When changing diets, how much to feed is often a question for dog parents. Homemade is a different from commercial in seemingly endless ways, including the logistical difference of serving sizes. Commercial food generally has serving suggestions on the label. It is easy to get accustomed to the new feeding guidelines though, and before you know it you will be serving your dog just the right amount of homemade.
Method 1 transitions your dog into healthy ingredients one or two at a time. In step 2 of this method, we are using the same meat and vegetable from step 1, and we are adding sardine. Method 2, coming soon, transitions your dog using a full recipe, but adds a small bit at a time. Check back soon for that!
Figuring out how much homemade dog food to give is one of the most common issues dog parents face when learning how to cook and create healthy recipes. Over the years, I have continued to build upon my nutrition calculator. This members-only resource allows you to enter one, five, ten or more dog-friendly foods to figure out calories, protein, fat and carbs.
This transitional diet is a slow transition to homemade dog food. This slow method helps your dog adjust to new foods. Method 1 transitions your dog into healthy ingredients one or two at a time. In step 1 of this method, we are using just one meat source and one vegetable. Method 2, coming soon, transitions your dog using a full recipe, but adds a small bit at a time. Check back soon for that!
In the past, I’ve offered a couple basic examples of transitional diets and foods. I am now developing more thorough examples and strategies for Dog Food Coach members to use. These transitional steps will help guide your dog slowly and gently into new, healthier foods. My first installment is now available. These are general guidelines and all transitional diets can be customized to your specific situation.
Autumn is a sweet, sensitive soul… inside and out. When it comes to diet, she has a sensitive GI tract. If I add too many new ingredients too fast, she may experience GI upset.
I got a call from a woman the other day whose dog got sick from eating some vegetables. She was confused about what to do next, since she knew vegetables were a health addition to any diet, including a dog diet.