*Here’s the updated, better video of how to make homemade dog food, healthy, inexpensive: https://youtu.be/JzfVV6GHINA

*New dog treat recipe, super easy (3 ingredients): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILafVV_J-Ew

You are exactly what you eat. The saying applies to all living creatures. Here’s how to make inexpensive, high nutritional value dog and puppy food at home. It turns out to be cheaper and healthier than factory feed from some anonymous, unsanitary pellet mill. Love your dog, treat them right, give their bodies the tools to prevent/fight cancer and other health problems. *Be sure to consult with a veterinarian for optimal nutritional recommendations for each breed, size, and age group.*
Approximate recipe proportions: 30% meat/offal, 30% vegetables, 30% beans/rice, 10% supplements (eggshells, kelp/seaweed, oils-flaxseed-fish).
*Cat lovers can also make healthy homemade cat food using the same recipe with a few things to note: use similar proportions but select ingredients with higher levels of taurine (shellfish, dark turkey meat, etc.), vitamin A (liver, fish, carrots, broccoli, squash), and arachidonic acid (chicken, cooked chicken eggs, etc.), raw quail eggs do not contain the same risks as chicken eggs and have high nutritional value. Avoid the “bad for dogs” ingredients listed below as well as no dairy, cheese, or yeast products. Not too much tuna as mercury levels may be too high for the small creature to process. Cats should eat between 2% (for inactive, fatter cats) and 4% (for active, younger cats) of total body weight.
Good for dogs:
Lean Meats, cooked: pork, chicken, beef, deer/venison, buffalo, elk, turkey, lamb, *fish (no skins), crocodile, grasshoppers/crickets, kangaroo, emu, ostrich- protein vitamins&minerals (V&M)
Offal: liver, kidney, bull/sheep testicles (taurine), heart, intestine, blood meal, etc. high in protein, V&M
Vegetables: pumpkin/squash/cauliflower- good for digestion, diarrhea, constipation; broccoli- stems only, florets can cause gastric irritation; spinach- *limit*, A,B,C,K, iron, antioxidants but  high in oxalic acid blocks calcium, causes kidney prob; ginger- good for stomach, anti-oxidant/inflammatory, circulation; cabbage- good for skin, digestion, cancer-fighting; berries/beets/sweet potato- good but*limit* due to sugars
Ginger-fresh, grated. Turmeric-fresh, grated.
Beans: pinto, soy, kidney, garbanzo, black, green
Grains: rice, oats, alfalfa, rye, wheat, etc.
Kelp/Seaweed: 60V&M, 21 amino acids- good for thyroid.
Eggs/Shells Chicken/Quail: protein, riboflavin, selenium, calcium, fluoride, magnesium, strontium.
Oils: Flaxseed, Fish- good for heart, skin, anti-cancer.
Bad for dogs:
Chocolate- theobromine, can’t digest.
Raisins, grapes, persimmons, plums, avocado- bad.
Raw chicken eggs or meat- same danger as with humans (raw quail eggs are not bad, no risk).
Raw fish: avoid, can have parasites/worms.
*Garlic: new research shows that around 1 clove per day for every 25 lbs.(11.5kg) of dog is healthy, too much is bad (destroys red blood cells= anemia).
Onion: bad, avoid.
Caffeine and Alcohol- coffee, tea= bad.
Macadamia, certain nuts: bad. Peanuts usually OK.
Salt: necessary, but in excess is bad.
Fatty foods- bacon/fats bad in excess.
Xylitol a.k.a. “Birch Sugar”: found in candy, gum, some peanut butters, avoid.
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Dr. Michel Selmer demonstrates how to prepare your pet a healthy home-cooked meal.

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