Cooked food is similar to raw (read about raw food!) and is certainly more preferable than granulated, industrially prepared. You still have an overview of what you give your dog. However, by cooking food loses vitamins and minerals, and therefore we have to add it. Since cooked food does not contain bones - cooked is dangerous - we add calcium supplement to. In the pharmacy or the vet get a wide range of calcium products with precise dosing. Calcium is recommended to add naturally ½ teaspoon ground eggshell (milled in a coffee grinder). Alternatively, combine the cooked meat with raw bones and raw vegetables. This ensures the supply of calcium and vitamins.
Aim for variety - alternating meats, attachments. From the fleshy part should be inwards around 10% - ie kidney, liver, lungs, ... The heart is a muscle, so it is not the guts. Up to 50% (ideally 70-75%) should consist the food from muscle, that is protein - meat, cheese, dairy products, eggs, ... The rest consists vegetables - either raw or cooked, shredded or mixed. Use as an side dish grains - pasta, rice, flakes, puffs. In other words - the meat 2/3 and side dishes, vegetables 1/3 ration.
By preparation make sure, that you do not cook the meat longer than about 10-15 minutes, would lose all nutritional value and digestibility. Do not forget to add to the food quality fish oil, olive or cooking oil, fresh animal fat and various seasonings supplements, suitable for a dog. It is a good idea to offer your dog a raw beef bones, raw chicken necks or whether the wings, not just for fun, but also to clean the teeth from tartar and gum treatment. Suitable are medicines for the joints, preferably in natural form - joints, skin, meat puddings, or in an artificial form.
|Ration - the composition and quantity|
Ration may not be the same every day. It changes so that within a week received dog several kinds of food. By amounts get oriented according to the actual weight of the dog. On one kilogram weight falls 30 to 60 grams of cooked food. By puppy is it 6-10% of current weight and 2% by adult. Attention! These percentages are only for orientation, each individual can lose weight for a given percentage of gaining or vice versa. Consider the degree of activity and adjust the dose according to the current state. Percentages are not dogma, but serve as a springboard, how much falls on the ration.
Attention! This is a rule:
Cooked food + raw food
Cooked food + pellets
Raw food + granules
Do not mix granules with a home prepared food! It is a high burden of the stomach, you change the ratio of substances in the diet to unknown and do more harm than good. Only one kind of food!
|What can you fed?|
Meat - beef and pork muscle meat, fish (whole), chicken, rabbit, pigeon, turkey, horse, deer, turkey, ostrich meat, lamb, kangaroos meat. In winter it is good to give more fatty meats, for the creation of fat over the summer can give light meats mostly. You can also offer canned fish - fish in its own juices, especially watch out for salt, are suitable for vitamins and are very tasty, just once a week.
Raw meat bones - if you want your dog to give calcium naturally, so do not forget the meat bones, ideal are turkey or chicken necks, wings, whole skeletons - coated meat = meat bones. Also suitable are large pork and beef bones, which in most butchers get free, never (!) do not give cooked bones. Bones serve coated with meat, so for example ribs. However, they may cause hard stool, so serve with additional nutrients to balance the diet. Exceptions are cooked marrow bones. They boil briefly, and harden, dog chew them longer and don´t hurt him. The bones are hollow, the central part between the joints can we fill with molten cheese.
Guts - fed the kidneys, liver, heart, lung, stomach, tripe, brain, ... Of what animals they are, is not important, it is advisable to have a proven source. Also suitable are trachea, ears, snouts, and the like.
Fruit and vegetables - as raw is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals. Cut it into cubes or grate, or blend. Diet should contain 50% green leafy vegetables, other vegetables 30% and 20% fruit. Dogs can not make good use of vegetables and we have to help him with blend, diced or grated vegetables. Of course, some types of vegetables shall chew by themselfs :)
Supplies - rice, pasta, oat flakes,...
Eggs - whole served from 1 to 2 in week, no more, because they are a source of cholesterol.
Dairy products - you can add to the diet white yogurt, cottage cheese and other fermented products. Watch out for milk, not every dog is OK with it, dairy products only 2 to 3 times a week - watch by puppy, dairy products are rich in phosphorus.
Ingredients - here I advise the joints nutrition, calcium, herbs, sometimes a little salt, nuts, flaxseed, olive or salmon oil (exact ingredients, see supplements)