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5 pocket-friendly healthy dog foods and their homemade alternative

5 pocket-friendly healthy dog foods and their homemade alternative

Podcast | Kiara – 5 POCKET-FRIENDLY HEALTHY DOG FOODS AND THEIR HOMEMADE ALTERNATIVE

 
The food that we buy for our dogs from the markets has a lot of preservatives added to them that can make them less nutritious. A homemade meal for a dog is way healthier than the packed ones, not only are they affordable but they are also unique and beneficial for your dog’s well-being. Homemade dog food allows you to provide your dog with high-quality meals at a lower cost, and they won’t get bored by eating the same kind of meal daily. It is also enjoyed by the one who prepares the food for their dog by looking at really easy DIY meals.

A few of the pocket-friendly foods that can be easily carried anywhere are mentioned below:

Table of Contents

  1. Peanut butter treats
  2. Chicken and wild rice biscuits
  3. Cheddar bacon dog treats
  4. Spinach, Carrot and, zucchini treat
  5. Dog donuts
  6. Conclusion

1. Peanut butter treats

Whenever you want to take your dog for a walk, don’t forget to carry some food made of peanut butter. To make it you’ll have some pumpkin puree, peanut butter, eggs and, wheat flour. You can see all the natural ingredients are added to the recipe and it is better than ordinary dog food. When they get baked, cool them down and they will be ready to soothe the taste buds of your dog.

2. Chicken and wild rice biscuits

Never give your dog meat having bones in it as it can hurt the inner area of their mouth, mostly the dogs prefer the meat that is cooked, so, in this recipe, you have to take the breast piece of the chicken and boil it, then blend it with cooked wild rice, eggs and salt. Cut them with the help of a bone-shaped cutter and bake them. it will fulfill all the needs of protein for your dog that he gets from dog food.

chicken meat for dog

3. Cheddar bacon dog treats

While some businesses provide nutritious dog treats, most owners are unaware that it’s really simple to make their dog treats at home using nutritious foods that are just as excellent for dogs as they are for people, such as oats. To make this recipe all you need is rolled oats, cheddar cheese, cooked bacon strips and 2 eggs, make a sticky dough and bake it. This yummy recipe gets ready to serve your dog in no time and replaces all the by-products of meat found in dog food.

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4. Spinach, Carrot and, zucchini treat

While the actual content of dog food varies greatly from one manufacturer to the next, meats, animal products, cereals, grains, vitamins, and minerals are all common ingredients.  Modern dog feeds began as a dry, biscuit-like diet for dogs, this full of additives can be harmful to your pup’s health. So, this organic recipe is going to treat your dog right which includes all the main ingredients that are the best alternative for dog food. This healthy recipe contains some veggies along with wheat flour, oats and, pumpkin puree. They are baked in biscuit shape so are handy-sized food for your pet.

best meats for dog

5. Dog donuts

All the dog foods contain the things that are essential for his health. If you ever noticed, the foods are labeled with omega-3 fatty acids and protein. These things can be consumed by dogs if we make such meals from natural ingredients, the recipe that’s going to be shared consists of coconut oil, oats, peanut butter, eggs, bacon and, Greek yogurt. Spread this mixture in a donut-shaped pan and bake it.

 

6. Conclusion

Homemade organic food is always proven essential and superior to the packed dry food for dogs. Even if you can’t cook a proper meal for your pet, look for food that contains whole ingredients that are slightly cooked because it is never recommended to compromise on your dog’s health by continuously giving them ready-made food products.

 

 

 

 

Common Dog Allergies: Causes and Preventions

Common Dog Allergies: Causes and Preventions

Table of Contents

  1. Flea Allergy Dermatitis
  2. Causes
  3. Symptoms
  4. Treatment
  5. Environmental Allergies

1.Flea Allergy Dermatitis

Flea allergy dermatitis (FAD) is the main cause of dog allergic reactions. When your dog has an allergic reaction, your dog’s immune system overreacts or becomes oversensitive to normally harmless substances (called antigens).

2. Causes

FAD is a common cause of itching in dogs. Adult fleas must bite the dog and eat blood to reproduce. Fleas usually don’t stay on dogs, except for a few minutes or hours of feeding themselves. That’s why you don’t see live fleas on your dog unless there is a serious flea infection. When fleas eat, they inject a small amount of saliva into the skin. Antigens or proteins in saliva can trigger severe acute reactions in sensitive dogs.

3. Symptoms

When a flea bites your dog or cat to draw blood, saliva is injected into your pet’s skin. Flea saliva is irritating to most animals, including humans, but the compounds it contains can cause allergic reactions in some dogs. This is different from a flea allergy. If your pet has FAD, the itching can be intense and long-lasting. Your pet may itch for up to 2 weeks after being bitten, and the itching can be intense and can even damage your pet’s skin. 

Other signs of FAD include:

  • A rash on the dog’s skin.
  • Wet, inflamed, or bleeding parts of the dog’s body. 
  • In dogs, it is usually located near the hind legs, stomach, or tail.
  • In cats, the neck and face are more common. 
  • Hair loss, especially at the flea’s bite site. 
  • Small red or pink bumps that look like acne. 
  • Constant itching, clawing, biting, or grooming.

 

4. Treatment

Don’t think that your dog or cat is not allergic to fleas because you can’t see them. Owning an animal usually demands continuous care. See your pet’s vet. They can remove fleas from the body, but allergic reactions to bites can last for several weeks. There are also a large number of effective products for allergic flea dermatitis to choose from. 

The Dermatitis Intra-dermal allergy test for dogs is similar to that for humans. A small number of common allergens are injected under the skin, and the veterinarian will look for allergic reactions to one or more of these allergens. Once the allergen is identified, the next step may be desensitization treatment, in which dogs are given small regular injections of drugs to desensitize the immune system. Treatment can last from six months to a year, and studies have shown that it is effective for dogs ranging from 60% to 70%.  You can also use over-the-counter sprays or creams to help relieve the itching symptoms.

 

5.Environmental Allergies

Environmental allergies are more common in dogs than cats and usually occur between 1 and 3 years of age. A reaction occurs when the dog’s immune system is particularly sensitive to a substance (including common substances). Dogs that are allergic to environmental allergies are usually genetically susceptible to these chronic diseases. In addition, some breeds are more susceptible to environmental dog allergies than others: Hounds, Dalmatians, Terriers, Boxers, Beagles, Shepherds, Bulldogs, and Irish Setters.

 

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