So, my dog. He's the itchiest little guy you ever met. His little butt is completely raw from dragging it on the carpet, and I don't even want to think about the microbes living in the carpet now. Ew.
I've tried everything. I spent a fortune having him allergy tested, and he's not allergic to anything. I've changed his diet, put him on expensive prescription food, and nothing helps. So yesterday, I took the plunge: He is now on what is called a Home Cooked Diet. I poached him some skinless chicken breasts and thighs, baked him a potato, and steamed him some carrots, and that's now his food for the next week. No salt, no additives, just a little fish oil for his skin.
I had a colleague years ago who used to boil a chicken once a week for her dog and I thought she was crazy. Who would do this? Its a dog, for pete's sake! But here I am, boiling chicken for my dog. And it was organic, too. I like supporting that kind of agriculture, but I have to admit I feel really stupid buying my precious pooch organic chicken and potatoes. He can't believe his luck. Although, he would be happy with a bowl of treats from the litter box. He's not very discerning.
He's really lucky he's so cute.