Since there have been instances where pet food was recalled due to some issues, pet lovers have started feeling that homemade diets work best. At lease they do not have the risk that commercial products may have. But is a homemade diet really saving the dog from harm? Well, if you manage to put together a diet that is balance nutritionally and is in keeping with the dog’s needs in terms of age, breed, activity and weight.
Here are some common misconceptions with regard to homemade dog food. This will help you improve on the nutritional needs of your dog unless you are dealing with a really old one or a puppy with special needs. In that case do talk to veterinarian for the diet that needs to be followed.
- Use of foods that are fresh and wholesome will fulfill the dog’s requirements, especially if the diet is varied: This true to a large extent as natural food does not have ingredients that are processed. While preparing your dog’s meals, make it a point to do some research.
- Some added multivitamin will make up for any inadequacies: But which one should you go with and for what diet? Picking one generally that is good for all purposes made for canines may not be the solution either. You need to take the time to understand what the needs of your dog are and then plan the meals.