CHECK OUT A GUIDE TO MAKE YOUR PET FOOD AT HOME
Are you a pet lover? As a pet owner, you undoubtedly want to give quality and healthy food to your pet for the best care possible. Best care means feeding your pet the nutritious diet you can.
Many pet owners prepare their pet food at home. Preparing your pet food at home is easy and can save you up to 80%. Making pet food at home is less time-consuming than you may have thought. With hundreds of websites offering free pet food recipes online, it's now easier than ever to make your pet food.
While preparing food for your pet, avoid adding extra salt to their diet; the natural salt in the food is enough for them. It's always a good idea to add a grain, such as Kibble, wheat germ, cooked oatmeal, or whole wheat bread, into meat dinners. While preparing dog food, use 75% carbohydrate foods (grains and vegetables) to 25% meat; for cat food, use half carbohydrate foods to half meat.
Once you begin making your pet foods, you will find it relatively simple, and you will save some money as well. Remember, pet food should be served at room temperature; don't serve food cold from the refrigerator nor hot from the stove.
Homemade pet food should take a minimal amount of your time. Keep in mind meats should be raw, and vegetables must be finely chopped in a food processor or hand grater.
When it comes to feeding, you must let your dogs and cats eat as much as they want at the time of feeding. Once their body becomes nutritionally satiated, they will cut their food intake, sometimes by half the amount, and go on a maintenance diet. Incidentally, you should know that cats should be fed three times a day, while an adult dog needs only one meal a day.
To get started, find a good book with pet food recipes and start preparing simple meals. You can check some free recipes online.