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Saturday, March 14, 2009

RV Pet Food Recipe

Guest Contributor Dr. Amy Cousino, DMV

Hello everybody. I am a new contributor to the RV Cooking Show blog.
My name is Dr. Amy Cousino and I am a veterinarian – a graduate of Michigan State University, the College of Veterinary Medicine. Currently I’m living in Sebastian, FL with my husband Pete and our two cats Angel and Star.

In addition to being a vet, I am a professional cook, a pet nutrition expert, and an RV traveler. I’m also the author of numerous articles on pet nutrition and have a new pet food cookbook – How to Cook for Your Pet – out.

I will be writing occasional articles for the RV Cooking Show blog
about traveling with pets and will be including recipes for homemade
pet food you can prepare right in your RV.

Today I am in a beautiful palm tree filled RV park in Sebastian, FL.
Sebastian is a very well known fishing area on the Indian River Lagoon. Here in Sebastian the Indian River is quite wide and is a fish estuary, a place where fish from the Atlantic Ocean come to spawn and make more
little fishes. Cobia can be fished here and is likened to lobster
in flavor. Grouper is also being caught and it is a delicious white fleshed
fish with a mild flavor similar to halibut. Grouper can be giant at 80 lbs
or more but local fishermen tell me that the smaller grouper are the most
prized for eating. The Indian River lagoon contains part of the Intracoastal
Waterway so we can see sailboats, trawlers, and other boats traveling
south at this time of year in preparation for continuing on to the islands in the Caribbean this winter.

Winter in Florida is also time to harvest citrus fruits such as oranges and
lemons and Hale is the big name here, shipping fruit all over the U.S.A.
But, to my knowledge, most dogs and cats do not like to eat citrus. However, they do like fish. The following is a recipe for dogs that you can make with fresh fish filet.

Fish Patties Recipe for Dogs
by Dr. Amy Cousino

1 lb fish
3 slices bread
1 egg, beaten
Olive oil

Soak the bread in enough water to cover. Squeeze the bread to remove the
liquid and place in a mixing bowl. Poach the fish, remove skin and bones,
then mince fine and add to bowl. Add the egg and mix. Form into four
patties. Heat oil in sauté pan over medium heat, add patties to the pan and
brown lightly on one side. Flip over and brown the second side.
Cool before feeding.

Feeding guide:

Toy Dog - ¼ to ½ patty
Small/Medium Dog - ½ to 2 patties
Large/Extra Large Dog - 4 patties

For more homemade pet food recipes go to http://www.amiespetcuisine.com/shop/to order my pet food cookbook.

Until next time,

Dr. Amy
Author, How to Cook for Your Pet

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