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    I was thinking about feeding my pug homemade dog food instead of buying.
    daily meal will include meat, non-meat protein source, vegetables, and carbohydrates source (like rice)
    what pills and vitamins should I add ?
    can I use human vitamins?
    what exactly should i add?

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    your probably need to study up on RAW feeding.... There are lots of balances to keep in mind (I gather) when you decide to do this...

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    I cook for my dogs. I switch protein sources from chicken to turkey. I add some kale, baby carrots and sweet potatoes. Instead of rice I am using lentil beans. They get some egg in the morning. I use every part of the egg. The membrane lining can be peeled out. It's good for arthritis. I even use the shells. I use liquid vitamins for dogs and omega 3 oil. I don't recommend human vitamins for dogs as they have a different nutritional requirement. I also feed them sardines and mackerel a few times a week. Green beans are good to add also.
    I give them pumpkin and organic coconut oil.
    You can get some more ideas from this link.

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    DIY Eat - Eggshell Powder | Modern Dog magazine

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    It's great that you want to cook for your pup. It's very important that you find a "recipe" that will ensure your dog gets all the nutrients she needs. Protein, fats, and calcium are all crucial to good health, as are various other nutrients such as taurine, iodine, sodium, etc. Properly balancing omega-3s to omega-6's also provides many benefits.

    Quality muscle meat and organs are the best sources of protein. Fish, such as canned sardines, help to ensure a dog gets the proper B-vitamins and healthy fats. Eggs are good as well. Dogs really don't need carbs, although many of us do feed a diet that includes veggies/fruits. Many pug owners have found that their pups do much better on grain-free diets.

    I'd recommend checking the link that Pug Auntie provided, and also considering a book such as those by Dr. Becker or Steve Brown.
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    Thank you- you helped me a lot . ! :)))

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    I feed the RAW diet to my pug. I got her 2 years ago in January....she came to me plump but every dog food I tried she didn't do well on. She either threw it up or it went through her, her coat either looked dull/rough or she lost weight no matter how much I fed her. And when I say I tried different foods, I mean I tried the expensive ones...heck Blue Buffalo didn't even work for her!! I switched her to the RAW diet and the results are so amazing. I will never switch her back to kibble again!

    I use all types of meat, chicken, pork, beef, also have used venison to. We use heart, liver, & kidneys to. My sister gets hogs butchered so we get the organs from that. I need to talk to my deer hunting friends and get them to save me the heart, kidneys and liver for her.

    She really loves her RAW food. I've never seen her get so excited for her food nor seen her look so good!

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    though some people says raw food is dangerous for dogs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnugglyPuggy View Post
    though some people says raw food is dangerous for dogs?
    Mine eats raw, both of mine, and they glow with health and vitality. Smooth, soft, silky coats, good teeth, lots of energy, and solid, hard muscle. No doughy soft dogs here. No ear infections either. No skin issues. No itching. Not all of these are only diet related, but a lot of them are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nina_W View Post
    Mine eats raw, both of mine, and they glow with health and vitality. Smooth, soft, silky coats, good teeth, lots of energy, and solid, hard muscle. No doughy soft dogs here. No ear infections either. No skin issues. No itching. Not all of these are only diet related, but a lot of them are.
    there's still the risks of diseases coming from raw meat... I would never forgive myself if she gets sick because of raw meat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nina_W View Post
    Mine eats raw, both of mine, and they glow with health and vitality. Smooth, soft, silky coats, good teeth, lots of energy, and solid, hard muscle. No doughy soft dogs here. No ear infections either. No skin issues. No itching. Not all of these are only diet related, but a lot of them are.
    My dog and cat (who was fed raw for years) have never gotten sick because of raw meat.

    I also forgot to add that I do add vegetables and fruit also.
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