Our pets can also suffer from food intolerances and allergies just like us. The good news is that home-made pet, and dog food is incredibly easy to make, and you’ll know exactly what’s going into your pets’ diet. It’s easy to keep it varied too if you’re concerned they’ll get a bit bored of the same thing.
This dog food recipe meets most dog basic requirements while still avoiding the most common problem foods. We’re sure you know this, but dogs have different nutritional needs than ourselves. The home-made food you feed them should consist of;
- Calcium – dairy, certain vegetables, or chomping on a bone
- Carbohydrates – grains or vegetables
- Essential fatty acids – egg yolks or meat
- Fat – meat or oil
- High-quality protein – meat, seafood, or eggs
This recipe has a great a balance of 50% protein, 25% veggies and 25% grains, and you can easily adjust it to suit your pup’s breed or specific needs.
- Calories – 412
- Fat – 15.10g
- Carbohydrate – 31.00g
- Fibre – 2.50g
- Protein – 36.10g
Home-Made Allergy-friendly dog food
- 275g cups brown rice
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1360g ground turkey
- 90g baby spinach, chopped
- 2 carrots, shredded
- 1 zucchini, shredded
- 75g peas, canned or frozen
- In a large saucepan of 700ml water, cook your rice according to the package instructions and set aside.
- Heat the olive oil in a large stockpot over medium heat.
- Next, add in the ground turkey and cook until browned, it should take about 3-5 minutes. Make sure to crumble the turkey as it cooks.
- Stir in the spinach, carrots, peas, zucchini and brown rice until the spinach has wilted and the mixture is heated through. Again, this should only take about 3-5 minutes.
- Then let it cool completely before splitting into portions for later.
- Bag up the dog food into even portions and date them. You’re best off freezing for later and moving into the fridge the day before you want to use them (at which point you may want to microwave for 15-30 seconds).
Once you understand what your pet can and can’t eat, it might be challenging to decide what to do next. You can make the sensitivity friendly snacks above, but how do they cope with their day-to-day?
Luckily, Purina offer a range of ‘Pro Plan Veterinary Diets’ for dog and cats (the UK’s most common pets) which you can quickly switch their main food too, and feel better.
The Purina Feline Hypoallergenic is a complete hypoallergenic veterinary diet for the diagnosis and management of food allergies in cats whatever their age, even kittens. The food is a true hypoallergenic meal formulated with protein that’s been broken down (hydrolysed) into tiny components that are too small to cause an allergic reaction and a purified carbohydrate source. It’s is also useful for cats with severe bowel disease such as IBD as it is highly digestible.
Not a cat lover? Then don’t worry, Purina also have a Pro Plan Veterinary Diet for Canines too. This complete hypoallergenic veterinary diet helps nutritionally manage food allergies in dogs of all ages, including puppies. It’s also useful for dogs with severe bowel conditions such as Inflammatory Bowel Disease as it is particularly highly digestible.
These easy to manage bags are a genuinely hypoallergenic diet formulated with protein that has been broken down (hydrolysed) into very tiny components that are too small to provoke an allergic response and a purified carbohydrate source.