Dogs Are What They Eat !
Your dog's nutrition is important for a healthy and happy life.
Imagine if you had to eat the same food every meal, every day of your life. Beyond being painfully dull, wouldn’t you question whether you’re
getting a nutritionally balanced diet? Welcome to a dog’s life.
Long ago before commercially produced dog food, dogs ate a lot of the same foods as humans. There’s a reason our dogs beg for our food – they’re meant to eat a variety.
Homemade dog food can benefit your canine companion in a number of ways — especially if you have a pet who suffers from allergies, gastrointestinal sensitivity or skin problems. Treat your dog as you would any of your other family members by preparing
nutritious food from trusted ingredients
If you really want to give industrial pet food.Go organic when possible !
Homemade dog food can supplement commercial organic dry or canned dog food, or vice versa. Additionally, having a quality dog food
in the house as a back-up in case you aren't able to prepare your dog's meals from scratch is a good idea.
At its most basic level, the idea that people and pets are healthier when they eat nutritious food is fairly self-evident. Proof abounds in our
own lives. When our diets are centered around whole grains, lean protein sources, and lots of fruits and vegetables we feel better and have fewer health concerns.
How to Make Your Own Dog Food
Feed your dog a wide variety of foods from different
.Make sure you supplement your dog's homemade diet with calcium unless you feed raw meaty bones.
t’s important homemade food for dogs is “complete and balanced,” meaning it meets all of the dog’s nutritional needs. It is not important, however, that every meal be complete and balanced, unless you feed the same meal every day with little or no variation.
dog diets that include a wide variety of foods fed at different meals rely on balance over time, not at every meal. Similar to the way humans eat, as long as your dog gets everything he needs spread out over each week or two, his diet will be complete and
GUIDELINES TO CREATING BALANCED HOMEMADE DOG FOOD RECIPES
Meat and Other Animal Products: Should always make up at least half of the diet
Raw Meaty Bones
Organs: Liver should make up roughly 5 percent of this category,
Eggs Once a week, I mix the whole egg with shell.
Dairy: Plain yogurt and kefir
are well tolerated by most dogs (try goat’s milk products if you see problems). Cottage and ricotta cheese are also good options. Limit other forms of cheese, as most are high in fat.
Fruits and Vegetables: While
not a significant part of the evolutionary diet of the dog and wolf, fruits and vegetables provide fiber that supports digestive health, as well as antioxidants and other beneficial nutrients that contribute to health and longevity. Deeply colored vegetables
and fruits are the most nutritious.
Bananas, apples, berries, melon, and papaya are good choices
Starchy Vegetables: Veggies such as potatoes, sweet potatoes, and winter squashes (including pumpkin), as well as legumes (beans),
provide carbohydrate calories that can be helpful in reducing food costs and keeping weight on skinny and very active dogs. Quantities should be limited for overweight dogs. Starchy foods must be cooked in order to be digestible.
Salmon oil and coconut
oil . I use it once a week
Ginger powder, Chlorella , tumeric