Sushi and other food questions…

  • I'd love to start Einstein on a partially raw diet. I have even thought of 'cooking' all his meals, but I worry that he won't get everything he needs if I am not absolutely careful. I have been reading a lot of posts on here, all with great information, I'm so glad I found this forum!

    Fortunately, or maybe not so fortunately for me, I have celiacs. I would think this would make it easier for me since I have to make similar choices/changes in my own diet. In addition to no wheat, barely or any gluten for that matter, I try to hide flax and chia seeds and other healthy buffers in my food. Would these also be beneficial to my basenji?

    I also eat a lot of sushi and the other day at work I thought about what was in the tuna avocado roll (tuna, avocado, rice w/vinegar, nori, sesame seeds) I couldn't think of anything that would harm him, so I cut it up and put it in a bowl for him and he LOVED it. He also loved the california roll, but I took out the cucumber since he didn't seem to like that. Now, sushi could get expensive for my pup, but I could cut a piece of fish off every time I purchase for us and chop it up for him with other ingredients like cooked rice and veggies? Has anyone done this before? Can I do this with other raw proteins as well? I want to do the best for him, but kibble is really easy sometimes and he loves the Canidae. He also loves his carrots. All I have to say is "Einstein, wanna carrot?" and he is at the fridge waiting for me! 😃

  • Be very careful with that. Avocado is bad for dogs. If you're going to feed him sushi, just the rice and fish. There are a lot of people here who feed barf diets, and I use the grain-free canidae. There might also be threads on foods bad for dogs.

  • Thank you for letting me know, I didn't see it on the list that I looked at yesterday. It was only once thankfully! I saw something about raw fish on one today now, I guess that is out too?

  • It depends on what fish. I know of at least one person on here who gets trout(?) heads from the store every couple months or so for the dogs and they love them. I would recommend talking with some people who use the raw diets and maybe try to figure out more of what these and other similar dogs eat in the wild.

  • Tillo just ate a big piece of raw Salmon.. (got it for free.. my dad actually sells fish) and he loved it! So.. an occasional fish wouldn't harm your pup. 😉

    If you want to feed your B raw, you should really try to learn about the different ingredients they need.

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