Discussing Questions And Answers About Sauces For Dry Dog Food

Sharon asks…

How do you lower blood pressure?

Nothing to do with medicine. ANy foods that might help reduce it.

Jimmy answers:

Read the website for all the info…

Tips to Lower Blood Pressure

The DASH diet (“Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension”)
DASH was employed in a clinical study that tested the effects of nutrients in food on blood pressure. In this study, high blood pressure was reduced by a diet that emphasizes fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy, high fiber and reduced amounts of saturated fat, total fat and cholesterol. The DASH diet includes whole grains, poultry, fish and nuts and has reduced amounts of fats, red meats, sweets, sugar-containing beverages and high-sodium processed foods.

Reduce the sodium (salt) in your diet

Choose fresh foods.

Avoid salt at the table. Use herbs and spices liberally.
Limit canned soups, frozen dinners and entrees and vegetables with sauces. .
Reduce your intake of bacon, sausage, hot dogs and luncheon meats such as corned beef, pastrami, bologna, ham, processed turkey and salami.

Increase dietary fiber. Try to get 20-35 grams of fiber daily.
Exercise regularly: your goal is 30 minute aerobic exercise daily.
Increase foods that are high in potassium, magnesium and fiber

Eat at least 4-5 servings a day of whole fresh fruit and 4-5 servings a day of vegetables. A serving is approximately 1/2 cup .

Eat nuts, seeds, dried beans and peas at least 4 times a week for potassium, magnesium and fiber.

Eat more potatoes, tomatoes and bananas for potassium.

Eat whole grains and whole grain products for fiber and magnesium.

Increase foods that are high in calcium
Choose 2-3 cups low-fat or fat-free dairy products daily.
I’ve been following these tips, but I bought a book called:

*Take the Pressure Off Your Heart – 8 wks to lower b/p Without Prescription Drugs*
by Robert E Kowalski.
……and It really HAS worked ! I’m off my meds for the first time in years, and feel so much better ! Because I now *understand* what each food is doing for me, I make sure to have the right foods in my diet at all times.
See if you can find it, because it not only tells you what foods to eat, but it gives some great tips for changing your lifestyle.

Richard asks…

How to get my cat to loose weight?

She’s pretty fat. I used to keep small amounts of hard food out all day but now I have only been giving get bits at a time. It’s a low cal low fat diet food. She can’t bend down to lick her self after she go potty so she trys to get my dogs to do it. In the summer she plays out side all day. She runs around in the house all day and night. My other cat isn’t fat and gets mad the food isn’t out.

Jimmy answers:

Your cat is gaining weight because of the dry food. It is carbohydrates and mostly bi-products which is like you going on a diet and eating twinkies for every meal.
Buying food from the vet is not the best quality food you can find. In most vet schools the nutrition classes are given by a pet food company without charge to the University, they of course promote their products and the cheapest products for them to make and earn the biggest profit is the dry ingredients as it is mostly carbs and cheap protein like from corn or rice not meat. The canned foods if they have a carb % of over 10 % they are not good for any cat either.
Please go to Janet and Binky’s food chart and choose a canned food that is under 10% carbs and high in protein.
Do not get one with sauces in as that is carbohydrates. Also be sure it is not filled with “good fruits and veggies” I have seen ads saying give your cat the freshest in veggies with this food. How many cats have you ever seen eating veggies? A starving feral cat doesn’t go and rob the veggie garden in your back yard. A Lion doesn’t eat the salad and let the people on the picnic live. A cat is an obligate carnivore.
By feeding only wet good high protein cat food you will find she will have far less problems if any at all, with crystals in the urine, and hopefully avoid diabetes. Also she will have a better coat of fur and it will not have dandruff and it will be glossy. She will reach a good weight – whether she needs to gain or lose weight – and she will eat less than a cheap can of food filled with bad protein and carbohydrates. Not saying all cheap cans are no good. There are some very good ones available. The other place to read is what Dr Lisa Pierson DVM she has devoted her life to proper diets for cats and tells how to get a cat to change over from a dry to wet diet etc. I will put the URLs at the end.

Dry food is bad and does nothing to clean a cats teeth. I have seen cats that are a year old with rotten teeth and all they ever ate was dry.
I am including a link to read about dry food.
You need to get some kitty wipes and clean her bottom for her a couple of times a day. Be sure you brush her and also use the wipes to help clean her fur.

James asks…

my dog is having a stone removal surgery in the morning?

please give me some feedbacks if you know anything about these surgeries . Thank you.
ps : my dog is a Yorkie Terrier 13 yrs old male.

Jimmy answers:

My Yorkie has had bladder stone removal twice. It is hard on them, especially at your dogs age. It took my littles fellow about three weeks before he seemed like himself after the operation, and he was 2 years old the first time. I have to cook for him myself because after the operation they test the urine to see if he has right protein and ph. If he eats too much meat, he gets the stone, if not enough meat then he gets crystals, which damages the bladder. I tried buying special dog foods from health food stores and vets, none worked. This is what I feed him, try it while they are testing your dogs urine so you can adjust if necessary: in a 6 quart pot, bring 2 cans (15 oz) chicken broth, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and one tablespoon of olive oil to a boil and add in 1 cup of dry brown rice. Turn the flame down to low. On top of that layer on 1 cup of diced chicken and 1 cup of diced firm tofu and 1/4 cup diced carrots. Put the lid on the pot and let it simmer over low heat for about an hour. Turn off the heat and when the liquid has been totally absorbed and the food is cooled, mix well and put into freezer safe small (quart size) zip lock bags (enough for a few days in each bag). Put all the smaller bags together in a larger gallon size zip lock bag and keep in the freezer. You can then thaw out and keep one small bag at a time in the fridge. Put a couple table spoons in a glass dog dish and warm up in microwave about ten SECONDS and feed if not too hot. You can jazz it up for him once in a while with a little BBQ sauce or omega 3 fish oil if he will eat that. You can adjust how much meat you use depending on what the doc reads. Much luck to you and your little buddy.

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