Feeding homemade dog food
I occasionally hear dog parents say they can’t afford to feed their dog homemade food. They would like to, but it’s simply beyond their budget. Way too expensive.
The thing is though, with a little forethought, a little creativity, it doesn’t necessarily need to cost the earth to feed your dog properly. Feeding homemade dog food is not only better by far than commercial dog food. It can be cheaper!
Fruit and vegetables
Take fruit and vegetables. With most fruit and veg, we as human beings generally throw away the most nutritious parts when cooking for ourselves and our family.
Carrot tops (aka carrot greens) would be one example. Beetroot greens, that’s beetroot leaves to you and I, and their accompanying stems, would be another.
Likewise parsnip, turnip, swede, broccoli and celery greens or leaves. All these are highly nutritious and all are generally tossed into the compost bin.
The sad thing is, they are all richer in nutrients than the parts of the vegetable that we generally eat. What a waste!
Then there’s the outer leaves of the likes of cabbage, lettuce, bok choy and cauliflower. Providing they’re not brown, chop them up, boil them and feed them to your dog. There’s a whole lot of goodness in all of them.
And don’t forget vegetable trimmings. Potato and sweet potato peelings. Carrot, parsnip, turnip and swede peelings. They’re all grist to the mill as far as your best friend is concerned. And there’s strong evidence that such added extras can reduce the chance of your dog developing cancer.
There’s just a few ideas to be going on with. Rest assured though, there’s plenty more where they came from!