Treats for boxer with no teeth
Been awhile since I've been on the site so I hope everyone is doing well. We are adopting a senior boxer with no teeth and and I was wondering if there were any good treats out there commercial or home made that would be good for him. He seemed to like the refrigerated mashed banana, peanut butter Greek yogurt ones I made for him when he came to visit but they brown up pretty quick so I would have to do small batches. He was real thin when the rescue got him and they fattened him up a bit but he still needs 10-15 lbs more. I figure I can also do satin balls and let them defrost first. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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See if anyone carries frozen bil-jac.
No the healthiest but shouldn't be a problem to eat (and add some weight)
Use it as a treat and not a substitute for his normal meal
Hmm..not sure I guess just soft food like canned food or perhaps a bit of pumpkin (not puree) or even the dehydrated raw food like Instinct or stella & cheesy , doesn't take much to munch those.
I think I'd try some beef or chicken broth -low sodium- and freeze in small ice cube trays?? You could do the same with peanut butter (check for xylitol 1st) mixed with low fat yogurt and freeze ???
Make him some of this as a treat or dinner, they love it.
Ground turkey stew:
Cook the ground turkey in olive oil covering the bottom of a large pot until done.
Add 2 1/2 cups water, 1 cup brown rice, 1/2 sweet potato peeled & chopped, (carrots chopped if desired.)
Cook until potatoes are tender and water is gone. Then the rice should be done then too.
Add veggies of your choice, chopped spinach, green beans, or/and zucchini chopped. (go lite on the beans given the latest studies on grain free diets)
Cover and let sit a 15 min or so.
Finally mash with potato masher.
A variation is to add scrambled eggs and mashed egg shells. (mash shells with bottom of a glass to powder) store in a bowl in refrigerator until gone.
We heat up daily portions in microwave, then mix with kibble.
Liver, kidney or heart stew:
Cook 1/2 Chopped sweet potato and 1 cup brown rice in 2 1/2 cups water until done.
Add 1 lb chopped meat. (liver, kidney or heart) simmer a few minutes.
Then add chopped veggies as in previous menu. If it's too watery add oatmeal, and/or kidney beans.
Mash as before and store in refrigerator until gone. Or add unsalted sardines in water too
Hey crushed egg shells??? I can do that! Thanks for the heads up ... I'd forgotten! :)
I saw your other post before this one. It's an even more special person who will take a senior with no teeth. Poor baby. From various rescues that I follow I've heard stories of boxers grinding their teeth down to nothing trying to chew off their restraints, and others needing to have teeth extracted due to no dental hygiene.
Whatever the reason this baby has for his situation, it sounds like he's in a good place now.
You could also try mushing up some salt-free canned peas. We pour them on our boys food often, but if they would be easy to mush up.
You may have already done it, but you could always use the blender to make some more things edible, even soft dog treats (maybe add a little water), and then store them as needed.
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