I think most all of us can agree that, generally speaking, less processed food is healthier than processed food. Maybe you've dreamed about making your own dog food, but always figured it would really just be too much of a hassle. Think again.
2 of the biggest concerns most folks have about making dog food are:
1). How to create a nutritionally balanced food
2). The time, labor, and mess involved.
Let me introduce you to my 2 fabulous friends who will change all that:
Frozen raw meat just for making food.
Includes muscle & organ meat & bone meal - all the important stuff for our pet carnivores. (If you aren't ready for raw, you can cook this before mixing, but I don't - I'm a BIG proponent of raw food for pets.)
Preference by The Honest Kitchen
A dehydrated base mix to make your protein nutritionally complete.
*If you prefer less plant based food in your pet's diet, I recently found and fell in love with Carna4 raw food toppers. They make meat nutritionally complete with nothing more than sprouted seeds.
Just mix these two up, personalize with any supplements you like, and viola! Fresh and minimally processed, nutritionally complete food, right from your own kitchen.
Even I can do it, look!
This amount lasts my little Chihuahuas a couple weeks, so I divide it into a few glass food storage containers and freeze them. I have 1 defrosted that I scoop servings from. All the feeding guidelines are right on the box of Preference, so you can figure out how much to feed your dog. The amount made from 1 two pound chub of meat will feed a 30lb dog for a little over 5 days, at a cost of $2.87 per day (*as of 9/12) - a price competitive with higher quality kibbles. Very easy. You can do it!!
Posts made after 2/1/2013 written by Kelly. Most older articles written by Cathy. She accepts sole responsibility for typos and bad grammarisms.