Homemade Pet Food

Does homemade pet food sound appealing?

Ever wonder why your dog eats other dogs poop or worse the cats out of the liter box? Do they hang around and salivate while you eat? Do they seem like they are always hungry and take the treats you put down for your other pets? That is because your pet is starving for nutrition!

If you are willing to spend a little time, there is a better alternative to feeding your pets. Provide them the nutrition they need to maximize their health, longevity, reduce allergies and vet bills by making them homemade pet food.

The only way and the best way to know what goes into your pets food is to make it yourself.

With frequent pet food recalls and contamination in commercial pet foods many pet owners are doing just that, making their own homemade dog food and homemade cat food.

Have you ever looked at a piece of dry dog food and seen the fur that came from who know's what? I have and wrote a letter to the manufacturer who in turn wrote back stating it is was an ingredient. Needless to say I stopped using that brand.

To save your pets life, you want to start making your own recipes. This is one of the best ways to guarantee your pets will have a healthy and safe diet.

Here you will learn the different types of diet and some ingredients to make your own nutritious pet food. You will know where your ingredients came from and you will be able to have peace of mind knowing that they are ingredients you can trust.

Always consult with your veterinarian first as all our pets have nutritional requirements. Remember to introduce the chages slowly to avoid any digestive upset.

There are a few different alternative ways to feed your pets.

If your pet suffers from food allergies, you may want to consider a gluten-free diet for your pet.

There is another diet called BARF that consists of mainly of bones and raw food which is an acronym for biologically appropriate raw food.

BARF typically include:

  • Muscle Meat
  • Bone
  • Fat
  • Organ Meat
  • Eggs (Raw)
  • Vegetables
  • Fruits

Dog and Cat food recipes

You can make your own homemade pet food!

Cats are complex creatures, with complex needs. They are pure carnivores, and therefore require more protein than dogs. They should be fed a diet of at least half grains and vegetables and half meat, eggs, or dairy products. When making your homemade cat food you must also take into consideration that they require high levels of some vitamins and minerals, and additives are a must to provide the proper nutrition.

Cats can become very ill if given the wrong foods. Never feed your cat raw fish, pork (including bacon), chocolate, onion and milk. Some may cause only mild digestive upsets, whereas, others can cause severe illness, and even death. It's best to just avoid them.

There was a time when it was thought that dogs were pure carnivore but over time research has proved that dogs are Ominvores meaning they need both meat and plant-based foods. When preparing your homemade dog food it should comprise of 2/3 grains and vegetables and 1/3 protein from meat, eggs or dairy products and be sure to vary the recipe so that your dog gets all the nutrients it needs. Foods that should be avoided for your dogs are bones, chocolate, onion, nuts, raisins, grapes, spicy foods, avacados and mushrooms.

Since each dog has different nutritional requirments due to health issues and life stages, be sure to ask your veterinarian what is the best food for your pet!

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