they are color blind, choose
their foods by smell. Most dogs like gamey flavors best, as
well as liver, fat, garlic, onions, horsemeat, lamb, beef,
cheese and fish.
Cats enjoy chicken, liver, fish,
turkey, lamb, and yeast, and prefer fresh to aged flavors.
Remember that cats are fussy eaters and it is not wise to
continually feed them their favorite foods. Soon they will
refuse to eat anything else; it is your job to see your cat has
a balanced diet.
not feed cats/dogs onions!
Animals do not need salt added to
their diet as the natural salt in the food is enough for
Dogs may eat any vegetable they
want (except for onions), however, cats should not have any
starchy veggies, like peas and corn for instance. Some dogs and
cats even enjoy fruits!
It's a good idea to always add a
grain, such as Kibble, wheat germ, cooked oatmeal or whole
wheat bread to meat dinners. For dogs use 75% carbohydrate
foods (grains and veggies) to 25% meat; for cats use half
carbohydrate foods to half meat.
These recipes are fairly simple
and you will save some money as well. All pet foods should be
served at room temperature; don't serve food cold from the
refrigerator or hot from the stove .You should also note that
cats should be fed three times a day, while an adult dog needs
only one meal a day.
In light of the recent pet
food scares I thought some of you may be interested in homemade
pet foods so here are a few receives:
Heat 1 teaspoon corn oil in a
Add 1/4 pound beef liver and fry
on both sides until cooked but not dry inside.
Add 1/2 cup water to the pan and
mix it up with all the brown bits.
For dogs, cut the liver into
pieces and serve; for cats, grind the liver in a blender, using
the pan juices.
Combine 1/2 pound stewing
veal, 1 cup canned tomatoes, 1 cup water, 1 chicken bouillon
cube, 1/2 onion (chopped), parsley and a dash of garlic powder
in a pot and simmer.
When meat is tender, remove all
For dogs, cut the meat in chunks,
and mix stew with kibble or some other grain; for cats, grind
the stew in blender, adding a tablespoon of wheat germ or 1/2
slice of whole wheat bread.
Combine 1 chicken liver, 1
giblet, 1 chicken heart, 1 chicken neck, 2 cups water and 1
tablespoon finely chopped parsley.
Cover and simmer until the giblet
Chop all the meat for dogs
removing bones and mix with kibble; for cats, you may want to
grind the meat in the blender.
Do NOT feed cats onions. Dogs will do well with almost any
vegetable added to the above receives however should avoid
starchy vegetables like corn and peas.