People who know me, know that I got into cooking fresh, homemade food for my dogs a year and a half ago. It takes a lot of dedication to get into the routine but the payoff is so worth it.
When we got Leo, our pug as a puppy, he would get chronic ear mites and infection due to missing one ear (yes he is missing the outer part of his ear, I will attach a picture). The vet said what contributed was the kibble, there were so many forms of protein in one bag, preservatives and in general made him so dehydrated. He was drinking 6 bowls of water a day and was weighing 28 pounds (If you didn't know, pugs are suppose to be around 18 pounds full grown. So you can see how kibble can pack on pounds, even if you feed him what the box says and limit treats.)
With our other dog Zoey, she had a sensitive stomach to kibble and when that was all she was eating it would start to make her sick and she also got lots of infections. So I am going to share with you what I cook for my dogs on a regular basis. Take note that I have discussed this diet with my vet and with regular check ups, have been given the OK as they are the healthiest they've ever been. So if you choose to go down this road, please call your veterinarian first!
Their usual mix of food :
1/2 cup of food
1/3 cup of protein (hard boiled egg, fish, chicken or beef unseasoned)
1/4 cup of vegetables (carrots, green beans, celery, peas etc)
For an extra every now and then I'll add a teaspoon of olive oil (either morning or evening)
For treats we like to feed them all natural treats, organic or just fresh fruits or vegetables. Some of the fruit and veggies we give them as a treat are :
Blueberries (only for Leo as Zoey's stomach can't handle them)
This diet has been working great for them and every vet appt they are in a healthy range for weight, have been infection free for a year and there's nothing like having children who love vegetables! :)
Do you feed your dogs homemade meals? What are your go to meals, let me know in the comments!