Green … Stuff

No, nobody threw up into a bowl … we started giving our animals alternative foods after all that melamine nonsense broke last year, and this is a dehydrated raw food that my wife sometimes feeds our dogs. I affectionately refer to it as “green stuff” (only I don’t say “stuff”). Doesn’t it look yummmmmmy? (The little pill is a fatty acid gel-cap for Dennis’s coat.)

My wife would like to state for the record that “green stuff” contains 100% human food grade turkey, organic flaxseed, potatoes, celery, spinach, carrots, coconut, apples, kelp (human-grade kelp???), eggs, sesame seeds, bananas, cranberries, rosemary, vitamins, and minerals, and the dogs just love it.

By the way, the state of Ohio evidently believes its citizens are too stupid to realize that “green stuff” is dog food, as if seeing “human food grade” on the label would make you think it’s a new kind of hot cereal or something. You probably could eat it, actually; but would you?

“Please, sir, I want some more green stuff.” — Oliver Twist, if he lived in Ohio

10 thoughts on “Green … Stuff

  1. Where do you get that green stuff? And is it a balanced diet for the dogs? I know it looks yucky, but I think Sissy would love it. She will eat anything.

    I too take little fatty gel caps. It’s called Omega 3 fish oil. Good for the heart. 🙂


  2. Hi everyone. This is Dennis and Tuck’s mom. The “green stuff” is from The Honest Kitchen. They make several varieties, but we feed Embark because I like the higher protein content. It all really depends on the individual needs of your dog though. You can buy it on-line if you do a Google search, or you can check out this link to find the closest store to you.

    This food is on The Whole Dog Journal’s list of top foods, so I think it’s very nutritious and healthy for them. Bon Appetit!


  3. I am going to check it out later on today. I would do it now but I am busy preparing for my son’t birthday party today (yes, he’s 34 years old and I am still giving him birthday parties). I am really excited. I’ll let you know how it goes.


  4. cody bear has that “green stuff” from time to time. honest kitchen. they make it for cats too, but….my cat threatened to move out when i put it in front of her. cody bear likes the green stuff, though.


  5. I found a place in Thousand Oaks about 8 miles from me that sells this “stuff”. As soon as Sissy, Jonesy and Tinky gets a job, I will buy it for them. 🙂

    No, seriously, I read all about Embark (I had a few moments yesterday). It has quite a lot of fat in it (16%) and as you know Sissy is watching her figure. There are more foods on the list and I am sure there is one that fits my needs. I definately am going to get some “stuff”!


  6. Yeah, our boys seem to do better with a little higher fat in their diets. Dennis is young and pretty active, so the higher protein and fat is good for him. The Honest Kitchen has some choices that are lower in fat than Embark, which would probably be better for your guys.


  7. Rocket saw this picture and wanted to try some. So I’ll be looking into this Honest Kitchen to see what they have as we are always open minded about alternative grub for Rocket. He’s in love with Oma’s Pride raw mixes. The author of Raw Dog Food – Carina MacDonald – was at American Pets Inn speaking about her book and answered a lot of questions about “raw feeding”. Her book is a real “been there tried that” and has really enlightened us about acceptable foods to give Rocket. He’s really diggin’ what’s in his dish these days and it’s not always kibble. This weekend his afternoon snacks were cornish hen and turkey necks. Her book is worth a glance. ISBN # 1-929242-09-3. I think you can find it at too.


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