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turkey day feast for pooches

ok, this year Thanksgiving and my birthday are one and the same day…

so what are you and your dog up to for turkey day (remember, be good, it’s a day to be thankful and grateful and appreciate all you have…

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/11/23/dogs-dressed-like-turkeys_n_786977.html#s188391

Genetically modified ingredients can be an unwelcome and hidden guest at your Thanksgiving celebration. This year, GMO Inside, a new coalition that advocates for increased consumer awareness of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in foods, is offering tips and suggestions for consumers on how to remove unwanted GMOs from their holiday feasts. From identifying GMO–laden products and offering non-GMO alternatives to giving tips on how to help spread the word on genetically engineered foods, GMO Inside hopes to give consumers the information they need to celebrate a non-GMO Thanksgiving.

Alisa Gravitz, president, Green America said: “Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate with family and friends. Consumers should be able to do this without worrying about feeding hidden GMOs to their loved ones. GMO Inside’s Thanksgiving campaign allows people to make educated decisions about what will be served at their holiday gathering.”

Some common Thanksgiving products that are suspect for GMOs include: Campbell’s Tomato Soup, Wesson Canola Oil, Bruce’s Yams, Hershey Milk Chocolate, Pepperidge Farm Crackers, Kraft Classic Ranch Dressing, Rice-a-Roni chicken flavored rice, Ocean Spray Cranberry Sauce, and Kraft’s Stove Top Stuffing. GMO Inside provides alternatives to these foods here:  http://gmoinside.org/launch-thanksgiving/.

If you already purchased holiday food containing GMOs, you can check to see if food containing GMOs has money-back guarantees. If it does, you can send food back to the manufacturer and ask for your money back.

Sixty countries around the world have labeled GMO foods. GMO Inside believes that all U.S. citizens have the right to know what is in the food they eat. Genetically engineered foods have not been adequately tested for human consumption. It is unethical to put an experimental technology into the food Americans feed their families without providing information on the label that allows Americans to choose whether or not their food contains GMOs. Americans deserve to know if there are GMOs inside.
and here are some no no foods to not feed your pooch

http://www.ilovedogs.com/2011/10/10-thanksgiving-foods-dangerous-to-your-dog/#.UKPSAxW-amA

and instead of and/or in addition to eating turkey, you could adopt one… Adopting a turkey is a great way to give “turkey day” a new, kind meaning.

http://thekindlife.com/blog/post/farm-sanctuary-adopt-a-turkey-2012

Anyone want to adopt me??? LOL…

here are some yummy sounding recipe items…

http://thekindlife.com/blog/post/my-thanksgiving-menu-2010

a turkey day feast for pooches

http://www.rachaelray.com/recipe.php?recipe_id=3678

If you’re looking for a delicious grain-free treat for your pooch, follow a standard turkey meatball recipe and omit the breadcrumbs. Here is one of our grain-free personal favorites:

1 lb. ground turkey
1 egg
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. sweet basil
1 1/2 tsp. parsley
2 cloves minced garlic
1/4 cup romano or parmesan cheese

Mix all ingredients together and roll into small balls. Place shaped meatballs on a baking sheet and bake for 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

http://dogs-a-jammin.tumblr.com/post/1659924222/thanksgiving-dog-treat-recipes

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Chicken lickin good

What is better than a chicken dinner? Baked or fried, roasted or drowning in gravy, side of mashed potatoes and biscuits, chicken dinner is yummy comfort food for humans and also dogs.

The good folks at Spring Naturals asked Cici to do a taste test on their Chicken dinner, kibble for dogs. They sent us a one pound bag and Cici scarfed it up with zest. She is a little fussy about her food sometimes. But I’d say that she gave this food four paws up.

What I like about the food is that it has chicken as the first ingredient and other good ingredients (flax seed, quinoa) that you don’t normally find in dog food. (see the complete list below).  I also like that there are no ingredients from China and that the food is made in the USA and there are no fillers such as corn or soy or wheat.

Spring Naturals prides itself on using only the highest quality ingredients from select suppliers located in the USA, Canada and Western Europe (vitamin/mineral mixes), and New Zealand (lamb). Each Spring Naturals product is made in the USA without any ingredients from China, to give pet parents complete confidence they’re feeding their pet the best possible diet.

The nation’s leading pet nutritionists have developed each of Spring Naturals’ recipes, and only real meat, poultry or fish is used as the #1 ingredient. Unlike other pet foods on the market, Spring Naturals does not contain meat, poultry or fish meals of any kind. Meaning, each Spring Naturals recipe is formulated without high glycemic ingredients like corn, wheat, soy, potato starch or rice.

The Spring Naturals’ line includes dry and canned dinners for dogs in Beef, Chicken, Turkey, Lamb and Salmon. Look for their recipes available in Whole Grain and Grain Free varieties, with an Organic line, too.

Fans of Spring Naturals can follow them at www.facebook.com/springnaturals or on Twitter @springnaturals. To learn more about Spring Naturals and their growing line of dinners and treats visit their website at www.SpringNaturals.com.

Ingredients

Chicken, chickpeas, peas, dried eggs, barley, oats, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), dicalcium phosphate, quinoa, sun-cured alfalfa, flaxseed, natural flavors, calcium carbonate, salt, spinach, sweet potatoes, tomato pomace, potassium chloride, choline chloride, blueberries, cranberries, apricots, carrots, zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, sodium selenite, calcium iodate, vitamin E supplement, thiamine mononitrate, niacin supplement, calcium pantothenate, biotin, vitamin A supplement, riboflavin supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid, dandelion greens, chicory root extract, mixed tocopherols, rosemary extract.

DRY DINNERS
- Whole Grain Dry Dinners range from 4lb bags (beginning at $10.49, depending on recipe) to 26lb bags (beginning at $59.49, depending on recipe)
- Grain Free Dry Dinners range from 4lb bags (beginning at $10.99, depending on recipe) to 26lb bags (beginning at $63.99, depending on recipe)
- Organic Dry Dinners are coming soon and will range from 4lb bags (beginning at $28.99, depending on recipe) to 12lb bags (beginning at $79.99, depending on recipe)
CANNED DINNERS
- Whole Grain Canned Dinners come in 13oz cans and retail for $2.29 each
- Grain Free Canned Dinners come in 13oz cans and retail for $2.59 – $2.99 each, depending on recipe
- Organic Canned Dinners are coming soon and will be available in 13oz cans and retail for $2.59 - $2.99 each, depending on recipe
TREATS
- Whole Grain treats come in 6oz pouches and retail for $7.99 each
- Grain Free treats come in 6oz pouches and retail for $8.99 each
- Organic  treats are coming soon and will be avaialble in 6oz pouches and retail for $9.99 each
Retailers: 
(you can also purchase online at www.PetFoodDirect.com and www.PSCPets.com)

http://www.springnaturals.com/products/wholesome_grains/dry_dinners/chicken/8/

Cici relished eating it and so will your pooches.

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