My heart sank last week when we found out our dog is seriously ill. It was much unexpected as she is still so young. Having lost pets before I know that this is a dreadful moment you need to consider before bringing home a puppy. I also know that my life and family would never be complete without a family dog. I think that it is the simplicity of our relationships with our pets that make it so difficult for us to cope with their loss.
For now though, my dog is still alive and well. You would think, someone forgot to tell her she is terminally ill, as she is running after her ball and lounges around in the backyard. All we can do for now is making sure she eats well. So now, I am not just cooking for the family and for the fun of it, I am cooking for the dog as well. Having researched commercially produced dog food, I am not sure it is not the culprit of the illness in the first place. We decided to try and give her the best possible end-of-life care, so for as long as she lasts, I will feed her what the dog food should really be made of.