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Homemade Dog Food

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Is your dog a finicky eater? Are you trying to wean your dog from eating processed dog foods most of the time? Does your dog need to keep a healthy weight? If so, then preparing homemade dog food for your precious furry baby is the best thing to do to ensure that your dog has clean food that is usually free from too many processed stuff and unnecessary salt and sugar in its diet.

This homemade dog food is easy to make. You can keep them in packs for few days and freeze them to keep them fresh. You can play around with other meat ingredients to add but the main deal is a healthy homemade dog food.

2 tbsp cooked rice, pasta or wholemeal bread (some dogs may have an allergy on wheat products)

Approximately half-your-fist-sized meat: lean beef, chicken or fish

Fibre in the form of carrots, grated

1-2 tsp olive oil

5 tbsp broth (preferably the one used for boiling the meat). Do not use processed broth cubes for this. Our goal is to make fresh, homemade dog meals.

 

How to:

Grate carrots and set aside

Scoop cooked rice and put in a blender, add boiled choice of meat (either diced or pulled)

Add olive oil and broth

Mix all in a blender and blend until meat and rice/bread or pasta are grounded

 

Now you can serve this to your pooch or save until later. Put in a ziplock bag and freeze for next batch. You can increase the ratio of the ingredients depending on your dog size. This is good for a small to medium sized dog.

 

Natural Dog Treats To Prepare At Home

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Preparing your dog treats at home is a good option to save money, provide healthier food and pick on fresh ingredients that are good for your precious fur baby.

Commercially made treats can be harmful too and there have been many instances where some of these products have been recalled due to harmful ingredients used. Home-cooked treats are more natural and organic in a way because you can control what kind of ingredients to use.

Before embarking on the preparing natural treats for your dog, please ensure that you are familiar with the many other ingredients that a dog cannot ingest. Here are few examples of food to avoid when preparing your dog’s natural treats:

Onions – can be poisonous to a dog affecting its blood and causing anaemia

Grapes/Raisins – can cause kidney failure

Chocolate – contains methylxanthines which is a toxin for dogs

Xylitol – found in sweeteners used for candies and gums, it can cause liver failure

Macadamia nuts – can cause muscle weakness and paralysis

Canned goods (human consumption) – due to high levels of salt (and sugar for some canned goods)

There are more but be careful with your food preparation.

 

Below are lists of resources where you can find recipes for your fur babies’ treats that you can make at home to ensure the highest level of quality and freshness your dogs deserve.

http://www.natural-pet-essentials.com/homemade-dog-treat-recipes.html

http://www.dogtreatkitchen.com/

http://www.cesarsway.com/ – This is Cesar Milan’s site (the dog whisperer) and you can also find many tips on how to care, train your dogs

http://www.organic-pet-digest.com/homemade-dog-food-recipes.html – contains list of other sites that offer natural dog treat recipes

http://www.topdogfoodrecipes.com/

 

Have fun with the doggie treat preparation and couple that with lots of love and affection!

 

Homemade Mosquito Repellent

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It will be rainy soon in some parts of the world. People are getting ready to have their surroundings clean and water-free for the mosquitoes to use as breeding area.

One preparation to make is a safe and environment-friendly repellent you can use. Here is a recipe for a homemade mosquito repellant.

Ingredients:

Bottle spray
essential oils
carrier oils or alcohol

For the essential oils, any of the following:
cinnamon oil
lemon eucalyptus oil
citronella oil
castor oil

Safe carrier oils to use, any of the following:
olive oil
sunflower oil
any other cooking oil
witch hazel
vodka

Procedure:
Mix the essential oil with the carrier oil or alcohol and place inside a bottle or plastic spray. Rub or spray the natural mosquito repellent on the skin or clothing and avoid the sensitive areas like the eyes and nostrils.

You can re-apply the natural mosquito repellant after an hour or so or after your activities. Store the remaining homemade mosquito repellent in a dark bottle and away from heat or sunlight. Re-use when necessary.

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