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    Default homemade dog food

    I was wondering if any of you make homemade dog food ( not treats)

    If so can you please post your recipes

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    jennifer, you will find homemade dog food recipes in the Precious Paws threads.

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    If you are serious about a great diet for your pet, try feeding a BARF diet (Bones and Raw Foods). You can go to dog.com and check out all of the great things said about feeding a dog a raw diet and how to do it. Also, it is easy to feed a dog this way--just buy what you need at the grocery store!

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    Does anyone make their own pet food? We have a cookbook (The Three Dog Bakery Cookbook) that I make dog treats from, but I would like to give them more homemade food. Any thoughts/suggestions? Thanks!
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    wow...that would save alot of $$$$$. every week i buy the big bag of "iams" dog food & that costs me about $15.00 a week. if your dog likes the treats, please post the recipe

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    The Natural Pet Care forum has some old threads on this subject. This link will show you all the threads back to the beginning - http://frugalvillage.com/forums/foru...=1000&x=8&y=13

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    I have a book by Dr Pitcairn pub by Rodale Press with organic dog and cat food recipes.

    Called Natural Health Care for your Pet or some such title.

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    I make my guys their own dogfood. I started doing the "BARF" (beneficially appropriate raw food) diet with them a few years back, and the change in them was so tremendous, I stuck with a modified version of it. I have a Chow who was diagnosed with skin allergies and severe hip dysplasia at age 5 months, and was expected to be on Rimadyl the rest of his life, and to require hip surgery by the time he was a year old. He is now five years old, has a perfect coat, only needs Rimadyl when he goes a little nuts at the lake, and runs a ten-acre property with no problems.
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    Wow! Thanks for all the links! I am going to check them out right now!

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    Does anyone make their own dog food and does it save them any money? I know you have to have the right percentages of meat, etc., but do you have any ideas how to make it cheaper, versus buying it?

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    I would first research (from your vet primarily) the proper amounts and types of food you would feed (which meats, which veggies, which nutrients/supplements) and then comparison shop just like you do for your own food.

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    If you get the Food Network, I suggest watching this show. http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/show..._55840,00.html I watched it last night and it was very informative on what to feed and how. Good Luck!
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    A good treat that I give my dog is when I make chicken cutlets, I take all of the trim that I have taken off the cutlets and I boil it. I give it to the dog. He loves them.

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    that's one thing I don't even buy generic on. most things i have read say that this is the one product you generally get what you pay for. Our Vet told us to stay away from generics and home made.

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