Home-Made Dog Food: The Basics

September 25, 2019


If you are wondering where to start with the home cooked food for your pooch, this is the right article for you. Let’s get started.

First thing you need to know is what ingredients your dog needs. It is crucial to choose the foods that are healthful for your canine pet.

Fresh, natural and organic ingredients are the place to start as they will be the basis for your great tasting, but healthy and safe dog food.

Balanced Meals

Just like us humans, dogs are omnivorous, which means they need a balanced diet of protein, grains and some vegetables. Here is a list of some basic healthy foods to include in your home cooked dog meals.

Nutritious Foods For Your Dog:

  • Meats
  • Poultry
  • Organ meats, liver (but make sure you don’t overuse these)
  • Eggs
  • Cultured dairy products such as yogurt, buttermilk, cheese
  • Complex carbohydrates such as rice, potatoes, beans, legumes
  • Fiber sources such as bran, fresh vegetables, whole-grains

Remember, balanced diet is the key. Dogs that eat only protein rich foods are much more susceptible to joint problems, bone disease, and other more serious health issues.

(However, do make sure your pet can eat all of the aforementioned ingredients. Consult your vet before making your first DIY dog meal as certain breeds cannot eat some of these ingredients).

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Dogs Rescued
8 years ago

Interesting, I’d love to see the results!