July 13, 2024


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Home Cooked Dog Food – The Alternative After The Pet Food Recalls?

Home Cooked Dog Food – The Alternative After The Pet Food Recalls?

After recent recalls, many pet owners are considering switching to home cooked dog food. Cooking for your dog can be as easy as cooking for the rest of your family. If you have recipes at your disposal, you can even cook your dog’s dinner once per week, and then refrigerate the leftovers throughout the week. Making your own dog food can be an easy way to improve his health.

Feeding your dog homemade food is much healthier for your pet than the stuff you find in most pet food stores. Commercially produced pet foods use low quality meats, and are often packed full of artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives. As you know, diet greatly influences health in humans. It is the same for your pets – their quality of life is improved by the quality of food that they eat. If you yourself don’t eat stuff full of artificial ingredients, why would you feed them to your furry friend?

Before you begin to make your own dog chow, you should research some recipes. Find a few online, or invest in a good recipe collection or cookbook. Take these recipes to your next vet appointment, and have your vet help you choose a few that are appropriate for your dog’s breed and nutritional needs. Your vet will also be able to provide you with a vitamin supplement if they decide your dog needs one.

Most recipes are composed of equal parts meat, grain, and vegetables. These meals are naturally packed with nutrients. If cost is a concern, you can buy cheap cuts of meat or ask your produce manager if they have any wilted or imperfect vegetables that they can sell you cheaply. You may even be able to make your dog’s food for less money than you were spending on the cans and bags at Pet World (or where ever you shop)!

Preparing your own meals for your dog can be a great way to save money while improving your dog’s health. Many commercial brands are expensive and packed with preservatives, artificial ingredients and other stuff you wouldn’t want to touch with a glove, much less feed it to your pet. Your own recipes ensure that your dog gets optimum nutrition, provided you know how to prepare them. Done right, your dog’s energy levels will increase and he’ll be healthy and more active. By making home cooked dog food for your pet, you’re giving him an opportunity to thrive and live a long, healthy life. Give it a shot – he’ll love your for it!