The vegetable mash is given to dogs so that
they get the essential vitamins etc. that a wolf would get from the prey's
stomach. The vegetables must go through the freezer, so that the cells
break and the dog is able to use the vitamins. Dogs are not able to break
the plant cell walls themselves.
We give the vegetable
mash daily, so that the dogs get enough water-soluble vitamins (secreted
very quickly). The dog is also easy to keep hydrated by adding some water
into the vegetable mash. You can also add oil, such as salmon oil, to
the mixture if you think your dog's coat is too dry. The oil also helps the
fat-soluble witamins to dissolve.
It is not necessary to
give the vegetables daily, but often is enough. You can give almost any
vegetables and fruits you can think of.
should NOT use tomatoes, avokados, onions, grapes. They are dangerous for
can add the green ends of carrits into the mixture and the outer shells of
corns, so you do not need to be too careful in what you put in.
It's much easier to make
large batches every once in a while than make smaller ones more often. The
big bucket full of vegetable mash lasted two adult Newfies 3 months. We
1pcs iceberg salad
2kg brussels sprouts
6pcs cucumbers 7.5 kg oranges
As a rule of thumb:
Variety is important!
Vegetable mash is also good, because it is “soft” food to balance out the
diet of meaty bones. It will bring fibers into the diet to make the feces
The best way is to pack the vegetable mash into 1l milk
cartons or ice cream boxes. They are easy to store in the frige until all of it is used.