Should I Start Feeding Toby Homemade Food?

03 September 2011 ~ 2 Comments

For a while now I have been thinking about switching Toby from store-bought dry food to homemade food. I never had any problems with any of the dry foods that I fed him; I just want to start giving him healthier food.

So far, he’s been on Purina, Nutro and right now he eats Wellness. He liked all the brands, as long as they were “Chicken and Oatmeal”. I tried once to give him Nutro Lamb and he wasn’t too curious about it, and recently he had Wellness Whitefish & Sweet Potato and, poor baby, got such terrible gas from it, that I had to stop feeding it to him. Toby’s back on chicken and his stomach is doing fine, thank God.

My only concern with starting him on a homemade diet is that I don’t know if he’ll get all the necessary protein, vitamins, minerals, etc. from a home-cooked meal. Will I have to give him any supplements, like fish oil and calcium, or maybe a mutivitamin? I know I have to do a little more research about all this, but I am planning on giving my Corgi better food as soon as possible. Dog owners who want to cook meals for their dogs should know that all the dog food recipes are quite simple to prepare and you won’t go broke buying the ingredients needed.

Here are a couple of healthy recipes that I am going to cook for Toby, and I am sure that he is gonna love them.

Chicken and Rice (makes 1 serving)

What you need:

1 cup Skinless, Boneless Chicken; Trim any excess fat
½ cup Cooked Brown or White Rice
4 Tbsp. Chicken Broth (unsalted)
½ cup vegetables (carrots, peas, broccoli, etc.)

How to do it:

First of all, boil the chicken and steam the veggies. Then, cut chicken into small bites, and mix it with the cooked rice. In a pan, add veggies, chicken broth, chicken and rice, and let simmer for about 10 minutes.
Let it cool and serve it to your doggie. He’ll love it!

Beef Stew

What you need:

1 pound lean beef meat
2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
2 pints Unsalted Beef or Chicken Broth
3 small potatoes
3 carrots
2 celery sticks

How to do it:

Cut the meat into small pieces and fry it in a pan with the olive oil. Cook until brown, and juices run clear. Add broth and stew the meat for 45 minutes. Add the veggies, cover the pan and simmer for another 45 minutes, or until everything is softened.
Cool and feed your fur-baby!

It looks pretty simple, right? Remember not to feed your dog hot or fridge cold meals. Also, if you don’t want to cook every other day, you can cook a large quantity once, twice a week and freeze it.

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