Homemade Pet Food Recipes - Some Tips and Ideas
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Pet food can be very costly, and even some of the most expensive pet food brands aren't always nutritious for your pets.
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As with "people food", pet food can have additives and preservatives that offer no nutritious value to your beloved pals. Luckily, there are some homemade pet food recipes that can save you money and give you more control over what your pets are consuming.
When making your own pet food, the best practice is to select fresh and natural ingredients. Variety is good as well. Dogs, for instance, need vegetables, grains, and protein. It is important to include the grains and vegetables because this helps keep their bones and joints healthy and free from disease.
Pets also need carbs, protein, and fats just like people do. Protein doesn't just come in meat. You can also find protein in fish and dairy. Carbohydrates, which pets also need, can be found in grains and vegetables. Grains are also a good source of fats, which pets also require.
On the other hand, you want to ensure that you stay away from onions, grapes, chocolate, raw meat, raisins, garlic, and onions when you are preparing your pet food, as these have been known to cause illness and even death in some cases. Raw meat can contain viruses, bacteria, parasites, and salmonella, and these are capable of causing your pet to become ill, the same way that they can cause humans to get sick.
If you have a cat and you'd like to create a simple homemade meal for him that incorporates store bought cat food with your own products, then you are simply going to need white rice, tuna, milk, and wet cat food.
For this homemade pet food recipe, cook 1 cup of white rice until it is soft and then add 1 can of tuna, 1 can of wet cat food, and 1/2 cup of milk to the rice. Mix it well and serve.
You can also make your own dog food at home, too. For this homemade pet food recipe, you will need 1 pound of ground beef and / or turkey meat and ground bits of vegetables. Cook the beef until it has been cooked all the way through, and then mix it with the vegetables. This meal will help ensure that your canine friend is getting all of the protein, fat, and carbs that he requires.
If you make homemade pet food recipes that include meat, then you want to ensure that you refrigerate the meal after your pet has finished it if you plan on feeding it again to him later. It's important not to leave out a dish that contains meat, because the meat can go bad and make your pet ill. This is especially important if your pet eats outside, where the sun and heat can have adverse effects on meat dishes.
Instead, to be safe, cover it with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and place it in the refrigerator. Later, you can spray the dish with a light mist of water in order to moisten it back up again.
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