Low Calorie Dog Food and Recipes: Tips On How To Prepare

June 20, 2011 | Dog Diet And Food | Leave a Comment |

Low Calorie Dog Food

  • Dogs also need to have a low calorie diet, especially if they are always fed with high-fat commercial foods.
  • A low calorie diet will ensure that the dog does not become obese. After all, obesity is one of the most common problems that dogs face, especially the ones who are living in highly urbanized areas where physical activities are quite minimal.
  • A low calorie diet helps in weight control. Remember, even feeding the dog with the right amount of food can cause obesity if the food is rich in saturated fats.
  • Still, the ideal dog food provides the dogs with active ingredients to help burn fats and to ensure that excess fats do not get stored anymore.
  • There are a number of food manufacturers who offer pet owners easy options for low calorie diets for their pets.
  • Still, those who wish to save money or would love to give their pets homemade healthy treats can try the recipes offered below.

Low Calorie Dog Food Recipes / Treats

  • Chicken and Veggie Biscuits
    • Ingredients
      • ¼ cup organic green bean baby food
      • ½ cup chicken bouillon stock
      • 1 ¼ cups whole wheat flour
      • ½ cup corn meal
      • ? cup skim milk
  • Procedure
    • Mix the cornmeal and flour together.
    • In another bowl, mix skim milk with green beans, and chicken bouillon stock.
    • Slowly add the liquid mixture to the first one. Blend until the dough becomes firm.
    • Roll unto a floured surface until the dough becomes about 1 inch in thickness.
    • Cut into desired shapes and bake at 325 °F for about 40 min.
    • Healthy Beef & Rice
      • Ingredients
        • 2 cups brown rice, steamed
        • ½ lbs ground beef
        • ½ cup shredded carrots, steamed
        • ½ cup chopped broccoli, steamed
        • 1 tsp sunflower oil
        • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Procedure
    • Sauté the beef with garlic in a pan.
    • Add the brown rice and steamed vegetables.
    • Cover and cook for about a minute.

 

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Dog treats need not be too expensive for the dog to enjoy them. The best place to obtain these dog treats is from your own home. Creating healthy homemade dog treats can actually be easy.

Make Your Own Dog Treats

  • Why make your own treats? Well, aside from saving money, the owner will also know everything that the pet will ingest. That means that poisonous food items or those that could cause allergies to the dog/s will be avoided.
  • Making homemade treats will also ensure that the owner can tailor these treats to the needs and tastes of the dogs or individual dog.
  • Remember, commercial treats could contain preservatives which could be harmful to the pet. Though homemade treats will have a lesser shelf life, at least there aren’t many additives.
  • Making own treats can ensure that the dog really gets the nutrition it needs from wholesome, natural ingredients. Many commercial dog treats contain fillers and various by-products.
  • In making the treats, the pet owners shop for the best ingredients. Thus, this hands-on approach will provide the pet with the highest quality, fresh product.

Homemade Dog Food Recipes

  • There are plenty of homemade food recipes that pet owners can make for their pet. These recipes can be found all over the internet or in recipe books especially created for dogs and their owners.
  • Healthy treats could include:
    • Rice
    • Pasta
    • Corn
    • Yogurt
    • Egg white
    • Cottage cheese
    • All purpose baking flour
    • Fruits
    • Vegetables
    • Meat
    • Soy milk.

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