Made Dog Food - How to Make Dog Food in a Flash
By Michael Lee
Has the recent spate of dog food
recalls gotten you paranoid about what actually goes into your
best buddy's furry body? Wondering how to make home
made dog food so you can say goodbye forever to commercial,
and often harmful, ones? Here are some suggestions on how
to make home made dog food so that both you and your
canine pal are worry-free, and not to mention, toxin-free. It's
a great way to bond, too.
First of all, consult your veterinarian
before making any kind of switch. Know also that it will take
time for your dog to get used to the new menu so introduce your
home made dog food gradually, beginning with just a
tiny fraction along with the commercially bought food he is
accustomed to. Then slowly decrease the commercial dog food
as you increase the food you prepared yourself, until the former
is completely eliminated from your pet's diet.
To ensure that your dog gets
balanced nutrition for optimum health, give your pet a mixture
of 40% meat, 30% vegetables, and 30% starch. Organs like the
heart, the liver, and kidneys are especially healthy for your
Ground eggshells are likewise nutritious
and can be blended in with his meal. A popular mix is carrot, brown
rice, and ground turkey. You may also replace the turkey with ground
beef, add some brewer's yeast, and you have a whole other menu right
there. Variety is good.
Buy fresh meats like lean beef, stewing
meats, boneless steak or roast, boneless stewing lamb, shank, leg
of lamb or butt. For poultry, buy boneless, skinless chicken breast,
fillet, or thigh.
Besides rice, pasta and oatmeal are
excellent sources for starch. Other than carrots, choice veggies
are fresh pumpkin, squash, sweet potatoes, yams, beets, parsnips,
broccoli, zucchini, and cucumber. Chop them up into tiny pieces
Steer clear of peas, beans, chard,
tomatoes, and bell peppers as they may bring about digestive problems
or damage red blood cells. If you must use garlic, a natural flea
repellant, make sure it is cooked and use it only sparingly as raw
or spoiled garlic can be poisonous. Again, when in doubt, consult
your vet. Avoid onions at all costs.
You can either serve the food in
their natural state, or cook them lightly in a pan to prevent loss
of vitamins and nutrients, so the meat's natural juices are retained.
If the veggies are a tad too hard, steam them lightly beforehand.
Just don't forget to cool the home made dog food
first before serving.
Prepare enough to last your dog two
servings a day for three days. Do not exceed three days as the food
will no longer be fresh by then. A good way to estimate the amount
is to multiply your adult dog's body weight by 0.4. The result is
more or less the number in ounces he should be eating in a day.
Once prepared, keep the food refrigerated when not in use.
Pretty simple, isn't it? Just follow
these tips and learn how to make home made dog food
on your own. Your dog will love you all the more for it.
viewing and use of this website signifies your agreement, acceptance,
and understanding of our: