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Low fat dog food

Low Fat Dog Food

Different breeds of dogs usually have different weight requirements and at times, the weight standards can fluctuate within the same breed too.

In today’s day and age, where people are becoming more health conscious everyday, it has been observed that over 25% to 40% of pet dogs are overweight. The most common factors that cause this unhealthy weight gain in dogs are eating too much rich food, frequent doggie treats that are unhealthy and the lack of adequate physical exercise. What is worse is that most of their owners are not aware of the fact, until it is brought to their attention, by a vet.

Ironically, there are times when a veterinarian too has a hard time in telling if a particular dog is overweight or not.

Obesity in a dog could lead to several health problems and therefore it is important to make sure that you control your pet’s diet and exercise regime, as soon as possible. There are several low fat dog food options that are easily available in most pet stores, which contain a fat content that is lower as compared to regular pet foot.

Unfortunately, most of the low fat dog food brands are quite expensive and many people cannot afford it. However, the good news is that there are low fat dog food recipes that can be used to prepare healthy dog food, within the comforts of your home. This would help you to save money and at the same time monitor all the ingredients that your dog is eating. Given below are some such low fat dog food recipes:

Low Fat Chicken Recipe for Dog

  • Skinless chicken breasts, boiled and chopped  -  3 pieces
  • White rice, cooked -  1 cup
  • Carrots, cooked   -  1 cup
  • Low fat cottage cheese  - 1 cup
Blend all the ingredients, till they are mixed thoroughly and feed the mixture to your pet. In case there are any leftovers, they can be refrigerated.

Low Fat Dry Dog Food

  • Whole wheat flour - 2 cups
  • Skim milk -  1 cup
  • Peanut butter, low fat - 1 cup
  • Baking powder - 1 tablespoon

In a large mixing blow, mix all the ingredients and knead them together thoroughly to form a dough. Alternately, you could also knead the ingredients on a floured surface. Then, roll the rough out on a flat surface, till it is about ¼ inch thick. Use a cookie cutter to cut the dough. Place the cookies on a greased baking sheet and bake them in an oven for about 20 minutes, at 375 degrees. Allow the cookies to cool, before feeding them to your dog. Refrigerate the leftovers, if any.

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  Submitted on August 4, 2010