With all the recent pet food poisonings and recalls, many pet owners are weary about what they will give their pets. They want a healthy dog food recipe that their dogs will enjoy, that are easy to make, and not too expensive. Remember before you begin that dog food preparation does not take nearly as long as human food to make, so don’t even make time an issue. Also, the ingredients in these recipes can be bought at grocery stores where you buy your own food. There are just some foods you should watch out for, which are described below.
Beef, chicken, lamb, turkey and eggs are all safe ingredients for a healthy dog food recipe. Pork and the fats that come with any kind of meat (even beef) are never safe for the dog and can cause diseases of the pancreas or other internal organs. You should also mix in vegetables every time you feed your dog. Celery, carrots, broccoli, corn, peas, zucchini, etc. are all safe to feed. On the other hand, vegetables like onions, chives and garlic are toxic to dogs and could kill them. Tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, and eggplant can cause other types of diseases.
When preparing food for your healthy dog food recipe, you will need a chopper or a blender to grind down vegetables. You should put as many vegetables into the recipe as your dog could eat, but make sure that you grind them up well. The more powdery they are the better. Dogs, unlike humans, cannot chew and digest meat like humans can, which is why you must do so much work to prepare the vegetables which carry many nutrients. Meat should be chopped up or ground up as well. The usual amount to give a dog is two servings of meat for every serving of vegetables. It may be different for your dog, and if you just got it off a diet of canned or dry food, it will take you a while to figure out how much they can eat, before you know the exact serving size.
As you can see, a healthy dog food recipe is not difficult to make, nor is it expensive to buy. Since everything is bought alongside your food, it is basically like paying for food of another child. You will know that the food is safe and that the dog is healthy and getting all the nutrients it needs. You can finally have some piece of mind.