Advantages of Homemade Dog Food

For some, it may be funny even to think of having “homemade dog food“. Funny because in all these years we have been feeding our dogs canned foods that have been processed by commercial dog food manufacturers. Perhaps most of us have been led to believe that our dogs cannot survive without those packaged commercial dog foods.

The many years that we have been feeding our dogs commercial packaged food must have made us all feel that “quality” dog food are associated only with those dog foods which come in expensive packages.

Now, we might feel that giving our dogs food that is made from scratch from our own kitchen can be harmful to dogs. Many vets even make this suggestion in favor of feeding the so-called “complete nutrition” that can supposedly be served up from a can or bag.

Funny … Since when are the organic or other quality foods found in our own kitchen harmful?

Homemade dog food is not harmful for dogs. On the contrary, overprocessed “food” that contains little if any nutritional value can seriously harm your dog’s health.  Dogs are suffering from more and more degenerative diseases as time goes on, and dying at much younger ages from these types of conditions than ever before.  And many nutritional experts believe that this is the result of feeding our dogs commercial dog food.

Ingredients for homemade pet food can be taken from our own kitchen so we can be sure that they are safe for our dogs.  You can make your own natural dog food recipes from these ingredients and you can be sure that the food is safe because you have made it yourself.

Manufacturers of processed dog food have advertised their products as healthy, of high quality, and filled with balanced nutrients that are good for your dog. But this is far from the truth. Many pet owners are now turning to homemade dog food with great results in terms of their dogs’ overall health.

There are many advantages to feeding your dog with homemade dog food recipes. Here are a few of them:

1. By feeding your dog homemade recipes, you can be sure that your dog is eating fresh food. You do not have to worry about the food being contaminated and you do not have to worry about it being expired.

2. Homemade dog food may be more affordable than processed dog food. And if the brand of dog food you are buying is particularly cheap, question how the manufacturer can possibly use quality food and keep the price so low.  … They can’t!

3. You can give your dog a variety of recipes each day if you choose to do so.

4. You can be sure that your dog is eating food that is healthy for him/her, and that his/her health will improve as a result.

These advantages cannot be found in processed and packaged dog foods. Although manufacturers may have advertised their products as healthy and nutritious and filled with vitamins and minerals, in reality they contain very questionable ingredients, and in addition are generally cooked or extruded at extremely high temperatures so that any nutrient value that might have been present is killed off.

When we make the food ourselves, we can be sure that our homemade dog food and natural dog food recipes are indeed healthy and beneficial to our dogs.

The next time you hear the words “homemade dog food” and you think it is strange or unnecessary, think again. Making your own pet food may prove to be a life saver for your dog.

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