Homemade Dog Food Recipes

Why Homemade Dog Food is Better:

Homemade dog food is better for a dog because:

  • It provides unsurpassed nutrition.
  • You can tailor your dogs diet to meet your dog’s specific dietary needs i.e. grain free, weight loss or allergy. 
  • You have complete control over what your dog is eating.
  • Homemade dog is free of preservatives 
  • No harsh processing or chemical treatments.
  • You can Improve your dogs health through nutrition. 
  • A balanced diet with plenty of protein improves the dogs skin and coat restoring the luster and gloss.

     

     

Cooking for your dog gives peace of mins Peace Of Mind You know exactly what your dog is eating.

Care for specific dietary needs of the dog Meet Specific Dietary Needs Help manage diet related illnesses obesity, diabetes, heart disease, etc​.

Affordable way to provide premium nutrition to your dog Affordable High quality low cost homemade dog food recipe options i.e. Eggs, Macaroni & Broccoli.

 

Lower your dogs medical bills Lower Medical Bills The easiest way to improve your dogs health is to feed them a higher quality food.

Minimum processing in making homemade dog food Minimum processing Lightly cook homemade dog food, to make the starches more easily digestible.​ Processed food typically removes or destroys nutrients and fiber, which are present in the whole foods.

 

What Should Homemade Dog Food Contain?:

For a Homemade Dog Food to be complete and balanced and provide all of the essential ingredients it should include:

  1. Carbohydrate/fiber that is cooked so the stomach can digest the starches.
  2. Protein 
  3. Fat 
  4. Minerals particularly calcium 
  5. Multivitamins and trace minerals 

Azestfor has removed the guess work for making your own homemade dog food and the 22 Azestfor recipes provided below are all complete and balanced meeting AFFCO's standards. 

 

Grain Free

How To Make Homemade Dog Food Cheap:

These affordable homemade dog food recipe options provide high quality nutrition. 

Vegetarian Dog Food Recipes:


How To Make Homemade Dog Food For Dogs with Common Protein Allergies:

Click Here for PDF of 18 Recipes

What Supplements for Homemade Dog Food?

Calcium is essential in maintaining healthy teeth and bones, it plays an important role in blood coagulation and is essential in muscle contraction and nerve impulse transmission. Calcium should be taken in conjunction with phosphorous, and Vitamin D.

Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin whose main action is to increase the amount of phosphorus and calcium that is being absorbed by the intestine.

Calcium, phosphorous and Vitamin D are provided in the correct ratio to ensure a healthy dog diet.

In addition d
ogs need magnesium, potassium, and sodium for nerve impulse transmission, muscle contraction, and cell signaling. Many minerals that are present only in minute amounts in the body, including selenium, and copper, act as helpers in a wide variety of enzymatic reactions. 

  • Calcium: Formation of bones and teeth; blood coagulation; nerve impulse transmission; muscle contraction; cell signaling
  • Phosphorous: Skeletal structure; DNA and RNA structure; energy metabolism; locomotion; acid-base balance
  • Potassium: Acid-base balance; nerveimpulse transmission; enzymatic reactions; transport functions
  • Sodium: Acid-base balance; regulation of osmotic pressure; nerve impulse generation and transmission
  • Chloride: Acid-base balance; transfer  of extracellular fluids across  cell membranes
  • Magnesium: Enzyme functions; muscle and nerve-cell membrane stability; hrmone secretion and function; mineral structure of bones and teeth
  • Iron: Synthesis of blood components;  energy metabolism
  • Copper: Connective tissue formation; iron metabolism; blood cell formation; melanin pigment formation; myelin formation; defense against oxidative damage
  • Manganese: Enzyme functions; bone development; neurological function
  • Zinc: Enzyme reactions; cell replication; protein and carbohydrate metabolism; skin function; wound healing
  • Iodine: Thyroid hormone synthesis;  cell differentiation; growth  and development of puppies; regulation of metabolic rate
  • Selenium: Defense against oxidative  damage; immune response
  • Vitamin A: Vision; growth; immune function; fetal development; cellular differentiation; transmembrane protein transfer
  • Vitamin D: Maintenance of mineral status; phosphorous balance
  • Vitamin E: Defense against oxidative damage
  • Thiamine aka Vitamin B1: Energy and carbohydrate metabolism; activation of ion channels in neural tissue
  • Riboflavin: Enzyme functions
  • Pantothenic Acid: Energy metabolism
  • Niacin: Enzyme functions
  • Pyridoxine B6: Glucose generation; red blood cell function; niacin synthesis; nervous system function; immune response; hormone regulation; gene activation
  • Folic Acid: Amino acid and nucleotide metabolism; mitochondrial protein synthesis
  • Vitamin B 12: Enzyme functions
  • Choline: Phosopholipid cell membrane component