Doggie delicacies to pamper your pet
CANINE cuisine has never sounded so tasty!
Valerie Link’s dogs are fed a diet which includes camomile tea, fresh ginger, garlic and parsley.
Their weekly diet can include tucking into turkey loaf and liver and onion chews and being treated to doggie style iced cup cakes, canine carrot cake or vegetable biscuits.
Miss Link, of Hythe, runs a company called Doggie Delicacies. She has compiled a book of dog food recipes and sells dog treats.
It all started when she worked for a publishing company who ran a competition to find the best recipes for homemade dog food and treats. They were inundated with entries and from these 150 were chosen to go in the first Doggie Delicacies book. The third edition is due to be released in April, with 1,500 sold so far.
Miss Link said: “We were amazed at the response. I thought I was the only mad person who cooked for their dogs.
“I never liked feeding my dogs tinned food or dry complete food, which is so expensive. I thought there must be an alternative.
“I started with chicken soup and stews with veg and I gave the dogs that in place of tinned food. I talked to vets and others and developed my own recipes.
“It is cheaper than tinned dog food and far more nutritious. It is time consuming but as I do a lot of cooking for myself and I enjoy cooking, I don’t mind. I eat well myself and I carried this over to the dogs.”
Miss Link, who was born in California and works at an alternative health clinic in Sandgate, has five petite basset griffon vendeens.
For a copy of the book or to order dog treats contact Miss Link at doggie email@example.com