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. [...]
Most compare dog foods just based on brand and ingredients list - which honestly doesn’t tell you much about the food itself or if the food will meet your dog’s nutritional needs. Today we will be covering more advanced nutritional calculations that you can use to evaluate if a diet is appropriate for your dog, [...]
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 [...]
The positives and negatives of using different protein sources in homemade dog food.
There are some basics that every pet parent needs to know in order to both compare different dog foods, and understand their dog’s basic nutritional needs.
Chicken and Pumpkin Dog Food Recipe - high in protein and fat and perfect for active dogs.
Learn about protein in dog food, how much is enough / too much, essential amino acids, and protein digestion.
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.