Carrots, Peas, Green Beans, Artichokes, Parsnips, Squash, there’s probably at least one vegetables your cat and dog adores. When organically n fertile soil in abundant sunshine, carrot tops the list as one of the best additions you can make to the diet of not just your rabbit but your cat, dog, bird, horse, goat, almost any other pet yourself as well. Carrot juice alone can sustain life for long periods and, in combination with a balanced diet, finely minced carrot greens, pureed or pressed carrots, freshly made raw carrot juice or the pulp left after making carrot juice in a centrified juicer are all significant sources of vitamins, minerals and other healing substances. In fact, whenever you make juice for yourself, save some of the pulp for your cat, dog, bird or rabbit. Dr. Norman Walker, who invented the Norwalk hydraulic juice press, proved that the most nutritious part of fruits and vegetables processed in a centrifugal or macerating juicer is the pulp that most users throw away.
Collard greens, though not as sweet as carrots, may be the most nitritious green vegetable, with exceptionally high levels of vitamin A, vitamon C, calcium and potassium. Like carrots, they contain, they contain less well-known compounds with important healing functions. By adding small amounts in your pet’s food every day or two, you provide exceptional nitrients and the fresh factors vital to good health.
Collard greens, wheat grass and other grasses are concentrated sources of chlorophyll. Much has been made of chlorophyll’s similarity to haemoglobin the red lifeblood of animals, and their molecular structure is almost identical. The haemolgobin molescule has iron at its center, while the chlorophyll molecule is built around magnesium, but in every other way, these two complex molecules match exactly. No doubt because of this affinity, chlorophyll is easily absorbed by the body, where its healing properties can be dramatic. Feed your pets a variety of fresh, raw foods, but try to include raw carrots and greens every day.
Parsley, Sage, Thyme, Rosemary, Oregano, Purslane, Cleavers, Comfrey, Dandelion greens, Collard greens, Wheat grass, Buckwhaet and other green herbs are appropriate for both cats and dogs, but these animals aren’t really designed to digest vegetable fibers. To help your pet benefit from the nutrtients in vegetables, an intermediate step is necessary. Either puree, finely grind or grate the vegetables (green herbs, carrots, parsnips), lightly stream them (artichoke, potatoes) and serve them with digestive enzymes or put them through a juicer raw. Some markets and health food stores sell frozen, organically grown carrot juice; many health food stores have juice bars equipped with macerating juicers or hydraulic juice presses which produce juice that keeps for several days without losing nutrients; or you can make your own at home.
Athother way to make vegetables more digestible is to slice, grate, chop or puree cucumbers, carrots, or other vegetables, layer them with a small amount of unrefined sea salt and press them in a Japanese salad press or under a weight, such as a heavy plate. This creates lactic acid fermentation, which improves digestion, increases the absorption of nutrients, feeds the beneficial bacteria that live in your pet’s intestines and may reduce he risk of cancer, bowel disease and other illnesses.
Vegetables finely grated or pureed raw carrots, parsnips, zucchini, cucumbers, sweet peppers, celery, peas, sweet potatoes, sprouts, wheat grass, finely minced herbs. Lactic acid fermented vegetables from a Japanese salad press. Lightly cooked broccoli, corn, peas, potatoes, green beans and similar vegetables, served with enzyme supplements. Fresh raw vegetable juice.
Carrots, a food herb. Like burdock, carrot is considered good for the intestine. Raw carrot os sometimes used im the treatment of roundworms. Alkalizing and high in potassium, it os excellent for use in diets for arthritis, heart disease , and other low-salt diets. The seeds made into tea are diuretic and tend to eliminate flatulance.
In constipation or IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) For prevention, Three times a week add an additional one teaspoon grated carrot per meal to help clean intestinal walls.
One article I read in a forum for cats was that giving raw carrots to your puss cat has the similar effect as catnip. There is a certain chemical in carrots very similar to catnip which when raw carrot os eaten by a cat, like our Daisy May after giving a small amount of grated raw carrot with her conventionl food sends her woopy just like catnip does, and apparently well known to. It does wer of after while, rhen she sleeps bless her. One could call it a Carotene Trip!
Just recently I was researching certaim herbs for cats, as we have a eindow garden for Daisy May, she loves. Ater goving a very small amount, in fact only two very small leaves less the nail on my little finger, finely chopped oregano and parsley and mixed in with her conventional traditional Lamb in jelly. Have hot to say that Oregano has the same affect as catnip and sent Daisy May whooopy darting around the flat like a krazy cat lol oh lordy indeed. 🙂