Dogs can suffer from allergies due to many reasons. Some of them are allergic to the ingredients of their food. Experts suggest that some certain food should be avoided, such as chocolate, raisins, garlic, avocados, onions, grapes and Macadamia nuts. Now many commercial food contains byproducts, fillers, preservatives and chemicals.
If you want to feed your dog a low-sugar and low-fat diet so as to keep your dog healthy, the best way is that you make dog food at home. Buy a cheap dog feeder online and make your dog a cost-saving and healthy diet. Since we are not professional veterinarians, it is important for us to know about the knowledge of homemade dog food. In this post, I’m going to provide a general overview of how to make dog food by ourselves.
Balanced nutrients are incredibly important for dogs’ health. The most important ingredient of dog food is meat. There has been a heated debate about raw food and cooked food, because there are so many dog products for us to choose from.
Personally I choose raw food. The cooked meat does not have enough nutrients dogs need, because the proteins, minerals and vitamins are destroyed to some extent. Raw meat should account for 60% to 80% of your dog’s diet. Aside from raw meat, fresh bones are also ideal meals for dogs. Remember not to feed your dog bones of long dead animals. Fresh bones are chewed easily.
A healthy homemade dog food recipe should contain vegetables. These vegetables are recommended by veterinarians, such as broccoli, squash, Romaine lettuce, carrots, cabbage, celery, and asparagus.
Speaking of the ingredients of dog food, some dog owners may interchange the ingredients. Experts advise that owners should stick to the originate recipes, because the proportion of nutrients provided by different ingredients may be changed. Some ingredients don’t have the exact nutrients of others.
After changing your dog’s meals, pay attention to his weight. The effect of the homemade diet may reflect on your dog’s weight. If your dog has sudden weight gain or weight loss, take him to the veterinarian and adjust your recipe according to the vet’s opinion.