Homemade Dog Food for Joint Pain – Top Dog Tips
Unfortunately more than 25% of the dogs will suffer from joint pain in their lifetime. Some dogs experience these problems with age. For others, these problems are genetic and can start early in life. This homemade dog food for joint pain can be a great option to help relieve the swelling and pain associated with joint problems.
Just like arthritis in humans, hip and joint pain can be debilitating for dogs. If you think your dog is showing signs of joint pain, it is best to see a veterinarian. Once your dog shows these signs, he will need a regiment of treatment to stop the degeneration of the joints.
Your veterinarian will likely recommend a change in diet to include some common healthy ingredients. They may also recommend adding some supplements that have been shown to reduce the pain and swelling associated with joint problems.
Consulting your veterinarian is also important to ensure that this homemade dog food for joint pain meets all of your dog’s nutritional needs. This recipe will do not provide a balanced diet for all dogsSo you need your veterinarian’s advice. They may recommend adding supplements or a multivitamin to the recipe so that you can feed it as a long-term diet option.
Homemade dog food for joint pain
Identifying joint pain early and limiting further damage are two primary goals of caring for a dog with joint problems. Unfortunately, signs of joint pain in dogs can sometimes be difficult to notice until there is a major problem. Because of this, most arthritic dogs suffer in silence.
Don’t wait until your dog is in noticeable pain. Take your pet for regular veterinary checkups. Keep an eye on your dog’s behavior and report even the smallest changes in behavior to your veterinarian.
Recipe: Homemade dog food for joint pain
While this recipe provides a balanced diet for some dogs, it is not suitable for all pets. Be sure to discuss diet changes with your veterinarian, as your pet can be malnourished after just a few days of unbalanced meals.
- Author: Samantha Randall
- Preparation time: 20 minutes
- Cooking time: 15 minutes
- Total time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 14 cups 1x
- Category: Dog Food
- Method: Cooked
- Kitchen: Dog Food
- 2 chopped zucchini
- 2 cups Kale
- 2 cups Chopped carrots
- 2 chopped sweet potatoes
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1/2 cup lenses
- 1.5 cups Andean millet
- 1/2 cup chopped parsley
- 3 Garlic cloves
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cranberries
- 1 cup Nettles
Put 8 cups of water in a large stock pot. Add the sweet potatoes and carrots. Bring to a boil. Let simmer for 5 minutes.
Add the rest of the ingredients. Turn off the heat, cover the saucepan, and let the recipe sit until it cools to room temperature. The heat will soften the vegetables and cook the quinoa.
- Serving size: 1/2 cup
- Calories: 81
- Sugar: 0.9 g
- Sodium: 15 mg
- Fat: 0.7 g
- Carbohydrates: 16 g
- Fiber: 3.1 g
- Protein: 2.9 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
How Much To Feed: I recommend feeding around half a cup of food for every 20-25 pounds of body weight. This is just a guideline. Some dogs, like working dogs and very active breeds, require more calories than these. Lazy pets and older dogs may not need that many.
How to store: You can store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days or freeze them and they can be kept for up to 3 months. Keep in mind that there are no preservatives in this recipe, so it won’t last nearly as long as commercial dog food.
For more informations
We publish many homemade dog food and treat recipes every month. For more recipes, tips and advice on cooking pet food, see our Recipes section. If you are new to homemade dog food, we encourage you to read more about “How Much to Feed” to understand portion sizes, “What Supplements to Use” to prepare balanced meals, and “How to Store” for tips on simple and easy homemade dog food to keep in the fridge or freezer.