If you are on this site, it is because you are concerned about your dog’s well-being. However, we know that diet plays a considerable role in the health and well-being of our furry friends.
In this article, we give 7 reasons that will make you want to give your dog homemade meals.
PS: there is a promo code at the end of the article 😉
1. A homemade mix gives you full control over your dog’s diet.
By giving your dog homemade meals, you control not only the quantity, but also the quality of the food. More and more people are choosing healthy food for all family members, and the dog is no exception!
This type of food lets you provide your dog with customised meals. Does your furry friend prefer fish rather than chicken? No problem, you adapt according to his tastes.
Homemade mixes are also excellent for your dog’s health since they are perfectly adapted to the needs of obese, diabetic or even allergic dogs. You select the ingredients that make up the recipes.
2. Home-cooked meals are free of parasitic or bacterial pathogens.
Since the food is cooked, there is no proliferation of bacteria that are potentially dangerous for the dog (especially for sick dogs).
Tip: When preparing homemade mixes for your dog, it is best to cook the food at low temperature. This way the nutrients are well preserved and you avoid the proteins being denatured.
3. Homemade meals are easily digested.
This is simply explained by the fact that the food is cooked. Goodbye loose doodoo, hello nice droppings.
4. Homemade mixes are perfect for gastrointestinal problems.
Since you select the ingredients yourself, you can choose to avoid certain poorly digestible components such as gluten.
As a result, homemade mixes are easier for the body to assimilate.
5. They are more appetising.
If your dog is a bit pickier about food, you can always warm up his meal a little so it becomes irresistible.
6. Homemade meals provide a great sensation of fullness
They contain a large amount of water and fibre. The volume of food ingested is therefore proportionately greater than for dry food. As a result, the stomach will send a signal to the brain faster that enough has been eaten.
Good to know: Homemade mixes are particularly indicated for overweight dogs.
7. Homemade food REALLY feeds the dog.
This type of food not only meets your dog’s primary need to eat, but it also nourishes his whole body thanks to:
- Prebiotics provided by cooked vegetables and which nourish the microbiome, thus helping to maintain optimal health
- The essential vitamins and minerals it provides
- Amino acids and essential fats
- Antioxidants and phytonutrients
Be careful, however, for the benefits to be optimal the recipes must be balanced (ingredients provided in the right quantities). Don’t hesitate to seek advice from your vet.
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And you? What food do you give your dog? We look forward to your testimonials.