Welcome to Home Cooked Guidelines
Basic Recipe - feeds a 50lb dog for about one day - increase or decrease amount prepared according to your dog's size
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Vary the type of meat and vegetables used, to guard against food sensitivities or nutritional deficiencies arising from always using the same ingredients
Lightly cooked meats have a higher nutrient content than fully cooked meats
Try to use organ meats at least a few days a week
Avoid carbohydrates, unless your pet has trouble gaining weight
Vegetables are used to supply the right amount of carbohydrates. Any vegetable is okay. Grate and/or steam vegetables to make them digestible.
Good vegetables to use are apples, lettuce, broccoli, beans, yams, carrots, squash, parsnips, spinach, kale, parsley and garlic.
Prepared frozen meat and vegetable diets, sold to be fed raw, can be instead lightly stir-fried and fed as a home-cooked diet. Do not cook raw food diets that contain bone fragments.
A raw quartered "knuckle bone" or other rounded bone can be given daily to help maintain dental health. Never feed poultry or pork bones, and never feed cooked bones.