Lincoln and Scout's Mom
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: San Francisco Bay Area, CA
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I started making homemade dog food a few months ago and I follow the recipes in Dr. Pitcairn's book also. It is a little bit of work to gather all the ingredients you will need to make the supplements, but once you do, it isn't too bad. I end up cooking a double batch every 2 weeks or so, and freezing the extras.
I also just got another book, "Better Food for Dogs" by Bastin, Ashton, and Nixon. The recipes look simpler and they still look pretty sound nutritionally (with supplementation).
I was worried my dogs would get some sort of deficiency on a homemade diet, so I like that both of these books are pretty detailed in covering how to add the right amount of supplements (vitamins, minerals, etc.) and calcium.