Homemade dog food recipes and other questions?
Okay, so my story is..
I just got a Corgi dog yesterday, He is 4 years old, very overweight. male Corgi’s are supposed to be about 25-28 pounds, he was 45 pounds last night and 44 today. I’ve taken him on a few walks, and will continue to do this everyday, at least 2 miles.
He came with a bag of Science diet small bites food, I know this is unhealthy for dogs and would very much like to have only homemade food, although I will mix it in the homemade food for a week or so. Today I made homemade food,
1 pound ground turkey
6 cups water
12 ounce bag of carrots, green beans, peas frozen
about 1 1/2 cups of rice
I got this recipe online and just wanted to make sure it is healthy? This is not what I will be feeding him all the time, it will vary.
I would like recipes, with exact measurements, (I will be freezing individual days of food) and directions on how to make it. Also, if there is any uncommon ingredients, where I can buy it. I am not very experienced with homemade dog food, but I am trying my hardest to become experienced with it.
Preferably recipes that include, (because I just bought these things today) white rice, ground beef, oatmeal non-instant, low-sodium chicken broth. But other ingredients are fine=)
I want only recipes you KNOW are healthy for a dog, he needs a strict healthy diet.
A couple other questions
He is too fat and his legs are too short to jump up on any furniture and he can hardly go up or down stairs, once he is down to the right weight should he be able to do these things without help? And can a 45 pound corgi swim?
This morning I tried feeding him green beans from a can, I already had them so they wernt low-sodium or anything so I only gave him a little tiny bit. He seemed to not like them, but after just licking a little of the juice, like a tinyyy bit, he instantly threw up. Could this be anything to do with the green been juice? or did he just decide to throw up? or maybe upset stomach from being re-homed?
Also, if hes 45 pounds, and walks at least 2 miles a day(throughout the day, not just at one time, gets tired too fast), and eats 1 cup of homemade dog food per day, with no treats, about how long should it take him to lose 15 pounds? Im thinking 6 months-1 year?
Please, only serious answers. Only answer if you know what your talking about. No “I thinks”.
Sorry I made this so long. Hopefully it’s not confusing. I’m kind of flustered right now.
Also, I am not really interested in feeding him raw meat. I would prefer the meat to be cooked. and are eggs okay to feed a dog on a strict healthy diet? Should I take the yolk out?
Try to make it short – feed raw. Give raw turkey, scald veggies and blend. Mix with raw turkey. Feed it to dog. Try half a cup 3 times daily, little and often is best. After couple of days introduce a chicken wing, raw. Hand feed at first to make sure he doesn’t gobble it. No rice, potatoes, etc. No carbohydrates at all. No eggs for 4 yr old dog, only good for growing pups, too much calcium. Include raw sardines couple of times a week. Give it a week or so with regular exercise and see how he goes with the weight. There is absolutely no goodness whatsoever in cooked turkey and makes it harder for the dog to digest it. Most of it will turn to fat.
Do You Have To Add Calcium To Homemade Dog Food?
I have just started giving my dog a homecooked diet. Do I need to add a calcium supplement
are there any other supplements that I should add
I really want to start my little shih tzus on a homecooked diet also. I have been researching lately on the web and reading books and have found that adding calcium to their diets is important. I have found that you can purchase calcium supplements through websites for dogs and I found one supplement on the petsmart.com website.I have read also you can give them egg shells as a supplement for calcium. I think it is also important to give them a daily multi-vitamin for dogs, some kind of Omega -3 and 6 supplement, Ester C, and Missing Link. Since I have never done this before I hope I’m not giving you the wrong information. This is just what I found through research. I hope others will give their comments and suggestions that feed a homecooked diet. Good luck with feeding your pups. Maybe others will give their opinions to help both of us.
Anybody have a homemade dog food recipe?
I currently feed my dogs Innova but I want to switch them to a home-made diet. Not exactly raw, but maybe cooked vegetables, chicken and some type of rice.
I just want to know if you can tell me exactly how much chicken to mix with how much rice. (eg. 2 cups rice to 1/2 cups chicken)
Also, do I have to add any supplements? I currently put a teaspoon of flaxseed and a teaspoon of sunflower oil on their food daily for their coats, but what about other stuff? If you could also tell me how much they cost that would be great. Thanks
P.S, all of my dogs range from 40lbs and up.
I agree with Showtunes. You need to do research. Here is what I feed my dogs. I ran this by my vet but I would STRONGLY SUGGEST YOU CHECK WITH YOUR OWN VET before feeding them this diet as dogs are different and have different needs.
A 12 oz portion is suitable for one day’s ration for a 20 lb dog.
4 oz (1/2 cup) protein – any meat, chicken, fish or eggs (all cooked).
4 oz carbohydrate – for example cooked rice or grains, pasta, cooked cereals such as oatmeal, potatoes or even bread (packed tight when measuring). Dogs do not process fibre as well as humans so I mix white and whole grain.
4 oz vegetables – any cooked vegetables (obviously not potatoes or other high carbohydrates). Carrots, broccoli, turnips, green peppers, green beans, etc., but not onions which contain high sulfur content which is bad for dogs.
Simply mix the contents together or not as you choose.
While this basic diet is balanced it can be improved by some simple supplements.
To mix the basic supplement use:
Debittered brewers yeast (B vitamins) – 2 cups
Wheat germ – 1 cup
Desiccated liver powder (A, D and iron) – 1 cup
Bone meal (Ca and P) – 1 cup
Sunflower seeds, ground fine (E and B) – 1 cup
Sodium ascorbate (C) – ½ cup
Powdered kelp – ¼ cup
Mix together and store in a cool dry place (fridge).
To improve the diet quality add 1 tsp of the basic supplement for each 12 oz portion of the food mixture and 1 tsp flax oil.
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