sounds very sketchy to me. sounds like the recipe is basically just someone trying to sell these suppliments. I think you'd be better off with commercial dry dog food than this recipe. Who knows what's really in these suppliments. Not really home made if you just cooking chicken and rice and adding a tube of "who knows what" to it!
The dry dog food industry adds basically the same supplements, dry dog food is basically like a frito or cheerio with vitamins/nutrients cooked into it. The goal with home cooking is to really provide as many natural vitamins and minerals as possible, through fresh food, but its harder to feed dogs the broad variety that humans eat, I wouldn't feed Gucci a fruit salad, though it'd be very healthy, she'd have diarrhea for days, lol if she'd even eat it (I'm guessing not)
I've been doing the homecooked route for 6 years and have done alot of research and learned from many other people who do it and I have to say, my dog is healthier than some of my friend's traditionally dry food fed dogs, no skin problems, no health problems, healthy hair, eyes, teeth, skin..it has been a positive experience for us, but it isn't for everyone, there is alot more work involved and it isn't cheaper.
Thanks Kara I think I need to eat less so I can afford all the dogie supplements:
I know, right? Sign up for that website (only natural pet) and they will give you coupons or emails on sales/ specials and buy it when its on sale w/ free shipping. I find it lasts a long time since they are smaller dogs, you can even buy the capsule type for larger dogs and sprinkle a portion from the capsule, as far as probiotics, they sell basically the same thing for humans as they do dogs, so you may find a better 'human' deal at whole foods.
One thing, it takes them a month or so to limit down their water intake and for the stools to get back to normal, when you first start fresh food, they are still drinking enough to digest hard/dry food and now they get water from food, I noticed about 3-4 weeks into it, her water intake had dropped to compensate for the wet food and the stools got back to normal, a lot of peopel think the food isn't setting well with them and stop w/o considering the adjustment period from dry to wet..