Healthy Homemade Dog Food Recipes

Digestive disorders, skin problems, allergies, arthritis – these are just some of the conditions that can be caused by the hormones, antibiotics and artificial colors and preservatives present in many commercial dog foods.  In order to ensure that your dog is receiving all the necessary nutrients she needs, while eliminating harmful ingredients, home-prepared food is your best option (and it’s not as complicated as you think).

Whole Dog Journal clears away the confusion by bringing you the proven discoveries of veterinarians, dog trainers and canine experts.  Good nutrition is essential to your dog’s health - and a homemade diet can be the best provider.


Homemade Low-Fat Dog Food Diets

There are many canine health conditions that are best controlled with a low-fat dog food diet, especially hyperlipidemia (high levels of triglycerides in the blood, even after fasting for at least 12 hours), which can lead to pancreatitis. Read Article

 

Instructional Books on Home-Prepared, Bone-Free Dog Food Diets

Interest in homemade diets has never been greater, especially since the huge pet food recall of 2007. Last month, I reviewed books that explained how to feed a homemade canine diet based on raw meaty bones (RMBs). Read Article

 

A Homemade Dog Food Diet

Throughout the aftermath of the recall, I saw a variety of recipes for home-prepared pet food diets, to be fed as a safer replacement for potentially contaminated commercial foods. Presented in newspapers, magazines, and online, most of these diet recipes provided incomplete nutrition, lacked any source of calcium, offered no variety, and were heavily laden with carbohydrates rather than the protein that dogs require to thrive. Read Article