Why is a Dog Garden Beautiful Naturally?

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Beautiful dogs can eat from their natural dog garden feeling beautiful inside and out.   Just being able to watch all the beautiful things grow that we plant makes it alone naturally beautiful.  Of course there are the weeds that decide they need a home so they come in too.  Even those that arrive, like dandelions, are edible for us humans, not 100% sure on the pooch.  They have flowers on them. Bright yellow. Wow.  

Let’s look at Molly, my dog, and some of her veggies that appear on her plate with meat.  This is a secret and we are keeping it from her here.  Can you keep this secret with me?  I do rotate others in but thought we would start with these below.  We have seen the price rise of organic vegetables but I say so what if she is eating well and keeping far away from the vet.    

 

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See Molly's "rear-end" view eating weeds

 

Love those fresh organic veggies

In this household organics is “king” meaning it’s high on our value list.  I was not raised on it, but she cause I knows great for her body.  Yes, she does get a variety of veggies.    Why shouldn’t my dog get the same veggies that I would eat myself with her body?


Yummy weeds in the garden

I love watching the flowers bloom, my seeds become veggies, my weeds come freely in and invade my garden too. I don’t love all invaders but those edible like dandelions I want to keep around.  Another words, “don’t mess with some of my weeds.”  The edible ones are free for the picking and go into salads or a smoothie.  Here’s what she thinks of her weeds from the back end.  

 

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Molly resting. See the weeds?


 

No garden, no worries

 

Eating fresh without your own garden:


1. Buy from farmer's market

2. Store

3. Rent a community garden, or

4. Help a friend or neighbor–work for food

 

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Beauty from the store

Look at the many colors of peppers (red is sweetest)


Beauty from Molly’s garden

Imagine seeing a beautiful bouquet sit on your table?  That’s what you can imagine in Molly’s meals.  She eats whatever she gets.  Have you seen the tops of beet leaves? Wow, are they pretty.   See their beautiful “bottoms.”  


      Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.  ~Confucius

C + B + C = The Best Garden Trio Combo


C = Did you know this about carrots?

Carrots are nutritious, delicious, great for a dog’s digestive system, a treat and a tooth brush. Kidding they are a teeth cleaner.  Why not call it a carrot tooth brush? Who would have thought that carrots would come in different sizes and colors too? Not me.  I call them “amazing carrots.” Dogs love them.   I would be careful in leaving a dog alone with a carrot as not to get lodged in their throat. I am not writing this to scare you but things happen. I want to safe then sorry without fear. I am only talking bottoms of carrots.  Have read confusing articles on using carrots tops.  I choose not too because of this.  Some say toxic.  When your dog is looking for a treat are you going to grab a carrot and allow him or her have clean teeth?  Growing from seed allow lots of time as the seeds are slow to germinate most times and take a while to see the possibility of eating that delicious carrot.


Reflection:

Carrots help improve your eyesight.  Can even made carrot juice wit the veggies with carrots, beets and celery.  


B = Did you know this about beets?


Beets are great I call scrubbers: they are blood cleaners.  It's great to help clean the liver.  Although leaves have bitter flavor they are rich in chlorophyll.  They are builders of the blood.  In addition, they are loaded with Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and C.  The greens have a higher content of iron compared to spinach.  They are also an excellent source of calcium, magnesium, copper, phosphorus, sodium and iron. 


Reflection:

How could your dog not be beautiful eating this power food.  Little goes a far way on beets however and their greens  Did you know they help rid the body of many unwanted ailments?  I don’t for dogs which ones, but for people it’s great for the liver, but easy does it.


C = Did you know this about celery?


If you can’t consume  table salt, celery seems to be a good source of sodium for you.  Have you tried eating the leaves?  Not all are bitter.  They are high i Via A, the stems contain  vitamins B1, B2, B6 plus C.  Also, potassium, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, sodium and plenty essential amino acids are found in celery.  Can you see why your dog would love it?  Me too.  Takes a while to germinate so may start as little plants from the nursery or patience gets it to your table.

