# 1 – HOMEMADE DOG FOOD is the BEST CHOICE
When you make HOMEMADE DOG FOOD RECIPES, always use a nutritious, well balanced recipe. Dogs need a specific amount of meat, carbs, and exact amounts of vitamins, supplements and minerals.
There is also the option of buying a commercial pre mix that is as healthy as homemade, but much easier. These pre mixes come with the protein or without, which gives you the chance to give your dog a wonderful variety.
Check out these healthy, nutritious pre mixes if you want to give your dog a homemade dog food diet without the worry of mixing and measuring the right amount of nutrients, vitamins, and supplements.
#2 – Commercial Dog Food is a Good Choice if you know What To Look For
Trying to find the best dog food from the hundreds available can be a daunting task.
If you are trying to upgrade or improve your dog’s diet then look for good quality brands with reputable reputations.
The Top Best Dog Foods are MEAT BASED, All Natural, Grain Free, Human Grade, Organic, Holistic, and made with local (U.S.A. &/or Canada.) fresh ingredients.
Whether DRY / RAW / CANNED / DEHYDRATED / or FREEZE DRIED, TOP RATED BEST DOG FOODS have:
- NO genetically modified ingredients.
- NO pesticides,
- NO antibiotics,
- NO growth hormones,
- NO corn,
- NO fillers,
- NO grain ,
- NO Meat Meal,
- NO Animal Fat,
- NO Poultry By-Products,
- NO Soybean Meal,
- NO Rice gluten,
- NO Wheat Mids,
- NO Peanut Hulls,
- NO Wheat Flour,
- NO Wheat Bran,
- NO Rice Flour,
- NO BHA, NO BHT, and NO Ethoxyquin,
- NO Artificial Colors or Flavors,
- NO sugar
- NO menadione sodium bisulfite complex (this is artificial synthetic vitamin K which is a carcionogenic, , or any other substandard, low quality, by-product from human food processing.
- NO ingredients from China
Highly recommended dog food brands all have:
- YES TO Natural Preservatives
- YES TO Human Grade Protein
- YES TO SPECIFIED MEAT or FISH SOURCES
- YES TO Whole fruits and vegetables
- YES TO Named fats from quality sources such as chicken fat, sunflower oil, canola oil, salmon oil, or lamb fat, etc.
- YES TO Chelated Minerals
- YES TO NATURAL PRESERVATIVES Mixed Tocopherols (a natural source of Vitamin E), is the most common natural preservative. A dry dog food with natural preservation will have an expiry date, which is what you want to look for. )
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GROCERY STORE KIBBLE – NOT RECOMMENDED!!! SEE THE TOP 7 WORST DOG FOODS HERE
TABLE SCRAPS – WORST CHOICE, NOT RECOMMENDED AND COULD BE DANGEROUS
Finally, the worst of all would be plain old table scraps. Yes, I know a lot of people say this is how it was always done before the advent of commercial food, but scraps ARE NOT HEALTHY, and should be avoided.
NOTE: ***Just throwing together meat and some leftovers is not a healthy or nutritious diet, and could actually be extremely harmful.
There are many dog food recipe cookbooks available today with proper proportions, nutrients and feeding amounts for an extremely healthy dog food diet.
*ALSO NOTE: TOXIC food that could kill your dog
Read, Review and Be Aware of what dog food ingredients should and should not be present in today’s commercial dog foods, and making an educated choice is imperative to giving your companion the best chance for a longer, healthier life.
Eliminate processed foods on a daily basis, as the chemicals, preservatives, additives, by-products, and junk from the rendering process are all known to be the cause of increased pet diseases and allergies.
Don’t fall for what the big commercial companies have brainwashed us into believing – that your companion animal must eat the same dry chemical filled meal day in and day out for their entire lives – NOT TRUE, NOT NECESSARY AND NOT HEALTHY! Rotation and variety are best!
I am not a vet or animal nutritionist, so always check with your own authority with any questions or problems. This is just a general starting guide for anyone interested in upgrading their pet’s diet.
This website is dedicated to SUSIE. Through my research, recommendations, reviews, recipes and comparisons, I have tried to clarify and navigate through the dog food puzzle.
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