Dog Food Tips, Guide and How To’s

dog with a food treatDogs are wonderful animals, truly man’s best friend. Looking after and nurturing our animals is so important for their health and well-being, and in turn they reward us with so much love and affection.

Many dog owners get into the habit of giving their dogs just the run of the mill canned dog food, which is fine, but there are a variety of different options that you can also choose, which may be better for your dogs health and digestive system.

Have you ever thought about making your dog food yourself? One of the best ways to feed your dog is to make natural, homemade food for your fury friend. It is of course important not to give your dog most foods that are made for humans, especially the processed kinds. So when making your dog food, always pick natural, healthy ingredients.

Beef is always a good base for dog food as dogs do need a good amount of protein, being carnivores. Be sure to remove as much fat as possible from the beef to help keep your dogs cholesterol down.

Adding additional proteins in the way of animal organs, such as beef kidneys, liver, heart or even lungs is also highly nutritious for your dog. Make sure to cut them into good bite-sized pieces, depending on the size of your dog. If you have a medium to large size dog then they will welcome larger cuts of meat. However, if you have a small breed then be sure to cut them into pieces that he can manage. Again, be sure to remove any excess fat from the organ meet before adding it to your dog food mix.

Adding vegetables to your mix is also very beneficial, such as broccoli, celery and cabbage. It is definitely preferable to add all the ingredients to a meat grinder to mix it all together well.

There are several other ingredients you can also use, such as chicken, lamb or turkey. Be weary with meats like duck as they can be very fatty and can be too rich for a dogs digestive system.

Here is a great video showing you how you can prepare natural dog food yourself at home if you have the time.