If you are interested in cooking your dog his meals, you should know most nutritionists recommend a diet of 30% vegetables, 40% protein and 30% carbohydrates. Most cheap dog foods will provide carbohydrates or vegetables, but not both together.
A high quality dog food should be made from turkey or beef, though turkey is preferred because it has a healthier protein content. Two very tasty, aromatic meals that are sure to be a hit with your pooch are beef with brown rice and veg or turkey with carrots and rice.
You don`t need to purchase pricy fresh veggies, frozen will work just fine! When preparing them, chop and boil them with a pinch of salt and garlic powder. This is a great vegetable base to add to the meat and carbs. For carbs, use well cooked potatoes or rice as they are both great choices (never feed your dog raw potatoes). Other options that are great to add are cooked sweet potatoes or cooked pumpkin.
Sweet Potato is like a super food for dogs, one great treat is to dehydrate sliced sweet potato and give it to your pets as a chew.
Though most people think it is difficult to prepare their dog`s food, this is just not true as you can buy in bulk and make enough food at one time to feed your dog for a week, as it will stay good for at least that long, in the refrigerator, once it is prepared.
This saves you time as you are only cooking for your dog once a week, for home-cooked meals all week long! It will however, take a week or two for your dog to get used to the new diet and it is recommended to start by mixing it half and half with what you are currently feeding your dog as this will cut down on upsetting your pooch`s belly and causing diarrhea.
One great benefit of the homemade meals is that it does not have the allergens that commercial dog foods have. This diet will help your dog live a much healthier and longer life!