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What to put in homemade dog food

Making homemade dog food can be time-consuming, but it’s a great way to give them a variety of fresh foods and it can be especially helpful if your pet suffers from any gastrointestinal conditions or allergies. Feeding homemade meals may take a little bit of research and work to find exactly what to include. Your dog has vastly different nutritional needs than you do, so it’s worthwhile to research nutrition guidelines for dogs before embarking on creating homemade food. Just following guidelines for healthy eating for humans won’t cut it. Generally, you will want to make sure your recipe includes…

A Homemade Diet May Be The Answer to Your Dog’s Obesity

According to CBS News, more than half of all canine pets in the U.S. are overweight or obese. It’s a sad fact that dogs are gaining too many pounds these days from calorie-laden snacks and treats, causing problems to their digestive health and immune system among a slew of other complications. What’s worse, owners are often unaware of the actual reasons for the obesity and don’t realize they’re the ones responsible for it in the first place. Factors that influence whether or not a dog is or will become overweight Food Clearly the front runner for dog obesity, the amount of food you give your dog is often…

What is a Raw Diet for Dogs?

There is an overwhelming number of dog food options at the pet store. Whether you are considering switching to a homemade or a raw-fed diet, you probably have a lot of questions. It’s important to keep in mind that a balanced diet is really important when feeding your dog any type of homemade dog food. If you’ve been curious about a raw diet for dogs, read on as we dig into the risks, benefits and rules. We will also provide you with a 5 day menu to get your dog started if you choose to go the raw route. What…

Valentine’s Day Treats

Valentine’s Day is a perfect time to show those close to you how much you love them. That could include making them dinner, taking them on a fancy trip or buying them the perfect gift. You may have everything already planned for your human companions, but do you have the perfect treat for your furry friend? Lucky for you, we’ve got you covered with this no-bake treat recipe! Your pup will feel the love with ingredients that are good for them and delicious. Valentine's Day Treats silicon heart molds1 pint greek yogurt1 cup creamy peanut butter1 banana Mix together the…

5 Ways to Get Your Picky Dog to Eat Their Food

As a dog owner, it can be a little scary when your furry friend starts turning up his nose at dog food he normally wolfs down. Many pet owners worry that their dog will starve themselves after a few missed meals. Thus they begin to compensate with tempting treats and table scraps as an offering to get their picky dog to eat. As rewarding as it may be for you to know that your dog won’t starve, it isn’t the best approach for dealing with a picky dog. Read on for five tips to get your picky dog to eat food.…

The Benefits of a High Protein Dog Food

All dogs need protein. It’s an essential nutrient that results in more energy, healthier muscles, organs, and a healthy coat. A high protein dog food should be at the top of your list when finding food options for your dog. As you consider the right diet for your dog, educate yourself on the amount of protein your dog should have and what the best types of protein are. Here are a few answers to top questions regarding high protein dog food and what you should look for. How Much Protein Should Your Dog Get? Dogs need protein for the building…

The Benefits of Omega-3 In Your Dog’s Food

Omega-3 is a powerhouse full of health benefits for humans and dogs alike. These fatty acids can help to alleviate things such as: allergies, problematic skin conditions, heart disease and arthritis. It can also support important organ functions like the liver and brain. Omega fatty acids are called “essential fatty acids.” This is because the human and dog bodies cannot produce them alone, and they have to be consumed through supplements or foods that contain them. These sources can include fish oil, flax, chia, pumpkin and hemp seed and canola oil. How Omega-3 Can Help Your Dog If your pup…