Making Homemade Pet Food
We want our pets to have the best possible care, including feeding them appropriately. Below is a brief idea of what food is best for your pet.
Animals, because they are color blind, choose their foods by smell. Most dogs like liver, fat, garlic, onions, horsemeat, lamb, beef, cheese, and fish. Cats enjoy chicken, liver, fish, turkey, lamb, and yeast and prefer fresh to aged flavors.
Animals do not need salt added to their diet as the natural salt in the food is enough for them.
Dogs may eat any vegetable, but cats should not have starchy veggies, like peas and corn. Some dogs and cats even enjoy fruits!
It’s a good idea always to add a grain, such as Kibble, wheat germ, cooked oatmeal, or whole wheat bread, to meat dinners. Dogs use 75% carbohydrate foods (grains and vegetables) to 25% meat; cats use half carbohydrate foods to half heart.
One way of making sure your dog or cat gets a healthy diet is to make it yourself. This way, you can be assured it is fresh and contains only healthy ingredients. A perfect recipe that can be adapted for either a dog or cat is:
Combine one chicken liver, giblet, chicken heart, chicken neck, 2 cups water, and one tablespoon of finely chopped parsley.
Cover and simmer until the giblet is tender.
Chop all the meat for dogs removing bones and mix with Kibble; for cats, you may want to grind the meat in the blender.
Taking the time to prepare your pet’s food will save you money in the long run and provide them with healthy meals that can be adapted to add variety and account for personal tastes. What more could your pet want?