5 Homecooked Diet Mistakes & Misconceptions

after a homemade recipe is created for a pet, it is common to have the pet owner question the volume amount of the food because it looks like less or more than they expected it to be, often based on the pet’s previous diet.

Homemade diets are formulated to provide the amount of calories that the nutritionist feels is appropriate for the pet, either based on the pet’s diet history, or on published equations.

Nutritionists are trained to think in terms of calories, not volume, and so the volume of the food rarely comes into consideration during the formulation process unless it seems particularly high.

Dog foods for healthy dogs are typically 20-28% of calories from protein while cat foods are typically 28-38% of calories from protein (remember, though, that these percentages are not the same as the ones you see on pet food labels.

Assuming that a nutritionally balanced diet can be made without using any concentrated supplements

Many pet owners who want to cook for their pets make that decision because they are concerned about certain pet food ingredients and want to feed their pets food that contains only healthy ingredients that they recognize.

different cooking methods result in differing nutrient amounts. So, changing cooking methods – boiling instead of baking.

Nutritionists try to make recipes that will provide appropriate calories for a specific pet but this can sometimes be challenging since individual pet’s metabolic rates can vary.