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Q: Home made dog food

October 8, 2008 | By Anny | 26 answers | Expired: 2160 days ago

Anny

Would you ever make your dogs food from scratch?

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Vbspcablog
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Oct 08, 2008

I would rather make my pets food so I know exactly what is going into it. With all the recalls and tainted pet food going around I'm not going to risk it. You just have to make sure to put in the right nutrients so that your dog is getting everything it needs to be healthy.

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Karen H.
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Oct 08, 2008

Whenever I roast a turkey or cook a whole chicken I take the skin, fat and other parts I don't want and mix with cooked brown rice and carrots for my dogs. They love it. I don't give them too much at one time and you can add other left overs to it. I have 6 dogs so couldn't cook for them everyday.

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TweedleDeeDee
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Oct 09, 2008

I prepare my dog's own food every day. Actually, he eats 3 times a day. My dog had a food intolerance and the vet suggested purchasing the book Home-prepared dog & cat diets: the Healthful Alternative by DVM Donald R. Strombeck. There are many recipes in this book to choose from. Not only for dogs with an intolerance but healthy dogs too. The diet that our dog is on is the fish/sweet potato/cottage cheese/ bonemeal/ canola oil and 1/2 human multivitamin. You can also substitute chicken for the fish. He is much leaner and healthier looking. He use to growl and bark at us when we put his dog food down to eat. I would usually end up feeding him myself. Forkful by forkful. He would just end up sick the next day. Vomiting bile. I tried many different dog foods and he wouldn't eat one of them or none of them agreed with him. He now barks at us when we are a little late giving him his food. I am so happy he enjoys eating and believe it or not he hasn't been sick in over a year. One year to the day. I also feel that it is much cheaper preparing his food because I would spend a lot of money purchasing different dog food from the internet spending money on shipping/handling and then end up throwing it away. Bon(e) appetit!!!

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