Homemade Meals for Dogs

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Homemade dog meals are ideal for anyone who likes to cook and who also wants complete control over what his or her Rottweiler eats. This type of dog breed requires carbohydrates, proteins, and additional nutrients in order to maintain strength. Therefore, one must remember this when making meals. A good general rule is to include a minimum of 30 to 40 percent protein, such as beef, fish or turkey, 30 percent carbohydrates, such as whole-grain products, with the remaining 20 percent comprised of vegetables, such as peas, broccoli, and kale. Rottweilers are also typically found of carrots and potatoes, as well. The meals should be cooked fresh or made in large batches and frozen for later use.

Measuring Portions

Rottweilers are large dogs, meaning they need generous amounts of food to sustain their bulk. Although each dog is different in terms of specific nutritional needs, an average size Rottweiler should consume between three and five cups of food daily. One cup, three times daily is adequate for puppies six months of age and younger. From 6 to 18 months of age, 2 cups, twice daily is sufficient, and dogs older than 18 months should be fed as adults.

Snacks Special Treats

Snacks for a Rottweiler should be prepared according to the same guidelines as the aforementioned meals. Pet owners should stick with all-natural snacks from high-quality manufacturers, as opposed to cheaper brands. Treats can also be homemade, and various recipes are available online, or dog owners can create their own recipes based on the formula listed above. If one plans to purchase all-natural Rottweiler treats rather than make them at home, he or she should visit a local pet store or veterinarian’s office.

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In the years since the first recalls regarding pet food there have been large numbers of people that have turned to the option of homemade dog food. These pet owners have turned to this option because they have better control over the types of foods that their pets eat as well as what ingredients are used in creating such foods. Anyone that considers this option however should also take into consideration that the same foods and ingredients and amounts are not acceptable for all types of dogs. It is important that you carefully research the suggested recommendations regarding your dogs’ diet based on the breed of dog as well as the size of the dog. While there are many different sources online for getting the dietary recommendations for different breeds of dogs, the best source for getting this information is through your veterinary. The reason for this is that your veterinarian also knows your dog specifically in addition to just knowing what is needed for the breed in general. By getting the information from your veterinarian it will be more specific to your dog in general and will take your dogs health into consideration. This is especially important if your dog is over or under weight or has other health concerns that may be affected by his diet.

Once you have talked with your vet and he has recommended the diet that is best suited for your dog it is important that you follow these recommendations. These recommendations are vital to your dogs’ health and overall well being. Failure to follow these recommendations could result in your dog becoming overweight or having other issues that are related to his diet. These recommendations are also important to know what ingredients should be included in your dogs’ diet in order to give him a balance of all the various types of foods necessary to keep him healthy and keep his diet well balanced.

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