Mike Sagman, Editor of The Dog Food Advisor, has discovered that many pet owners create homemade dog food using recipes that can be dangerous.
Many people swear by homemade dog foods. These kinds of diets certainly have the potential to be good. However, they also have the potential to be nutritionally dangerous… especially if you’re feeding a growing puppy.
That’s because the overwhelming majority of homemade recipes I see online are poorly designed and nutritionally unbalanced.
The most common mistake I see are homemade dog food recipes that contain ZERO (or even too much) calcium. For example, they contain chicken breast but no bone. Or a mineral supplement has been added that contains too much calcium.
Unfortunately, a recipe like this can lead to a significantly increased risk of developing canine hip dysplasia (CHD) — especially for puppy’s whose adult weight is expected to exceed 50 pounds.
Bottom line — if you’re going to feed a homemade food to your beloved dog, be sure to feed a diet that’s been thoughtfully designed.
Visit The Dog Food Advisor Homemade Dog Food forum for more information.