Nutrition is an essential part of raising a healthy and strong dog. Small breed dogs grow and develop differently than larger breed dogs. Your diet must be tailored to these differences. Discuss this homemade dog food for small breeds with your vet before making any dietary changes for your pup.
Many common diseases in puppies and small breed dogs are due to poor diet. These diseases can include malnutrition, nutrient toxicity, obesity, or hypoglycemia. There is no single best food for small breeds or dogs. The only thing you can do is research your dog’s specific nutritional needs and analyze the ingredients of each recipe.
Using this information, you must decide which food is best for your furry family member. It is unlikely that you know all this information yourself. That’s why it’s best to consult your veterinarian or a trained canine nutritionist before making any changes to your dog’s diet.
Homemade dog food for small breeds
Oatmeal is high in fiber and packed with nutrients, minerals, and antioxidants. This recipe may not provide a balanced diet for all dogs. Therefore, be sure to consult your veterinarian before switching Fido to this diet.
Recipe: Homemade Small Breed Dog Food
Oatmeal is a good carbohydrate substitute for dogs with wheat and grain allergies. A good source of soluble fiber, oatmeal is beneficial for dogs with intestinal issues and helps regulate blood sugar levels.
On the contrary, a high-fiber diet can lead to gastrointestinal problems. Because of this, this food should not be the only recipe you feed your pet. You can swap it out with other homemade recipes, or serve it up every once in a while to keep Fido’s bowel movements regular.
- Preparation time: 10 mins
- Cooking time: 20 minutes
- Total time: 30 minutes
- Yield: above 36 Cookies 1x
- Category: cooked food
- Method: stovetop
- Kitchen: Dog Food
- 2 Chicken breast (diced)
- 2 cups chicken soup
- 1 cup dog-friendly vegetables (chopped)
- 1/4 cup oatmeal
- 1 teaspoon. vegetable oil
Put the oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Fry the chicken in the oil until browned.
Once the chicken is cooked, add the broth, oatmeal, and veggies to the pan. Let the recipe simmer for 10 minutes.
Make sure the recipe has cooled completely before feeding it to your pet.
- Serving size: 1/4 cup
- Calories: 33
- Sugar: 0.4g
- Sodium: 138mg
- Fat: 1.1g
- Carbohydrates: 2 g
- Fiber: 0.4g
- Protein: 3.6g
- Cholesterol: 7mg
How to store: You can store leftover dog food in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days or freeze it and it will keep for up to 3 months. Keep in mind that this recipe doesn’t contain any preservatives, so it won’t last nearly as long as commercial dog food.