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Q: Homemade Dog Food?

November 28, 2009 | By Flowerfunleah | 8 answers | Expired: 1744 days ago

Homemade Dog Food?

I have a Great Dane puppy, Daisy, who will be a year old next month. She's on the larger size and I'm worried about the extent of her life and so I was thinking about making her own dog food at home, naturally and organically. Does anyone know of a website or recipe that I could look into?

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Jasmine96xo
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Dec 09, 2009

I also found these websites for you!

recipes4gourmetdogs.com/category/recipes/

dog-care.suite101.com/article.cfm/homemade_dog_food_recipes

dog-care.suite101.com/article.cfm/homemade_dog_food

I typed in "homemade organic dog food recipies" on google.com. Try that, they give you alot of helpful websites. Hope I helped(: And goodluck!

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Jasmine96xo
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Dec 09, 2009

Nice idea about the homemade dog food, but just a option for you, Eukanuba is a very good brand. Try that one to see if your dog would enjoy that, most dogs I see trying it, love it! It builds muscle, helps them grow better, and cleans tarder off teeth, and many more! Try it(: They have differant brands of them, one for active dogs, small dogs, ect.

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Kym C.
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Dec 05, 2009

I agree with the other statements. If you are going to feed a homemade diet your dog is definatly going to need additional supplements. There is not a homemade recipe I have heard of that is healthy to feed any dog for a long length of time that is healthy long term. Our vets here don't reccomend it. they would prefer to buy a good quality food. You can find all natural foods in higher quality pet stores. Or I happen to get mine at a feed store(livestock) You may have to look into it in your area to find the quality of food good for your dog. Also, due to the size of your dog, you may want to start feeding a glucosamine,chondrotin,msm supplement now. Good luck with your baby!!

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Vicki R.
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Dec 01, 2009

It can be very time consuming and difficult to do a homemade diet correctly. There is so much that varies as far as the quality of food and the uptake of the nutrients within foods and the nutrition is particularly important in growing large breeds, which your girl still is.

We breed and show dobermans and I have chosen a food that was developed by a canine vet and nutritionist, made with ingredients that are from the same sources as what I get in the grocery store and cooked in a manner that preserves the nutritional value as much as possible. (hint: Baking is not it) What's really neat is that she's available to answer questions when I have them.

If you want to know more, just drop me a line.

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Tricia L.
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Nov 30, 2009

Looks just like my sisters great dane. =)
They dont live very long lives but they are great dogs/pets!

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Nicole P.
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Nov 29, 2009

If you are going to make your own food be aware that you may need to add vitamins and do more oral care. The hard kibble tends to keep teeth clean and a home made diet tends to be soft. Also with a large breed dog this could be expensive and time consuming and possible not get a well balanced diet. Your dog is still growing if it is only 1 yr old and a Great Dane. There is still skeletal and muscle development occurring!

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cheech
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Nov 29, 2009

I FORGOT TO MENTION THAT I NEVER BUY FOOD FOR HIM THAT SAYS MEAT -BY-PRODUCTS, THAT COULD BE ANY THING IM GONNA TRY TO FIND YOU THIS SITE I WENT TO THAT TELLS YOU ALL ABOUT WHAT MEAT-BY-PRODUCTS REALLY MEANS!

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cheech
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Nov 29, 2009

IVE BEEN DOIN SOME RESEARCH LOOKING TO MAKE MY DOGS FOOD TOO! BUT I DO KNOW THAT THERE ARE DOG FOODS OUT THERE JUST AS GOOD AS WHAT WE COULD MAKE. AT THIS TIME IM FEEDING KODI ONLY FOODS THAT SAY HUMAN GRADE MEATS. AND NO PRESERVATIVES OR ANY ARTIFICIAL COLORINGS.

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