Recently, we joined a warehouse club because, through John’s work, they offered a discount.
Holy moly. The things you can buy… in bulk, no less!
So, we have been! Buying in bulk, that is. And we’ve been planning ingredients to cook different things for the dogs, which is where this awesome new cookbook comes in.
Paris Permenter and John Bigley (the wonderful people of DogTipper fame) have assembled more than 125 recipes that fit all kinds of eating styles and preferences in their new book, The Healthy Hound Cookbook. In the first chapter, “Why Homemade?” they make the point that cooking for your pups gives you control over ingredients and quality, allows you to emphasize seasonal vegetables and fruits, helps you to cater to special diets (Cooper…), and saves money.
While we primarily feed a store-bought kibble, we supplement with homemade goodies, and I love to make their treats so I know what’s going into them. And this book has given us a million (well, 125) new recipes to try!
Among some of our faves: Pumpkin Rice (this smells so good!), dehydrated juice pulp treats, and the lamb hash. There’s even an entire chapter dedicated to KONG stuffer recipes!
Many of the recipes do use chicken or beef, so Coop’s out on those, but there are just as many with other proteins like tuna, buffalo, lamb, salmon, and so on, so those of you with difficult eaters will find something in here, for sure. They also call out with icons recipes that are grain-free – perfect for Emmett – paleo, and raw.
Overall, we were really happy with all the recipes we tried. There’s a portion calculator in the beginning of the book to help you figure out how much to feed your pups, and I’m thinking as we head into summer and have a little bit more free time, I may try to mix in fully home-cooked meals a few nights a week for the guys. I’ve already tabbed a bunch I want to try – starting with the Terrier’s Tuna Casserole!
And now, they have generously offered a copy of The Healthy Hound Cookbook for one lucky reader!
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We’re so grateful for the opportunity to review a copy of this fabulous cookbook, and for the change to give one away! If you haven’t, go check out DogTipper!