There are a number of valid reasons for making homemade dog food for your pet. The first is the fact that you probably often wonder, and worry too, about what may be in the pre-packaged store-bought dog food that you may be feeding him or her. Your pup is a very important part of your family, so of course, you want the very best when it comes to feeding time.
One of the best ways to ensure that you are feeding your beloved dog the very best is by making healthy homemade dog food to suit his or specific health needs. That way, you know exactly what Fido is eating because you made it yourself, just like you do for the rest of your family. And, not only is it healthier but it’s also more cost-effective than most commercial dog food that’s on the higher end of the pet food quality scale. Here are a few important arguments for feeding your dog healthy homemade dog food:
- Loose Regulations
The fact is that government regulations are very loose when it comes to the quality of pet foods. It’s not controlled by the FDA, the USDA, or even the AAFCO, like food for human consumption. So, basically there isn’t anybody watching over the manufacturers of pet food to see what they’re putting in it, Scary, right? Are you feeding your sweet dog something that could harm or even eventually kill him?
A few years ago, dogs were dropping like flies due to a Chinese ingredient in a popular dog food that was lethal. How many dogs died before anyone even noticed that the Chinese were including a poisonous substance in the grain that was being exported and put in pet food? Then, we all started checking the ingredient list and stopped buying any food and treats from China. But, the U.S.-based pet food company wasn’t even disclosing on their ingredient list that they were using imported Chinese grains so how could any pet owner know they were poisoning their dogs with it?
- Going Grain-Free
Many pet foods these days are grain-free, which is a good thing. Dogs have difficulty digesting grains, especially corn, and soy, but a great number of pet foods list them as their first ingredients. Making your own from a homemade dog food recipe can ensure that your dog isn’t eating any unhealthy grains. So, rather than serving Fido a commercial food that is very expensive because it is grain-free and made with human grade ingredients, making your own healthy homemade dog food is an excellent alternative. So, that being said, here is a tasty homemade dog food recipe for you to try.
- Homemade Dog Food Recipe
Turkey with Vegetables & Rice[Contains healthy veggies and carbs plus lean animal protein. Makes 10 to 12 cups]
- 6 cups water
- 2 cups of brown rice
- 1 tsp of dried rosemary
- 8 oz. of frozen carrots, cauliflower & broccoli
- 1 lb. of ground turkey
Put all ingredients except veggies into a good-sized large oven.
Stir until turkey breaks up and evenly is distributed.
Bring and bring to a boil, then reducing to low heat.
Simmer the mixture for about 20 minutes.
Add frozen veggies, cooking for five more minutes.
Remove and cool., refrigerating until ready to use.