Home prepared pet foods require a thorough understanding of the specific nutritional needs of an animal, of the nutritive value of different foodstuffs and of dietary interactions, and methods of preparation and storage which may affect the availability of individual nutrients. It would not be possible to feed your dog a consistent and adequate diet without considerable time, effort and expertise.

Some owners like to prepare at least some of their dog’s meals. If so, only a few different foods should be introduced gradually at any time, to allow the dog’s digestive system to adapt to the new food. Meat, eggs, cheese and bread are some of the foods, which are commonly fed to dogs. If these foods were to form the major part of the diet careful supplementation with vitamins and minerals would almost certainly be required.

To ensure that a pet receives a nutritionally complete and balanced diet, it is essential to have a thorough understanding of the following:

  • The specific nutritional needs of the pet

  • The nutritive value of different foodstuffs and of dietary interactions

  • Methods of preparation and storage which may affect availability of individual nutrients

Therefore it is not possible to feed your dog a nutritionally consistent and adequate diet without considerable time, effort and expense.

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This information is referenced from the Waltham website which can be located at www.waltham.com

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