While canned dog food is more expensive, it's also a better diet for your dog – providing it's a high quality food of course. The added moisture content helps your pet to digest the food easier and also keeps his body hydrated. This homemade wet dog food recipe offers these same benefits, and it can also be customized to meet your pet's exact nutritional needs.
Typically, wet dog food offers a higher protein content, and this is even more so when it is homemade. This recipe is also low in carbohydrates. You'll need to be sure that this recipe will meet your dog's dietary requirements before feeding it to your pet on a regular basis.
There's a number of best canned dog food brands out there, but many of them are often very expensive. This homemade food is cheaper to make, and your veterinarian can also look at this wet dog food recipe and tell you if it is appropriate for your dog. If it's too high in protein or doesn't offer enough carbohydrates for his needs, they will also assist you in tweaking the ingredients to meet your needs.
While it may take some time and effort on your part to figure out the precise balance of nutrients that your dog's body requires, it will be well worth it. Providing a balanced homemade diet cuts out all of the preservatives, fillers and dangerous ingredients that have been found in commercial pet foods.
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Homemade Wet Dog Food Recipe
- 1 tsp. olive oil
- 1 can salmon (about 15 ounces)
- 1/2 cup chopped spinach
- 2 eggs WITH shells
Not only is this homemade wet dog food recipe healthy, it's also extremely easy to make. With just four ingredients, it's also ideal for pets with food allergies.
In a medium-sized skillet, add the olive oil to prevent the salmon from sticking. After draining the can of salmon, add the fish to the skillet. Then add the spinach, cover and let the recipe simmer for about 2 minutes.
Once this homemade wet dog food recipe has cooled, you can feed it to your pooch. I recommend feeding about 1/2 cup per 20-25 pounds of body weight twice a day. For example, if you have a 25 pound dog, you'll feed him 1/2 cup in the morning and 1/2 cup at night.
Remember that it's important to speak with your veterinarian or a trained canine nutritionist before feeding your dog this (or any other) homemade dog food recipe. These serving sizes are just a recommendation. Your dog may need more or less food per serving depending on his age, weight and activity level.
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