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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…

The Best Dog Food For Shedding- You Can Make It Yourself!

If you’ve ever owned a dog that sheds you are familiar with the endless battle that comes with trying to control your dog’s shedding mane. From brushing to baths, and countless lint rollers in between, it can be quite the task to keep your dog’s fluff from coating your black jeans. While shedding may be a reaction to your pup’s environment (a change of weather or allergies), too much shedding can be a result of a bigger underlying health issue. It can also be a result of their diet. A healthy diet rich in nutrients and fatty acids can work…

The Cost of Homemade Dog Food Vs. Store Bought

We want our dogs to be the healthiest possible. What better way to ensure their health than making their food to know exactly what you are feeding them? There are two main questions we get from dog owners considering making food, “how do I make a well-balanced dog food?” and the other is “what is the true cost of homemade dog food?” We’ve discussed nutrients in the past, so today we dive into costs. Here are the pros and cons of homemade dog food vs store-bought dog food. Plus, some of the cost analysis to give you a better idea…

3 Homemade Allergy Dog Food Recipes

Does your dog constantly itch, lick or scratch? Is their fur thin or their skin dry? Do they constantly lick their irritated patches whenever they get the chance? The problem could lie in what you feed your pup on a daily basis. Food allergies are responsible for numerous health problems in dogs including rashes, excessive scratching, and hair loss. A homemade allergy dog food diet allows you to control what ingredients go into your pet’s food. Homemade food makes it easier to weed out ingredients that may cause an allergic reaction for your dog. Remember to always consult with a…

3 Homemade Dog Food Recipes with Turkey

Turkey isn’t just for Thanksgiving. It is the perfect accompaniment to homemade dog food. Turkey is one of the most digestible proteins for dogs and is a great source of Selenium. Turkey is also known for providing the most protein punch for the caloric intake. Because it is an easy protein on the stomach, we use it often for homemade allergy dog food. If making your dog’s food is still daunting to you, we understand. Start with easy homemade dog food recipes and make a lot at a time and freeze it. That will help ease you into the flow…

How to Make Well Balanced Homemade Dog Food

Have you ever stopped to consider what goes into the mysterious brown kibbles your dog consumes? If you find yourself pondering whether your dog is getting the correct nutrients, switching to a homemade dog food could be a satisfying option for you. Making homemade dog food can improve a dog’s overall health while effectively take out any guessing when it comes to the contents of your dog’s food. The Benefits of Making Your Own Dog Food If your dog has allergies or specific health issues, making your own dog food is a great solution because you get to select what…