Reflection:

Start thinking of replacing the table salt and use fresh celery.  

Now can you see why I love feeding my dog fresh, organic vegetables and I do believe she is beautiful from the inside out.

Lastly, even some dog natural herbal remedies come from the garden.

 

We love comments. 

 

Wags from Molly and mom, Carol Giambri

http://carolgiambri.com


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Carol Giambri is a back-to-basics person, author, leader, and holistically oriented. Adopting dogs for over 40 years she has found each to be precious and never returned one. Carol is a health nut and converted her husband and dog to eat this way. She chooses to be positive and upbeat refusing to accept the words “impossible" or "can't.” Her dog’s Lupus recovery is a great example of not quitting even when she got gloom reports from three vet clinics.  As a result of her life experiences she is passionate about eating healthy, hunting for edible weeds, and teaching others to live a life fulfilled with dogs, eating well, and encouraging others who need an uplift through her voice. She leads a healthy eating group in her local community for years and called upon when health speakers travel to her area to promote them. Her programs and writings show people how living a simple healthy lifestyle with a dog is fun, easy and delicious without using chemicals. If you think this lifestyle is just about dogs living healthier she says it's also for people whether a dog owner or not.  Carol's vegan days began when her husband had a seizure over 35 years ago, believed he would be healed and was in six weeks. Are you ready for Carol to encourage you and your dog along your journey?

 

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Solvita April 17, 2011 at 5:36 pm

Thanks for sharing Carol, it was interesting to know!

Carol Rosenberg Giambri April 18, 2011 at 4:44 am

Thanks Solvita. There is nothing better than fresh veggies! Now a BIG fan–only grew up on lettuce, tomato and cukes. I have since graduated to many.

Denny April 18, 2011 at 3:06 pm

Had never thought to feed my 4 legged babies carrots!! Great tip, thanks Carol!

Carol Rosenberg Giambri April 18, 2011 at 3:46 pm

Denny, mine eats her veggies chopped up. Never was one to eat bones or stuff in their original form. I’m sure your “babies” will love them as massively others do. Ah, have you seen those tiny carrots or even prettier is the various colors. I’m thinking I need a trip to health food store to snap a picture. I talk about colored carrots and don’t have that picture. Maybe a camera shot coming. Glad to share tips and ways to save us dog lovers money as it can get expensive. Our princess costs a bunch but all worth it! Thanks for sharing Denny.

Carol Rosenberg Giambri April 18, 2011 at 3:46 pm

Denny, mine eats her veggies chopped up. Never was one to eat bones or stuff in their original form. I’m sure your “babies” will love them as massively others do. Ah, have you seen those tiny carrots or even prettier is the various colors. I’m thinking I need a trip to health food store to snap a picture. I talk about colored carrots and don’t have that picture. Maybe a camera shot coming. Glad to share tips and ways to save us dog lovers money as it can get expensive. Our princess costs a bunch but all worth it! Thanks for sharing Denny.

Susan McKenzie April 18, 2011 at 5:28 pm

I’ll have to try carrots for Matty… I never knew a dog would eat veggies! Thanks, Carol!

Carol Rosenberg Giambri April 18, 2011 at 5:42 pm

Susan,
I hope that it will save you money investing in Matty’s carrots, her dental bills too. Go organic if possible. I now have a natural dental treatment the vet does for Molly’s cleaning without knocking her out, waiting $45 minutes and $150 well spent on this girl. Almost time for more clean teeth talk. Thanks for commenting. Invest now or pay later as price only rises.

Michele M Tremblay April 19, 2011 at 3:28 pm

My dog loves watermelon. Thanks Carol.

Carol Rosenberg Giambri April 19, 2011 at 4:08 pm

Michele, think watermelon is a great cleanser. I assume doggy doesn’t eat skin, but I do juice mine (organic only). Thanks for comment Michele.

Heidi May 16, 2011 at 8:18 pm

Great article Carol. Thanks for the post!

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