Quickstart Guide to Making Your Own Pet Food at Home

Written by Bridget Mwape

As a pet owner, no doubt you want to give your dog or catrepparttar best care possible. And caring for your pet means feeding himrepparttar 136863 best diet you can. By making your own pet foods, you'll be saving money, up to 80%. And to top it off, it's easy; making pet food at home is probably a lot less time-consuming than you may have thought. With hundreds of websites offering free pet food recipes online, it's now easier than ever to make your own pet food.

To prepare healthy and nutritious food for your pet you should study your pet's natural habitat and food sources, and then prepare foods that most closely resemble their own natural or original diet.

Animals, because they are color blind, choose their foods by smell. Most dogs like gamey flavors best, as well as liver, fat, garlic, onions, horsemeat, lamb, beef, cheese and fish. Cats enjoy chicken, liver, fish, turkey, lamb, and yeast, and prefer fresh to aged flavors.

Cats are fussy eaters and it is not wise to continually feed them their favorite foods. Soon they will refuse to eat anything else; it is your job to see your cat has a balanced diet.

Animals do not need salt added to their diet asrepparttar 136864 natural salt inrepparttar 136865 food is enough for them.

Dogs may eat any vegetable they want, but cats should not have any starchy veggies, like peas and corn. Some dogs and cats even enjoy fruits!

It's a good idea to always add a grain, such as Kibble, wheat germ, cooked oatmeal or whole wheat bread to meat dinners. For dogs use 75% carbohydrate foods (grains and vegetables) to 25% meat; for cats use half carbohydrate foods to half meat.

Dog Raised Feeders - The Only Way to Go!

Written by Tara Pearce

One of my favorite dog supplies I have is my dog raised feeders, one for each dog. I donít necessarily SEE allrepparttar benefits Ė not tangibly anyway Ė but I KNOW how wonderful they are for my dogís health. Not to mention avoiding spilled food and water! I also picked up a floor mat for dog dishes, and that helps too.

I bought a raised feeder with an enclosed bottom to also store their food, which I find saves me SO much time when it comes to feeding them. It also reminds me to feed them, as Iím very absent minded.

The biggest reason I boughtrepparttar 136771 elevated dog feeders is because I had read over and over again (and heard from many breeders) that it helps dogs digest their food so much better. If you think about it, donít you digest better sitting up rather than lying down, or standing on your head? Thatís pretty muchrepparttar 136772 equivalent for a dog.

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