Since the alert on contamination of foods pet 2008, pet owners have turned to their own kitchens to provide meals balanced for your four – legged friends. How to make homemade food for dogs is challenging, however, because the right combination of protein and vegetable sources, is vital to ensure proper nutrition for growth. You also need to know which human foods are toxic to your dog and prevent their inclusion in food.
Human toxic food
Most dog owners know that chocolate in high doses is dangerous for the health of your dog. Chocolate is one of the many human foods that can cause adverse reactions, and possibly fatal in dogs. Therefore, before preparing a home-cooked meal for Fido, you have to know what foods to avoid.
The SPCA provides a list of potentially hazardous foods, with which you should never feed your dog. These foods include grapes, garlic, raisins, coffee beans or beans, tomatoes, avocados, onions and onion powder.
Some of these foods, such as avocados, are especially dangerous and can be fatal. Other foods such as tomatoes can cause serious stomach upset. All toxic foods, regardless of the intensity of the potential reaction should be avoided, and never include them in your dog’s food.
What is a balanced dog food?
A balanced diet provides your dog a healthy hair and skin, bones and well developed teeth, firm stools, clear eyes, less illness, and good energy and vitality.
The typical homemade dog food consists of stews, soups, pies and vegetables. Feed your dog with a balance of protein, vegetables and vitamins.
The creation of a well balanced diet should be done with the help of your veterinarian because develop a diet that meets all the needs of your dog’s complicated. In fact, the American Veterinary Medical Association recommends the creation of home-cooked meals for dogs, because the list of human toxins and the complex nutritional requirements of the dog.
Homemade dog food recipes
If you decide to cook for your dog, try some of these delicious recipes for canines.
Donna Roberts Doggie Twichell Meatloaf “The cookbook good dog food” is sure to be successful. Boil 3/4 cup water in a small saucepan, and add 1 rib celery, diced and chopped, 1 carrot, peeled and cooked for five minutes, drained and cooled. In another bowl, combine 1 3/4 pounds (0.79 kilograms) of meat pie mix, which includes a combination of beef, pork and beef, 1 cup oatmeal, 1 egg slightly beaten and 1 tablespoon ketchup. Combine cooked with meat loaf and place in a mold of 9 x 5 inches (23 X 13 cm) lined with foil vegetables. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour and let cool for 10 minutes before serving.
Carrot salad Gil, of Kymythy Schultze “The book of natural nutrition not cook: The food is delicious for you … and you’re pet” is a food that you and your dog can enjoy. Combine 6 medium carrots sliced and grated in a medium bowl. Peel and cut into pieces 1 orange and cut into small pieces. Add to the bowl. Mix 1/2 cup walnut pieces, 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, 1 tablespoon olive oil extra virgin and 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano to carrot mixture. Top with a whole orange juice and mix well.