Easy Homemade Dog Treat Recipe
Always have plenty of fresh water available.
NATURAL DOG RECIPES
(Beef, chicken, kangaroo, mutton, rabbit and some offal) raw or blanched - diced or minced. Always thoroughly cook suspect meat (worms), or keep frozen for at least 10 days.
The meat may be cooked, blanched or raw. If meat is cooked you need twice as much compared to if it is RAW.
RICE / PASTA: Dog rice in bulk is available from stock feeders.
VEGETABLES: Cook for one / or more extra person(s) at your table and add this to your pets meal.
VITAMINS and MINERALS: Meat alone has not enough vitamins / minerals.
LIVE ENZYMES: Powder form Live enzymes are available from veterinary surgeons, Pet shops and stock feeders.
RAW EGGS (whole or just the yolk)
Improve the coat and are a good source of protein.
DOG BISCUITS: Sprinkled over each meal add texture and concentrates, vitamins and minerals (add more for larger breeds).
RAW BONES: Should be given once or twice a week! As a meal replacement no other
- Combine with the MEAT of your choice with:
- An equal amount of RICE.
- Add DOUBLE the amount of vegetables.
- Mix in 1-2 whole EGGS or yolk only.
- Mix in LIVE ENZYMES to requirement.
- Add VITAMINS if you think they are required!
- STIR WELL, and Sprinkle a small handful of DOG BISCUITS on the top.
- If you start with too much meat you will end up with a meal big enough to feed the whole neighborhood's
CONTENTS NEEDED IN YOUR DOG'S MEAL !
- PROTEIN (meat and soya)
- CARBOHYDRATES (dog rice) - Optional.
- MINERALS (Calcium, Potassium, Iron, Magnesium) raw bones
- FATS (oils, bones, meat)
- FIBRE (vegetables)
- VITAMINS (vegetables)
These are all contained in commercial puppy foods at the correct levels it requires. Meat alone does not contain enough for any dog let alone a growing puppy.
If you wish to prepare the yourself (and you have the time) beware, because even if you include all the necessary ingredients it may not be palatable to the pup. (Unlike commercial foods.) We recommend that most get the biggest part of their daily meal in the morning and another smaller meal at night. That way they have energy throughout the most active time of day and have a chance to burn off any excess energy without gaining weight.
The second smaller meal is to satisfy hunger and replace lost calories e.g.: highly active , sporting and working .
In the case of early starts for working this may need to be reversed so as to avoid cramping muscles and fatigue
The meals should contain the following.
MEAT - (Beef, Chicken, Mutton, and Fish) do not feed only one type of meat to your dog. On different days alternate the meat type.
Meat alone is not enough for any animal, even in the wild; will eat the fur, bones and the stomach and contents. Meat contains NO calcium and very little Vitamins and minerals. The minerals are in the bones.
The Vitamins are in organs and stomach contents (vegetables).
Cooking the meat with rice / pasta and vegetables improves taste and kills worms if the offal you use has not been inspected. Cooking the meat also destroys the nutritional value, to the extent you have to feed twice as much.
Feed good fresh raw meat. It is o.k. Providing it is palatable to the dog (i.e. some get upset stomachs if the meat is raw).
Feed any type of meat, beef, pork, lamb, chicken, fish (sardines, tuna) and rabbit.
It is best to VARY the meat type as they differ in fat content and the type of essential fatty acids. Commercial tinned foods are convenient but expensive and can contain up to 70% water. Although canned for is well balanced with vitamins and minerals it can affect some with flatulence and diarrhea. Offal should only be added to the meat in small amounts. Vary the type of offal and don't give it to your dog too often, because it is rich in vitamins which should not be over fed. e.g. the liver is high in vitamin-A.
Offal is a good appetite stimulant for convalescing and fussy as it is very strong in flavor, added to their meal.
CEREALS - (Puppy or dog biscuits, human cereal biscuits).
These supply a crunchy texture to the dog's meal that the dog enjoys.
Biscuits also add a new flavour to its meal. Biscuits are a concentrated balanced source, which can be the entire meal if nothing else is available or when physical demands require it. But remember it is concentrated so it is very fattening for under-active . If kept airtight it will last, stay fresh, is readily available and is a reasonably cheap dog for large breeds.
Make sure the dry that you buy is of a reputable name and has been researched. Some brands are just full of bulking rubbish. Added to your diet of meat, vegetables, rice and raw bones. 'Dog Biscuits' are a well-balanced tasty treat for your dog.
