Dogs and cats can suffer the same health problems as their owners. They can be over weight, become diabetic, and get cancer. People love their pets and in taking the best possible care of the pet, can take better care of themselves.
According to an article posted by IFT Live, dietary factors which contribute to an increased risk of disease in humans can contribute to the same diseases in the pet. These are an excess of trans fat in the diet (chips, cookies), not enough Omega-3 fat, and eating an excess amount of calories to the amount burned by exercise.
Maintain a healthy pet and take care of yourself as well by incorporating fruits and vegetables in the diet which are a source of polyphenols (antioxidants) and fiber. *Due to possible gastrointestinal upset, administer small amounts of fiber gradually and over time to the pet in order to gage tolerance level.
Add more Omega-3 fats and less trans fat to the pet AND the owners diet. Choose fish over fatty red meats.
Add exercise daily for happy, healthy pets and owners.
Rosemary Grilled Halibut – Fresh fish is available from March through December in the New Hartford Shopping Center parking lot. Look for the van “Owls Head Fish”.
Not only will you love this recipe but any left overs, your pet will really enjoy!
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 2 TBS honey mustard
- 1 sprig finely chopped fresh rosemary
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 2 TBS olive oil
- black pepper, about 6 turns of the grinder
- 1 1/2 lb halibut fillet or steak
Combine the first 4 ingredients and mix well. Add the olive oil and pepper until well blended.
Place the fish on a platter and pour on the marinade. Let sit 30 minutes in the fridge.
Preheat the grill on medium. Grill fish about 7 – 8 minutes depending on thickness.