The meals are rightly balanced with all the required nutrients for them and include ingredients that are 100 per cent safe for consumption.
Two Cocker Spaniels and a Dalmatian by the names Bailey, Bronco and Kaju respectively, are pampered plenty by their owner Harekaran Navale, who is a lawyer by profession. He says, “Being aware of the importance of fitness and health why should I compromise when it comes to my dogs? Switching to organic food has brought about better digestion and I can see a positive difference when it comes to the coat of the dogs to their activeness. Dogs can easily get obese when overfed or given the wrong kind of food — I like my dogs to be healthy, properly nourished and fit.”
Oscar Daisy is a pet nutrition company and its owner, Praveen M, agrees with Harekaran, “Switching to organic and fresh diets for dogs will help the dogs to be full of energy, maintain a healthy weight, eliminate digestive disorders, have fresh breath, etc.” Fresh food has a shorter shelf life than preservative-filled commercial kibble but it reduces the chances of food contamination. “A vet-formulated, fresh and human-grade diet made of real and natural ingredients, will satisfy your pet(s) needs in the right way,” he recommends.
Uthra Ravikanth, a home baker says, “The diet differs from one dog to another so every animal I cater to has a different requirement. Some need to lose weight, some are puppies so they need a richer diet as they are growing, some are really skinny and need to put on weight, then there are senior dogs, etc. So I have a detailed conversation with the pet parents, find out about the routine of the dog, if they have allergies and a lot of other specifics before I customise the organic meal plan.”
Greens are important for your pets too exclaims Uthra. “I would always recommend incorporating a lot of greens and veggies along with proteins. For example, the chicken, fish and beef meal options I offer also contain plenty of vegetables,” she explains. She also makes jerky (chicken, liver and tuna), which are pure meat treats for your pets and are preservative-free. Apart from this, “Ice-creams for the summer and meat loaves are also fast selling currently,” she adds.
Easy recipes that can be made at home
Sample recipe by Oscar Daisy – makes 2 kgs approx.
Source your ingredients from the organic store
- 1.2kgs beef meat
- 120g beef liver
- 300g sweet potato
- 200g carrot
- 150g spinach (palak)
- 1 cup lentils
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp fish oil
- 2 bananas
- ¼ tsp turmeric
- Boil water and add beef liver and sweet potato to be cooked. Boil lentils and drain.
- Chop carrots and spinach and make a fine blend.
- Cook beef meat in dry pan without oil and add turmeric. While its half-cooked, add carrots and spinach.
- Allow it to cool to room temperature, add the oils and mix well.
- Finally add in cooked sweet potato, lentils, liver and mix thoroughly.
Try this cookie recipe by Pawtastic - Gourmet Pet Food
- 2 ripe bananas
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- 1 cup powdered oats
Mix all ingredients, cut into desired shapes and bake in pre-heated oven for 20 minutes at 180° Celsius.