Yes, I would have to make my own… I don't use the canned too much since it has MSG. It is a bad flavor enhancer and preservative that causes some people headaches or stomach problems. I guess the bad ingredient situation applies to human foods too! Not only pet food is affected...
Can you give me some examples on a diet based on home made food for a dog? I figure I'm always cooking and if I can share with our B that is great expecially if it's healthier for our B. I was also wondering, why is it that almost everyone (except on this forum) say never to feed dogs human food but on this forum they say it's O.k?
I don't have a problem with feeding human food, as long as it's in their bowl and not off my plate-and it's healthy!
Boiled chicken is always good and lots of veggies! Basically mix with some good broth as drummamamma states. Yogurt is good, brown is better than white, any other suggestions??
Be careful with broth, definately make your own, and be sure not to use broth from meats that have been roasted w/ onions.
Whenever I make a whole chicken for dinner, I always boil the carcass for the dog. This way I make my own chicken stock, and the tiniest bits of meat come right off the bones. I usually freeze the stock, and use the chicken bits as training treats. Pour the homemade stock into ice cube trays and you'll have easy portion sized cubes that you can defrost and add to any meal.
With all due respect, I've got to disagree with whoever said "lots of veggies." Lots of meat, some veggies (if any at all), especially if you're cooking the meat. You're losing nutritional benefits by cooking it, and adding a lot of veggies further deteriorates the meal's nutritional value, since dogs' digestive systems don't process whole vegetables' nutrients well (better to puree the whole veggies and add 'em raw for their maximum benefit). JMO.
jys1011, yes, home made broth cubes work great in summer - as an outside treat of course. otherwise you'll get a broth puddle on your floor…
I agree w/ gbrozon on the cooked veggie issue - very good point!
I prefer to give my dog raw veggies, and he usually only eats carrots.
Bake the chicken or pan fry with garlic powder, pepper and salt. Make the rice. Steam the veggies and mix the veggies with the rice. You could add some seasoning like sauteed onions and garlic to this for added flavor.