What supplements are needed for a dog being fed homemade cooked food? I have a
two year old Yorkshire Terrier who I feed homemade food. For example this week
it is a mixture of 2.5 cups cooked rice, 2 boiled chicken breasts, a couple
cloves of garlic, and some veggies all ground up. I give her a daily supplement
of Omega 3 Fatty Acids and Brewers Yeast. If I vary the diet what other
types of supplements are needed if any?
It is great that you are providing a healthy, home-prepared diet for your dog! A
home-prepared diet is a very good investment in your companion's overall health
In addition to the
Essential Fatty Acids and
Brewers Yeast, we recommend you add
digestive enzymes (since you are feeding grains and cooked food), a
supplement and a good
There are a lot of
at Only Natural Pet Store, but the best value per dose options are the Only
Natural Pet Super Daily family. You can also alternate between brands for some
variety in nutrient sources.
It would also be good to add organ meats to your dog's diet occasionally as they provide extra
nutrients not found in muscle meat. Rotating the meat, carbohydrate and
vegetable sources is a good way to help insure balance in his or her diet. In
addition, you can find some good recipes to help you balance the diet. The
following link to Pet Grub.com contains a
general guideline, and there are also many
helpful books available with recipes.
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