Phoebe's Tails

The Quirky Life of a Rescue Dog


dog diet

My favorite dog food sold out to crappy Purina

Where have I been? Obviously, not scouring dog food rating sites. I usually make Phoebe's dog food, but there are times when I want to give her a little diversity or run out of her home made food. I used to... Continue Reading →

It’s funny how a sick dog can get you to clean your house

Well,we have had a fun couple of days. I have been battling my computer for a couple of weeks, so all my blog catch ups that I was going to plow through are piling up again. Enough of that. Now... Continue Reading →

Dog’s nutritional needs with actual values

I stumbled upon this little gem while looking for some other nutrition-related information.  It is a booklet titled, Your Dog's Nutritional Needs, which was published by the Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources in 2006. I don't know why the... Continue Reading →

Chicken Wings as a Calcium Source

[Update: A reader pointed out some conflicting information in the USDA Database regarding th amount of bone in a chicken wing. I was surprised to see the significant gap between the results th reader found and what I used in this... Continue Reading →

Dog Calcium Needs and Eating Bones

Side stepping the whole prey model did not mean that I wanted to give up on the concept of feeding a raw diet. One difference between the whole prey model and the BARF model is that the meat is ground... Continue Reading →

The Raw Diet Begins

When I first decided to oust kibble from Phoebe’s life, I opted to feed a raw diet. Initially, I had concerns over feeding chicken bones, the salmonella factor related to raw chicken and other bacteria/parasites associated with raw meat. The... Continue Reading →

Homemade Dog Food Nutrition Facts

Whoo Hoo! I finally got my little recipe sheet completed! I posted it on its own page, and will get into the details of what it all means in a future post. For now, I am just glad it is... Continue Reading →

Filling Up Without Filling Out

This is nothing new. I just wanted to pay homage to the little canned green bean. This comes in handy if you notice that  your little one is starting to gain a little too much weight, and cutting back on... Continue Reading →

The Hunt for Phoebe’s New Diet Begins

My doggie mentor started filling me in on the benefits of adding some raw or boiled meat to Phoebe’s diet.  As a former dog breeder, avid dog lover and owner of five spunky dogs, she has seen it all. Her... Continue Reading →

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