Homemade Meal For Dogs

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Some studies have shown that more and more people are opting to feed their pets with homemade food. If you decide to give it a try, it is important to bear in mind that the dog needs a balanced diet, and that there are a number of foods that we use, which shouldn’t be used for this. In this article we give a number of recommendations that are important for the health of your pet, but also your wallet.

Meat and carbohydrates

When preparing dog food at home, it is important to make sure that your pet gets all the nutrition they need. The best way to do this is to base their diet on a 70% meat and 30% fiber and carbohydrates. Type of meat that you choose for your dog mostly depends on how old your dog is and what his state of health is. For example, old dogs will have the most benefit if you feed them with chicken, turkey or fish –because this type of meat contains small amounts of fat.


The proteins with its amino acids must also be present in every dog meal. Protein part should be at least 20 to 25%. There are those who believe that for dogs in the development and older dogs that percentage should be much higher, but keep in mind that balance is best.


Reduce costs

When preparing food for your dog, it can require a lot of time and money. If every day you buy your dog steak, at the end of the month you will be the one eating bread.

Great way to cut costs for meat is to feed your dog with leftover meat that you have from lunch.

If you have Sunday lunch leftovers like roast chicken or beef, clear remnants of the skin and extra fat, prepare a meal for your dog.


Look for meat or fish that are on sale. Local stores often have special prices for meat, so take advantage of such offers. Ask the butcher to pack you smaller pieces that are left after cutting meat for customers. Many butchers are happy to provide such meat that cannot be sold, but of course you’ll have better luck if you are buying from them regularly. Choose one or two days a week when your dog will have a “special” dinner with a big, juicy piece of meat, and other days feed him regularly.


Cooking for the dog should not tie you to the kitchen, better option is to cook more food and freeze it into portions, and then, when necessary, defrost. For those who do not have time to cook for dogs, the recommendation is to buy them food of the best quality. This of course means more costs compared to a normal diet, but try to buy food in larger stores or when the sale is on.


Sweets are worst thing you can give to your dog, especially candy and sweets that contain xylitol. This increases the circulation of insulin in the body of a dog, blood sugar falls and can lead to liver failure, in only a few days.