Today, we shall be looking at the topic dog food formula in Nigeria and how to get it right.
A lot of Nigerian dog lovers are fond of buying dry foods with little or no knowledge of how these foods were prepared. This is one of the too many importance, homemade dog food that has over kibbles or dry foods.
We dog owners do not deserve all the fun. We always stress our minds about how we can make dinner more enjoyable, and our furry friends/companions are always given the same old meal(kibble or canned), day in and day out.
I am sure it was to be you; you would have been bored and extremely tired of eating the same food every day.
Why don’t you treat them to something — as in, something homemade?
These DIY dog food recipes below are actually simple, cheap, and will surely make your furry friend love you (even more than they already do).
How much food does my dog need?
If you are into dog food formulas to make life easier for both you and the dog, a large number of homemade dog food recipes break down like this:
- 50 percent cooked protein
- 25 percent produce
- 25 percent cooked complex carbs
Here are some of the general guidelines for how much you’ll need to serve your dog. – depending on the weight of your dog.
Remember, you may need more if your dog is super active.
Dog weight Food per day
12 pounds= 1 cup
25 pounds= 2 cups
50 pounds= 4 cups
100 pounds= 8 cups
Before you dive into homemade doggie delicacies, try to get in touch with your vet to know what your dog needs.
Every dog has different nutritional requirements and needs to be considered.
There are breeds (like Frenchies and pugs) that are known to be more prone to food allergies.
This is why you need a professional veterinarian you can trust to guide you.
Note: When introducing a new diet to your dog, do it gradually. Avoid giving them all at a time. It should be a process. Even if they beg you with their gorgeous and beautiful eyes, give them only but a little new food at a time to limit stomach upset.
Also, when preparing healthy homemade foods for your dogs, your sources of every ingredient/nutrient is known, and specific hygienic measures are in place.
Also, ensure that these ingredients are well prepared to give or provide your dog with the necessary nutrients they need.
Dog Food Formula in Nigeria: Ingredients needed
Celery, Carrot and Flax Seed Meal
Pear- two pears
5 Whole Eggs
Rice- preferably brown rice.
2 lbs of Ground Turkey
2 lbs of Beef
Dog Food Formula in Nigeria: Procedures
Step 1: Wash thoroughly and Peel the potato and Shred in a food processor. If the potato is too large for the food processor. Trim to be sure that it fits into your food processor. Add the shredded sweet potato to a big bowl
After this is done, we move on to;
Step 2: The next step is; get the Celery, Carrot, and Flax Seed Meal. Wash the Carrot thoroughly and also shred them in a food processor. Ensure to remove the ends of the carrots before shredding. If the carrots are too large to fit into the food processor, cut them to enable them to fit into the food processor. Next is;
Step 3: Wash the pear and shred the pear to mix.
Step 4: Add the Flax Seed Meal says, about 2/3 cups.
Step 5: Add five whole eggs. Also, include the shell in the mixture as this is a good source of calcium.
Step 6: parboil the rice and add to the mixture
Step 7: Get your meats (2 lbs of Ground Turkey and 2 lbs of Beef). Now, quickly add to the mixture before adding more.
You might also consider adding peas, green beans, cheese, and mix thoroughly. Now get your loaf pan for cooking. Note: Before cooking, endeavor you rub olive oil throughout the pan to avoid the loaf sticking to the pan.
Fill the pans up and cover them up with foil before boiling.
Now, bake for, let’s say, 375 degrees. That is, a little above an hour minutes. When done, food is ready. Serve when cold. Trust me; your dog will love you.