A bowl of comforting porridge or congee brought back childhood memories, as I remember my dog liking to eat homemade porridge. And I’ll tell you why.
I used to have this dog that is a cross breed. I had the dog when I was about 13 years old. A family friend advised us that to make the dog’s coat look shiny and thick, we should give it natural black “gula melaka” (a kind of traditional palm sugar in Malaysia) mixed with porridge. It really makes their fur thick and shiny black. Even some of my neighbors asked us what special food we gave him to make him look so good and healthy.
Ancient Chinese Food – Porridge
Chinese porridge (or also known as leave) is a brothy or liquefied version of boiled rice. Once upon a time, the poor in China made porridge to prolong the domestic consumption of rice grain; because it uses a much smaller amount of rice for each meal. However, due to its smooth texture, it is also a traditional Chinese baby porridge. The fact that it is easy to digest and has a healing effect on the body, those who are recovering from illness could use it as the main food.
Porridge is good for humans. And for the dogs?
Plain oatmeal porridge may be easy to digest, but may lack certain essential nutritional values for maintaining your dog’s health. In order for your dog’s porridge diet to be more balanced, it is important to include a combination of fats, carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, minerals and water in a balanced diet that provides enough calories to cover its daily needs for growth, activity and welfare. fix.
My dog’s special diet
“Gula Melaka” (palm sugar) it was originally made from the sugary sap of the palmyra palm or date palm. It is now also made from the sap of sago and coconut palms and can be sold as “coconut sugar”. The sugar is a golden-brown paste, sold in tubes, blocks, or cans. It can be light or dark in color, soft and sticky, or hard. As a lightly processed product of the cottage industry, it varies greatly from batch to batch. In Indonesia, sugar made from Borassus (Palmyra palm) is known as Gula Jawa (“Java sugar”) or gula merah (red sugar). Sago Gula Melaka is a very popular soft dessert in Malaysia. You can see it at almost all traditional functions like parties, wedding receptions, reunions or school parties..
We never feed our dog a lot of meat. My mother will cook porridge mixed with some “gula melaka”, “ikan bilis” (Malay word for a family (Engraulidae) of small common saltwater fish) or a small amount of beef. We usually use low quality brown rice (we didn’t know at the time that it was actually organic rice and no one had heard of organic food at the time).
Avoid products that use meat byproducts like bones, legs, and intestines, chemical preservatives like BHA and BHT, and hard-to-digest grains like corn, wheat, gluten, and soy. These grains are sometimes listed as a protein source in lieu of meat in commercial dog foods.
Many health problems, such as itchy skin allergies, are caused simply by a poor diet and improper distribution of the wrong types of food. It is recommended that you take note of the ingredients until you notice an improvement.
My dog was so used to eating porridge that he will refuse to eat if it is rice. The porridge smells good even to people. That is why I believe that natural homemade food that is best for humans is good for your dog.
Protect your dog’s health
Your dog’s health is very important and depends on a good diet and plenty of exercise. A pet owner who feeds their dogs a well-balanced diet consisting of specialty dog food will save a lot of money and have a healthy and happy pet.
If your dog has a healthy skin and coat, is energetic, and gets good vet grades at his annual checkup, you can continue to feed him the same natural food diet no matter which one he chose. If your dog is having problems, it’s important to investigate whether his food might be a contributing factor and take steps to correct it by adding a supplement, switching to another food, or having your vet run some diagnostic tests.
On March 15, 2007, the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) learned that certain pet foods were making cats and dogs sick and killing them. The FDA found contaminants in plant proteins imported into the United States from China and used as ingredients in pet food. The FDA’s Office of Criminal Investigations announced that two Chinese nationals and the companies they operate, along with a US company and its president and CEO, were indicted by a grand jury on February 2. 6, 2008. The charges are for their role in a scheme to import into the United States products they claimed were wheat gluten. The products were contaminated with melamine and were used to make pet food.”
How can we protect our fellow animals? Make your dog healthy and happy by feeding him healthy and natural dog food now!