Cooking Your Own Dog Food

Ellen writes: “I am considering making my own dog food and not using commercial dog food. Any information you could give me would be helpful.

I’m looking for recipes as well as the pro’s and con’s of doing this. Thanks for any advice you can give me. ”

Adam responds: I hate to tell you this, but… EVERY single one of my clients who has tried to create their own dog food has ended up– after several weeks– with a dog that looked malnourished and had health problems.

Once they went back to the commercial stuff, the dog would start gaining weight again, return to good health, and re-gain a nice coat.

The big pet food companies have put hundreds of years and billions of dollars (okay, maybe not quite that much) into researching what makes for the best quality dog foods. If you stick with one of the top three or four dry dog foods, your dog will be healthier.