There are three main types of food that you will be feeding your dog. The first is dry dog food. This is often incredibly cheap, but it is laden with grains as filler which are not that beneficial to the health of your pet. In fact, excessive amounts of grain can lead to bloat and even the shortening of the life of an animal. The second option is the most common. This is canned dog food. These foods are again laden with filler as well as a few chemicals on top which again are not going to be healthy for a dog to consume in excessive amounts. The final option is raw dog food. This is pure dog food with absolutely nothing added. The meat that is used is fit for human consumption and there are a couple of things on top which are packed to the brim with the nutrients that your dog needs. If you want a healthy dog then you are going to need to go down that route.
In my opinion (and perhaps the opinion of many a dog lover out there), the best dog foods are those which you cook yourself. After all, these foods are going to have none of the added chemicals or fillers which could actually be detrimental to the health of your dog. I suggest that you consult various homemade dog food reviews out there to get an idea of the sort of things that you will be able to cook.
When it comes to cooking homemade dog food for your dog there are no real set recipes that you should be following. I do suggest that you consult various homemade dog food reviews out there to get an idea of the sort of food your animal should be consuming though. For the most part you are going to want to try and get a good blend of proteins and carbohydrates in the meal. For example, meat and potatoes is always a good option. For the carbohydrates you may even want to use pasta. There are of course some foods that you should be avoiding (onion and garlic for starters). What you need to do when feeding your animal is to really look beyond the ingredients. You want to make sure that you have enough nutrients in the food. Truth be told, your pet does not care what is in that bowl. They care about what you are actually feeding them.
Now, from time to time you may not have enough time to cook for dog. This is fine. Not all of us are able to cook for our pets every single meal. This is why you are going to want to have a couple of backups to help you out. If you consult various homemade dog food reviews then you may find a number of recipes which can actually be stored until you are ready to feed your animal. This is fantastic. It means that you will be able to have food to hand even when you can’t find the time to cook. If this is not an option then you could always try and get your dog to follow the raw dog food diet. It is worth noting that this is something which is a slightly more ‘long-term’ diet though. It is not ideal for your dog to keep dipping into from time to time as it can mess up their stomachs. If worse comes to worse then you could look into giving the animal processed dog food. However, you will want to go down the route of avoiding foods which contain grains (bad filler) or foods that contain high levels of chemicals and the like.