I am often asked about Ruby’s diet, since she is living with liver disease, an abnormally small liver and mal-absorption issues. So, here’s a breakdown of her average plate per day. Yes, it looks a lot for a little ‘un, but it’s given over the course of the day, a small bowl every three/four hours so as not to cause overload on her organs. Note: I add digestive enzymes to each meal to assist with digestion.

Cod: A great protein for dogs with CLD since it is a soft protein, meaning it’s easier to digest than others, like beef and pork.
Eggs: Vitamins A, B12, selenium, antioxidants, fatty acids, iron, folate. Another easily digestible protein.
Sheep’s Yogurt: A probiotic, contains active, beneficial cultures. High in Omega 3 and 6. Heart healthy fats. More protein than goat or cow milk.
Bananas: Maintain healthy blood pressure, strengthen muscles, increase bone strength, strengthens immunity, improves digestive health.
Blueberries: The most potent source of antioxidants than any other fruit. Deceases chronic inflammation, inhibits tumor growth, lowers blood sugar levels.
Pumpkin: Vitamins and minerals. Fiber which is extremely important for the homeostasis of the microbiome. Anti-Parasitic, eye health, antioxidants.
Broccoli: Helps prevent cancer, reduces inflammation, balances the microbiome, helps manage leaky gut, detoxes the liver, reduces the risk of zinc deficiency.
Carrots: Improves digestive health, improves eyesight, help prevent chronic disease.
Cucumber: Full of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties, helps keep your pup hydrated.
Melon: Great for hydration since it contains 92% water. High in fiber, vitamins A, B6 and C.
Tomatoes: Note: Never give green tomatoes, stems or leaves, they are toxic. The red tomatoes are great for our dogs. High in antioxidants, fiber, vitamin C and beta-carotene. Beta-carotene helps with vision, immune support, cognitive function and cancer prevention.
Oatmeal: Loaded with important vitamins, minerals and antioxidant plant compounds. A good source of carbs, protein and fiber. High in beta-glucan which helps reduce cholesterol and blood sugar levels, and promotes healthy gut bacteria.