What’s Wrong with Commercial Dog Food?
With the ever-growing uncertainty about what’s actually inside most commercial dog foods, it’s no wonder organic dog food is growing in popularity. The closed loop of so many dog food industry secrets is enough to make even the most trusting of people alarmed by what we’re actually feeding our beloved dogs.
In recent years, the dog food industry has improved labeling of ingredients being put into most commercial dog foods to some degree. Labels will tell you what percentage of the total product is protein, whether cereal, bran, grain, rice or vegetables have been added, and what additives and preservatives are in the can.
Unfortunately, this doesn’t always tell you what kind of meat is included in the meat section of the labeling. It may not even tell you clearly what kinds of fillers are used to bulk out the food inside the can. These can sometimes include cereals that may not always agree with a dog’s digestive system.
When you read the label, you should begin to realize that you could be feeding your dog a cocktail of chemicals, additives and preservatives designed to increase the shelf-life of the dog food product and enhance flavor and appearance. These extra chemicals are not designed to increase or enhance your dog’s life or health.
Even commercial kibble and dry dog food contains very high amounts of chemical preservatives, artificial colors and flavors and other additives.
The decision to feed your pet all-natural, home-made dog foods means you’re offering your dog the best chance of a healthy life. You dog will have a reduced risk of contracting many of the diseases directly linked to the addition of so many chemicals in commercial products.
Read more on the E-Book: Healthy Homemade Dog Food Recipes
And here a
Simple Dog Food Recipe
2 pounds (approx 1 kg) minced chicken or dog mince
½ cup rice
1 cup macaroni
½ cup frozen peas
1 tablespoon gravy mix
5 cups water
In a soup pot or large saucepan, brown the chicken lightly. Add the water to the cooked chicken and break up the mince so it doesn’t form clumps. Add the rice and pasta. Chop the peas and carrots in a food processor so they’re in very small, easily digestible pieces and add them to the chicken. Boil the mixture until the rice and pasta are overcooked and have expanded significantly. Stir occasionally to stop the chicken from sticking to the bottom.
In a small cup or jug, mix the gravy mix and a little boiling water to form a smooth paste. Pour the gravy mix into the chicken and stir well.
Remove the mixture from the heat and pour into a sealable container. Allow to cool before serving. Serve with homemade dog kibble. This recipe will store in the fridge for up to 3 days.