6 Fresh Food Tips And Remedies For A Healthy Dog!

Wag News, last updated 02nd, Mar 2016, Prekshita Patwa

Since a lot of people have doubts regarding the quality of packaged food, more and more people are turning to feeding home-made food. It is very important to prepare only safe dog food with optimum portions. 


Marc Ching is a fourth generation Japanese herbalist and holistic nutritionist. Ching provided iHeartDogs (our article source) with the following PetStaurant’s Top 10 Fresh Meal Tips And Ideas For Dogs. (Please check with your vet before changing your dog’s diet, as every dog has different needs, allergies, and health issues that affect what they should be eating.)

We have listed the 6 important ones for you:


1 – Cooking Made Easy

The ultimate easy, all-life stage recipe! (And cooking for your dog should be easy.) We find the best way is to use a pot, and to cook your veggies and meat all together. We recommend a 50 / 50 meat to veggie ratio. Cut up your veggies. Add 2 tablespoons of water. Cook for about a minute, stirring so the vegetables do not burn. Add your meat, cook until done. We recommend using at least three different veggies so different vitamin and mineral needs can be met. Refrigerate, or cook in bulk and freeze.



2 – Keep it Green!

That means use green veggies when cooking for your dog. Produce including carrots, sweet potatoes, and fruit are high starch and sugar choices that can create allergies and bring about food intolerance. Using green vegetables is a great way to cook and prepare meals that are essentially hypoallergenic in nature.



3 – Use Lentils Instead of Rice

Instead of adding rice or grains as a filler to your dog’s homemade diets, try adding boiled lentils. They are an excellent source of fiber, and make a great filler that can help to manage GI issues as well as ailments like Pancreatitis. Make sure you boil the lentils until soft, so they can be easily digested by your dog.



4 – Feed Coconut Oil Twice Daily

Most dogs love it and it is a cost effective supplement to add before feeding. We recommend adding it raw, and not using it to cook with. Coconut oil contains caprylic acid, which is anti-fungal in nature. This is excellent for dogs that are itching and having reoccurring ear infections.


5 – Green Beans Make Great Treats

Need a natural, low-calorie treat? Try frozen green beans. Buy them raw. Twist off the ends, and freeze. You can also dip them in coconut oil and then freeze to make them tastier. Frozen green beans make a low-calorie, cost-effective treat that is great for dogs that have GI issues and renal/kidney problems.



6 – Upset Tummies

Is your dog eating grass or throwing up bile/acid? This is an easy fix. We recommend adding cooked zucchini and a little bit of cooked meat to your dog’s current meal. Instead of feeding twice a day, increase the amount you feed slightly, and giving your pup three meals instead: in the morning, when you get home from work, and a half-size meal thirty minutes before bed.

This is a surefire way to control and reduce your dog’s acid levels, and can help to rectify and remedy vomiting and acid/bile issues.


Food Tips Source: iheartdogs


We hope this article will improve you dog's health! For all the dairy product lover out there, you can give your dog cottage cheese, curd and buttermilk! Its also advisable to add a spoon of turmeric powder in their food. 

Have any query about any food item? Feel free to write to us.

We'll soon come with a healthy home-made treat article for all you sweet dog-lovers!