Could making your own homemade dog food recipes be the very best thing you ever do for your Miniature Schnauzer.....
Have you noticed how many pet owners have made the switch to preparing their own dog food? Well, if you owned a pet during the 2007 pet food recall, you understand all too well just why this is.
The massive pet food recall was initiated by an overwhelming number of cats and dogs becoming sick, lethargic, developing kidney failure, and dying. After investigating and performing food tests, it was discovered that the pet food from big companies was contaminated. Our pets were being poisoned!
Mind you, these are the same companies with the great commercials advertising how nutritious and wholesome their foods are.
What?..... Meat meal is deprived of dead animals? diseased animals?
CAUTION: If you have the stomach for it - watch the video.
Before the recall, most pet owners had no idea what went into their pet's food, putting their trust into the companies that touted their food as nutritious and wholesome. Did you watch the video? Does that look wholesome or nutritious to you? The multi-billion dollar pet food industry continues to produce these inferior foods and the problems are ongoing.
Our Miniature Schnauzers depend on us to care for their health and safety. Preparing homemade dog food recipes is not difficult to do. And you know it is made fresh right in your kitchen without preservatives, artificial ingredients, or any other contaminates.
If you aren't sure what to do or need some guidance, there are lots of books on AMAZON about preparing homemade dog food
Your Miniature Schnauzer can begin benefiting from this day forward from homemade meals which are easy to prepare and effective.
Here are a few recipes you can try out this week. I bet your Miniature Schnauzer will gobble them up. Mine sure does. And if you have your own recipe for a yummy dog treat or meal, please share it with us.
Dog Breakfast Recipe:
This one's easiest enough... Scrambled eggs and Oatmeal
Prepare 1/4 cup quick oats in the microwave. Mix cooked scrambled egg and cooked oatmeal in a small dish and let cool. Then serve. Your Schnauzer will love it!
Dog Lunch/Dinner Recipe:
Boil chicken in water until done. Remove chicken but keep the chicken water to cook the rice. In a separate pot or microwave cook or steam the vegetables. Cut chicken and vegetables into small pieces. Mash the sweet potato and blend all together. Next add the rice and mix.
Serve 1/2 to 1 cup of food for lunch and again at dinner. If you give your dog additional supplements (probiotics, enzymes, omega fatty acids, or other supplements) add them to each serving just before feeding.
Dog Treat Recipe:
What dog doesn't love his treats? Instead of store bought treats you can make your own...
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Blend all ingredients together. Add just enough water so the dough forms a good stiff consistency. Next use a rolling pin to roll out to 1/4 inch thickness. You can cut into any desired shape and then place individual cookies onto cookie sheet. Bake for 15 minutes.
The easy way... If you prefer, you can cook the entire rolled out piece of dough and cut into small pieces after it has finished baking. Your dog doesn't care if his cookies are bones shpaed or not. He just wants a treat.
You can also give your Schnauzer a healthy treat just by providing him with pieces of fruit or vegetable. Simply peel an aplle and remove the seeds, as they are toxic to dogs. Cut small pieces of apple and give to your Schnauzer. Heck, go ahead and enjoy some yourself, too!
See our list for more healthy and safe fruits and vegetable to feed dogs.
Homemade Dog Food Recipes Tips & Reminders
1. Don't serve the same thing over and over. Provide your dog with variety by alternating meat sources. Good choices are chicken, turkey, lamb, fish, beef, and venison. And use other protein sources like eggs, beans, and lentils.
2. Be sure to keep in mind the needs of your dog. If your dog is suffers with allergies do not use wheat flour but substitute it with oat flour. In other words avoid ingredients your dog does not tolerate well.
3. Store all prepared meals and treats in air tight containers and place them in your refrigerator (for 3-5 days) or in your freezer for a longer period of time.
4. Provide plenty of fresh, filtered water daily
5. Inform your veterinarian that you will be preparing homemade dog food recipes for your Mini Schnauzer. You want to make sure your vet is always kept abreast of your dog's diet.
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