Start Making Homemade Dog Food
Would you like to start making homemade dog food for your dog? Forget the negative things you may have heard. If you can cook for yourself and your family, then you can most certainly cook for your dog too! As a Canine Nutritionist, I’ve done it with great success for many years. It’s the single most rewarding thing I’ve ever done. Now I’m here to help you do the same.
To show you how easy it can be, I’ve created a number of simple recipes, one for each protein source. To make life simpler at this stage, every one of these is both grain and gluten free. Are you ready to start making homemade dog food?
Simple Beef Dinner
Simple Chicken Dinner
Simple Fish Dinner
Simple Lamb Dinner
Simple Turkey Dinner
As you can see from the recipes above, making homemade food for your dog doesn’t need to be complicated. Take a protein source (meat or fish), add some unsaturated fats (fruit, vegetables, oils), and combine with some carbohydrates (sweet potatoes, potatoes, lentils, rice, pasta). These should be in the ratio of 60% protein, 30% fats and 10% carbohydrates.
To these add one of our Herb Blends for natural vitamins and minerals, and some of our Eggshell Powder for essential calcium. Mix them all together and you have a highly nutritious, 100% natural home cooked meal for your dog without preservatives, without chemicals and without additives of any kind. Importantly, you know exactly what has gone into your best friend’s food because you made it yourself. AND, no matter what anyone tells you, there is not a dry, pouch or tinned dog food in the world that comes even close to matching the goodness of homemade dog food, let alone one that matches the benefits to behavioural enrichment and long-term health.
The fats in this case by the way are good fats, unsaturated fats which provide essential fatty acids, necessary for every bodily function as well as providing energy. Not to be confused with saturated fats which in too great a quantity are positively harmful to your dog.
Mix this up a bit – vary the proteins, vary the fruit and vegetables, and stick to the basic percentages above and you’re home and dry. Be proud of yourself. You now home cook for your dog!
Learn more about Balance, Variety and Moderation, the keys to successfully feeding your dog the best food in the world. Read more about the benefits of homemade dog food. And if you’re particularly interested in a plant-based – vegan or vegetarian – diet for your dog, please begin by reading Plant-Based Homemade Dog Food.
“With only a few exceptions, pets require the same nutrients we do, digest food in the same way, and do just fine on diets similar to ours.”
Marion Nestle, Ph.D, MPH & Malden C Nesheim, Ph.D, authors of
Feed Your Pet Right
The Authoritative Guide to Feeding Your Dog and Cat
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