Hi I am new to the forum and new to home cooking for my dogs. I have four chinese cresteds. I am starting pretty simple and right now have two batches of food made for them. One is chicken breast, yams and carrots. The other is lean ground beef, yams and green beans. This is a pretty dense meal with the yams etc and Im wondering how much they should be eating. Previously when they had kibble they all got 1/3 cup twice per day and maintained a good weight. They are app between 12-15lbs each. I THINK I understand that they should have approx 4oz of homemade food per day? But I am wondering if there is a way to figure how much by measuring cup size each feeding to make it simpler? Any tips or ideas greatly appreciated 🙂 Thank you!
For newbies at homemade, I would suggest the recipes at http://www.homemadedogfood.com (recipe with Dinovite and oil supplement and serving size suggestions) or get a recipe book. Your dog really needs more nutrition than meat and veggies. One recipe book I use is “Real Food For Healthy Dogs and Cats” by Dr Karen Becker/Beth Taylor. This gives cooked and raw recipes with a vitamin mix recipe. Another option is to use a Premix like Grandma Lucy’s or The Honest Kitchen, Urban Wolf, or See Spot Live Longer dinner mixes. You add meat and oil and the premix has all the vitamins/minerals added. I make raw food and use CarnivoreRaw in my rotation.
I totally agree with Sandy, your dogs food needs more than that. With that said, 4 oz. is 1/2 cup.
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