As responsible pet owners, we all want the best for our pets.
As they get older, it’s common for dogs to experience digestive issues. Sadly, digestion problems can occur with dogs at any age. Older dogs need extra attention when it comes to their diet to avoid further digestion problems that can become life-threatening.
We need to pay attention and cater to our older dogs when they show signs of sensitive or weaker digestive systems or show signs of distress.
Pet owners should monitor their older pet companion’s food intake regularly. A dog’s age should always be a contributing factor in the diet that you choose to serve them. In fact, veterinarians now frequently recommend homemade dog food for improved digestive health in older canines.
Following are quick and easy recipe ideas that provide a healthy homemade alternative to commercially prepared dog food.
A Quick and Easy Homemade Dog Food Recipe
Chicken Mash Delight
- Ingredients: Chicken, Rice, and Water (Extra ingredients: yogurt or pumpkin)
- Health benefits: digestion and gas First, boil the chicken (avoid feeding your pet raw chicken by making sure it’s cooked thoroughly).
- Next, shred the chicken and add it to the cooked rice.
- Add a little water to your finished dish and you’re ready to feed it to your pet. You can refrigerate and reheat chicken mash, up to 3-4 days.
Chicken mash is also great for soothing your older dogs digestive system.
Your pet companion will love this simple homemade meal.
Your older dog can benefit from the protein found in homemade dog food dishes. Chicken, turkey, lamb, beef, and duck all provide great protein for your dog.
Other Homemade Dog Food Recipe Ideas or substitutions may also include the organs found in meat including chicken giblets and liver. The added benefit is that you can save a lot of money by preparing your own pet food recipes. You may buy meat and vegetables in bulk exclusively for your pet and prepare pet food dishes at home.
You can actively monitor what your dog is eating and avoid the harmful byproducts that are included in regular pet food. Save time by also preparing your own pet food, eliminate those trips to the pet store, and avoid standing in long lines to feed your dog.
Lastly, watch for signs of dehydration as an added precaution.
Your pet companion will love the preparation you put into preparing their meals at home.