Olanga Jay

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I have 5 large dogs and five cats. I cook for them a lot of grains and legumes that contain lots of protein and add the butcher's leftovers meat (it more for the smell), and what remains from our table. Give them as well fruits and vegetables, vegetable oils and fats. Do you know how much fat the butchers just throw away! I melt the fat and one gallon is enough for a long time. Sometimes I buy chicken thighs on sale... We keep chickens primarily because they clean our place from ticks, so we have a surplus of eggs, which we feed to our pets... They now shine with health. And it turns out not more expensive than the cheapest commercial food and the quality does not even compare.
8 years ago
I will never believe in any commercial pet food again, once I learn about the legal aspect of this:

From the article:
"Most of grocery store dog food formulas, contain "meat and bone meal" which has been known to contain dead dogs and cats that were euthanized in animal shelters. Their bodies are picked up and bought by the truck load by "rendering plants" , that also pick up road kill, dead live stock, and etc. They are shredded, and boiled. They skim off the fat on the top of the "soup" and collected it and sell it to pet food companies as "animal fat", the rest of the animals' remains are crushed up, dried and sold to dog and cat food companies as meat and bone meal" : http://earthislandprojects.org/eijournal/fall97/fe_fall97petfood.html

From the article:
"Because of persistent rumors that rendered by-products contain dead dogs and cats, the FDA conducted a study looking for pentobarbital, the most common euthanasia drug, in pet foods. They found it. Ingredients that were most commonly associated with the presence of pentobarbital were meat-and-bone-meal and animal fat. However, they also used very sensitive tests to look for canine and feline DNA, which were not found. Industry insiders admit that rendered pets and roadkill were used in pet food some years ago. Although there are still no laws or regulations against it, the practice is uncommon today, and pet food companies universally deny that their products contain any such materials. However, so-called ā€œ4Dā€ animals (dead, dying, diseased, disabled) were only recently banned for human consumption and are still legitimate ingredients for pet food" : http://www.bornfreeusa.org/facts.php?more=1&p=359

Now I myself cook food for my dogs and cats.
8 years ago
I do not think you can ... Old German farmer told me that was great tragedy during the World War II, when there was a time of hunger and a flock of sheep have died from blowing on the clover pasture. It's something to do with ptomaine ...Ptomaine appears once in the body, if the animal is dead by itself. You can eat only killed animals, or who died from an accident. For example, the animal was hit by a car ... died from lightning or electrical shock from the fence .. fell off a cliff ... and the like.
8 years ago
Think again. You have squirrels ... I had a house in downtown Boston, and in the front yard, I planted an apple tree ... All squirrels were living with me! They gnawed through the entire attic ... :0)
8 years ago
I've never been in England. Now I'm in U.S. but had lived in the Austrian Alps, and there apple attracts mountain goats and wild boars (this is worse than the bears : o) Everywhere in the old farms, apple trees planted on the borders of pastures and farms. For the case of problems it would be easy to isolate this part from the farm animals.
8 years ago
All animals are fond of alcohol which is in a fermented apples after the frost. One finds a spot where a lot of these apples and they bite all the apples around! This is a label so that others do not take his apples. And then they eat as much as they can ... Often fainting from overeating ... Then, on the sunny warmth apples are keep to ferment inside their bodies and blows ...but alcohol is already beginning to act and the animal is in a state of drunken bliss ...When I come very close (to check whether he is alive), he opens his eyes and in fear that I'll take his apples, continues to eat them. Usually, in such a drunken disgrace, they are dragged along for several days. Who turned out not to have enough walk swaying in the search for a new place ... So they often walk on the roads and fall asleep on the highways.
But this happens only when the frost comes early, and still a lot of apples under the trees. Such happens about once every five years.

Wild life is a major attraction for tourists to our sites. While apples are a major attraction for wildlife. It is also important to consider when planting apple trees... Because all neighboring raccoons, deer and bears will move under your apple trees... The deer are tearing electric fence and then go into the wilderness with your cattle ... Raccoons will know that you have chickens and will collect eggs before you ... And from the bears there are a lot problems ... My advice is not to plant apple trees close to sensitive sites.
8 years ago
We live on the border with the park, where many wild apple trees. I gather there apples for my apple pie, and I bring it to my cow, too. We have never had problems, but I gather good apples. While in the woods, I often see bloated animals from apples (deer, raccoons and even bears), but it happens only after the early frosts when the massive amount of fermented apples. Then the park even cancel the hunt, because all animals are drunk or lying bloated. But I walk among these bloated beasts - they are like dead, but when I approached very close, they open their eyes and continue to voraciously eating fermented apples. I've never seen anyone actually died from this.
8 years ago
I was looking for lupine last year and bought it on Ebay.com
8 years ago
I also learned that because the Jersey cows are selfless, and give basically all the nutrients to they milk, it is fun to experiment with their diet. For example, I like to feed my cow apples, then her milk is sweeter and smells like apples .. I planted in a pasture different mints and her milk has a slight flavor of mints ...
8 years ago