Go Natural! Dog Food Recommendations

Go natural with your dog food to help improve your dog's health and well-being. It's easy to feed your dog a natural dog food diet at home. Here are some suggestions.

Provide Plenty of Fresh, Clean Water

Your dog should always have a good supply of fresh, clean drinking water. Proper hydration is key to your dog's good health.

Use The Highest Quality Ingredients

Whenever possible, use fresh meats and vegetables to feed your dog naturally. Locally grown, organic products are preferable. Here are some ideal ingredients to use if you want to go natural with your dog food:

  • Beef
  • Chicken
  • Liver
  • Fish
  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Cheese
  • Whole Grains
  • Vegetables
  • Legumes

Cook Everything

If you're procuring your meat, poultry, bones and dairy from a source you're sure is reputable, then this rule need not apply. However, to be on the safe side, it's a good idea to cook all meat, eggs and bones.

Seek Variety and Moderation

Your dog's natural food diet should be varied; don't feed him one food or group of foods to the exclusion of others.

Keep It Simple

Your dog's all-natural food doesn't have to be fancy, and each meal need only contain a few ingredients. Each meal should contain one ingredient from each of these groups:

  • Meat or dairy
  • Whole grains
  • Vegetables, nuts or legumes

Avoid Foods Hazardous to Dogs

Foods that you should avoid in your dog's natural food diet include:

  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Chocolate (or anything containing caffeine)
  • Walnuts
  • Citrus
  • Grapes or raisins