West Coast Canine Life
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
FAQs answered for you and your dog.
- How long will it take me to make a batch of
- Since feeding my dog muffins, he seems hungry all the time. Am I feeding him enough food?
- I feed my dog a raw meat and bones diet. Can I still feed muffins too?
- Once the muffins are baked, how long will they last?
- We travel a lot with our dogs. Is it safe to take their muffins along?
- Should I feed my dog treats?
Q. How long will it take me to make a batch of muffins.
A. With a little practice you can bake a double batch of muffin or patties in less than an hour. You'll need enough tins to make 48 muffins or 4 cookie sheets if you're making patties. Muffin tins and/or cookie sheets will fit in most ovens using two shelves.
Q. Since feeding my dog muffins, he seems hungry all the time. Am I feeding him enough food?
A. We suggest you weigh your dog just before changing his diet to Canine Life. Use the general
feeding guidelines that are provided inside the bag to ensure you are feeding the correct amount of muffins per day. Remember, these are just guidelines, and each dog is different depending on his breed, age, and activity level.
At the end of the first month, re-weigh your dog and adjust the amount you are feeding accordingly. Because there are no fillers or additives in this diet to make your dog feel full, your dog may feel hungrier than when he was fed a commercial diet. It may take some time for his body to adjust to this new, whole foods diet as there are no fillers or preservative to make your dog feel full. Compared to most commercial diets, smaller amounts of Canine Life are required to meet your dog's daily nutritional requirements.
Most dogs REALLY enjoy their meaty muffins, and just can't wait for meal times. After eating their meal, what dog wouldn't beg for another meaty muffin? A good example most of us can relate to - we would really love to have that delicious second piece of cake, even though we don't need it!
Q. I feed my dog a raw meat and bones diet. Can I still feed muffins too?
A. Yes, you can make your muffins meatless and feed them alongside your dog's raw meat and bones diet. West Coast Canine Life offers a no calcium formulation of Canine Life Pre-Mix for dogs on a raw meat and bones diet.
See our "Feeding a Raw Diet with Canine Life" information.
Q. Once the muffins are baked, how long will they last?
A. Muffins are safe to serve for up to 4 days when kept in the fridge, and up to 3 months when frozen.
Hint: Warming the muffins before serving brings out all the wonderful flavours and aroma!
Q. We travel a lot with our dogs. Is it safe to take their muffins along?
A. Absolutely! In fact it's a wonderful food to use for those picky canines who don't eat while on the road (see Testimonials). Pack frozen muffins tightly in a cooler with ice packs and replace the ice packs as necessary.
When planning a road trip, you may want to consider baking a batch using a 9 x 13 cake pan, as this freezes as a solid block and stays frozen longer than individual muffins.
Q. Should I feed my dog treats?
A. Most dogs love treats, just like you
and I. Treats should be limited to avoid obesity. It is important that you offer them healthy and nutritious treats. You've committed to feeding a healthy whole foods diet made from Canine Life Pre-Mix, so why not take
the time and make your treats too?
A recipe sheet specifically for biscuits is included in each bag of Canine Life Pre-Mix.
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