Dog health is a very important part of caring for your pet and making homemade dog food is one way of encouraging your dog’s good health. When I look online for homemade dog food recipes, I notice that there is a lot of repetition. If you’ve been to a cooking website, what you’ll see are many different recipes, unfortunately there’s a lot of recipes that are very like each other. So when looking for recipes for dog food, is there a better way to find recipes that are unique and skip all of the extras. One way is to use Google and narrow down your search. So instead of just looking up “homemade dog food recipes”, use the term “homemade chicken dog food recipes” or “homemade chicken and rice dog food recipes”. The more information you put into the search string the more specific search you’ll get in the results. It’s also important to understand that Google will order the results by relevancy and authority, so the site that is listed first is the site that Google feels is best for the search you entered. Home Made Party Cake 2/3 cup ripe mashed bananas 1/2 cup softened butter 3 large eggs 3/4 cup water 2 cups Unbleached Flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1/2 cup chopped pecans 1/2 cup raisins Frosting: 2 cup mashed banana 1 tablespoon butter 6 tablespoon carob flour 2 teaspoons vanilla 3 tablespoon unbleached flour 1 teaspoon cinnamon Cake: In mixing bowl, beat together mashed banana and butter until creamy. Add eggs and water. Beat well. Stir in dry ingredients. Beat until smooth. Add nuts and raisins. Spoon batter evenly into oiled and floured bundt pan. Bake at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes. Cool on wire rack 5 minutes, remove from pan, replace on rack and cool. Frosting: Blend thoroughly and spread on cool cake. Sprinkle with chopped pecans. The frosting contains carob, which is a safe (almost tastes like) chocolate substitute. So now that you know the basics of putting in a lot of detail for the search query that you’ll submit to Google, the question now is, what do you search for? Start by putting together a list of the main ingredients, listing them individually. And break it down into categories. Meat, grains, starches, etc. So I’d put together a list like Meat: Beef, Chicken, Pork, then Grains: Rice, Whole Grain, Meal, Bran and then Starches: Potatoes, Carrots, Corn, etc. Now on a piece of paper or a spreadsheet combine them together. Beef, Rice, Potatoes; Beef, Rice, Carrots; Chicken, Rice, Potatoes; Chicken, Rice, Carrots, etc. You get the idea. Now enter your first search, say “Homemade beef, rice, potato dog food recipes” and enter that into Google. Select the first entry and then get the recipes you’re looking for. One thing that might happen is that the first result is a site that you’ve already been to or the site isn’t quite what you need. If that happens, no problem, just look at the other results. You may also have to mess around with the search to get the desired combination right. Now repeat for all of the other combinations. What does that give you? You will now have a recipe for each of the food combinations that you listed and since it’s the number one result it will be the most relevant recipe for that food combination. After you’re done, you’ll have a list of many recipes ready to cook up a storm for your dog. Good luck. With a little research and a little amount of homemade cooking you can help keep at bay those common dog health problems.
Dog training tricks – shaking hands, sit up, speak and beg are great for you to teach your dog but should your puppy be learning the important things the right way first? Training your dog the correct way will help you avoid problems in the future. Your puppy will learn many things including,
- Staying alone without barking.
- Training to a leash and collar.
- Obeying commands – down, sit, come, stay, heel, stop and no.
- Not jumping up on people.
- Not chewing everything (including your best shoes).
- Keeping off the furniture.
- Learning to control barking.
- Not to chase cars.