The spice of life
Not since the advent of commercial dog food some 150 years ago has there been a wider variety of available diets for dogs than there is today. And by variety, I don’t mean variety of kibble (dry dog biscuit). Kibble is kibble, end of story. Despite what manufacturers might tell you, there’s little to choose between one brand of kibble and another. No, for the purpose of this post I am talking about the increasing variety of proper homemade dog food in the UK.
Yes, freshly prepared homemade dog food is marginally less convenient. But it is so, so much better for the health of your dog than nutritionally-compromised dry or canned dog food. Would you feel safe in feeding yourself or your family nothing more than a dry biscuit day in and day out? Food that without being frozen, can sit in your kitchen cupboard for a year or more without going off. Wouldn’t you wonder how on earth they managed that? Wouldn’t you ask yourself how they could possibly make it as nutritious and healthy as freshly cooked food? (The fact is of course, they can’t. Never did. Never will). And wouldn’t you get just a little bored with the same food day in day and day out for the entirety of your life?
Dogs enjoy variety
Despite what you may have heard to the contrary, dogs have a digestive tract very similar to yours and mine. There are differences, but they digest their food in much the same way as you and I do.
They also have the benefit of 15,000 years of human domestication. It’s a relationship which many experts believe was greatly facilitated by the fact that those early dogs were able and willing to share the same food as their human companions. It was a symbiotic relationship. It benefited both man and dog. And it’s a relationship that, certainly for those of us who choose to provide homemade food for our best friends, continues to this day.
Homemade dog food is highly nutritious. It carries enormous health benefits for dogs. That’s one of many reasons homemade dog food in the UK is become increasingly popular. Pet parents are beginning to appreciate how much healther homemade dog food is compared to commercial dog food. So many of today’s common dog illnesses relate directly to food. So many can be cured by nutrition alone. And if you need my help in home cooking for your dog, just ask!