Home Cooked Meals For Your Poodle

We have all heard that old expression, “you are what you eat” and it is true, of course. It is also true about your dog too! Would Home Cooked Meals For Your Poodle really make a difference in your poodle’s health overall? The answer is a very big yes.

According to an article in webmd.com, about 50% of all dogs over the age of ten get some form of cancer and the rate of increase in dogs getting diabetes has risen about 30% from 2006 to 2010. Much of this has to do with dogs being overweight and this is preventable with changes in diet and dietary and food restrictions.

If you are looking to have the healthiest pet you can have, then Home Cooked Meals For Your Poodle is a big step in that direction. Here’s more on the subject from an article by Katie McCarthy from http://www.ledger-enquirer.com and it talks about making your dogs food and the health benefits of feeding your pet a superior diet of home made meals rather than most of the commercial brands of dog food available.

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This poodle wants some good home cooked food

Those of us who have four-legged furry friends often consider them a member of the family. We want to do whatever we can to make sure they are as healthy and happy as possible.

For Rick Woodford, that often means cooking for them. His venture into homemade dog food began when his dog Jackson was diagnosed with lymphoma. Jackson stopped eating his dog food and became lethargic. In an effort to get him to eat, Woodford began preparing home-cooked meals and noticed a marked improvement in Jackson’s energy and spirits.

Between chemotherapy and homemade food, Jackson lived beyond his original 9-12 month sentence. And Woodford started a new business, becoming known around his Portland-area home as “The Dog Food Dude.” His business, Dog Stew, was hurt by the recession, but Woodford’s passion was not — he recently released a dog food cookbook “Feed Your Best Friend Better: Easy, Nutritious Meals and Treats for Dogs.”

“When I helped my dog who was sick, I only wanted him to eat — I didn’t expect him to get better,” said Woodward during a recent phone interview, adding that he mostly feeds dogs who are sick with issues such as allergies, arthritis, cancer, diabetes and heart disease.

While he was compiling his cookbook, Woodford read pet food books written by veterinarians and had veterinarians approve the changes he made to recipes to ensure they were healthy for pets, as well as accessible to the humans preparing the food.

Woodford stressed that he wanted to make the recipes easy to follow, even though he’s heard plenty of people say how complicated it sounds.

“It’s easy once you start doing it,” he said. “I (also) don’t want people to think they have to cook everything for their dogs.”

Though he has one diabetic dog who eats only homemade diabetic food and one older dog with heart disease who also only eats homemade food, his other two dogs are fed a half-and-half diet of homemade food and store-bought kibble.

Woodford said the half-and-half diet combines the benefits of homemade food, plus the nutrients in packaged food.

“You’re not going to see the benefit (of homemade food) today, except that your dog will lick the bowl clean,” said Woodford. “But over time, the dog will be healthier.”

So, if you are looking to make Home Cooked Meals For Your Poodle, maltipoo, cockapoo or other breed of dog, you will be glad to know it will surely make a difference in your pets health in the long run. We make Lucy a homemade meal of chicken, vegetables and sometimes we add in a special local made raw meat formula for dogs. The live enzymes in the raw food are especially good for her. Not only does she love her food, we also know it’s helping her health in the long run, which we feel good about.

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  1. Donna says:

    We started ‘home cooked’ many years ago. In the past few years we’ve gone to raw. Definitely a health advantage. I would never feed my dogs that processed junk they package as ‘dog food’. Please keep spreading the word – the store bought ‘pet food’ will KILL your pet.

    • admin says:

      Thank you, Donna, so much for your comments and input on this topic. Yes, raw food is the best and commercial dog foods are mostly junk, from what I have seen, with some exceptions.

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