how to make your homemade dog food

Discussion in 'Dog Food' started by pikachu_10, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. pikachu_10 New Member

    1Know that it is wise to check with your vet before switching to homemade dog food.
    Step2Understand that dogs need a diet that consists of 40 percent meat, 30 percent vegetables and 30 percent starch. Follow this formula to ensure that your dog has a well-balanced diet.
    Cook meat before feeding it to your dog.
    4Realize that organ meat (such as liver, kidneys, etc.) and eggs are very good for your dog.
    5Consider the fact that many experts believe commercial dog food is actually unhealthy for dogs. Often the meat that is used in dog food is of a quality considered unfit for humansTry making a mixture of ground turkey, rice and carrot for your own dog food. Meals made of ground beef, brown rice, brewer's yeast and carrots are also popular.
    Step7Rotate the foods you feed your dog so that the dog gets a variety of foodsAdd a tiny bit of cooked garlic to your dog food. Dogs enjoy the flavor and garlic is a natural flea repellent. Be sure to consult your vet before using garlic, however, as raw or spoiled garlic may be poisonous to dogsUse oatmeal, pasta, rice or potatoes for your dog's starch requirement.
    Step10Grind eggshells and add this to your dog's meal. Eggshells have a lot of nutrients.
    Step11Keep cooked dog food in the refrigerator no longer than three days.

  2. samualjack New Member

    Dog food

    Dogs who only eat one type of food only have the bacteria in their gut for that type of food. Changing foods at that point is rather like a human raised on a bland diet of beef and potatoes suddenly having a meal of Afghani food. The intestine just isn't set to deal with it... yet millions of Afghani people eat it without an issue.

    Dogs who go through their lives eating MANY different things develop intestines that are nearly indisruptable. Right now my dogs are busily eating fermenting blackberries off the bushes.

    I feed a primarily raw meat/bones/organs diet. I use high quality kibble as "treats" and because I train extensively they get a LOT of treats. I rotate what sort of kibble constantly.

    My treatment for an upset tummy is 12-24 hours of fasting with only live culture yoghurt mixed with Lactobacillus (Acidophilus) given. I've never had it not work... even when I've been at shows where everyone else's dogs came down with giardia.

    Yes, if I were starting a dog on a new food I would do it slowly.. but you also need to realize that often one of the symptoms for decontaminating the body of toxins (of which non-premium dogfoods are riddled) is diahrea.

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