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Eight Reasons to Choose Raw Pet Food Over Processed

Author: ivanpaunovic Eight Reasons to Choose Raw Pet Food Over Processed Raw pet food has been tested for millions of years. Commercial processed foods have only been tested for the last five decades, and long term tests have never been done Tigerwoods chasing blesbucksFoter / CC BY-SA Over millions of

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Try Some Organic Homemade Dog Food Recipes

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Many commercial dog foods contain ingredients that might not suit some dogs. It has been found that most such products comprise fillers, meat byproducts, and general junk that you would not want your dog to consume. You can try various homemade dog food recipes that not only ensure that your pet is getting quality food, but also helps you save money. Most homemade recipes stay for a week or so, and you can freeze them, so you always have some healthy food for your dog. Here are some organic homemade dog foods that you can try at home.  Chicken and Vegetable Mix This basic recipe includes chicken for protein and some vegetables for added minerals and vitamins.  Ingredients 5 cups of water 1 pound of chicken 3 cups of rice 1 cup of chopped beans 1 cup of chopped carrots 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil How to prepare 1. Cook …

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Healthy Dog Food Recipe (Tuna Steak and Potatoes)

Author: barkloud Tuna is very healthy for dogs in a regulated amount, as it’s rich in muscle-building protein and omega-3 fatty acids and low in fat. Because it has higher mercury levels than other types of fish, your dog shouldn’t have tuna every day, but a few times a month is fine. Tuna steaks can be expensive, too, so this is a meal make sporadically. When I can find tuna steaks on sale, I buy them in bulk and freeze them. If you can’t find tuna steak, you can substitute canned tuna, but be sure to buy tuna packed in water and not in oil. This recipe makes 4 servings for a 50-pound dog. ¼ pounds tuna steak, ¼ cup (2 ounces) chopped beef heart, 2 cups diced red potatoes, skin on, ¼ cup canned pure pumpkin. Step 1. In a large pot, cover the tuna with water and set over medium-high heat. …

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What Your Dog Can’t Eat?

When you cook for your dog, remember these ingredients can not added into the meal or treat.  Grapes or Raisins, can cause life-threatening renal failure in dogs. Even a very small amount can be toxic.  Alcohol. A dog’s liver cannot metabolize alcohol and even a small

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Pay Attention to Your Dog Nutrition Problems

What to Feed Your Dog Depends on Age Having the right nutrients for your puppy plays a crucial role in their health that you may not see until later in life. Malnutrition can cause dental disease, diabetes, gastrointestinal or digestive orders, and even kidney and liver disease. Although some of

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Glucosamine in a Dog’s Diet

As you stand in the store pondering the plethora of varieties of dog food for your dog's diet, your mind can truly become overwhelmed. The numerous ingredients in dog food simply complicate things even further. Who really knows what all of those ingredients really mean? You see glucosamine on some of the dog food labels. That sounds a bit familiar. Haven't you heard of glucosamine in the news? What exactly is glucosamine and why should it be in your dog's diet? You have probably heard of glucosamine in the news. Glucosamine has been beneficial to joint health in humans. Research has also shown that glucosamine in a dog's diet can be beneficial to your pet's Health.   Glucosamine is a dietary supplement. Glucosamine has been shown to encourage good joint health. This supplement helps to maintain good joint cartilage. Glucosamine is one of the key building blocks to produce joint …

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Dry Vs. Canned Food

These types of food materials are different with different grades of liking by the dogs.  Dogs like dry foods only if they are tasty only and however, on comparison, the dogs prefer only the canned food items. Reason for such preference by the dogs is that in case of canned food items, the moisture is about seventy to eighty per cent but in case of dry food, it is only about ten per cent.     However, if you view it in terms of nutrients, often the dry food contains nearly ninety per cent nutrients whereas the canned food items contain only less per cent of nutrients and most of the times.  It is only soy products that are structured so well to look like meat pieces.     Hence, to make up the nutritional balance in the body systems, the dog has to eat more amounts of canned food materials than …

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Food Allergies

Food allergies are something that is difficult to identify unless one is well aware of the baseline information with regard to this type of allergy. The main symptoms of food allergies in dogs include the facial itching, limb chewing, belly itching, recurrent ear infections or skin infections.     Since the dogs consume lot of prepared food materials including various kinds of proteins, fillers, coloring agents and more; in the commercial food materials, the incidences of food allergies are more than one can imagine. Allergic reactions mostly involve the skin or the gastro intestinal tract.     If you come across your dog itching after the provision of specific food materials, then suspect the food allergy in this animal. However, conditions like fungal infections need to be ruled out in general before the conclusion of itching as a sign of food allergy.     There are many recorded incidences of allergies of dogs …

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Home Made Diets

Home made diets are important in the dog feeding. Many a times, the commercial diets consist of food items that have artificial coloring agents and flavoring agents that are harmful to the dog's body. Home made food items have the guarantee of freshness in the preparation unlike the ready-made commercial items.     The preservatives added in the commercial food items may not be the suitable ones to the dogs from the health point of view.  Even in case of renal diseases in dogs, the home made diets may be made with ground beef, slices of bread, calcium carbonate, boiled eggs etc.          The purpose is to have the restricted protein supply in the feed items prepared.  This should be carried out with home made diets prepared exclusively for the dogs suffering from renal diseases. Water is added in sufficient quantities to help the proper metabolism in the digestion-impaired …

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