Several months ago I wrote about Dr. Harvey’s miracle dog food. This stuff has been a life saver for my precious pup. Her tummy troubles are now a thing of the past, her coat is softer than ever and she has more energy. Preparing it is like making a bowl of oatmeal. Pour the Dr. Harvey’s Veg-To-Bowl in a bowl, add hot water and let it sit for about 8 minutes until it softens. During that time I quickly cook up a pound or so of shredded turkey or beef (5 minutes) and mix that into the veggies. Then voila…supremely healthy, wholesome food that dogs go crazy for. As I’ve mentioned, it’s a little more time consuming then pouring a bunch of kibble into a bowl, but it’s so worth the few extra minutes. And now that Dr. Harvey’s has created Oracle, making the food is even more of a cinch. Oracle is a complete meal so the protein (chicken or beef) is already inside (no need to cook it up). Just add the hot water, let it sit and it’s ready to go. Dr. Harvey’s offers cat food, supplements and healthy treats too. And by the way, no the photo attached to this blog is not some delicious gourmet dish I whipped up. It’s actually a bowl of Oracle! So when I make a big batch and keep the container in the refrigerator I always label it. There have been several occasions where friends and family were just seconds away from taking a bite. Doh!
In other words, this blog is also about what my dog is loving. As a big animal lover I want the best for my pooch. So when she started having major issues with her belly and the vet bills rivaled an all out shopping spree in the Barney’s shoe salon, I embarked on a search for new pet food. Fortunately I discovered Dr. Harvey’s. She devours the Veg-To-Bowl. This all natural food is described as “A Grain-Free Cornucopia of Vegetables and Goodness.” And, goodness it is – my pooch hasn’t had any more issues since she started eating it. Dr. Harvey’s has another version that contains grains called The Miracle Dog Food. My doggy loves both; she doesn’t discriminate. Preparing Dr. Harvey’s is just a bit more involved than simply pouring kibble into a bowl, and it’s completely worth it. My dog has more energy, her coat is softer and we’ve happily said sayonara to those tummy troubles. It’s pretty much like making a bowl of oatmeal. I pour a bunch of Veg-To-Bowl into a big bowl and cover it with hot water from the kettle. Stir it up and let it soak in for about 6-8 minutes. While it’s sitting, I quickly cook up and/or brown a protein to add into the mix – usually chicken, turkey, beef and occasionally eggs. During each meal time Dr. Harvey’s recommends adding a touch of olive oil or one of their Health and Shine capsules to the bowl (a salmon oil that provides Omega 3 fatty acids). All together the entire process takes about 15 minutes. The trick is to cook up a big batch, store some in the refrigerator and then freeze a bunch. This way, I just make it once a week. And, that’s nothing in exchange for a healthy dog.