Cooking for dogs has become trendy
Cooking for dogs is on the increase. Yes, cooking for dogs really has become trendy. Again!
Back in the Middle Ages, the landed gentry employed kennel cooks to cook for their dogs. They fed them proper meat, grains and vegetables, cooked and invariably made into nutritious stews. Dogs were lean, fit and healthy. They suffered fewer food-related intolerances and they lived longer lives than they do today.
The poorer people would largely have fed their dogs on cooked table scraps and unwanted meat and vegetables. These would have been supplemented with bones and anything else the dogs could scavenge from the table waste of other, non dog-owning households.
Every long-established dog breed we share our lives with today was essentially developed, honed and improved on home cooked food. Now that’s something the large commercial dog food manufacturers would prefer not to draw your attention to!
Cooking for dogs by breeders
That’s so important, it’s worth repeating. Every established breed that has been with us since the Middle Ages (roughly between the 5th and the 15th Century) became the dogs we know and love today because many of their breeders believed that cooking for dogs was the best way to feed and improve their animals. Dogs such as the Maltese, the Spaniel, the Pug, the Foxhound, most of the other hunting breeds and many, many more besides.
Cooking for dogs is not difficult
Cooking for dogs is not complicated. It’s little more difficult than cooking for any other family member. It doesn’t even need to be particularly time-consuming. But it is important to get the balance right because dogs do have slightly different nutritional needs to human beings. Those things aside, anyone can home cook for their dog.
As an individual I am committed to helping those many dog owners who would prefer to cook for their dogs. Because a surprising number of pet parents know the highly processed food they currently feed their dog every day is not healthy. They know their best friend deserves better. They want to home cook for their dog but simply don’t know how to go about it.
That’s where I come in. I help people cook for their dogs!