It is very important that when you decide to prepare a puppy food at home, carefully study the available information on this issue.
There are many foods that can be harmful to your puppy, and some can cause the death of your beloved pet. Remember that adult dog food is completely unsuitable for puppy food.
There are certain supplements that must be used in food to guarantee your puppy a complete set of nutrients that he needs. It is necessary to consult a veterinarian before using these supplements. Your vet will help you identify the special needs of your puppy.
What information is helpful to know?
There are many supplements that need to be used in homemade food. Calcium is the most important supplement to your puppy's diet, which will help balance your puppy's calcium and phosphorus levels. Still useful are pancreatic enzymes that contain probiotics to aid in digestion and a host of other mineral supplements. It is important to understand that your puppy is growing very fast, and he will need a varied diet for each day. General guidelines for determining the frequency of feeding are based on the puppy's age and size (small or large breed).
Representatives of small breeds of dogs, aged 1–3 months, should be fed 4–6 times, during the day, when they will be 3–6 months –– 3-4 times, in 6–12 months they should be fed a couple of times a day, and one-year-olds and older should be fed only once a day. Dogs of large breeds, aged 1 to 3 months, should eat 4-6 times a day, upon reaching 3-6 months 3-4 times, 6-12 months they feed only twice a day, 1 1-2 years - also a couple of times a day, and dogs from 2 years old and older should receive food only once a day. There are some foods that you shouldn’t feed your puppy with: avocados, chocolate, fish and some other foods.
Easy, healthy puppy food
Ingredients: 1 glass of grated cheese, butter 4 tablespoons, 2 cloves of (minced) garlic, 1 ½ cups of flour, milk 2 cups.
Mix the butter and cheese together with a hand mixer. Add garlic and flour. Slowly pour in the milk, a little at a time, stirring after each serving. Form, from the resulting mixture, a ball and put in the fridge for half an hour. Then roll this ball up to 2 cm thick and cut into pieces of any shape. Bake at 180 ° C until browned, about 15 minutes.
Dairy recipe for puppy food
Ingredients: 1 glass of water, 1 cup of condensed milk, 1 egg yolk, honey - 1 tablespoon.
Mix all the ingredients. Feed through a syringe.
Ground Beef & Rice Dog Food
Ingredients: ½ cups of minced meat, 4 cups of rice, 2 cloves of (minced) garlic, 1 cup of finely chopped vegetables (potatoes, green beans, spinach).
Put all the ingredients in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat. On low heat, cook until rice is fully cooked, adding water as needed.
You can prepare your puppy food in advance and freeze it. When preparing food for the future, store meat and vegetables separately, as you can change the diet when problems arise with your pet.
The ratio - one part of protein to two parts of finely chopped vegetables and cereals, is ideal.
Creating a home diet for a puppy can be very helpful. This will allow you to independently control your puppy's diet to ensure that your puppy receives all the nutrients it needs. Always collect and analyze a variety of information before changing a puppy's diet. Remember - there are many special supplements that you need to use in food to grow a puppy healthy.