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Angela in Oz
02-02-2014, 07:54 PM
Just wondering how many people make their own pet food as opposed to buying commercial pet food?
We feed our dog a raw diet of chicken frames + add mineral supplements, plus she also has one cup of premium quality dry food each day. She seems to be thriving on this, and I believe that good health comes from the inside out. I would love to make her dry food myself, but I simply don't have time in the day to be baking dog food.
My cats are also fed raw minced chicken frames, raw beef and lamb mince, and premium dry food.
Would love to hear what others feed their pets?

Dinner Time for Kittens:

02-03-2014, 04:43 PM
Unfortunately my cats are on Rx food because of bladder stones, but my dogs eat Life's Abundance. Formulated by a holistic vet, never recalled and delivered fresh.

Angela in Oz
02-03-2014, 08:35 PM
yes Barb, I have heard great things about Life's Abundance and would love to be able to sell it, but unfortunately not available in Australia :(

02-03-2014, 09:09 PM
That is a shame they're not in Australia Angela. Maybe someday. I use to sell but stopped, but am thinking of joining again. I just feel so strongly about not using the regular brands of food on the market because of all the recalls that I want to let others know of a safer and better food option.

Angela in Oz
02-04-2014, 12:48 PM
yes would be great if we had something similar here, I am into holistic health for animals, we have Black Hawk holistic dry food here which I use for my dog and cats, but would be great if there was a home business opportunity attached to it, is a great product

02-10-2014, 07:38 PM
I combine a balance of dry pet food and 'healthy' table scraps. .... my pets normally live long, healthy lives with very few health issues.

My animals get real meat when I have it - like chicken, beef, etc... (not KFC or McD's ;) Nor do I feed them hot spicy food although I'm pretty sure my dog would tear into a spicy taco or chili given the chance. And what dog doesn't love a giant beef bone?

I also like them to eat eggs and some skin/or oily foods - they get tuna fish and my dog loves peanut butter and oatmeal. I've used applesauce in making dog biscuits, although some dogs like it, others don't - same with carrots and veggies.

I also feed them both pure pumpkin which is said to be a natural parasite killer, is good for them and they like it.

After that horrific pet food scare a few years back, I decided to go back to the basics and start putting regular food into their diets that I knew wouldn't harm them. I think we can all do better than what we pick off the shelves coming out of China, if we just use common sense. :)

02-15-2014, 06:54 PM
We do a mix of good quality dry and chicken too. We used to do a ground meat, oatmeal and rice mixture which was recommended many moons ago. The whole thing grosses me out, so my DH handles it.
The things we do for our fur-kids!?!:rolleyes:

Angela in Oz
02-25-2014, 01:10 AM
haha, yes can be gross making up pet food from scratch, especially if using offal, but not as bad as doing the cleanup at the other end ;)

04-09-2014, 06:21 AM
I don't. I think it's better to buy trusted pet food on the store. Hehe

04-26-2014, 11:35 AM
I cook for my 6 furkids and have since the day I got them. I did a TON of research and homecooking, is the best way to go, in my opinion. I couldn't do raw, but I am all for that as well.

05-13-2014, 08:45 PM
I switched brands and was overwhelmed by how well it worked, I joined the company. Bosco after 2 and a half years suddenly started having loose stools. Took him to my vet who just happens to own his sister. My vet treated for geordia and parasites but with no improvement.

He then suggest putting him on a prescription diet he just happens to sell and tells me his sister also has the same issue and he has to feed it to her. Says it is a hereditary trait for this particular cross.

Well I was not ready to spend that kind of money and drive 55 miles round trip just to get a bag of dog food. Luckily I discovered pawTree at a meeting I went to and after reading up on them I gave it a try. All I had to do is fill out a form online giving them my dogs bio and medical history and it recommended the custom mix that I should feed him as well as a probiotic supplement. Then the food is delivered to your door on a regular basis.

After only 24 hours on the new food Bosco's poops are back to normal. The food that was suggested is a turkey and sweet potato blend. All of their foods are all natural with no filler or grains and no poultry by products.

A neat part of the program is that you also get to name your dog food but also get your dogs picture on the bag as well. It is going to be a big seller in the right hands.

05-23-2014, 09:43 PM
I also buy my dog food from the store. If you research on different kinds of dog food I'm sure you will find one that suit your dog needs. My dog also eat chicken and chicken bones, pork chop, etc when we have it. So he just doesn't eat only store bought dog food.

05-24-2014, 08:39 PM
I don't even like cooking for myself and my family. I love my furry friends but they can deal with commercial food.

06-30-2014, 04:16 AM
I'm cooking meals for my dog about 4 days a week. Usually it's boiled chicken with rise, he loves it !|

06-30-2014, 05:42 AM
I rather cook the food to my dog or give her what is left from our meals. Food from the stores can harm your pet's health, so think twice before buying it!