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Diana & Charlie
Does anyone make their own dog food?
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:33pm
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I am considering switching to home made dog food for Charlie. He is 11 1/2 years old and has always been a picky eater, although he is now starting to eat a bit more regularly. He has been having some strange behaviors lately and the vet thinks he may be either having petite seizures (he has had 4-5 grand seizures in his lifetime; the last one being 2 weeks ago) or beginning to get some dementia, and that his back is starting to be painful (probably from old age). We are experimenting with different supplements and medications over the next several weeks to see if we can find something to help. So, I am considering (now that I have the time and ability) making his dog food from scratch. But I do not know where to begin to make sure that I am making something that has all the necessary nutrition for a dog. Does anyone know of any resources that you can recommend, recipes, supplements, etc? Any ideas are greatly appreciated!

    • I don't make it, but I do feed raw.SD&B, Wed Jan 24 5:05pm
      In order to ensure it is nutritionally complete, I add the following supplements. Barney (and Sundog) seems to be doing very well on it. He has been on the raw food and supplements for over 10 years. ... more
    • We've been making our own for a couple of years nowJulie (Jonas & Clover), Wed Jan 24 1:11pm
      I don't know how nutritionally balanced it is but I do know that it's better than any kibble they've ever had, based on their health and renewed energy (for Jonas, almost 10). We use ground turkey,... more
    • I make Shalom's foodPhyllis/Shalom, Tue Jan 23 11:36pm
      Hi Diana, We feed Shalom a mixture of raw and cooked dog food. I'd be happy to share our experiences with you, if you'd like to email me at phyllisentis(at)gmail(dot)com.
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