When we consider a homemade dog food recipe for our dogs, we not only want to make sure it's complete and balanced, but that it also meets our dog's nutritional needs based on age, activity level, and medical conditions. Most dogs within the United States could likely benefit from something called an "Inactive Dog" food [...]
The use of carbohydrates within pet food is probably the most controversial topics in pet food right now. Popular media has spent years demonizing different types of carbohydrates such as rice, corn, and even potatoes - calling them cheap-fillers, pro-inflammatory, and blaming them for a large range of diseases from obesity and diabetes to cancer. [...]
When we consider which fats to add to our dog's food and how much of those fats are needed it's important to first understand four main things. 1) The Purpose of Fat in Homemade Diets, 2) How much fat our dogs need, 3) The benefits or drawbacks of different types of fats added into the [...]
A Pup Above was founded in 2020 with the idea of making a dog food company that was more transparent, and easy for pet parents to know exactly what was in their dog's food, and where the ingredients were sourced, and the quality control performed in the diets. Each recipe has a specific code with [...]
The positives and negatives of using different protein sources in homemade dog food.
Complete and balanced lamb and rice dog food recipe perfect for highly active for picky dogs.
A detailed tutorial of how to use BalanceIT to formulate complete and balanced dog food recipes.
Your picky pup is going to love this balanced chicken and sweet potato dog food recipe. This recipe is great for pups with allergies to beef, or those that need a bit of help maintaining their weight. The high protein content is sure to impress even the pickiest of pups. But the more moderate to [...]
When choosing the best dog food for dogs with pancreatitis we tend to look for foods that are low in fat, have a controlled level of protein, and that are highly digestible. However, depending on the dog, and any other medical conditions they may have - other nutritional factors may need to be considered. Where [...]
The most important nutritional considerations for dog food for dogs with kidney disease to extend and improve quality of life are protein content, moisture content, phosphorus, sodium, and omega 3 fatty acids. The goal of choosing the best diet for dogs with kidney disease is alleviate symptoms, and help our dogs live comfortably with this chronic disease.