There are a large number of healthy homemade dog food recipes flying around the internet these days. Is the renewed focus on feeding our dogs healthier meals really necessary? Is the food being served to our dogs by commercial companies really that bad?
Consider first what dogs ate just 100 years ago. Although there was probably commercial food available for dogs, the vast majority of dog owners no doubt gave their dog the leftovers, and didn’t think a thing of it.
However, there are now major corporations making LOTS of money by selling consumers packaged dog food. But the reason they can sell it so cheap, is because they can acquire the ingredients so cheap. Is there such a thing as good, cheap meat? If you’ve been to the grocery store lately, you’ll agree that it is very expensive to buy meat these days, so the meat they put in pet food must be very low quality.
Commercial dog food companies put a large amount of fillers, additives and animal products into their products. But most of the by-products being put in the mix, are products considered “unfit for humans”. It’s obvious when you open a bag, that it can’t be made of high-quality ingredients, just smell it! In fact, if you feed a dog healthy homemade dog food, you’ll see that they don’t want to go back to their old pre-packaged ”junk” Even the dogs realize that what they are eating is just bad!
Are healthy homemade dog food recipes necessary? Yes. You’ve learned that you can’t trust what’s in commercial dog chow, and it is important to give your dog the nutrients it needs, while also keeping out the garbage that can hurt a dog’s system.
It’s also important to vary what you give your dogs, and to ensure proper nutrition, which is why having recipes can help you to plan your meals. If you give a lot of thought into what you feed your dog, you’ll find that your dog’s health will drastically improve. They will live longer, get sick less, and lead happier lives.