Homemade Dog Food

Homemade Dog Food - Make Your Dog's Meal

homemade dog foodHomemade dog food is definitely a good option for people that don't trust the commercial types you can buy in the store. When you prepare your dog's food you really control all the vitamins and nutrients that they will be getting. This is both a good thing and a bad thing.

Homemade dog food can be a very good idea if you make sure to give your dog everything they need in terms of protein, vitammins, and nutrients. It can be a very bad thing if you aren't careful or don't know what you're doing because you won't be giving your dog everything and you might not be nourishing them.

Don't go with homemade dog food just as a way to save money.

The reason that homemade dog foods are not a good way to cut back on your spending is because they will actually cost you more money to do right. You will need to buy meats and vegetables and be sure to use them while they are still good. The commercial types are much cheaper, and there are healthy options from brands like Iams and Pedigree.

If you want the best possible food for your dog though, you can't beat the homemade types. By combining meats like chicken and vegetables, you can give your dog the right amount of calories while at the same time making sure they get enough vitamins and protein. How much food they get depends very much on the breed of the dog and how much they weigh.

Here is a general idea about how much food a dog will need based on their weight:
Keep in mind that those portions are only recommended if you are able to squeeze in all the vitamins in nutrients that your dog needs. Be careful not to simply give them more food because you're not sure if they are getting everything because you don't want to overfeed them.

In other words, you really need to watch what you're doing with homemade dog food if you want to replace the commercial types.

There are plenty of dog food recipes that you can follow if you want to get really creative, but as long as you remember to include tasty ingredients, your pet will be happy. Here are some of the foods that you should try to mix into each meal you prepare for your pet:
Those are just some of the examples of what you can give to dogs. With those ingredients there is really no limit to the homemade dog food you can prepare. You just need to make sure that your dog is getting plenty of protein in their diet at all times and you have to avoid things like oils and sweets.

You definitely want to consult with a veterinarian before attemtpting to make your dog's food on your own. They will be able to tell you whether or not your meal ideas are sound and they might even have some good recipes of their own.

Just make sure you're going with homemade dog food because you want what's best for your dog, not because you want to save money!


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