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Homemade Dog Food Positives

Updated on November 19, 2012

While you can easily go out and purchase your dog a bag of dog food you can also just as easily walk to your stove and make your dog some food that is homemade. For some though the convenience of just having to get the dog food out of the bag or container that you have it made on is too easy to resist. However, for others making your dogs food is a way to show to them how much you care about them and love them. I know that for those people you already know the benefits of homemade dog food, but for those that do not use homemade dog food here are the benefits of that I have found of using homemade dog food.

The first benefit that I have found to making my own dog food is that my dogs love it. I know that they enjoy the freshness of the food that they normally do not get from the bag dog food. So with the freshness they have a larger appetite and tend to eat all the food that I put down for them without even thinking twice about the taste of the food. Which is nice because at times when I do use the bag food my dogs start to get picky and not eat the entire bowl because they are tired of the repeating food day after day.

The second benefit that I have discovered with homemade dog food is that I get to control what goes into the food as ingredients which is nice because then I will know what is going into the dog food and not have to worry about any chemicals or other items accidently being added. So if I want to make them a chicken and rice dish I can do that and not have to worry about the combination of all the different items that the bag dog food has.

The third benefit of using homemade dog food is that you can typically eat some of the food that you make yourself. Since the food is made from ingredients that you normally would eat yourself you can share a meal with your dog and that will reduce your food bill, but you will want to follow the dog food recipe specifically because dogs cannot have some types of food. So you will want to purchase a dog food recipe book to ensure that you make the food properly for your dog.

While some people will already know the benefits of making your own dog food these are the best reasons that I have found for making your own dog food. I know that for some the sake of convenience some people will want to keep the dog food bag, but for others they will find out that they enjoy making their own dog food.


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    • chicamom85 profile image


      9 years ago

      Interesting and nice to know with all the worry about recalled pet food a little while back. My dog is very picky, I am going to give it a try. Thanks


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