High Protein Dog Food
High protein dog food is a lot more appropriate for your dog's health and vitality.
You see, no
matter how you decide to dress your dogs, they are avid meat eaters!
Their digestive system is not designed to handle foods like grains or loads of sugar.
Dogs are very similar to wolves in their dietary needs. And some people claim that wolves are dogs ancestors.
Others say that dogs and wolves came from the same ancestor that lived thousands of years ago.
The good news is that you can easily make your own high protein dog food to mimic what they would have eaten in nature.
And you could even cook a healthy meal for them if that is your preference, but it may be necessary to provide some raw meals for them as well.
There are numerous types of proteins that you can use in your high protein dog food.
And the nice thing about making your own dog food, is that you are in control of what goes into your pet's food.
quality proteins that are raised properly like organic, pastured, and
grass finished animal foods will give your dog the most nutrition.
Types of Protein to Feed Your Dog
- Lean Cuts of Pork
- Lean Cuts of Beef
- Buffalo Meat
- Game Meat like Venison
- Leaner Cuts of Lamb
- Fresh Fish
- Poultry Eggs
- Chicken Meat
- Turkey Meat
- Organ Meats
- Cottage Cheese & Yogurt
- Unsalted Raw Cheese
I think its best to feed dogs raw meats and proteins. However, I have found that dogs do enjoy eating cooked proteins as well.
Dogs Love Scrambled Eggs!
I fed many a dog scrambled eggs and they love them. It's one of the easiest cooked meals to make for your dogs.
And eggs will contain the building blocks of life and are full of many nutrients. They are also easy to digest.
- Just crack open about 2 large organic pastured eggs.
- Add a minimal amount of butter or coconut oil to your pan.
- Then cook your eggs on a medium heat. That's it!
If you want your scrambled eggs to be higher in protein, just add some cheese. BTW, dogs should not eat salt or pepper!
Other ingredients that you can add to your dog's diet would be fresh fruits and vegetables. You can even add cultured fruits and vegetables to their diet (not too salty though).
Raw High Protein Dog Food
Buy hamburger in bulk or hamburger that is on sale to save yourself a buck or two to make this high protein dog food.
This is a great and simple way to make raw high protein dog food.
- Make a raw meat loaf from ground meat.
- Put single serving portions into small freezer bags or freezer safe containers.
That way you will have a "ready" supply of raw meat to use for meals or to give them as a treat.
I would alternate this method with using fresh raw organic pastured meats to make sure your dog gets the most nutrition (freezing destroys certain nutrients).
Although, freezing will help to make "questionable" meats more safe by killing certain parasites.
High Protein Dog Treat - Chicken Jerky
Yes, you can make your own doggy treats with many types of meats!
- Organic Boneless & Skinless Chicken Breasts
- Rinse and cut the chicken into strips (cut meat with the grain).
- Lay chicken strips on a lined cookie sheet and bake at 200 degrees F for approx. 2 hrs.
- Bake until chicken is dry like jerky.
- Store in an airtight container.
If you want to use your dehydrator to make dog jerky treats, just follow the manufacturer's instructions for making jerky.
You can also make high protein dog food jerky treats from chicken liver and chicken gizzards.
And thinly sliced beef, buffalo, or venison will also make great high protein jerky.
Your Dog Needs Other Nutrients!
Your dog will probably need some sort of raw meaty bone to chew on
for essential minerals like calcium.
Bone meal and cooked bones
seem to create problems for dogs - especially from swallowing an
Your dog could end up in the emergency room from consuming cooked
bones that are very sharp.
You also want to make sure that it's an "appropriately sized" raw dog bone.
You should also add in some organic vegetables to your dog's meals to help give your dog additional nutrients.
Just remember that high protein dog food will need to be balanced with enough healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals.
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