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Cooking For Your Dogs!

Today is National Cook for your Dog Day! ECPR transporter, Marit, loves to cook for her Dutch Shepherd, Hannibal, and he loves his yummie food! Marit has some great tips and tricks for your pet's meals, and here are some great vet-approved recipes:
Vet-Approved Homemade Dog Food Recipes (thesprucepets.com)

  • Be sure to find a dog food recipe that is complete and balanced. One of the biggest mistakes you can make is to feed an incomplete or imbalanced diet to your dog.
  • It takes time to measure ingredients and prepare the food correctly. Be sure you have a schedule that allows enough time to properly make your dog's food on a regular basis.
  • Make sure you can afford the ingredients to make your own dog food. Homemade food is typically less expensive than commercially prepared fresh or raw dog food, but it usually costs a little more than kibble.
  • If you have a picky dog, you may need to source multiple recipes so you can change the diet periodically and keep your dog interested.

Also be mindful of foods that can be dangerous / poisonous to your pups! Marit put together this list below:

* alcohol
* avacado
* raisins
* cooked bones (can lacerate stomach)
* walnuts
* onions
* garlic
* dairy (limit the amount, can cause loose stool)
* grapes
* caffiene
* chocolate

Even if you're not a cook, give your pup a special "human" treat today! (Make sure to exclude foods from the list above!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted: November 01, 2022