Do I need to add supplements to homemade dog food?
Whilst a raw, meat based diet is the healthiest way to feed your dog (read our beginner’s guide for more info), it’s also possible to create nutritional imbalances within their raw food . This is due to a couple of factors.
- Dogs need specific ratios of muscle meats, healthy raw fats, bone, offal, and plant fibre in their diets in order to attain balanced nutrition. Find out about the ingredients in raw dog food.
- All dogs are different, and some require less bone, offal, or fibre than others might. It takes time to figure out the correct ratios that each dog needs individually.It can be done with time and experience; though some DIY raw feeders choose to balance their dog’s meals through the use of nutritional supplements.
This way, you know the ratios and health properties of all the ingredients in your dog’s diet, whilst saving yourself time and effort.