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Old 04-03-2007, 07:21 AM   #1
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Question how do I make my own dog food?

I want to make my dog food for the two that I am putting on a diet. I have heard that the diet dog food out there does not taste good. So does anyone have a good recipe for dog food? I wonder if I could make it with vegetables and meat and keep the carbs down by just adding a little brown rice. So if anyone has any suggestions please pass them on.

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Old 04-04-2007, 02:21 PM   #2
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Hope this helps!

I have daxies which are prone to weight problems so I adjust their food accordingly. I make my own dog food for my 5 daxies and 1 boxer(who has had fluctuated weight over the years).

I use raw minced chicken as a base alternating tripe/fish/heart/egg, pureed raw veg and fruit , I add steamed rice and extra diced raw veg for the greedy dogs. finishing off with a raw chicken bone to clean their teeth. I began making my own dog food a month ago after reading bulldogs diet sheet on the rawdiet thread.
I use common sense with the amounts -the greedy dogs get more rice and extra veg and I keep an eye on their weight.
Do it gradually, I slowly introduced the new food to the dogs over a week. gradually introducing a few tiny chunks of fruit and veg. now they quite happily eat sliced apple and raw broccoli florets as treats.

Think about what foods are high in fat and avoid them. Turkey is lower in fat than chicken and red meat should be avoided. If I want to loose weight myself I just eat more veg less meat and cut out snacks - if it works for me it works for my dogs!
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Old 04-07-2007, 03:57 PM   #3
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hi there!
it sounds like you are on the right track, already. dogs need very little carbs to live healthy. google dog food recipes, you'll find some good ones
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Old 04-10-2007, 03:27 AM   #4
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We use a place called Chef K9's Doggy Bistro for our food. They have helped soooo much with our boy's allergy problems. Its real food, and he loves it. Hope this helps.

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Old 04-10-2007, 03:34 AM   #5
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This sounds like a wonderful place. I cook for my dogs.
Unfortunately they are in Florida.
I am wondering why a lot of new members are reluctant to add their location to their profile. It makes it a lot easier to determine if certain things are relevant or too far away.
Welcome to the site.
Nutrition is important to us all and we are always looking for new and better foods considering how dangerous it is out there lately.
Thanks for the info. But I am in Canada.

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Old 04-10-2007, 03:55 AM   #6
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I keep it very simple.
I buy a whole bunch of inexpensive cuts of meat and livers and even salmon(which I simmer in a little water). Casey loves salmon.
I put the meat in a big soup pot and add water and simmer for a few hours.
I add potatoes, carrots, broccoli, beans, or whatever I have that is not on the
bad list like onions.
I also cook up a batch of rice separate.
I mix the rice with the stew mixture and I also even throw in some whole wheat bread cut up in small pieces. This soaks up the liquid and also helped with loose stools that Jake was having.
I freeze some of it in bowls or freezer bags and keep out enough for 3-4 days.
When I am ready to serve, I add a little bit of flax seed oil and mix it in. I put a chopped boiled egg on top because they love them.
For casey a treat she likes, is chopped tomato.
As treats for them I give them raw baby carrots or cored apple
pieces(no seeds) But Casey loves pears, peaches, bananas etc.

I give them a cup of the food in the morning and at night I will sometimes give them some rolled oats cooked with some fruit in it.
Otherwise the treats they get during the day seem to be enough.

My dogs are just under 30 lbs.

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Old 04-10-2007, 02:19 PM   #7
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http://www.phouka.com/dogs/dog_raw.html

I found this site..Seems to have good info for a beginner to homemade diet.

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Old 08-22-2007, 03:42 AM   #8
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I am not sure, but there are many websites, i also asked this question. Suz23...smart... said that there is alot of time and research that has to be down. it makes sense. If i were you, i would also ask suz23, she is a B.A.R.F feader.

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Old 08-22-2007, 08:44 PM   #9
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Actually I feed more homecooked. This post is months old so dont think the OP is going to be back to read anymore advice.
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Old 08-22-2007, 10:25 PM   #10
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whatever, thanx lol

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