Homemade canine food

  • Aug 05, 2021
  • By Dr. PawNatural©

Homemade canine food

In order for them to grow strong and healthy, dogs need different foods and nutrients on a daily basis. 

More and more, the tutors are concerned with the feeding of their pets, trying to give them varied and nutrient-rich foods. Did you know that Paw Natural can combine a balanced diet with meals prepared at home?


Spend more time cooking meals for your faithful friend, taking into account the following recommendations that will help:

  • raw food

Some raw food are not recommended as they may contain bacteria that induce food infections or diseases in animals (eg pathogens in raw meat). A solution may be to give raw foods, as long as they are frozen for seven days at temperatures below -8ºC. If food is not consumed by your pet within 20 minutes, it should be discarded.


  • gnaw bones

gnaw bones is synonymous with canine happiness. However, ingesting a piece of bone (especially when cooked with meat) can cause serious wounds inside the pet, which in some cases can cause death. Therefore, always choose safe food for your pet.


  • food preparation

It is recommended that the food preparation is done in water or steam, avoiding the use of oil or olive oil. If you want additional salt or oil, do so at the end, after the food is ready. 


  • Spices

Unlike humans, dogs have a very refined palate and don't need a variety of spices to enjoy the taste of food. Some fresh herbs are beneficial in food, but some dogs do not react well to these ingredients. The onion has dangerous substances and therefore, it should not be used in the preparation, not even in small quantities. In turn, garlic can be the least dangerous seasoning for dogs when used in small amounts.


  • Vegetables

You vegetables are essential in the dog's diet. They have nutrients that refine the taste and contribute to cleaning teeth. Vegetables such as squash, potatoes, beets, carrots, turnips, tomatoes are the most common and recommended vegetables to be adopted in your dog's diet.  Some tubers such as potatoes should be cooked and prepared as a puree.


  • fruit

At fruits they must also be kept close at hand. Bananas, pears, mangoes, kiwis, blueberries are some of the most beneficial. On the other hand, citrus fruits (orange and pineapple), grapes and avocado can be aggressive to the stomach. It is important that the fruits are always washed and be careful to remove the seeds or seeds, avoiding possible choking or obstruction in the intestine. Offer the fruit in small pieces, especially those high in sugar, as dogs do not metabolize sugar quickly and excessive consumption can make them very overweight.

The first step in preparing healthy, homemade meals for your dog is to talk to a professional. Only a veterinarian experienced in animal nutrition will be able to indicate the harmful and beneficial foods that should be used in your dog's diet. So don't hesitate to ask a veterinary nutritionist for help in choosing the right foods and quantity. of calories the dog should ingest daily.

Want to change your four-legged friend's eating routine and don't know where to start? At Paw Natural you will find natural food options, 100% meat-based and rich in nutrients!


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