Homemade Food Recipes

by Joyce
(Connecticut )

Hello,

I am planning to make homemade food for Charlotte, my three year old Great Pyrenees. Can you recommend a few recipes? I have tried Nom Nom and Farmer's Dog however she does not like the food and I do not want to feed her traditional kibble.

Thanks so much,
Joyce

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Dec 04, 2021
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by: Donna

That's great! I am not sure about recipes but when you feed raw, make sure to use several different proteins. Like us, if we keep eating the same thing day in and day out, our immune systems are not happy.

Kibble, unfortunately, is a very processed 'diet'. Dogs can have many issues from itchy skin, leaky gut, infected ears etc. There are too many carbs amongst other bad ingredients in it.

Here are some recipes from Dogs Naturally.

Or, find a shop that sells locally sourced raw food. That would be their main product they sell. You can get the meat/organ/bone premixed, add your own veggies and supplements. Eggs should be soft boiled.

If you like, you can consult with HoliRaw Nutrition about the best route with your dog. They are in Canada, but Isabelle can help you out via email. She is a certified Carnivore Nutritionionst and Small Animal Naturopath.

This is also a great resource Life with Dogs and Cats

Dec 05, 2021
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Thank you!
by: Joyce

Great. Thank you so much. I will definitely try these recipes and contact Isabella. Appreciate all your help. Joyce

Dec 19, 2021
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FEEDING
by: IVY

HOW MUCH FOOD SHOULD A 16 MONTH FEMAIL GREAT PYR BE EATING DAILY?

Dec 20, 2021
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by: Donna

Your breeder can help you with this. However, here is some more information for you.

You will feed what your pup (they are considered pups until they are a year old) needs based on his ideal body weight. So, how much will your dog weigh fully grown.

From Dogs Naturally magazine:

How Much Raw Food Should Adult Dogs Get?

As a starting point for raw foods, feed your dog about 2% to 3% of his ideal adult weight.

If your dog is very active, you may need to feed a little more. And if your dog is more of a couch potato, you may need to feed a little less.

The best way to tell if you’re feeding the right amount is to run your hands over your dog’s ribs. If you can feel the ribs, but not see them, your dog is at a good weight.

Feed adult dogs 2% to 3% of their ideal body weight daily. Unless your dog is very active, here is a rough guide to get started:

25 pound dog: 1/2 pound daily
50 pound dog: 1 pound daily
100 pound dog: 2 pounds daily

How Much Raw Food Should Puppies Get?

Pound for pound, puppies need more calories and nutrition than adult dogs. Puppies should eat 2% to 3% of their expected adult weight … or about 5% to 10% of their current weight.

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