If the cost and poor nutrition in store bought dog food has you going crazy, try homemade dog food. It’s so simple and cost effective, even healthier for your dog, that you’ll be glad you stopped buying the overpriced chain store food.
Food that you make at home will actually be even healthier than pet food from the big stores. There is even a good chance that your dog will enjoy the home made food much more than dry and packaged pet food.
To begin with, you may require some patience until you understand what your dog likes and what he dislikes. For instance, there are some dogs that are very fussy and they refuse to eat what they dislike. You just can’t force them to eat.
Making homemade dog food requires a lot of patience. You’ll have work by trial and error with your dog’s food, sadly he can’t write you a review, and it’s hard to know except by experimenting what ingredients he might be objecting to. Be sure and prepare small quantities, no sense wasting ingredients on a meal your dog will walk away from.
Always start with the basics. Keep in mind that most of the pet food found in the common stores usually has a type of meat in the blend. Sometimes it is chicken, other times beef. This is simply because dogs need meat to be lean and nutritious. It is in their nature to be meat eaters, and their bodies need this. Make sure you buy meats accordingly. Look for cuts of meat that have some fat, as fat is actually a good thing for your dog to consume in small amounts.
You might think to begin your recipe hunting for home made pet food on the labels of commercial offerings. But with most brands of pet food, you’ll be out of luck looking there, unless you check the labels of the highest priced premium quality pet foods. While we’re on the subject, home made dog food will be much less expensive than buying the premium brands that are touted as good for your pet. So start experimenting, and let your imagination be your guide. Your dog will love you for it.
You can easily make homemade dog food and benefit in terms of saving money and providing fresh and nutritious food for your dog. You will have to try a couple of times to understand what your dog’s preference is. Most of the pet food available in stores contains meat and you can include it depending on the health of your dog. You can get an idea about what to add while making the meal by checking the labels of very high quality premium dog foods. Making food for your dog at home may work out cheaper than buying premium brands like Solid Gold dog food.
– Melinda Smith