If you’ve got a dog, you’ve got a friend for life. But are you doing your absolute best to provide that same friend with the best quality of life possible? Well, we sure hope so.
Sharing is caring
Caring for your furry little friend is not something you should take lightly since, after all, your dog is part of the family. Everything from your pet’s hygiene to their life habits matters, and you are there to set those foundations. This is exactly why they need the same type of love invested in preparing their food. Making homemade cooked food will be a cinch once you learn a few simple tricks about it. As we strongly believe that sharing is caring, we are sharing some of our special tips with you to help you out.
Be careful with the ingredients
Many would have you believe that doggies can eat almost anything us humans can. While it is true that most of the food you eat can be shared with your pet, you should be aware of a few ingredients that could cause one of those straight-to-the-vet situations. Most importantly though, make sure to thoroughly cook each meal you prepare to avoid upsetting your dog’s tummy.
How do you prepare dog food?
It is not exactly rocket science to make your dog’s food but you should avoid making the same mistakes others have made – learn from them. Do not assume that each and every dog is the same. Different breeds have different tastes, so learning about your dog’s shoulds and shouldn’ts could be a wise thing to do. Experimenting is good as long as you keep it within limits. You want your dog to feel good, right? Anything excessive may appear (to your pet) as pure punishment.
Keep your dog’s diet varied and balanced
Not every meal you eat is the same, and why should it be any different for your pet? The key to a good diet is variety, and you should try to mix it up here and there. Do not cook the same food every time; your dog might get bored of it and eventually stop eating it altogether. Veggies are a great way to ensure that your pooch is getting all the necessary vitamins and minerals, so try to sneak them in as much as possible. Don’t worry, dogs generally love eating veggies although they can sometimes be very picky about the type they’ll eat (guess they aren’t that different from humans after all).
Use good-quality cookware
Cooking is fun only if you are equipped with top-of-the-line cooktops to help you prepare your meals like a real chef. Otherwise, it’s just a waste of your time, skill, money and cooking enthusiasm. Having the right cooking set will not only make your family meals easier to prepare, but it will also make preparing meals for your dog super fun. The higher the quality of your cookware, the higher the quality of food you, your family and your pet eat – remember that.
Just as preparing a meal for your family requires all the best methods and ingredients, so does preparing your dog’s plate. Pay attention to the ingredients used and try to remember what your dog likes so that you can create a well-balanced, enjoyable diet with lots of nutritive elements. Always make sure you check with your vet before introducing any new ingredients or types of food so that you don’t find yourself in the position of unintentionally hurting your dog. Finally, everything tastes better when it’s prepared with lots of love, so as long as you care for your furry little friend and do your best to show it, we have no doubt they will be happy and healthy.