The boys have been doing extremely well on their raw food diet. Several weeks ago, my friend, Kim, went fishing with her dad. They caught a couple of salmon, and she made them for dinner for me, and our other friends, Chris and Kira. It was very yummy. Kim was discussing with Chris how to dispose of the remains, and I piped up, "Do you still have the fish heads?"
Kim knows I feed the dogs raw, and she turned and looked at me and said, "Are you going to feed them to the dogs? Gross," and walked away, knowing what I was about to explain.
Chris and Kira were intrigued why I wanted the fish heads. I told them I was going to feed them to the dogs. Chris said, "They're not cooked - we chopped them off before putting the fish on the grill."
I replied, "Oh, the dogs will eat them raw."
Kira said, "But what about the eye balls? And the bones?"
"They'll love that stuff! They'll eat it right up!" I exclaimed.
I don't think I convinced them to feed their dog raw with that conversation!
Since the salmon were caught here in the PNW (Pacific Northwest), I froze the heads for three weeks. I was so excited to feed them to the dogs. The boys didn't know what a treat they were in for! Eventually, the three weeks were up, so I took out the heads and put them in the dog bowls.
|Fish heads! Fish heads! Yummy yummy fish heads!|
I placed the bowls down for the dogs and waited for their reaction.
|Swift already moved his out of the bowl by the time I snapped this photo.|
The fish heads were a big hit! I'm pretty excited about this. Even though fish isn't a necessity in a raw food diet, it's always good to throw in a little bit here and there in case they aren't getting the appropriate Omega-3s from their other meat. If you don't know that your meat source is grass-fed, you might be missing out on those important minerals. I want to get some whole sardines from the Asian Food Market in Bellevue. I'll let you know how that goes!