As most of you know, I have really bad allergies to corn and soy. I break out in hives, scratch till I bled, get ear and eye nasties and am very lethargic and unhappy if I eat corn or soy.
My peeps tried so many brands of dog food, including Pedigree, Science Diet, Blue Buffalo, AvoDerm (this dry food worked best for me), Nature's Recipe and Natural Choice. It started to get really expensive and I still wasn't in top condition.
Where else to turn? Homemade! I'll admit, Mom was a little unsure of homemade at first. Is it nutritionally complete? Is it healthy for my Nola? Will she eat it? Will her teeth get dirty? Check, check, check and heck no!
Within the first week of eating homemade food my coat grew back sleek and shining, my skin completely healed, I had so much energy and my ears and eyes were great.
Why am I not fed raw you ask? Well, Mom doesn't know how the meat we use is raised, handled, fed or slaughtered so she's not taking chances.
|My food, all ingredients easily identified.|
Pros of homemade food:
If your dog has allergies you can easily (and cheaply) remove them from their food.
You know how the food is prepared and what goes into it.
If you like to cook like my Mom, you'll really enjoy it.
If you don't like to cook or don't know how, it's very simple to do. All that you cook is the meat.
Your dog get variety in her diet.
Your pet is in great condition.
There are a lot more benefits, but this post would be HUGE is I listed them all.
Cons of homemade food:
It's not as easy to travel with as commercial dog food.
How long does the food last? The food usually last about a week, but you could make a big batch and freeze some.
How to you store it? In an AIRTIGHT container in the fridge.
How much does each pup get? I, Nola, eat 3/4 of a cup a day. Boston and Auggie usually get 1 cup a day.
What about treats? Sometimes Mom makes our treats but we usually get corn/soy free, by product free treats.
What do you all eat?
Kisses and Tail Wags,
|Strong, lean body with tucked up waist. Check out the muscle tone in my legs!|
|Gleaming coat. I get so many complements on my shiny furs.|
|Clear, bright eyes. Happy Doxie|
|Shining white teeth. I get my teeth brushed every night, but before we started that they were very clean|