nap time.  The supervision is excellent–I feel very comfortable leaving Galtee in their care.

The thing that I like most about this place is that they have a web cam that I can access to see what Galtee is doing at all times.

I was also impressed by the fresh smell and cleanliness–no poop anywhere!

I think Galtee has found Paradise!

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Remedy To Remove Chewing-gum From Your Dog’s Fur!

Chewing Gum!
Chewing Gum!

 

Galtee picked up chewing gum on his leg–from under the table at The Lazy Dog Cafe yesterday.  I didn’t notice it until he got home!
Chewing gum may contain Xylitol which is toxic if ingested by dogs.  And there was a disgusting large lump of it on his leg, so he obviously didn’t try to eat it.  At least I didn’t have to worry about that!
A pox on the moron who threw it under the table!

In the past I have used  Goo Gone to remove chewing gum and beach tar from his paws, but recently read that Coconut oil is a better alternative.

With about eighty-percent of Galtee’s cooperation, I went to work with latex gloves, a flea comb, and Coconut Oil.  It took quite a few minutes to remove the disgusting mass of a moron’s saliva stained chewing gum from Galtee’s fur; the Coconut Oil worked and had a much more pleasant smell that the  Goo Gone!

 I will do an “under the table inspection” before Galtee ever sits down under another table!

It’s true–Coconut Oil is a great remedy to remove chewing gum from fur!

 

 

 

 

 

A Remedy For A Dog’s Change In Behavior?

Galtee & Paolo!
Galtee & Paolo!

A friend bought an ultrasonic pest  repeller to solve  his tree rat problem; it has a range of 5,000 ft.  The pest repeller drove my dog crazy –we had to leave his house immediately.
 If we notice behavior changes in our pets, it may be that a neighbor is using an ultrasonic pest repeller (some repellers have a range of more than 5,000 feet).
On the Good Life website it says the pest repeller will disorient rats, squirrels, deer and other animals. One testimonial said it affected a German Shepperd, but not other dogs. It certainly affected my dog! If anyone notices behavior changes in their pets, they might check and ask if neighbors are using ultrasonic pest repellents.
Get rid of the ultrasonic pest repellers–that’s the best remedy for a happy dog!

Specimen For Urinalysis–For Your Next Vet Visit!

 

Galtee!
Galtee!

A dog urine specimen is a very simple thing to obtain. Use a large plastic container to collect the first morning specimen, then pour  it into a smaller container to bring to your veterinarian.  Label the specimen with your dog’s name and date of birth.  

Please bring the specimen with you on your next vet visit.  If you don’t…the veterinarian will get the specimen by extracting the urine with a needle into your dog’s bladder.  Your veterinarian, most likely, won’t tell you how he/she will obtain the specimen–and hope you won’t ask; you will see a collection fee on your bill.  

Why would anyone take a risk like this? Think about a possible resulting infection, and/or puncture of the surrounding abdominal structures?  I can’t imagine any person in their right mind allowing a physician to get a urine specimen from them by extracting it with a needle into their bladder.  Please don’t do it to your dog!

Galtee’s Lentil Cookies!

GALTEE’S LENTIL & SARDINE COOKIES!      

Lentil & Sardine dog cookies.
Lentil & Sardine dog cookies.                                                                                 ————————————

INGREDIENTS:
•1 cup of cooked and pureed organic green lentils

•2 large mashed sardines 
•1 duck egg
•Pinch of salt

DIRECTIONS:
Preheat the oven to 350 F.
Mix lentils, egg, and salt until well combined.
Place tablespoons of the cookie mixture about 1 inch apart onto parchment paper on baking sheet.

Bake until golden around the edges, about 15 to 20 minutes (depends on oven). Remove from the oven and let sit on baking sheet for 10 minutes. Carefully transfer to rack to cool. 

       Optional cookie topping—

 Mix 2 tablespoons of mashed sardines with 2 tablespoons of  goat cheese and  spread on  cookies.