Although the government keeps telling the citizens that the economy is picking up and going in the right direction, few of us have actually seen this resurgence in our paychecks and day to day lives. Let’s face it! Everybody has been hit hard with this so-called “not a depression”. Obviously, the government thinks that they can pee on our legs and tell us it’s raining. They give us misleading information all of the time, and we are expected to believe it without question. After the information that I’ve found out about organic and traditional pet foods, it’s hard to believe anything that is supposed to be regulated by the government.
Most of us have looked at the labels on our pets’ food and checked to ensure that it says the food is a nutritionally complete and balanced diet. Those of us that have gone organic make sure that the food states that it is organic or all natural. Those labels are as misleading as the “non-depression”. Many pet parents have always believed that the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) had some sort of authority in regulated what we are feeding our pets, as well as how the pet food is manufactured or the ingredients used. On AAFCO’s official website it states “AAFCO has no statutory authority to regulate pet products”. This shouldn’t make any pet parent comfortable in purchasing commercial pet foods. Regarding organic pet foods, the website clearly states that “Organic” refers to the processing of a product, not the quality of the product”. For these reasons, more pet parents are opting to make homemade, organic pet foods at home. This is a quick, easy and affordable recipe that both dogs and cats will love, plus it’s healthy too!
Lip Smacking Mackerel Meal in a Pouch
- Non-stick foil
- 1 mackerel fillet
- 1 cup of diced sweet potatoes
- 1 cup of diced carrots
- ½ cup of chopped spinach
- ½ cup of chopped broccoli
Step by step directions:
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Tear off a large piece of non-stick foil and place in on a clean workspace.
- Put the sweet potatoes and carrots on the foil.
- Place the mackerel fillet on top.
- Cover the fish with the spinach and broccoli.
- Completely seal the meal inside of the foil. Leave an inch or two around it for air movement however, the pouch must be airtight.
- Bake for thirty minutes.
- Carefully open the packet while wearing an oven mitt. The steam is capable of causing serious burns so please be cautious.
- Turn the meal out onto a flat plate and allow it to completely cool.
- Once it is at room temperature, cut the food up into proper sizes for your dog or cat.
- Put the food into the pets’ dishes and watch the chow down.
Once dinner is finished, bring your pet outdoors to use the bathroom. Keep them on a leash unless you have traditional pet fencing or they are completely reliable and have received proper invisible fence training.
After the pet has used the bathroom, bring him in and offer him a strawberry for dessert. Both dogs and cats find strawberries delicious and they are good for them too!