PUPPIES: At 4-5 months of age a pup is losing its puppy teeth and getting its adult teeth, its gums may be too tender to crunch up the dog biscuits.
It helps if you soak some of the puppy biscuits to soften them while it is teething.
EGGS: Egg Improves the coat and is a good source of protein, biotin, vitamins D and B12, iron, chlorine and sulphur.
Eggs can be fed not separated and raw.
Eggs can also be fed with the white removed. i.e. yolks only!
One or two eggs mixed with the meal once a week is good for your dog's coat and a very good protein and vitamin source.
(Raw egg white contains an enzyme that destroys the biotin in the yolk, cooking the egg destroys the enzyme!)
Biotin is needed for strong healthy bones and cartilage.
Eggs contain an excess of biotin in the yolk. This is said to compensate the biotin loss from then enzyme in the white.
VITAMINS AND MINERALS: These are required if feeding meat only.
Vitamins and minerals should be added to the diet for the dog which has high-energy needs and may not be getting all it requires from the main diet.
i.e.: working farm , breeding / lactating bitches and puppies-especially large breeds.
Most dry foods contain a well-balanced meal with all the necessary vitamins and minerals but have a higher calorie value than tinned foods. Dry should be avoided or severely limited for obese .
Vitamins can be added to the diet in the form of drops or powder.
They are available from vets, pet shops and stock feeders.
If you are feeding a diet containing meat, vegetables, rice, raw bones and dry dog biscuits then an average dog will not require any additional vitamins.
Vegetables add vitamin A and most of the B group vitamins.
Eggs improve the coat and are a good source of protein, vitamins D and B12, iron, chlorine and sulphur.
Water-soluble vitamins will simply pass through the dog if they are not needed.
These are: (B Group vitamins, Vitamin C (Ester C not Ascorbic C).
Fat-soluble vitamins can cause illnesses if too much is given. These are: (A, D, E and K).
Mineral supplements can also do more harm than good if not given in a balanced amount. If you regularly feed raw bones you don't need a mineral supplement for your dog.
COD LIVER OIL: Only limited amounts, as the vitamins it contains are fat-soluble and can be stored. An excess of vitamin A can become a serious problem.
VEGETABLE OILS: e.g. Sunflower, safflower, canola, corn, soybean and olive oils.
CARBOHYDRATES: (Dog rice, pasta, potatoes.)
These add bulk to the meal and energy to the dog. Cooked rice & pasta or potatoes for are a high-energy source, it bulks up their dinner without large amounts of meat or fat.
If feeding a large deep chested breed of dog like the Great Danes, Rhodesian Ridgebacks etc, be careful not to feed LARGE bulky pasta / rice meals, because of their anatomy they are prone to stomach torsion (twists), bloat, excess pressure on their heart and lungs.
Instead, give small regular meals.
Carbohydrates (potatoes, rice, and pasta), are suitable to be included in the diet for an active adult dog.
Flavoured with chicken stock, beef stock, tinned , carbohydrates are often the choice for deteriorating older .
VEGETABLES: Green vegetables such as peas, spinach, broccoli, beans, cabbage, carrots and cauliflower. Allow one / or more extra person(s) at your table and add to the meal.
These add Vitamin A and most of the B group vitamins.
You can use any vegetable except baby cabbage ! baby cabbage cause ANAEMIA. Green vegetables such as peas, beans, cabbage, broccoli, lettuce, carrots, squash, cauliflower and potatoes ANYTHING!
Be cautious of the amount of vegetables you use that are high in carbohydrates, like potatoes, because your animal may gain excessive weight if it cannot burn it off.
Too much cabbage does cause flatulence.
The easiest way to arrange the vegetables for your dog, is when you prepare your own vegetables add an extra persons portion to your table for every dog you own. Adjust the amount according to the dog's size.
Then just mix it in to his / her dinner. Vegetables can be given raw as long as they are blended up into small bits.(pulped, minced or pureed).
Cooking vegetables softens them up and makes them more palatable, but over cooking destroys the vitamin content in them.
Vegetables are cheap and also a good bulking for large and overweight .
