Tips On How To Make a Healthy Dog Food

There are many concerns that have come up today about the dangers of feeding out dogs and other animals commercial food. These concerns have made us as dog owners want to start preparing our dogs food the natural way. We do not feel safe feeding our dogs those harsh chemicals that are contained in a bag or can of dog food. Preparing the food by hand in our home is the safe alternative.

So, today, you are going to find a lot of people that cook for their pet and there is nothing wrong with this. In the paragraphs below, we are going to guide you step by step on how to make healthy dog food for your beloved furry four-legged friend.

First, we are going to start with meat - that's the good stuff that dogs enjoy. You should choose meats that are fresh. You can purchase these from the local butcher or meat processor. These type of meats are going to be fresher and you can buy them in bulk, which will give you better pricing.

If you need the butcher to cut up and grind the meat for you, then just ask. For the meat, you can have stewing meats, lean beef, beef heart, boneless steak, boneless roast, beef liver, leg of lamb or skinless/boneless chicken breast.

Now, just because the dog loves meat does not mean that he or she cannot have vegetables. Believe it or not, canines require vegetables as well. The best veggies you can give your dog include pumpkin, squash, carrots, zucchini, cucumber, yams, beets, parsnips, sweet potatoes, and broccoli. These vegetables will give your pup the necessary nutrients. Just like with meats, you should select the fresh vegetables.

You should avoid giving your dog beans, beet greens, peas, spinach, garlic, tomato, potato, bell peppers, chard or onions.

You need to determine how much you need to feed your canine each day. Take the body weight and multiply it by 0.4. The resulting number is the number of ounces your dog should be consuming each day. You can either give it in one big meal or divided into a breakfast and a dinner meal.

Take the meat and vegetables and chop them into chunks that is small enough for your pet to easily eat. You can serve this to them raw. While it is not necessary that you cook the meat and vegetables before you feed it to your four-legged friend, some people prefer to do it, especially when they are having chicken. If you do cook it, then cook the meat slightly so that it is still juicy. Cooking it too much can kill many of those nutrients that your pet needs.

For the vegetables, you can lightly steam them and add the meat in with them. Make sure you only add the vegetables that are recommended for dogs. When you serve it to your canine, make sure there are no hot spots. You should always let the food cool off before you serve it to them

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