If you have been scouring the Internet for a great homemade dog food recipe, I thought it might useful to share a simple set of core ingredients that you can use to create a wide variety of tasty homemade dog food recipes.
A couple of Core Convictions
I am a firm believer in two things:
1) It is best to teach principles than specifics This belief is best captured by the saying, “Give a man a fish, nourish him for a day. Teach a person to fish, feed him for a lifetime. ”
As an example, when a person understands the principles of cooking, they can easily improvise for specific foods based on the ingredients, equipment and wish that they may have at any particular instant. The same holds true for learning the principles of a good homemade dog food recipe.
2) I believe you have what it takes to control your dog’s nutrition Your pet food industry has done you, your dog owner, a great disservice by making you are feeling as if only chemists and nourishment doctors truly understand what is best for your pet.
Nonsense! I believe you have everything it takes (love and motivation) to test and create your own delicious and healthy recipes for your dog, recipes that are far more nutritious than the pablum which is served in most doggy bowls nowadays.
Homemade Dog Food Recipe Principles
Thus, without further ado, here is the anatomy of a good homemade dog culinary:
1) Begin with animal meat of some kind
This can be beef, chicken, turkey or lamb ground up or offered in chunks. If you wish to serve surface meat you can purchase whole and use the excellent Maverick Meat Grinder to get ready ground meat.
In addition to these meats, you can feed fish (fillets) and even wild game such as rabbit, elk, venison, etc . (50% of your formula should consist of one of these ingredients)
2) Add in organ meat of some kind
This can include beef, chicken, chicken, lamb or pork liver and also beef or lamb kidney. (10% of your recipe should include one of these ingredients)
3) Add other fresh ingredients.
Add in either eggs, yogurt or cottage cheese. (15% of your formula can include one of these ingredients)
4) Give a vegetable of some kind
This can consist of broccoli, carrots, sweet potatoes, diet programs, zucchini, cabbage or cauliflower.