Home cooked pet food diets

Interested in cooking for your dog or cat?  Although it may seem like a good idea, most home cooked diets
are not nutritionally complete.  Inappropriate levels of  protein, calcium, phosphorous and potassium  are
encountered when many of these diets are analyzed . .A balanced home cooked meal for a 50 lb. dog  
cannot necessarily be cut in half and provide adequate nutrition  for a 25 lb dog.  If you are up to the task , it
is possible to provide a balanced diet.  The following sources are available to the public to use in obtaining
balanced recipes for dog and cat foods:

PetDiets.com

BalanceIt.com

The following diets are for normal healthy dogs and cats and are to be used on temporarily until a diet
balanced for your pet can be developed.    If your pet has special needs, please contact one of our Dr.s .


Dogs

Ground beef diet-lowfat

¼ lb lean ground beef
½ cup cottage cheese uncreamed
2 cups canned carrots, drained
2 cups canned green beans drained
1 ½ teaspoon dicalcium phosphate (7g)
(available from health food stores)
1 Pet tab vitamin or other balance multivitamins

Cook beef, drain fat and cool Add remaining ingredients and mix
Yields 1 ¾ lbs

Lewis, L.D., Morris, Mark L., and Hand, Michael S.
Small Animal Clinical Nutrition III
(Topeka, Mark Morris Institute, 1987)

Poultry meat & rice diet

1/3 lb poultry (uncooked wt)  cooked
2cups long grain rice cooked
2 TBS sardines in tomato sauce – canned
1 TBS canola oil
¼ tsp potassium chloride (Lite salt)
4 10 grain equivalent bone meal tablets
(available from health food stores)

Mix all ingredients

Strombeck, Donald R.,
Home Prepared Dog and Cat Diets, (Ames, Iowa State University Press, 1999)

Cats

Low fat diet

1 ¼ lb liver cooked and ground
1 cup cooked rice
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 tsp calcium carbonate
Pet tab or balanced vitamin supplement

Lewis, L.D., Morris, Mark L., and Hand, Michael S.
Small Animal Clinical Nutrition III
(Topeka, Mark Morris Institute, 1987)

Tuna diet

4 oz tuna, canned in water – no salt added
1 large hard boiled egg
1 tbs canola oil
2 10 grain bonemeal tablets (available at health food stores)
1 Pet tab or multiple vitamin supplement

Strombeck, Donald R.,
Home Prepared Dog and Cat Diets, (Ames, Iowa State University Press, 1999)
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