Making homemade dog food at home from ingredients you choose and know are safe..
Make your own homemade dog food
The cattle industry uses so many antibiotics is because they feed corn to the cattle to fatten them .They are called them feed lots. It's what they do before they slaughter them. Fatten them up. Make them bigger and sell fast. The feeding of hormone and antibiotic laced meat is harmful to your dog.
Recipes and diets that are homemade with the best ingredients
Here is the reason meat, beef and poultry are not good for you.
What does feeding of corn do to a cow?
A cows stomach systems was never designed to eat corn. Cows are grazers. They like to eat grass.
Corn is not a natural diet for them because it causes problems in the gut. Causes gas and infections in the stomach and then they get sick and die. To combat this, the feedlots give them antibiotics so the corn they are feeding them won't kill them.
They also use hormones to make them grow faster and bigger. Hormone use causes breast cancer. I don't want to eat hormones and antibiotics.
It amazes me that this is allowed. No one should have to eat the diet we eat .
What about our dogs? I have given up eating beef. I seldom have it and when I do I make sure it is free range beef and chicken.
Some are for dogs that are ill, obese and/or allergic to the additives and low quality or no quality, meats.
Most of the time, true allergies account for only 10% of actual "allergies". When my old vet could not find anything wrong with my boy he would convince me it was allergies and make me buy the expensive Prescription Diet.
What your dog is allergic to is the additives such as fillers, feathers, (called chicken meal) extruder's so that the it stays in the shape the company desires.
If you look at the ingredients and made them yourself without the red dye and other coloring agents, you would have a dog diet that would be good for your dog, instead of causing allergies.
Choose the one you like best from the menu to the left to go right to the recipes.
Gravy is especially nice to use when your dog hates his kibble. One other thing about kibble I should mention. Most of it tastes awful. You might want to check out the ingredients. You do not want any kind of "meal" in it.
The Grain Free Homemade Dog Food Diet
If you do not want to cook for your dog, you should look for a kibble that has no grains in it. I use Orijens Adult and puppy formulas. This is only when I can't make homemade dog food for my dog.
European countries do not allow GM in their markets. England has very strict laws regarding genetically engineered seeds and feed from being fed to the cattle. Even China will not buy grains from us because of the dangers of GMF.
A very simple recipe for your dog could be chopped up chicken breasts (Trader Joe's has a bag of frozen chicken, skinless for around $7.00). Also pick up some carrots and cauliflower. Steam the veggies and add to the cooked chicken. Let cool and feed this to your dog.
Homemade Dog food Recipes
Try this recipe for your dog made from human grade beef, eggs and vegetables
- 1 pound hamburger meat, free range is best
- 2 boiled eggs, chopped
- 1/2 cup cooked plain oatmeal, optional
- 1/2 package broccoli
- 1/2 package small carrots
- 2 Tbs. cottage cheese
- Place the ground beef in a skillet and fry gently until meat is done.
- Cook the brown rice and let cool
- Steam the vegetables and cool
- Cook the eggs and mince, about 15 minutes for hard boiled eggs
- When everything is cool enough to handle, mix together in large bowl.
- Buy some freezer bowls and put most of it to freeze.
- Leave enough for your dogs to eat in separate containers in the fridge (up to three days).
I do not recommend plastic containers as the BHA leaches from the plastic and into your food.
Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) and butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) are often added to foods to preserve fats.
How do they preserve food?
BHA and BHT are antioxidants prevents foods from spoiling. In addition BHA and BHT are fat-soluble.
In addition to preserving foods, BHA and BHT are also used to preserve fats and oils in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.
What foods contain BHA and BHT?
BHA is generally used to keep fats from becoming rancid. BHA is found in meats, cereals, baked goods, snack foods and junk food. It is also found in animal feed, food packaging, cosmetics, rubber products, and petroleum products.
BHT also prevents fats from getting rancid. It is used to preserve food odor, color, and flavor. Many packaging materials incorporate BHT. It is also added directly to shortening, cereals, and other foods containing fats and oils.
Are BHA and BHT safe? NO!
Both BHA and BHT have undergone the additive application and review process required by the US Food and Drug Administration. However, the same chemical properties which make BHA and BHT excellent preservatives may also be implicated in health effects. The oxidative characteristics and/or metabolites of BHA and BHT may contribute to carcinogens and tumors.
Don't let your dog eat these foods
Don't feed your dog any of the following: Some of these foods will kill your pet, sometimes after years of feeding and accumulation of toxins in the dogs' liver.
The Canine Liver cannot metabolize them. Her is the list of foods that dogs should never ever eat
- Alcoholic beverages
- Can cause intoxication and death
- Baby food
- Can contain onion powder, which can be toxic to dogs. (Please see onion below.) Can also result in nutritional deficiencies, if fed in large amounts.
- Bones from fish, poultry, or other meat sources
Can cause obstruction or laceration of the digetive system.
- Cat food
- Generally too high in protein and fats.
- Chocolate, coffee, tea, and other caffeine
- Contain caffeine, theobromine, or theophylline, which can be toxic and affect the heart and nervous systems.
