Making your own homemade dog food is a personal choice or it may be on the advice of your veterinarian. Made with fresh ingredients that are purchased when you do your own shopping at the stores, it takes no more time than your own food preparation.
Cooking your own dog food is easy and ensures that you know exactly what goes into your food. It does not necessarily become more expensive either. This will partly depend where you live and where you shop.
Benefits of Home Made Dog Food
If you are uneasy about the ingredients in processed dog foods, making your own is a great option. Whether you feed your dogs homemade food every day or make them an occasional treat, it will always be well received!
By feeding your dog home made dog food you can help improve any digestion or skin issues. If your dog has weight issues, this can also be addressed with your own food.
Remember to go slowly when introducing new foods. And we recommend checking with your veterinarian first if your dog has any digestive issues or other health concerns.
What Should Be In Homemade Dog Food?
For a balanced meal your homemade food should contain:
- Protein - From Meat
- Fat - From Meats & oils
- Carbohydrates - Rice and vegetables
- Minerals & Vitamins - Sometimes you need to provide an additional supplement. Always check with your veterinarian.
My Dog's Favourite Recipes
The favourite food and treat recipes can vary and my dogs seems to like everything I make for them. These are their current top 3 favourites.