What is the best food for your dogs?

The "real food" revolution is here! Informed pet owners are making BIG CHANGES to their pets daily diet.

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A Happy Dog is a Healthy Dog. There are much healthier options than the convenience of commercial kibble diets which are loaded with unhealthy carbohydrates, grains and preservatives — even "top brands" have been subject to product recalls?! Real food might cost you more but what you spend on natural ingredients and proper nutrition you will save on vets bills — you could be adding years to your best friends life — priceless!

DID YOU KNOW? It's only since the rise of commercial pet foods that we have witnessed an unprecedented global surge in the number of dogs suffering from chronic allergies, infections, obesity, digestive issues, diabetes and cancer? Dogs fed on processed kibble are being chronically deprived of nutrients, having their health compromised and lives cut short by diets of processed food loaded with cheap carbohydrates, fillers, artificial colours, flavours and preservatives.

Commercial dog food is a multi-billion dollar industry making huge profits, employing marketing gimmicks, and using cheap ingredients. Dogs are very resilient and capable of handling foods that may not be biologically appropriate, but surviving is not the same as thriving!

Recommended intake: Up to 80%

Protein

Protein is the single most important nutrient to your dog. Canines need protein to develop their muscles and to maintain organ health and functionality.

Nutrition is not an exact science. Your dog's biological needs will also change based on their age and activity levels. Furthermore, certain athletic breeds require significantly more protein in their diet.

Recommended intake: No more than 10%

Dietary Fibre

Dietary fibre is essential for maintaining your dog's gastrointestinal health. A healthy dose of fibre can keep your dog regular, prevent constipation, and help avoid any unnecessary weight gain.

The great thing about fibre is that it's found in a wide range of ingredients. The most common source of fibre is fruits and vegetables. Fruits and mixed vegetables (green, yellow and red) can be used to create fibre-rich diets while also introducing essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

Recommended intake: 15%

Complex Carbohydrates

High GI Carbohydrates (refined grains: corn, wheat, sugar, white rice and white potatoes) contribute to oxidative stress and chronic inflammation. Left untreated chronic inflammation can cause allergies, autoimmune disease, diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders, heart disease and cancer.

Low GI (healthy) complex carbohydrates such as phytonutrients (plant compounds) provide antioxidants to enhance your dog's immune system, repair free-radical damage and help prevent cancer.

For maximum health benefits, you should only use organic fruits and vegetables. Foods laced with pesticides or foods that are genetically modified will defeat the whole purpose of serving healthy home-cooked foods. Also, most vegetables need to be cooked to be properly digested. 

Home-Cooked High Protein Diet for Dogs

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Ingredients:

MAKES: 4.1 Kg / Calories (kcal) 5860 / Calories from Fat 2840

Protein: 3 kg

1 Kg Minced Beef (or Ostrich / Venison / Lamb)
1 Kg Chicken Breasts (de-boned)
250 g Chicken Livers (or frozen Chicken Hearts from PnP)
360 g Tuna (or Salmon / Sardines) (3 cans in water)
150 g Cottage Cheese (Full Fat)
3 XL Eggs (190 g)
50g Chia Seeds

Low-GI carbohydrates (300 g)

300 g Rice (or Gluten-Free Oats / Buckwheat / Chickpeas)

Vegetable & Fruit Mix (750 g)

160 g Butternut (or Pumpkin / Sweet Potato)
160 g Green Peas
160 g Cauliflower (or Carrots / Celery / Green Beans)
170 g Broccoli (or Kale / Spinach)
1 Apple (medium size) (100 g)

Healthy Fat

50 ml Coconut Oil

Daily Food Requirements

This table is only intended as a guide for your dog's daily energy requirements. It is based on dogs in good health with an ideal weight and typical activity profile. Every dog is different and if you have concerns you should contact your vet.

Ideal weight means a longer and happier life

Achieving and maintaining your pet's ideal weight is proven to reduce the risk of illness and add to the longevity and general well-being of the animal. As animal advocates, we take on the challenge of educating our pet-owner community about nutrition and best practices in feeding.

10 Kg 550 Calories (kCal) 10 DAYS (2 x 200 g Servings per Day)
15 Kg 750 Calories (kCal) 7.5 DAYS (2 x 275 g Servings per Day)
20 Kg 900 Calories (kCal) 6 DAYS (2 x 340 g Servings per Day)
25 Kg 1100 Calories (kCal) 5 DAYS (2 x 410 g Servings per Day)
30 Kg 1250 Calories (kCal) 4.5 DAYS (2 x 455 g Servings per Day)
35 Kg 1400 Calories (kCal) 4 DAYS (2 x 510 g Servings per Day)
40 Kg 1550 Calories (kCal) 3.5 DAYS (2 x 585 g Servings per Day)
45 Kg 1700 Calories (kCal) 3 DAYS (2 x 680 g Servings per Day)

Ingredient Cost

Depending on where you shop, expect to pay around R250 for ingredients to make 4.1 Kg.

This will give you 20 servings (2 per day) which will feed a small dog (10 Kg body weight) for 10 days.

That works out at just R25 per day for 2 x 200g gram servings of nutrient-dense goodness and priceless health benefits.

 

Calories (kCal) 140 280
Energy (kJ) 586 1172
Protein (g) 14 28
Total Carbohydrates (g) 5 10
of which total sugar (g) < 1 < 1
Total Fat (g) 8 16
of which saturated fat (g) 3 6
Dietary Fibre (g) < 1 < 1
Total Sodium (mg) 85 170

Instructions:

You will need a large diameter cooking pot.

  1. Cook and drain the rice and aside in a large bowl
  2. Add the chicken pieces and coconut oil to a pan and fry. Allow to cool and blitz them in a food processor and add to the rice. (do not dispose of the coconut oil)
  3. Hardboil the eggs, finish them in cold water and peel off shells. Blitz the eggs in a food processor and add to the rice
  4. Soak the Chia Seeds in 250ml warm water for 5 minutes before adding to the rice.
  5. Drain the tuna and add the tuna meat to the rice.
  6. Add the cottage cheese to the rice and mix all the above ingredients together.
  7. Add the beef mince to the pan with the remaining coconut oil and cook for 2 minutes.
  8. Add the chicken livers to the food processor and blitz until smooth and creamy. Add to the minced beef and cook until lightly done.
  9. Blitz the butternut into small pieces and add to the beef mince. Reduce the heat, put a lid on the pan and allow the butternut to gently steam until soft.
  10. Remove the core and pips from the apple and dispose of them. Add the apple, cauliflower and broccoli to the food processor and blitz.
  11. Add the shredded apple, cauliflower and broccoli to the pan and cook until done. Set aside and allow to cool.
  12. Add the beef mince and vegetables to the rice mix and stir to combine.
  13. Calculate your pet's daily meal requirements from the table opposite and add 2 (daily) servings per freezer bag.
  14. Seal, label, date and freeze the pet food until required.

This food has more taste when it is warm. Dog's prefer their food served slightly warm (not hot).

NutriFlex Supplement

For best results sprinkle or mix 1 serving of NutriFlex with your pet's food daily.

 

 

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