Dogs have fewer taste buds than humans, but they can distinguish between different flavors as sweet, bitter, sour, and even salty. But like us, they can have preferences for some particular foods, and that can help us to create their new menu. It must be balanced and contain the amino acid the dogs need.
An excellent way to give your dog a delicious meal and with all the amino acid they need is to use plant and animal foods. Dogs are omnivorous animals, and even if they can eat a lot of veggies and fruits, experts say that 70-80% of their diet should be meat and fish.
Cooking your dog’s meal has a lot of benefits: you can use fresh and organic ingredients, it won’t have artificial flavors as the big companies use, your dog will be happier with homemade food, and the best of all, you can save money on dog food.
There are a lot of healthy ingredients your dog will love, but if you’re willing to start this new diet for your pup, remember to visit your vet first because like humans, dogs are different from each other, depending on their age, breed, and lifestyle, they may need something special for them. For instance, a poodle puppy may have different necessities from a male 5-year-old bulldog.
So whenever you know what particular need your dog has, it’s time to go shopping! If the doctor said that your pup needs more vitamins or proteins, that’s what you should look for in the grocery store. There are many options for you to choose, different vegetables, fruits, and even grains, try to buy a little at the start, so you can begin to give it to your pet, and see if they like it, if not you can try another food.
One of the many perks of having a dog is that they love food, so the chances are that anything you gave them, they will love! Dogs are pretty easy to make happy, and a good meal will help a lot, and it’s better if we make them healthier as well. But something you always must consider is that dogs can’t eat some foods like chocolate, grapes, avocado, milk and some others. When you start cooking for your dog, you should use olive oil, because it’s healthier than regular oil.
And don’t worry, you may think that if you start cooking homemade meals for them, you should have a lot of precautions and many steps, but that’s not true. A lot of meals you already do for you and your family are probably good for your dog to eat too. And maybe the only thing you would change is the oil you use or perhaps add more ingredients. Dogs can eat rice, meat, scrambled eggs, tuna, and many other things.
If you already started thinking about giving your dog a more balanced diet, this is the way; it can be easier than you think, and tastier even for you. And that’s why I give you a recipe for a healthy snack, and that will also help your dog stay cool on these sunny days.
You will need:
- 1 Ripe Banana
- 4 Cups of Orange Juice (100% natural and without sugar)
- ½ Cup of Yogurt (Lactose-Free)
- Popsicle Mold
- Dog Snacks that can be used as popsicle sticks
- Peanut butter as a sweetener (optional)
Mix everything in the blender and pour it in the mold, and use the snack as a stick. Freeze and give your friend the greatest summer snack. Don’t worry about the mess because most likely, your dog will lick everything.