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You can make up a recipe at Nutritiondata.com and compare to calories protein and all that in the kibble you had been feeding. I had no trouble figuring calories but protein, no idea how to figure that one. It is fun and easy to use the website. You could use the home cooked food as a topper if you like. If you are feeding a puppy it is important to have the correct amount of calcium and phosphorus for proper growth as pups cannot regulate the amount of those minerals they absorb.

I have learned the hard way that a vomiting dog needs to rest the stomach for a bit. It is a waste of food and can make the dog sicker if you feed when the system is irritated. Fast your pup for 12-24 hours with only water offered. Then feed a spoonful of over cooked rice and chicken. Repeat if it stays down every couple hours. Over a week's time increase the amount of food to a normal amount and decrease the meals to 2 or 3 depending on how often you fed the pup before he started vomiting. If things go smoothly then start substituting the regular food for the bland diet after that.
 

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Sassy gets home cooked food because she was diagnosed with kidney insufficiency back in spring of 2007. Remember the dog food recalls? They kept getting closer and closer to the brand of kidney kibble she was getting. That plus she would not drink water and that corn based kibble plus water is very nasty looking lead me to home cooking. Things went smoothly until she got a UTI 15 months later and the antibiotic killed her appetite. My vet gave her Pepcid and all was well but I eased up and started giving her more than rice, chicken, pumpkin and egg whites.

Her system is amazingly sensitive and noticed when I changed 10% of the starch or meat. That is just not right so I am now trying the usual glop plus varying it with a bit of beef or pork and potato or pasta. Adds chunkiness and variety but not too much. Last week she got pumpkin custard, rice with chicken stock and roast chicken, too fancy and drove me nuts making up her plate. She loved it though and it was a good lesson in how you can combine the exact same ingredients to make a completely different type of food. I cook 4 days worth at a time and keep in the refrigerator and save broth ice cubes and cooked meat in the freezer. She likes her rice but adding a bit of chicken or beef flavor is still good. One day's worth of food goes in a quart tub.

I was just trying to keep her happy and eating but the home cooked food has made her less stinky, her teeth and ears cleaner and she does have smaller poops. I think her shedding is more normal as well. She holds on to the hair and then it just comes out in masses when she gets groomed.

Because she is old and sick she gets a bazillon supplements but calcium and fish oil are the only ones she would need if she was young and healthy. The old sick dog supplements all go into a spoonful of canned green tripe as dessert.

My recipe comes to 39% carb, 31% fat and 29% protein right now. She does fine with more fat than that but 30% protein is about as good as it gets with her phosphorus restriction. As well as watching the amount of meat I have to use lower phosphorus carbs like glutinous rice, pasta and potato. No brown rice or oatmeal for her. Haven't fussed with many fruits and vegetables, probably should. She does like broccoli, carrots and banana at least. Maybe I will try to work bits of high phosphorus organ meat into the diet as well.

My favorite dog food making tools are my digital scale and my 70 year old boning knife. The old dog needs careful measuring to keep her diet very exact and the young dog gets fat if I don't measure his food carefully!
 
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