Commercial vs. Homemade Dog Food

Commercial vs. Homemade Dog Food :



Preparing nutritious homemade dog food meals and treats for your dog can be very simple and make a huge difference in your dog’s energy, health and add years to their life. A few special homemade dog food recipes can allow you to target special dietary needs and also avoid certain ingredients that your dog may be sensitive or allergic to. These home cooked meals can also be packaged and frozen to be used for another day, and the dog treats are always good to have available.

You can also reduce the frequency of meal preparation by blending in a portion of a favorite homemade meal with a portion of high-quality commercial dog food. However, it is first important to know how to determine a quality commercial dog food, what to look for, and what ingredients to avoid.

Some commercial dog foods, usually the more expensive ones, do an acceptable job of providing quality ingredients and balanced diets. However, your dog may still have sensitivities or allergies to certain ingredients in commercial foods that are hard to avoid, whereas with home cooked meals the problem ingredients can be avoided entirely.  You can also emphasize certain ingredients that will address past deficiencies

Some ingredients in the commercial dog foods could be causing your dog health problems. Certain phrases can be misleading and give you a false sense of comfort that you are feeding your dog well. For example “natural” or “meat byproducts” may sound fine, however, the specific definitions may surprise you.

As pet owners, we have a responsibility to keep our pets healthy and properly fed. So, it is important to learn what and how to properly feed your dog. A good source of information for learning about the special dietary needs of your dog is featured in our video review of the “Dog Food Secrets” report. This report also includes some classic homemade dog food recipes and surprising information about commercial dog foods.

Using wholesome and nutritionally balanced homemade dog food recipes to suit your pooch can be simple to do and provide your pet with improved health and longer life. They will love you for it.

Dogs have special dietary needs based on their age, target weight, activity, health issues, and even the yearly seasons can be cause for adjustments in a dog’s diet. A proper diet should provide an appropriate balance of protein, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and of course plenty of fresh water. It is important to know these minimum dietary needs for your dog and make certain their diet gives them what they need.

Dogs are often fed more than they need, this routine can cause obesity and sickness in your dog. Proper serving sizes based on your dog’s target weight and a balanced meal will help keep your dog healthy and active. Dogs are omnivores, so they need both plants and meat protein in their diet.

Allergies - Your adult dog can suffer from allergic reactions to any number of things just like us humans. Besides common food allergies, a reaction can be triggered from the air (dust, grass, trees, mold, pollen, ragweed, etc.), or even from skin contacts such as from flea bites or even certain shampoos. Allergies must be diagnosed and treated by your veterinarian.

Here are a few common indications that your dog may be having an allergy problem:

* frequent licking and scratching

* chewing on their skin

* rubbing their face and ears

* inflamed skin patches and hair loss

* coughing, sneezing

* running nose and watery eyes

* frequent diarrhea or vomiting

If your dog has any of these symptoms please contact your veterinarian for diagnosis and treatment. Your dog will be much happier and healthier as a result.

Feeding tips:

* Feed your dog a measured meal on a regular schedule.

* When a dog is no longer a puppy they should be fed only once a day, or two small meals, but no more. Feeding your adult dog too often may lead to obesity or even turn them into a fussy eater, or appear fussy when they are actually full.

* Most dogs love to feast on meat. However, meat portions should be balanced with other ingredients to provide a balanced diet. It is best to cook meat rather than feeding your dog raw meat and be careful of small soft bones that they may choke on.

* A daily balanced diet with the essential nutrients helps to reduce the need for vitamin and mineral supplements. However, providing your dog with supplements can help further improve their health, strength, and appearance.

* Avoid feeding your dog table scraps to prevent developing the bad habit of begging. Also, table scraps disturb the dogs scheduled eating cycle, it could unbalance their diet routine and may cause bowel irregularity.

* While your dog is eating, do not stand close by and stare while you waiting for them to finish eating. They may become self-conscience and think something is wrong, or they may stop eating thinking more food is coming.

These are just a few of the things to consider when feeding and caring for your dog. It does take a little effort initially to learn how to optimize your dog’s diet to suit their specific needs. Learning what to pay attention to with your dog’s behavior, appearance and general health are keys to quickly identifying potential problem areas.

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