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10 Things To Know Before Feeding or Cooking to your Dog !

More than 110 dogs have now died and more than 210 are reported as sick after eating recalled Sportmix pet food products, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The agency’s update on Wednesday came less than two weeks after Midwestern Pet Food expanded its recall of dog and cat food sold online by retailers nationwide, as the FDA investigates potentially fatal levels of aflatoxins. Retailers that sold the recalled products include Tractor Supply Co., which operates more than 1,900 stores in 49 states.

Here is Additional recalled products:

  • Pro Pac Adult Mini Chunk, 40 lb. bag 
  • Pro Pac Performance Puppy, 40 lb. bag 
  • Splash Fat Cat 32%, 50 lb. bag 
  • Nunn Better Maintenance, 50 lb. bag
  • Sportmix Original Cat, 15 lb. bag
  • Sportmix Original Cat, 31 lb. bag
  • Sportmix Maintenance, 44 lb. bag
  • Sportmix Maintenance, 50 lb. bag
  • Sportmix High Protein, 50 lb. bag
  • Sportmix Energy Plus, 44 lb. bag
  • Sportmix Energy Plus, 50 lb. bag
  • Sportmix Stamina, 44 lb. bag
  • Sportmix Stamina, 50 lb. bag
  • Sportmix Bite Size, 40 lb. bag
  • Sportmix Bite Size, 44 lb. bag
  • Sportmix High Energy, 44 lb. bag
  • Sportmix High Energy, 50 lb. bag
  • Sportmix Premium Puppy, 16.5 lb. bag
  • Sportmix Premium Puppy, 33 lb. bag

here is 10 Things To Know Before Cooking Homemade Dog Food for your Dog:

1. Ask the veterinarian

Veterinarians know what is best for your dog. Feeding them the wrong food may poison them or cause them to go weak. Consulting them should be the first thing you must consider before you could do something to your pet.

2. Nutrition

Serving healthy foods to your dogs are also necessary. You should know the contents of the foods that you give and what are their nutritious contents. For a list of dog foods, there are many. But try to consider one of these:

     A. Eggs

We know that eggs are very high in protein and that it gives strength to the body. Dogs should not be weak and its health must not be put in the line.

    B. Vegetables

There are dogs that are picky and don’t want to eat vegetables. But try to feed them in a resourceful and creative way. Dogs must be lucky enough to treat like a child sometimes, right?

    C. Animal meat and seafood

These nutritious food are good supplements t your dog’s health. The animal meat and seafood may also contain protein that needs the body of your dog.

    D. Fruits

Yes! Even dogs can eat fruits. Just make sure, you’ll only give the small amount.

3. Check for their allergies

Dogs are also prone to allergies, especially when it’s from foods. Before considering what are the meals for your dog, check if they have no problem or allergies when eating dog foods. One mistake can lead them to death.

4. Dogs are sometimes picky

Dogs also have a sharp eye and mouth. No one could ever beat them when they start to tantrum or don’t eat when it’s their mealtime.  Make sure that the foods you are going to make and serve them are good and suitable in their taste.

5. Savings

Thinking of having home-made dishes for your dog is either a pain or pleasure. But when you are passionate enough to care for the dogs, I’m sure that aside from giving them nutritious foods, you might also want to have savings in the bank.

Buying in bulks are can save you more with money.

6. Serving size

Serving sizes may vary depending on some factors. These include the dog breed, their age, and activity level and most importantly, their health. Taking notes all of it can make your dog stay away from any danger and we can recommend that you serve the food of the dogs through ounces or cups depending on how you usually feed your dogs.

7. Choose a low-calorie dog food

Remember that when making home-made dog food, consider choosing ingredients with natural products which are obviously no preservatives added or additives. In this way, you are creating a portion of healthy food for your dog. Taking this kind of foods are better than canned dog food.

8. Likes and dislikes

In able not to waste time, energy and effort in making home-made dog foods, you must know their likes and dislikes. Preserving energy and money must also be considered. For example, you have to feed your dog with different veggies and a taste of meat, but then knowing that your dog won’t eat any of the vegetables, your recipe was going to trash. I’m sure you don’t want that to happen, right? In that case, know your dog better.

9. Think of good food combinations

Combination of the ingredients has a great impact on your dog’s tummy. Of course, the tastier they are, the dogs will most likely to eat well and enjoy their meal. There’s no great feeling when what you have prepared is liked by your dog.

10. Restrictions

When it comes to dog food, or even before making a recipe of home-made dog food, there are also restrictions. Know your dog well in order to know their food limits. For example, some dogs who have breed shouldn’t be feed by bread and chocolates. These products will make your dogs at risk and if you don’t prevent it, the worst is yet to come.

Overall, when making home-made foods for your dogs, secure their safety first. Just like how you prepare your food for yourself and to others, you must have self-awareness and to your surroundings and beware of the benefits it could give.

Great thing is that when preparing a portion of dog food, there are many advantages to it. First and foremost, many dogs like it more when you yourself prepare it. These home-made dog foods serve more nutritious than those of commercial dog foods.

Second, you can prepare a large batch for saving time and effort because sometimes, there will be leftover and that is for later use. Other good things are that, when your dog eats home-made recipes, the chances are your dog will take less doggy odor. The other benefits are making your dog’s skin looks good, even their teeth will become clean and result in a good breath.

For those who don’t have any idea what to prepare, aside from consulting the veterinarian, you can check other recipes online that might be a great help in choosing what to feed your dog.

In general, serving your dog home-made dog food will also increase your bonds together and that you are both enjoying every moment you will be spending.

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