What is healthy dog food?

8th Feb 2012

What is healthy dog food?


You can easily make dog food that is much healthier for your pet than the stuff you can buy in bags. Commercial pet foods contain preservatives, chemicals and other ingredients that can be harmful to your canine friends. These additives serve as cheap fillers and lengthen the shelf life of the product.

These ingredients do not necessarily keep your dog healthy. Making sure that your dog always has a steady supply of healthy and delicious food, isn't as hard as it sounds. To be really sure your pet is getting only nutritious dog food, you might want to make it yourself!

Homemade dog food recipe
Try making your dog a healthy food that is simple, delicious and full of the nutrition they need.

1. Real meat protein is a critical ingredient. The meat should always be fresh; you can get it wherever you buy meat for your family. I use ground turkey or butchers scraps. Many stores will grind meat for you so you can use a variety of cuts and meats. Fish and fish oil is also a great ingredient to add, especially fish like salmon. Fish oil capsules also work well.

2. Yes, dogs need their vegetables too. Many veggies are suitable including; broccoli, yams, beets, sweet potatoes, zucchini, pumpkin, carrots, cucumber and squash. However do NOT use beans, spinach, chard, garlic, bell peppers, potatoes, onions, beet greens and spinach because these can cause digestive problems. You can shred your veggies in a food processor and lightly cook them.

3. How much should you feed your dog? You can use this method, take your dogs body weight and multiply it by 0.4. This is the number of ounces your dog needs to eat every day. It is up to you to decide how to spread it out. Dogs can eat the pet food in either cooked or raw form, but many people prefer to cook their dogs' food. You can easily freeze it in smaller packages and thaw for daily use.

Put quality and organic ingredients in your dog food

Just like people, dogs also need fresh and organic foods to stay healthy. Unlike us, they cannot pick and choose what foods they buy and prepare to eat so it is up to us to choose quality ingredients that are full of nutrition. Natural fresh pet food is obviously better for your pup than a dry bag of chunks that can stay "fresh" for 3 years on the shelf.

Homemade dog food can be less expensive than commercial food

Making your own dog food can be easier and less expensive in the long run. Most of the ingredients you use are not expensive; they are after all, the same things you eat to a large extent. The primary reason to cook for your pet is to keep your best dog friend for a long time. The healthier your pet is - the fewer trips to the veterinarian.

Homemade dog food is healthy

Yes, it is more convenient to grab a bag of chunks at the store and feed it to your pet, but it may not be in your dogs' best interest, especially if they are sick or have allergies. Dogs need specific nutrition for health and a long life. You are in the unique position of being able, and responsible for, your dogs diet. By making a natural pet food that keeps your dog happy and well fed you are really treating your pet like family.
Isn't your dog worth it?

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