There has been a great deal of controversy about dog food. Problems of salmonella has resulted in several recalls of dog food.  Many people make their own which is what I used to do when I had dogs.  There is also the discussion about feeding your dogs raw meat.  Again, there is the high probability of germs, salmonella, and more.  One year for the holidays, my family and I went to visit my in-laws who lived in an apartment.  We had to travel to see them and, of course, brought the dogs.  At that time I had two Dobermans, a mother and son.  We placed them in a kennel near the in-laws that was surrounded by trees and lots of grass.  We were assured that they would be fine.  After we returned home, the son, Smokey, began to appear sick.  I hadn’t changed his routine or his dog food.  So I drove one hour to an older vet I knew.  He tested him and said his kidneys were failing and he was operating at three percent.  He gave me a diet for him that I started immediately.  I also used this recipe for my granddaughter’s dog because she hates dog food. It’s efficient but takes a little effort.  You can make it in whatever quantity you prefer.  I started with a large pan.  I  cut up and browned some onions in a large pan.  I also browned any of the following: chicken lives, beef livers, or any cuts of inexpensive meats.  I removed the meats and put them aside.  I then added boiling water and whatever amount of rice you might need for several days of food.  You can also include carrots or any vegetable your pet might like.  I included chicken bouillon for extra flavor.  I did salt the meat.  Once the rice was close to being finished, I added the meat so it had a good flavor.  My dog improved dramatically and lived a few more years.  My granddaughter’s dog is thriving. So, if you are tired of recalls and want to lower your pet’s food bill, try my recipe.  It really works.  In the Good Gus series there were very few dogs.  If you think about it, how did they feed their dogs?  The series is online at Kindle with a few books on Nook and Waterstones.  “Misplaced Trust” is also online at 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino.

 Why are so many foods in the United States on a recall list? Is it happening in other countries? Since the U.S. purchase many foods from other locations do their governments notice these continual recalls?  The food industry is beginning to reel from the recall of many of their staple products.  They are ranging from salmonella to now parasites. Both are bad and if not treated can lead to severe symptoms and occasionally death.  For hundreds of years people have enjoyed the freedom of no recall on food.  What has changed that this is now happening?  The worst part of all this is that there are no real definitive answers.  The recall of certain models and brands of vehicles occurs on what appears to be a semi regular basis.  This, however, has been occurring for a number of years.  In the rush to mass produce cars for huge profits, design flaws have been overlooked.  Then, when the ultimate occurs and people die, everything changes.  Now, if you are thinking of purchasing a used car you need to check the recall list and then verify if the repairs have been made.  Photographic recall is one of the few positives about this word.  People with those skills find it easier in life than those who can’t always remember exactly.  In the old west, where the Good Gus series is set, the food was locally grown and occasionally transported by wagon or train to other cities within Texas.  It never traveled far so it was still relatively fresh.  Available on Kindle, the series can open the eyes of the young reader and possibly stimulate an interest in history.  The best part about the chapters in “Misplaced Trust” is that most of the wrong doers can never recall anything that puts them in a bad light or shows their obvious lying.  The book is available online at 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino.

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