Homemade natural pet food – some ideas

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Homemade natural pet food is definitely worth considering.  We want to look after our pets just as much as ourselves.  Of course use natural pet foods in conjunction with the diet recommended by your vet.

Is your pet bursting with health? Is he or she happy? Are you spending a fortune on veterinary bills? Different vet groups across the USA estimate that between 20-50% of dogs and cat are overweight – they have developed all kinds of serious diseases from eating processed, non-nutritional foods. Scientists have examined the pet food industry and have packaged their results in their book. It’s called “Feed Your Pet Right: The Authoritative Guide to Feeding Your Dog and Cat”.  See what you think.

Cats and dogs need vitamins and minerals just like humans

When dogs and cats don’t eat right, serious health problems like digestion, kidney, liver and heart problems, let alone fleas, worms, infected ears, eyes, cancer, inflammation, and the like arise. Of course, all pets need to be fed well – they are much-loved members of the family, offering emotional support.  Why not start preparing “real” food treats like these at home.

CAT:

Ingredients:

½ cup chicken livers cooked

¼ cup water

1+¼-cup whole wheat flour

¼ cup cooked and mashed carrot

1 Tablespoon soft margarine

Preheat the oven to 325 F. Place cooked livers in a blender, adding the water. Combine flour and margarine in a bowl, adding liver mixture and carrots. Knead dough, then rolling out ¼ inch thick one-inched sized pieces. Place on a greased baking sheet for 10 minutes. Makes 12

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DOG:

Ingredients:

2½ cups whole wheat flour

½ teaspoon salt

Cup cooked pumpkin with no salt

2 eggs

2 Tablespoons peanut butter

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350° F. Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl, adding the water to make the dough stiff and dry before rolling into a ½ inch roll of dough, to be cut into half-inch pieces, before baking in preheated oven until hard, for about 40 minutes.

Food that you prepare in your own kitchen can literally brim with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes, intact amino acids and the like, all that Nature intended for them. Let’s put it this way, a change in the way you feed your dog or cat can literally bring about miraculous results in sick animals eating processed foods.

Here’s a classic dog homemade natural pet food recipe for a dog weighing in around 50 lb.

Recipe

  • 2½ cups or 1 ¼ lbs. ground raw meaty bones (this could be turkey necks, chicken backs, duck necks, etc.) OR 2 cups of ground or chunky raw muscle meats such as lamb, beef, chicken, turkey, ostrich, buffalo, etc.) 1 lb. of this could preferably consist of organs meats
  • 2T edible human-grade bone meal providing necessary calcium
  • ½ cup ground and raw orange and green vegetables. You can choose from carrots, squash, zucchini, lettuce, broccoli, kale, celery, parsley, alfalfa sprouts, etc.).
  • Optional: add in a clove of fresh garlic or a cube of fresh ginger to grind up with the vegetables.
  • Optional: A raw egg, which you can mix in with his food as well, even the shell, crushed up, as it adds more minerals.

Directions

You can use a food processor to grind up all his vegetables, or you can put it all through a juicer, making use of the pulp and the juice. Mix it all up together, adding water if necessary as it shouldn’t be too dry. Bigger quantities can be kept in the fridge for about 3 days or you can freeze the portions.

A classic homemade natural pet food recipe for a cat weighing about 10 lb.

Recipe

  • ½ cup ground up or chunkier raw beef, lamb, turkey, chicken, ostrich or quail. About one-sixth of the meat should be organ meats.
  • Three-quarter teaspoon edible human-grade bone supplying minerals and calcium,
  • 2 Tablespoons added orange and green veggies, such as carrot, sweet potato, zucchini, parsley, kale, other greens, etc.
  • For a cat, a raw egg yolk is also an option to be mixed in his food.

Directions

The preparation process is the same as the dogs.

Show your pets how valuable they are

Our pets give us humans countless pleasure, countless service, unconditional love, and devotion – Stand by your pet and give them what they need – plenty of love, care, time, and exercise, and plenty of good homemade natural pet food, nutrition and supplements!