Unfortunately, more than 25% of the dogs will suffer from joint pain during their lifetime. Some dogs experience these problems with age.
For others, these problems are genetic and can start early in life. this homemade dog food for joint pain can be a great option to relieve swelling and pain associated with joint problems.
Just like arthritis in humans, hip and joint pain can be debilitating for dogs. If you think your dog is showing signs of joint pain, it is best to see a veterinarian.
Once your dog shows these signs, he will need treatment to stop the degeneration of the joints.
Your veterinarian will likely recommend a change in diet to include some common healthy ingredients.
They may also recommend adding some supplements that have been shown to help relieve the pain and swelling associated with joint problems.
It is also important that you consult your veterinarian to make sure this homemade dog food for joint pain meets all of your dog’s nutritional needs.
This recipe will do not provide a balanced diet for all dogs, therefore, you will need the advice of your veterinarian. They may recommend adding nutritional supplements or a multivitamin to the recipe so that you can feed it as a long-term diet option.
Homemade dog food for joint pain
Identifying joint pain early and limiting further damage are two important goals in caring for a dog with joint problems.
Unfortunately, signs of joint pain in dogs can sometimes be difficult to spot until a bigger problem occurs. Because of this, most arthritic dogs suffer in silence.
Don’t wait until your dog is in noticeable pain. Take your pet with you for regular veterinary checks.
Keep a close eye on your dog’s behavior and report even the smallest changes in behavior to your veterinarian.
Recipe: Homemade dog food for joint pain
While this recipe will provide a balanced diet for some dogs, it is not suitable for all pets. Be sure to discuss any diet changes with your veterinarian, as your pet could suffer from malnutrition after just a few days of unbalanced meals.
- Preparation time: 20 minutes
- Cooking time: 15 minutes
- Total time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 14 cups 1x
- Category: Dog Food
- Method: Cooked
- Kitchen: Dog Food
- 2 chopped zucchini
- 2 cups Kale
- 2 cups chopped carrots
- 2 chopped sweet potatoes
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1/2 cup lenses
- 1.5 cups Andean millet
- 1/2 cup chopped parsley
- 3rd Garlic cloves
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cranberries
- 1 cup Nettles
Put 8 cups of water in a large stockpot. Add the sweet potatoes and carrots. Bring to a boil. Let simmer for 5 minutes.
Add the remaining ingredients. Turn off the heat, cover the saucepan, and let the recipe sit until it cools to room temperature. The heat softens the vegetables and cooks the quinoa.
- Serving size: 1/2 cup
- Calories: 81
- Sugar: 0.9 g
- Sodium: 15 mg
- Fat: 0.7 g
- Carbohydrates: 16 g
- Fiber: 3.1 g
- Protein: 2.9 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
How much to feed: I recommend feeding about 1/2 cup of food for every 20-25 pounds of body weight. This is just a guideline.
Some dogs, like working dogs and very active breeds, require more calories. Lazy pets and older dogs may not need that many.
How to save: You can store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days or freeze them and they can be kept for up to 3 months.
Keep in mind that this recipe contains no preservatives, so it won’t last nearly as long as commercial dog food.