Why Homemade Dog Food is Best Lightly Cooked
Lightly cooking your dog’s homemade dog food does three things:
1. It increases its digestibility. It makes the food easier to digest.
2. It increases the available nutrients in the food. The nutrients in some ingredients are only released – made available for your dog to benefit from – once they have been cooked.
3. It decreases the risk of bacterial infection. Cooking meat for example removes the risk of the likes of E Coli.
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