Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Things we can't get in Israel

I don't know how on earth I'll manage without Pegetables (pronounced pej'te-bels - it's "vegetables" with a P - thanks incredibly helpful website for helping me solve that one!) when we go back to Israel - we Israelis think we're creative but no-one has come up with something quite this brilliant and it's a poorer country for it.

What does a dog really need to keep him healthy? Vegetables cunningly disguised as........ vegetables! Yes - someone had the incredible idea that to get dogs to eat their 2 veg a day they should camouflage them in carrot, corn and celery shapes / flavors (sic). They keep the dog's coat shiny, give it energy and detoxify it's liver - presumably after a big night out and of course most importantly they are "fun"!

Healthy too - just check out the ingredients:

U.S.A. hydrolyzed wheat protein, glycerin, dehydrated carrot, corn meal, dehydrated celery, natural flavor, powdered cellulose, sunflower oil, mono and diglycerides, titanium dioxide, magnesium stearate, calcium carbonate, calcium hydroxide, wheat bran, flax oil (source of omega 3 fatty acid), vitamin mix (vitamins A, D3, E, and B12 supplements, riboflavin, niacin, d-calcium pantothenate, folic acid, menadione sodium bisulfite complex, pyridoxine, thiamin, biotin), yellow 5 lake, yellow 6 lake, blue 2 lake, preserved with sodium metabisulfite and mixed tocopherols, beta-carotene

Mmmmmmmmm - gotta love that yellow 5 lake! The more eagle eyed will have notived that they contain no peanuts so if your canine has a peanut allergy you're absolutely safe on that count (although the peanut thing is not as big in Israel as in the US so maybe that's not such a biggy).

Here was me thinking that dogs were actually carnivores and the best way to get them to eat something was to give them meat or something that looked like a bone to eat - thank goodness for this wonderful product that has shown me the error of my ways - I can't imagine how dogs have lived through all these milennia without them!

Everyone join in - "with a nick nack, paddy wack, give a dog a carrot....."

What amazing thing will these crazy Yanks think up next to remind us who leads the world?

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