July 26, 2021
When shopping, do you pay attention to the food you buy? Do you find yourself looking at labels and choosing organic products over others? So why don't you do the same with your dog's food? Read on and discover how to make sustainable dog food at home.
The reality is that we are becoming more and more aware of the importance of our diet not only to look good but, and more importantly, to be healthy. It is no longer worth "eat anything". We want and demand quality. We look for healthier options, without preservatives, we prioritize local and seasonal products, and we are concerned about the amount of plastic with which the food is packaged (we still cannot understand why lettuce needs a plastic bag around it, do you?).
When it comes to buying your dog's food, it would also be interesting that you carry out an investigation to choose the healthiest for him.
Choosing sustainable dog food is a real challenge because there are not many companies that respond to that market need (at least today).
However, we are confident that little by little, more companies will begin to worry about the quality of the ingredients in dog food and the impact that its preparation has on the environment.
Taking into account that some scientific studies have compared the environmental impact of having a dog with that of having a large SUV,companies must take action on the matter. And so are you. How? By choosing eco-friendly products, like compostable dog poop bags or bamboo collars, and also paying attention to the ingredients in dog food.
Did you know that the production of "cheap meat" for use in pet food releases up to 64 million tons of carbon dioxide a year? Therefore, by switching your dog to homemade eco-food or an eco-friendly dog food brand, you are betting on a more sustainable world.
First, you need to look at the label and see if the dog food has been legally and sustainably produced; that is if the ingredients have been sourced responsibly.
Moreover, read all the ingredients and try to choose brands that buy the ingredients from organic farms and that prepare low to middle-meat diets.
Those foods that come from certified organic farms will not contain growth hormones or any other chemicals. Therefore, it is the best way to take care of your pet and, at the same time, protect the planet. You will be opting for producers who avoid the use of pesticides that ultimately pollute waterways.Another piece of advice that we can give you is to purchase food that is organic, and even better: USDA-certified organic pet food.
Of course, you can buy the ingredients and prepare your own sustainable dog food at home.
As you know, each dog has its own nutritional needs depending on its breed, caloric expenditure, and its age.
Generally speaking, dogs need:
Before starting to prepare dog food at home, talk with your thrust vet.
The best thing about this recipe is that you can prepare it for yourself and your dog.
Note: with the reserved skin from the previous recipe, you can prepare some delicious treats for your dog. Just cover the salmon skin with coconut oil and preheat the oven to 350 degrees. While the oven heats up, roll up the salmon skin and place it in a baking dish. Cook it for 20 minutes, let it cool down, and you will have a tasty and crunchy treat for your dog.
You won't be able to resist this recipe, and you will want to try it yourself.
Making food that is dry and easy to store is much easier than you might think, although it does take time and patience.
Did you see? It is possible to prepare sustainable dog food at home! A delicacy that you can share with your furry friend.
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