Making food at home is easy and in most cases, less expensive. Many of the ingredients are those that you normally buy. Buying in bulk saves money. For example, if you are purchasing chicken, you can purchase a large bulk package, putting some aside for you and some for your Beagle.
Protein to vegetable and other ingredient ratios will be a bit different from commercial brands since there are only real foods and no 'extra' such as fillers, by-products, etc.
The important, base ingredient should be fresh, wholesome, real meat.
This is what a Beagle needs. Roughly 25% of the mixture should be one or a combination of:
- Lean, white breast chicken
- Lean hamburger
- Fish - Tuna, Mackerel
Now for vegetables.
This should make up 35% of the meal. This can include wholesome, fresh veggies which you can mix in raw or steamed including:
- Carrots (raw baby carrots are great as snack too)
- Sweet peas
- String beans
Now for starch,
which is important as an energy source, this will be in the form of rice (white or brown) and/or pasta in a ratio of 15%. Pasta is fantastic for a Beagle, offering great nutrients and wholesome real food for health and energy.
Fruits and extras:
You'll want your Beagle to have some fruits
as these provide not only vitamins but also antioxidants. 15% of the meal should contain blueberries, raspberries, some banana, mango and even orange slices are great food additions. Some whole white yogurt and also some cottage cheese are good items to mix in as well; this will be roughly 10%.
, a good daily dog vitamin and mineral canine supplement should be mixed into a meal each day or given in tablet form. This should be given whether home cooking
or giving commercial food.