Everyone's life is busy, but Have you ever asked yourself, what is better for my animals, Home made Food or store bought Dog Food? How much does it cost? If you have, you are not alone. Millions of people have asked this question for many many years!
Each and every person has to decide for themselves what is best for them. But here are some points to consider when you are trying to decide.
Does your puppy have a specific diet need?
What is the cost of making your own pet food?
Where does the food come from and how is it raised?
What does my Vet think of home made food and do they have recommendations?
What is my time commitment to both?
Is it a good idea for me to learn how to prepare food in case of emergency?
Here is one low cost video.
Each one of these questions could have a post of its own. Each worth the discussion. You should always be open to the possibilities of each, The most important and cost effective health of your pets must be your priorities!
For more recipies and more info on this, here is a good place to check out.
And this is a good point that they make about RAW FOOD
There are LOTS of thoughts and theories on feeding your dog a raw diet especially a dog that is living with kidney disease. Our vet however, was personally opposed to feeding a raw diet due to the fact that dogs, just like us, are very susceptible to food poisoning. Besides that, a raw diet can be tricky to get just right! You run the risk of giving your dog a horrible belly ache by mixing a raw diet with cooked treats, so if you decided to go raw it is important to have both raw meals and raw treats planned for your pup at all times. NO MIXING the two! Since raw and cooked foods digest at different rates any combination of the two can wreak serious havoc on your pup’s gut which can lead to some pretty unpleasant situations for you – if you get my drift.
Each way has its benifits, each has to fit into your life style and either way it has to be fun!