Second only to a Raw Food Diet for dogs, a homemade diet is an extremely healthy alternative to often unhealthy commercial kibble diets. With a homemade dog food diet you can control the ingredients, potential allergens, additives and nutrition of your dog's food. Better nutrition means a longer, healthier life and ultimately less time your dog will spend being sick and less money you will spend at the veterinarian hospital! Making your own homemade dog food is a great opportunity to provide your dogs with a wide variety of different meat, fruits and vegetables which results in a nutrient dense diet!
A homemade dog food diet is perfect for dogs suffering from allergies, since you can control exactly what ingredients your dog is eating. Adding supplements that improve skin and coat condition while feeding ingredients that do not create allergic symptoms in your dog can alleviate allergies or eliminate symptoms completely! People often notice their dogs smell much better, as that infamous "doggy odour" often goes away when dogs are fed a clean diet. Homemade dog food can also improve a dogs' physical condition, improve symptoms of various medical conditions, promote good dental health and strengthen their immune system to ward off illness and disease!
There is a list of vitamins and minerals that must be added to a cooked homemade diet in order for it to be nutritionally complete, you can learn about these nutrients in my eBook "The Healthy Canine". Since fruits and vegetables are difficult for our dogs (who are carnivores) to digest, we must process them by cooking them and/or making a fruit and veggie puree. Breaking vegetables down for our dogs helps them absorb the nutrients found within.
Get started on a homemade diet for dogs with this "try me" recipe: Beef and Sweet Vegetables
Interested in feeding your dogs a healthy homemade diet? Check out my eBook: The Healthy Canine: A Guide to Feeding a Homemade Dog Food Diet.
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