Home-Made Dog Food

When making home made dog food at home there are several things to consider. Dogs need a blend of 75% meat, 30% vegetables and starches.

Animals choose their foods by smell. Mainly because they are color blind. Most dogs like gamey flavors the best, as well as liver, fat, garlic, lamb, beef, chicken, cheese and fish.

Dogs can eat any kind of vegetables they want and enjoy fruits too. Vegetables and fruits raw or cooked are excellent vitamins and nutrients. There’s normally no need to add salt. Eggs and the shell are good for your dog’s coat and bones. Just grind the shell and mix it in. Dogs like herbs too. Garlic is a very good natural flea repellent.

Home Made Dog Food

Treats are nice, but remember that they are considered food too. Use treats in moderation or you will make your pet a picky eater.

Rotate your dogs home made food so they get a variety of different flavours. Keep cooked dog food in the refrigerator no longer than three days.

It is really simple to make your own pet food, and you will save some money as well. Remember that all pet food should be served at room temperature. Don’t serve food cold from the refrigerator nor hot from the stove, or microwave.

Here’s a Sample Recipe to try!

Roast Beef & Taters
2 potatoes
18 slices of roast beef
15 ml (1 tablespoon) bone meal
(bone meal is a vitamin supplement used to promote healthy bones and teeth.)


Add water to a saucepan and bring to boil. Peel the potatoes and add to the boiling water. Once the potatoes are cooked mash them. Don’t worry about adding milk or butter, just grab your masher and mash away. Mix in the potatoes and bone meal to the roast beef. Now either chop or shred the roast beef into fairly small pieces.

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