Homemade dog food

Homemade dog food

At Healthy Active Pet we love homemade dog food.

We love showing dog owners that dog food can be super healthy and nutritious when you choose to make your dog homemade dog food.

And at Healthy Active Pet we have over 70 homemade dog food recipes

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Why we love homemade dog food recipes

Homemade dog food can offer several health benefits when prepared carefully and balanced to meet your dog's specific nutritional needs.

And you will be pleased to know that all Healthy Active Pet homemade dog food recipes are created by our pet nutritionist and meet AAFCO standards.

You can see all our homemade dog food recipes here 

homemade dog food

Here are some of the potential health benefits:

  1. Control Over Ingredients: Preparing homemade dog food allows you to have complete control over the quality and source of ingredients. You can choose high-quality, fresh, and wholesome ingredients, which can be particularly beneficial for dogs with allergies or sensitivities.

  2. Tailored Nutrition: Homemade meals can be customised to meet your dog's specific dietary requirements, taking into account their age, breed, size, and any health issues they may have. This personalisation can help address specific nutritional deficiencies or excesses.

  3. Avoiding Harmful Additives: Homemade dog food eliminates the need for artificial additives, preservatives, colours, and fillers that are often found in commercial dog food. This can reduce the risk of allergies or digestive issues associated with these additives.

  4. Better Digestibility: Homemade meals can be easier for some dogs to digest, especially if they have sensitive stomachs. You can choose ingredients that are gentle on their digestive system.

  5. Improved Coat and Skin Health: A balanced homemade diet with essential fatty acids can promote healthy skin and a shiny coat. Ingredients like fish, flaxseed, and eggs can contribute to this.

  6. Maintaining Ideal Weight: When you prepare your dog's food at home, you can better manage their calorie intake, helping them maintain a healthy weight. This can be crucial for dogs prone to obesity.

  7. Better Dental Health: Including crunchy vegetables or bones in homemade dog food can help keep your dog's teeth clean and reduce the risk of dental issues.

  8. Reduced Risk of Food Recalls: Homemade dog food eliminates the risk associated with commercial food recalls, ensuring that your dog's meals are safe.

However, it's important to note that preparing homemade dog food requires careful planning.

It can be challenging to provide a balanced diet without the proper guidance. Unbalanced diets can lead to nutrient deficiencies or excesses that may harm your dog's health. Also, it's crucial to maintain hygiene and handle raw ingredients safely to prevent foodborne illnesses.

In summary, homemade dog food can offer huge amounts of health benefits, but it should be done with careful consideration of your dog's unique needs.

All Healthy Active Pet homemade dog food recipes are created by our pet nutritionist and meet AAFCO standards.

You can see all our homemade dog food recipes here 

homemade dog food

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