Cooking your own dog food can save you money and be more healthy. Providing a healthy diet for your pet is important for its happiness and well being. Download this free Android app to discover how to cook delicious and
nutritious, low cost meals for your dogs.

You'll be surprised at the wide variety of foods that dogs can eat and also learn that many of the recipes in this app can be eaten by humans as well!

Food items can include dry and fresh food. The fresh dog food recipes that are prepared in homes generally consist of ingredients like freshly cut chicken pieces in addition to a wide variety of health foods such as cranberry juices, fresh vegetables or even blue-green algae, etc.

Raw egg, chicken, beef, mutton, fish, quail etc. are often the preferred ingredients in case of dog diets that are prepared on the basis of the non-vegetarian items as the amino acid Taurine is one of the essential ingredients for the dog’s nutrition.

Giving your pet good nutrition is important. Here is some information about dog nutrition which you can take into account when making your recipes.

!mportant nutrients are essential fatty acids, carbohydrates with adequate fiber contents, vitamins like A, D, E and B complex vitamins and minerals such as zinc, magnesium and calcium.

Puppies need greater amounts of protein, fat and carbohydrates than an adult dogs. Furthermore, puppies need more frequent feeding schedules in a day, unlike an adult dog. The movement based requirements of diet are more in the case of puppies, since they are often more active than the adult dogs.

Elder dogs need restricted protein but the protein needs to be easily digestible and easily assimilated in the body. The diet schedule should have ample supply of water for them. Feeding aged dogs too much protein may finally lead to over burden to the renal structures and ultimately, the dog may end up damaging filters in the kidney.

This is true especially when the immune system of these dogs is compromised due to many factors. Similarly, the elderly dogs need less food only because the movements of the adult dogs are highly restricted and hence, they have to spend a limited of energy.

Female dogs in the pregnancy stage need not be fed a full stomach since it may cause some discomforts to the animal. However, the pregnant animal and the nursing animal need special type of food items that deliver a balanced type of nutrition with proper supplementation of vitamins and minerals.

The nursing animal with puppies need to be fed with enough amounts of calcium and hence, there will not be any calcium based deficiency and the bones of the puppies will be strong without any curving.

If the dogs are fed with fish in frozen conditions, then they may be suffering from vitamin B1 deficiency and hence, such dogs need to be given specifically B1. Careless supplementations of minerals may lead to diseases and hence, veterinarians always need to be consulted on the supplementation of minerals or vitamins.

Minerals like calcium, magnesium, zinc, manganese, iron, copper etc. are given more emphasis in addition to sodium and potassium. Zinc is related to skin health and potassium is related to the muscle health and calcium with phosphorus is related to the bone health.

However, if you feed the dog with chicken, mutton or beef along with required vegetables, artificial supplementation of mineral or vitamin tablets may be highly reduced but supplements need to be thought of when you are not able to maintain a balanced nutrition as this happens with most of the dogs, due to multifaceted causes.

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