Discussing Questions And Answers About Do Vets Recommend Homemade Dog Food

Lizzie asks…

My boxer eats but not as she should!?

My boxer is about 6 mouths old and i feed breakfast,lunchand,dinner and at times i will give her treats. I am feeding her now Bits and Bones is an Pulix Brand food and when she does not eat her dry food i will mix Iams can food she will eat that all. and also she shading alot what can i do about that she is shading? she never had that problem before. but i know that is under weight. what can i do for my boxer so she can gain some weight on her?

Jimmy answers:

Both the brands, they are crap,,,,,,change please. To:

(Sorry for the lengthly answer, LOL)



Chicken Soup


Solid Gold




Any Natura Brand


Please never use any food from Purina, because they are all crap, and you would never want to feed a pet that you loved the Purina brand. Here is a website partly on Purina:


Never use Science Diet, either. That is a very crappy brand. If your dog is ever sick, the vet will recommend Science Diet. Their Rx diets are Ok for some dogs who need them, but don’t get the regular Science Diet. Here is a website partly on Science Diet:





I feed the raw diet. It is the best you can feed most dogs. I suggest you look into it.

Look at all the crap in Purina Dog Chow:

Whole grain corn, poultry by-product meal, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), corn gluten meal, meat and bone meal, brewers rice, soybean meal, barley, whole grain wheat, animal digest, calcium carbonate, salt, calcium phosphate, potassium chloride, L-Lysine monohydrochloride, choline chloride, zinc sulfate, Vitamin E supplement, zinc proteinate, ferrous sulfate, added color (Red 40, Yellow 5, Blue 2, Yellow 6), DL-Methionine, manganese sulfate, manganese proteinate, niacin, Vitamin A supplement, copper sulfate, calcium pantothenate, copper proteinate, garlic oil, pyridoxine hydrochloride, Vitamin B-12 supplement, thiamine mononitrate, Vitamin D-3 supplement, riboflavin supplement, calcium iodate, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), folic acid, biotin, sodium selenite.

Look at all the good stuff in Wellness:

Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Oatmeal, Ground Barley, Ground Brown Rice, Tomato Pomace, Rye Flour, Canola Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols, a natural source of Vitamin E), Tomatoes, Rice Bran, Deboned Whitefish, Natural Chicken Flavor, Carrots, Spinach, Sweet Potatoes, Apples, Blueberries, Ground Flaxseed, Ground Millet, Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Minerals [Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite], Vitamins [Beta-Carotene, Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Vitamin A Supplement, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B-12 Supplement], Choline Chloride, Taurine, Mixed Tocopherols (a natural preservative), Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulfate, Chicory Root Extract, Garlic, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Green Tea Extract, Dried Lactobacillus plantarum, Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation products.
So you can obviously see that something like Wellness is better than something like Purina Dog Chow.

Check out this site to see what shouldn’t be in dog food:


I hope you listen to it. It’s a good site.

Maria asks…

Alternative to Hill’s C/d for my dog?

My dog just had surgery and had bladder stones removed. I brought her home and she would not eat the Hill’s C/d. I had to take her back to the vet since she was vomiting and they have her on pain medication now and have kept her for a few days. The vet said she is doing better, she is urinating and not vomiting any more, but she will not eat. I am going to pick her up tomorrow and I was wondering if there is any other food out there that I can try that will be ‘safe’ for her to eat. I see the first two ingredients are ground whole corn and chicken by product meal – isn’t there a more natural food out there that I can try?

Jimmy answers:

Many vets are prescribing Hill’s Prescription diets for dogs and cats, but as you saw by reading the first two ingredients, this commercial dog food really is made mostly of filler (corn) and unknown animal parts (chicken by product – could be good, could be bad). I’ve never liked the Hill’s food, but many people are persuaded to use it because their vets say it is good. My vet says its not and I completely trust her since she is a holistic vet who prefers natural foods and natural remedies.

I’d recommend you start off by putting your dog on a natural diet. Raw meat is healthiest, but there are other high quality kibbles that are readily available these days. I feed my dog raw, but if I were to ever feed a dog kibble, I think I would choose Wellness. The ingredients on it look good, the price is reasonable, and I’ve heard some good things about it. Changing your dog onto a better diet may actually solve the problem all on its on. You can also add supplements to your dog’s food to prevent bladder stones.

There are many different supplements you can choose from and depending on your dog and her specific needs, you can choose accordingly. There is so much to tell you though, that I’m going to recommend that you go to a book store or library and get your hands on some books. One is called “Natural Health for Dogs and Cats” by Dr. Pitcairn. This book tells you all about what is really in commercial dog foods, what to look for when choosing a food for your dog, and how to make a homemade diet for your dog that will be healthy for your dog. There are also sections on the specific health problems and ways you can try to solve them naturally as opposed to with medicines. The other book is called “The Encyclopedia of Natural Pet Care” by CJ Puotinen. This book again has great ways to solve many health problems. He gives some great tips in when you feed your dog and how many times which can also help prevent bladder stones from forming. It is all way too much information for me to explain here, but I hope you look it up because it really does open your eyes to a whole different side of pet food.

Good luck and I hope your dog is better soon!

Joseph asks…

Kidney Recieps?

Hi. I’m still on the hunt. LOL
Does anyone have any good homemade Kidney diet Recipes they would like to pass along? I’ve been all over the net and having some trouble. I would soooo much appreciate it if anyone has any or could pass along any good websites for any.
Also, if your pet also on a homemade Kidney diet could you please Help me and my little Chihuahua with some vitamin, mineral help. I just don’t know exactly what to do, what vitamins, minerals are the best. Oh please help if you can. I would be ever greatful. Thank you, God bless.
I need some good recipes but i think the whole vitamin and mineral, kidney support thing is giving me most trouble right now.

Jimmy answers:

Stay away from all the so-called prescription diets – they are just crap in a bag!! Your dog needs easly digestible food with NO grains, dairy or vegetables – a raw diet of meat, bones and offal.

Join one of the yahoo raw feeding groups – rawfeeding or RawMeatyBones – they are full of people with heaps of knowledge who can support you.

**many vets will recommend a ‘low protein’ diet as a matter of course. This theory has been disproved by numerous studies.

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