Nutrition

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Dog food recipes tailored for your dog

Many of the dog food recipes found on the Internet look good, but they often don't have the nutritional requirements for your dog. Experts agree that a homemade dog food diet is better for your dog, but before you look for dog food recipes you need to educate yourself on the subject.

For your dog to be happy and healthy they will need the proper amount of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals and water. With a little reading your can learn how to use all the nutrients to provide a well balanced diet for your dog.

Because every dog's need is different there is no way that commercially made dog food companies can come up with a one fits all dog food recipes.

Depending on your dog's age and current health condition you are going to want to learn how to tailor the dog food recipes for your particular dog. It's easy to make a weeks worth of food and put a days meal in freezer bags to freeze. No need to worry about toxic preservatives anymore.

Below I have listed a few dog food recipes,but you should take the time to learn how to select the once that would be best for your dog before you make any.

MuttLoaf 1/2 cup amaranth --*see Note 1 1/2 cups chicken broth 1 1/2 pounds ground chicken -- or turkey 1/2 cup cottage cheese 2 whole egg 1/2 cup oats, rolled (raw) 1/4 cup carrot --finely chopped 1/4 cup spinach --finely chopped 1/4 cup zucchini --finely chopped 2 cloves garlic 1 tablespoon olive oil Add amaranth and chicken broth to sauce pan and bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Set aside and let cool. Preheat oven to 350. In a large mixing bowl add meat, cottage cheese, veggies, and eggs. Mix thoroughly. Add wheat germ, cooled amaranth and olive oil mix well. Add mixture to loaf pan, bake at 350 for 1 hour or until done. Note: Amaranth can be found in a health food store, if not use barley. Barley will need 4 cups of broth and 50 minutes to cook.

Divine Doggy Dinner 1/2 pound ground beef -- or turkey, chicken, lamb 1/4 cup cooked rice 1 small potato 1/4 cup green beans -- about 5-8 beans 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder Brown the meat in a pan. When completely cooked, drain the fat. Add the cooked rice; mix well. Set aside. Cut the potato and beans into small bite-sized pieces. Place in a pot with water; bring to a boil. Simmer until veggies are tender (about 15-20 minutes). Drain. Add the vegetables to the meat mixture. Add garlic powder; toss thoroughly under low heat. Let the dinner cool thoroughly before serving to prevent burning. Yield: about 2 dinners

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