Did you know that homemade dog food is far more nutritious than dry kibble?
Some experts even consider kibble to be equivalent to junk food because it is highly processed at high temperatures which leads to the loss of most of the nutrients present in the food.
This is why cooking your dog’s food at home is an excellent idea.
Not only do you know that your dog’s food isn’t laden with chemicals and preservatives, you also know exactly what’s in your Golden Retriever’s food and where it came from.
However, before you decide to cook your dog’s food at home, there are some things that you need to know about his nutritional requirements. In this blog post, we’ll go over how to make homemade high protein dog food.
Dogs are carnivores and they thrive on meat.
Golden Retrievers need food that’s high in protein to be healthy, active, and happy.
Did you know that kibble contains between 30-70% carbohydrates?
Not just that, even if the list of ingredients on the kibble’s packaging suggest that met is the number one ingredient, it’s not always the case because pet food companies are known to split the most-dominant ingredient to make it look like meat is the number one ingredient by weight!
And, most kibble contains protein from plant as well as animal sources.
This isn’t really a good thing for your Golden Retriever as he needs real meat in his diet. Pet food can also legally contain 4D meat which is meat from dying, diseases, disabled, and dead animal carcasses!
That’s bound to be unhealthy.
It is always a good idea to contact your vet before making any changes or tweaks to your dog’s diet to ensure that all of his nutritional needs are looked after. You also should go to the vet to determine your dog’s daily recommended caloric intake.
As a rule of thumb, however, the dog food should contains:
- 40-60% protein sourced from seafood, eggs, dairy, or animal meat
- 20-30% carbohydrates sourced from fruits, grains, and vegetables
- 10-20% fat sourced from fish, coconut oil, etc.
Dogs need amino acids from proteins to build and maintain their muscles as well as essential fatty acids from fats to have a shinier coat, stronger joints, etc.
In this section of the blog, we will go through some of the best--and, doggy-approved---high protein homemade dog food recipes for Golden Retrievers.
All these recipes contain the right combination of macros for your doggy friend and are healthy.
This recipe is a much healthier and better alternative to canned and wet dog food.
This stew can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days.
A healthy meal for your dog that’ll also keep the extra weight off.
This meal contains healthy carbs, lean animal protein, and the goodness of veggies!
Why buy low-grade treats when you can make them at home!?
These biscuits don’t just make a yummy treat for your doggy but also help aid your pup’s digestion!
We hope that your dog loves the food that you cook for him!
Homemade dog food is excellent for your dog’s health because you know exactly what’s in the food and it doesn’t contain any unwanted additives that might be making your dog sick.
These recipes are nutritious and filled with goodness and love and are easy to make and store.
You can also use them in combination with kibble to mix things up a bit.
Which one of these recipes did your dog like the best? Let me know in the comments section!