LIVE ENZYMES: These increase the ability of the dog, to digest and absorb it. The overall condition of the dog will improve, especially breeds prone to diarrhoea and with digestion ailments. Dogs, which are convalescing after surgery or illness and have been on antibiotics would also benefit. Fed daily, mixed with the dog's dinner, it will do the dog no harm if they are not needed. You can buy live enzymes for from your Vet, stock feeder or some pet shops. It is usually in powder form and has an expiry date.
Feeding natural unflavored yogurt to your dog is also good for replacing gut bacteria.
RAW BONES: It is very important for every single dog to have at least one meal per week replaced with fresh raw meaty bones. Bones are a natural source of calcium and energy, but they must be RAW.
CALCIUM can come in different forms that suit different breeds and the owner's finances.
Calcium syrup - which is sweet to taste.
Calcium tablets - which are also flavored.
Raw meaty bones.
When bones are raw, the dog can grind up, digest and absorb them.
It is also the easiest way to keep your pets teeth and gums healthy while also avoiding painful and expensive dental treatment. Grinding on knucklebones is not only enjoyable for the dog but also keeps tartar build-up away. Only in excessive quantities will bones cause impaction (constipation).
Too many bones in the diet will cause white, hard and dry feces.
Sometimes undigested bone chips can be seen in the feces.
By cooking bones you destroy the nutritional benefits of bones and cause them to calcify (Ie: going hard and brittle).
This is when bones become a problem to your dog's health.
It not only makes them indigestible but also there is a high risk of perforation of the bone fragment, through the bowel wall causing injury to organs and the risk of infection from contaminated bowel contents.
In the wild, no one cooks the carcass that a dog has hunted for .
So don't feed your dog any cooked bones!
Raw Bones can safely be fed to your dog as a whole meal 2-3 days per week.
Vary the types of bones, as it will be healthier for your dog. i.e.: pork, chicken carcasses, lamb, beef and rabbit.
THE BENEFITS OF DOCTOR GOODNESS : Doctor Goodness gives your dog its best chance to live a long and healthy life.
This is complete, balanced and contains all essential minerals and vitamins.
Doctor Goodness Premium Beef contains fresh meat in small particle size cooked by dehydration. The cooking process is low temperature, the never exceeds 80 degrees Celsius. This retains the minerals and vitamins at their full potency. Vitamin E and selenium are very heat sensitive and will be destroyed at temperature higher that 80 degrees Celsius.
Nature has a way of eliminating the weak. One way is through parasites like fleas, ticks and intestinal worms which build up in numbers. Often this condition has been caused by a shortfall in nutrition.
GOOD IS THE BEST MEDICINE: When feeding good wholesome your dog has the best opportunity to produce its own natural resistance against parasites.
This contains no attractants, enhancers or stimulants. Therefore your dog may not eat this product with the same vigour as previously eg. we know spring water is best, ever tried to convince a child or young person accustomed to soft drink to drink water instead? Your dog is the same.
Your dog will satisfy on smaller amounts of this because it is concentrated and contains all essential vitamins and minerals and is a balanced formula. Your dog may not eat all of the serve, walk away and return when hungry.
EAT TO LIVE NOT LIVE TO EAT: Dogs are unable to retain very much water in their body cells. It is very important to provide clean, cool drinking water at all times.
Droppings/faeces sometimes become loose at the introduction of this . This may continue for five to ten days as the toxin build up is eliminated from every cell of your dog's body. Once this cleansing process is completed your dog's stools will be softer . This is good because constipation, which can be caused by the feeding of over processed and chemicalised products is a serious issue which over time, can itself be the cause of serious disease such as arthritis, premature ageing and lack of vitality.
Doctor Goodness, a chemical free natural formula is excellent for the environment. The faeces are now in an organic form containing some excess minerals and vitamins surplus to your dog's requirement. Being in an organic state makes it easy work for dung beetles and earthworms to bury, thus enriching the topsoil.
When feeding all the essential vitamins and minerals within Doctor Goodness, your dog will have every possible opportunity to live a full and healthy life. Any excess will simply be excreted, enriching the soil with these vitamins and minerals in an organic form. The average depth of topsoil is four inches/100mm deep. This top soil feeds every living creature on earth.
PACKAGING: Doctor Goodness comes in packaging that is biodegradable and can be utilised once emptied.
Some suggested uses:
- plant or protect young plants, shrubs, trees
- keep fishing gear and fish in
- other outdoor bits and pieces
- blanket in the garden to suppress weed growth
- recycling bag
- Will decompose best in full sun