“… where’s my dinner?!…”
Hello fellow doggie lovers! Now before you raise your one eye-brow (how do you do that? teach me!) at this post, let me explain my method to my love-ness. Every spring, the girls at our cabin (meaning: me and the two Poodles), develop what seems to be maddening dry skin. Between the three of us, there is unrelenting itching and scratching. On top of that, Chloe’s eye’s are watering. MY eyes are watering! Pollen is in the air and it’s allergy season! Them’s the breaks.
I have a simple solution for my dry skin. It comes in the shape of a plastic lotion bottle. Which dispenses itchy skin soothing lotion. Easy peasy, right? But a different story for my furry ladies. Goldbond doesn’t work on them (do not attempt!), and honestly, it’s just because it’s that time of year, and things just itch right now. I try and make life more comfortable for them by making sure their soap is made for sensitive puppy dog skin, I give them their daily salmon oil too. Continue the lovin’ with major scratches behind the ears and oodles of belly rubs. Also on the agenda every spring, I try to add more fish to their daily diets. I do this in a variety of manners. I add a few tablespoons of canned salt free salmon to their breakfast or dinner. I add a dose of salmon oil as well. And I like to make things interesting for them. Because, well, because that’s just the way I am. I want these punks to enjoy what they are chowing down on.
Today, I discovered some reasonably priced sole at the market and scooped it up. No better way to incorporate healthy fish oil into your dog’s skin than by feeding her fish. Cooked fish that is. Never, ever feed your dog raw fish. Raw beef, elk, buffalo, chicken, duck, turkey, lamb and pork are all cool. But raw fish always has a tendency of carrying worms. Ugh. You do not want that for your babies.
This little dish is so easy, takes just minutes and your dogs will love and adore you more than they already do because it is so delectable to them. Regardless of what you currently feed them, kibble or raw, incorporating a piece of this cooked, boneless fish into their breakfast, lunch or dinner will do good things for their coats and skin and of course they will think that they have died and gone to heaven after they’d eaten it. Because it’s good! I would eat this! Just please be sure to get boneless sole. And if you are not sure about feeding your dog extracurricular meals such as this, please consult your vet.
- ¾ pound of boneless sole fillets
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon fresh or dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon chopped parsley for garnish (I know. Just humour me.)
- Heat olive oil in a non stick skillet over medium high heat.
- Gently place the sole in the skillet and let fry for 1 to 1½ minutes. (it cooks very quickly)
- Sprinkle with half of the oregano, and carefully flip over.
- Cook for another 1 to 1½ minutes. Sprinkle with remaining oregano.
- Remove from heat and let cool before serving.
The sole can keep in the refrigerator for two days.