Citrus oil extracts
- Can cause vomiting.
- Fat trimmings
- Can cause pancreatitis.
- Grapes and raisins
- Contain an unknown toxin, which can damage the kidneys. There have been no problems associated with grape seed extract.
- Unknown compound causes panting, increased heart rate, elevated temperature, seizures, and death.
Human vitamin supplements containing iron
- Can damage the lining of the digestive system and be toxic to the other organs including the liver and kidneys.
- Large amounts of liver
- Can cause Vitamin A toxicity, which affects muscles and bones. Macadamia nuts
- Contain an unknown toxin, which can affect the digestive and nervous systems and muscle.
- Milk and other dairy products
- Some adult dogs and cats do not have sufficient amounts of the enzyme lactase, which breaks down the lactose in milk. This can result in diarrhea. Lactose-free milk products are available for dogs.
- Moldy or spoiled food, garbage
- Can contain multiple toxins causing vomiting and diarrhea and can also affect other organs.
- an contain toxins, which may affect multiple systems in the body, cause shock, and result in death.
- Onions and garlic (raw, cooked, or powder)
- Contain sulfoxides and disulfides, which can damage red blood cells and cause anemia. Cats are more susceptible than dogs. Garlic is less toxic than onions and should not be used.
- Seeds can cause intestinal obstruction and enteritis.
- Pits from peaches and plums
- Can cause obstruction of the digestive tract.
- Potato, rhubarb, and tomato leaves; potato and tomato stems
- Contain oxalates, which can affect the digestive, nervous, and urinary systems. This is more of a problem in livestock.
- Raw eggs
- Contain an enzyme called avidin, which decreases the absorption of
- biotin (a B vitamin). This can lead to skin and hair coat problems. Raw
- eggs may also contain Salmonella.
- Raw fish
- Can result in a thiamine (a B vitamin) deficiency leading to loss of appetite, seizures, and in severe cases, death. More common if raw fish is fed regularly.
- If eaten in large quantities it may lead to electrolyte imbalances.
- Can become trapped in the digestive system; called a string foreign body.
- Sugary foods
- Can lead to obesity, dental problems, and possibly diabetes mellitus.Table scraps (in large amounts)
Table scraps are not nutritionally balanced. They should never be more than 10% of the diet. Fat should be trimmed from meat; bones should not be fed.
- Contains nicotine, which affects the digestive and nervous systems. Can result in rapid heart beat, collapse, coma, and death.
- Yeast dough
- Can expand and produce gas in the digestive system, causing pain and possible rupture of the stomach or intestines.
- Xylitol(artificial sweetener)
- Can cause liver failure.
Orijen Dog Food
Spooky and Elle have tried this food and they are thriving on it.
I never thought I would find the perfect kibble for Elle and her skin allergies but I talked to a scientist who said he had done extensive research on Orijen Dog food and he said very good things about it.
- Fresh Regional Ingredients
- Never Outsourced
- About Orijen
- Whole Prey Foods
- Freeze Dried Dog Food
EVOLVED AS CARNIVORES, ALL DOGS ARE BIOLOGICALLY ADAPTED TO THRIVE ON A VARIED DIET OF FRESH WHOLE MEATS, WITH SMALL AMOUNTS OF FRESH FRUITS, BERRIES AND GRASSES.
That's why ORIJEN ADULT DOG is loaded with meat ingredients (90%), including a Biologically Appropriate symphony of cage-free chicken, turkey and nest-laid eggs from local farms, plus wild-caught herring and flounder from North Vancouver Island — all delivered to our kitchen FRESH, where they're flash frozen and gently freeze-dried to lock in their goodness and taste.
Brimming with goodness to nourish your dog completely, ORIJEN ADULT DOG features poultry and fish in authentic Whole Prey ratios — including richly nourishing liver and heart, marrow and cartilage which supply essential vitamins and minerals in natural form, dramatically reducing the need for synthetic ingredients in ORIJEN foods.
Prepared from Canada's very best and freshest ingredients in our very own freeze-dry kitchens, ORIJEN ADULT DOG is guaranteed to keep your dog happy, healthy and strong — read our ingredients and we think you'll agree!
Six Fish Dog
LOADED WITH FRESH CAGE-FREE CHICKEN AND TURKEY, NEST-LAID EGGS AND WILD-CAUGHT FISH, ORIJEN SENIOR IS BRIMMING WITH GOODNESS TO SUPPORT LEAN MUSCLE AND PEAK HEALTH IN SENIOR DOGS OF ALL BREEDS.
Orijen uses fresh cage free chicken and turkey, nest laid eggs and ocean fish (never farmed). This formula promotes lean muscle and Health in Senior Dogs. Elle loves this food. I don't have to sprinkle chicken on it or gravy to get her to eat it. She really likes it.
Available sizes and Approximate costs:
- 5-lb bag $18.49
- 15-lb bag $44.49
- 28.6-lb bag $74.99
Freeze Dried Dog Food
- Adult Dog
- Regional Red