Here’s another great product from Know Better Pet Food company: U-stew for dogs!
This is perfect for people who don’t want to feed raw but still want the benefits of a good home-prepared diet.
We’d recommend this for people and pets who are immune-compromised, because they should be extra cautious about possible salmonella problems. Also, if you’ve been wanting to go raw but haven’t yet gotten the courage to, U-Stew is a good alternative!
For this review, we’ve enlisted The Father’s dog, Jackie! This is Jackie:
Onward to making dinner for Jackie!
We are going to make the entire packet of U-Stew for him (makes up to approximately 2.7kg of food, excluding vegetables).
Now to get the vegetables done. We’ve chosen peas and carrots for Jackie’s stew this time round.
The baby carrots were still a little on the big side and we wanted the vege to cook quickly, so I had to chop them up.
Dogs are not obligate carnivores and they can eat some vegetables–and should! However, grains such as wheat and soy and corn are a no-no.
Jackie & a (bigger) baby carrot.
We’ve decided to steam our ingredients because steaming keeps the nutrients intact more than boiling, or stir-frying. We steamed the peas and carrots for about 10 minutes–that’s when they started turning mushy. Mushy’s good! Easier to digest, and it’s also easier to trick dogs who won’t eat peas or carrots into downing some.
Chopping up the meat while the peas and carrots cooked! This was a breeze because Jackie’s a mid-sized dog (20kg) and honestly I didn’t really have to chop up the cubes because he can easily eat them anyway. But since we chopped the cubes for the cats to make Better In The Raw cat food for them, might as well…just this once…
Steam away! This step took us 20min. Be careful not to overcook the meat into shoe leather. Your dog will probably still eat the overcooked meat, but boiling the meat into leather is not the best way to preserve nutrients 😉
By this step you should be feeling hungry. If you are, you’re doing it right hehe 😛
A dog about Jackie’s size should eat about 450 grams (please adjust according to your dog’s needs), and we got about 7 bags in all. Ever since we started feeding him U-stew (because Dad was uncomfortable with feeding him raw then) he shed and scratched less…and the best part was watching him at dinner time! He just got SO HAPPY! Now he is already normally enthusiastic at dinner time, but this new level of joy is something to behold! If he could balance on his hindlegs to get a better sniff of the bowl of stew, he would. This pooch knows what good stuff is haha!
Time to serve dinner!
This has also become very useful when we take him out for walks and he finds something especially interesting (gross), or if a stray cat/squirrel dashes across his path.
Here’s a video of Jackie and his tantalizing beef stew dinner!
Good dog, Jackie! Good dog!
U-STEW FOR DOGS is now available @ TRE! Please drop us an email or SMS us! Retailers are welcome as well 😉