Eating fresh organic foods are the foundation for a healthy diet, so why not feed those same meals to loving and loyal dogs? Real food is by far the most beneficial option and it also provides a fun opportunity for a household to cook creatively. However, dogs cannot eat all the same foods people do, so learning and knowing what foods to avoid makes it much easier to plan healthier homemade dog food.
Think about the fact that manufactured dog food such as kibble or canned started in the 1930s. These new, unregulated and unknown concoctions are focused on profit margins, not pet health. These foods fall in line with the same type of overly-processed and artificial experiments people are now starting to avoid for themselves.
People are passing up these microwave meals for homemade alternatives instead. The pet food market did a great job getting people to believe that their food is better for everyone involved, but this is definitely not the case.
To make this food transition a smooth one, realize that there are some items that definitely need to be avoided by all dogs and there are also other items specific dogs might be allergic to as well. Sound kind of scary? Well try not to overreact and get scared from such talk when considering that different people have different types of food allergies.
Understand that dogs are no different. So pay attention and take notice of the many clues dogs leave behind to alter or adjust those meals. Naturally, moderation is the key, so focus on a balanced diet that incorporates a wide variety of the good stuff. Explore local farms and farmer’s markets to take advantage of seasonal foods that provide this needed diversity.
Think about this alternative in case it was never considered before. For those on the fence that are interested in making the switch, but unsure when to move forward, remember that no time is better than now because life is short, and a dog’s life is typically even shorter. Enjoy it to the fullest together by filling up on healthy homemade food.