“hello, I have been doing some reading on home cooking for my dogs. Reason being my 11 month morkie is a fussy eater and I really feel he would be happier on people food. Would like to know what your recipe is. Thanks”
I am replying here because I have recieved similar emails… hope you find this helpful.
What your dog enjoys eating will dictate what you feed.
For a Yorkie Maltese mix most items will need to be chopped small unless you intend to feed raw.
Remember, no matter what you do 50 -75% of each meal should consist of meat. Also do not over cook the food, feed at least 3% you your dogs ideal body weight divided into 2 or 3 meals a day. (this means if you dog should weigh 10lbs you should feed at least 3oz per day, this is not a fail safe perscription, some animals require more some less, you as the owner have to find the balance)
This is what I would feed a small dog……….
Raws is simple, chicken leg,wings,backs, ground beef, shin beef, lamb ribs etc, a raw egg 2x per week(blended to break up the shell) chicken livers and gizzards including heart (for Turine) whole small fish, and some of the home made treats I have listed.
Cooking is a little more complex, but this is what I would do……
Boil a pan of water. Take a pack of chicken gizzard including hearts and livers, and put them in the water for about 5 mins, and remove them, chop some celery, cabbage, green beans, and cauliflour and boil for about 5 mins.
Drain the veggies, place everything in a blender, and grind down until everything is the consistancy of ground beef, store what you don’t use in an air tight container in the freezer and defrost as required.
Blend a whole raw egg (small) and divide it between the days meals (only do this 2 days a week), top each portion with a teaspoon of cottage cheese and half a teaspoon of Canola oil with vitamin E.
Alternate the types of meat weekly… Chicken, Fish, Beef, Lamb, Turkey, Deer etc.
As I said this is what I would do and have done when I have cared for smaller dogs, I also give them small uncooked lamb and beef bones daily to chew on (supervised of course) this keeps the teeth and gums healthy.
Hope this helps.