In light of the recent and ongoing events with commercial pet food, this might be a route to go.
How to Make Homemade Dog Food
Making your own dog food requires a simple mix of meat, vegetables and starches.
* STEP 1: Know that it is wise to check with your vet before switching to homemade dog food.
* STEP 2: Understand 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.
* STEP 3: Cook meat before feeding it to your dog.
* STEP 4: Realize that organ meat (such as liver, kidneys, etc.) and eggs are very good for your dog.
* STEP 5: Consider 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 humans.
* STEP 6: Try 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.
* STEP 7: Rotate the foods you feed your dog so that the dog gets a variety of foods.
* STEP 8: Add garlic to your dog food. Dogs enjoy the flavor and garlic is a natural flea repellent.
* STEP 9: Use oatmeal, pasta, rice or potatoes for your dog's starch requirement.
* STEP 10: Grind eggshells and add this to your dog's meal. Eggshells have a lot of nutrients.
* STEP 11: Keep cooked dog food in the refrigerator no longer than three days.
Tips & Warnings
* When you first switch to homemade dog food, try mixing commercial dog food to the food you have prepared to help your dog make the transition.
* Do not feed your dog chocolate.