In one of our previous articles, we explained to you that our canine friends would absorb human food better than nibbles! And you seem very interested in this article! It is true that our dogs today are a bit like our children and that we want the best for them.
However, when it comes to “home cooking” for our dogs, there are some important rules that must be followed … They are not human and we must be careful to respect their “dog” condition, including the dog’s stomach and intestines. Discover some tips and recipes to properly feed your dog human food!
Why cook for your dog?
According to Mag du Chien, it is entirely possible to prepare meals for your dog. Human food can be perfectly tailored to the needs of its body and bring it real taste pleasure. Ready-made feed is often tastier than what is on the market, although palatability is now a major concern of feed manufacturers. Plus, dog recipes aren’t very difficult to make. They just have to be careful to respect the quantities and foods that are good for them.
What foods should be in homemade dog food?
Fresh vegetables (or frozen to the limit) but not canned. They are high in water and fiber and are perfect for your companions to keep their energy levels high. You can put zucchini, carrots, green beans, leek, sweet potato. On the other hand, all fermentable vegetables like cabbage, peppers and all cruciferous vegetables must be banned. Cooked in pieces or mixed raw, it will be whatever you want it to be! Grains because they are a source of essential carbohydrates. It is best to choose rice that is easier to digest. Shell-style noodles are also great for dog meals. No need to buy rice or pasta for dogs, which are perfect for humans! However, gluten-rich cereals should be avoided, as dogs are also gluten intolerant. Obviously the dog has a crucial need for protein! It is therefore possible to give him lean meat (chicken, turkey), fish, these foods should preferably be steamed. You can add egg whites as long as you mix it raw with your meal. A small dose of vegetable oil in the following amounts: 2 tablespoons per day (50 kg dog), 1 tablespoon per day (25 kg dog) or half a spoon for dogs weighing less than 11 kg. Preferably sunflower, rapeseed or corn oil. Brewer’s yeast supplies the dog with vitamin B and maintains its intestinal flora. A few glitter a day is enough for his well-being. The bones of chicken, rabbit, and lamb are very crumbly when cooked. It is highly recommended not to give them to your dog. Photo credit: Shutterstock / Tatjana Baibakova
What proportions for a balanced meal?
The perfect home-cooked meal consists of a third of protein (meat or fish), a third of grain (rice), and a third of vegetables, and the amount of vegetable oil that corresponds to the dog’s weight. Be careful, you should never add salt, pepper, or seasoned meals to your dog. Also, don’t add any seasonings like garlic, shallot and onion … steaming the boil without adding it goes perfectly with it. On the advice of a veterinarian, it is possible to add minerals or trace elements, but it is the veterinarian who knows how to tailor your pet’s supplement.
What doses does your dog say?
We tend to overfeed our pets, but this is not the best service we can offer them.
The doses are listed here that must be adhered to per day for each dog and adjusted to the intermediate weights.
180 g for a 6 kg dog 450 g for a 15 kg dog 900 g for a 30 kg dog 2000 g for a 80 kg dog
It will also be necessary to adapt the ration to your dog’s physical condition … an active dog needs more food than a sofa dog! The rations also differ for a pregnant or breastfeeding woman. Only the vet can give you the best advice for your dog.
Beef with carrots and zucchini: 1/3 sliced beef + 1/6 sticky rice + 1/6 mashed boiled zucchini + 1/3 grated raw carrots … a dash of rapeseed oil and a pinch of yeast! Small vegetable pie with egg: 1/3 leek fondue, 1/3 carrots, 1 raw egg white, 1/3 rice. And always the drizzle of oil and brewer’s yeast Tuna and zucchini with rice: 1/3 tuna in brine or freshly steamed tuna or broth without salt, 1/3 sliced zucchini steamed, 1/3 cooked rice! Sunflower oil and brewer’s yeast!
When you give your dog poultry, don’t give him the skin that is way too oily for him … And remember to degrease the meat as much as possible, the fat is not good for him!
You see, it’s not very complicated … and ultimately, it’s no more expensive than industrial nibbling. We feed our dogs human food every day and our budget is even lower than that of ready-made food. Practice batch cooking for your dog and prepare his or her rations for the week … you’ll save time and money as you buy in bulk … Some anti-nibble recipes here ($ 6.95 on Amazon)