Great Reasons Why You Should Make Homemade Dog Food

Many dog owners are turning to homemade treats verses store-bought or processed treats and snacks. The health benefits of homemade dog treats parallel our human need to snack healthier and live healthier lives, so it only makes sense that we not only want the best nutrition for ourselves, but also for the safety of our canine companions.

Sometimes the dog food you buy in stores are not safe and to be on the safe side you will want to feed your dog homemade dog food. Should that ever be the case, all that is required is a simple mix of meat, vegetables and starches.

From 50% to 70% of the ingredients should be meat, such as beef or chicken. Be sure to take all the bones out first, as dogs can choke on bones, especially soft chicken bones. The remainder of the meal should be made up of carbohydrates and vegetables. Good carbohydrates are potatoes or rice. Do not use pasta or any other carbohydrates made from corn, wheat or soy, since they are not good for dogs.

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Good vegetables to use are: carrots, peas, green beans, spinach, beans, cabbage, yams, sweet potatoes, etc. Also, ask your vet as to what vitamins and minerals should be added to your dog’s meal. The amount you should feed your dog varies, and depends upon the size, breed, age and activity level of your dog.

Homemade dog foods and treats are safer since you have more control on what your dog is eating, taking and his dog poop, they should be prepared chemical and preservatives free to avoid harmful effects and allergies, as well as possible cause of certain diseases and cancer.

It is known that chemicals from commercialized foods may interact with dog’s natural brain pathways to impede dog’s behavior and aggression. There are all sorts of chemicals lurking in cheap dog foods that can put your dog at risk.

Make homemade treats taste better, also consider ingredients that will keep your dog’s teeth and gums clean. Overall digestive tract will be seemed healthier and in control against stomach upsets, bad dog waste and diarrhea. You dog will surely appreciate your effort for him and could love you more. Just like a caring for your children, they also love to smell your homemade treats for them coming from the kitchen and made especially for him.


  • Hannah Serrano

    The guest author is a passionate dog lover and enthusiast with years of experience in canine care and training. With a deep understanding of dog behavior and a commitment to promoting responsible pet ownership, the author shares insightful tips and engaging stories to enrich the lives of both dogs and their owners. The views and opinions expressed in articles written by guest authors on our website are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of our platform.

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