If you opt for this solution, you must absolutely respect certain rules to ensure the nutritional balance diet of your dog. The ration will be made up of one-third of rice or pasta, one-third of meat, and one-third of vegetables.
How to balance the traditional diet?
Foods can be classified into three categories. Those that must always be given, those that must be given from time to time, and foods to be banned.
Food to always give to your dog:
- the meat of beef, veal, mutton (it can be raw or a little grilled, not too lean)
- offal (heart, liver)
- poultry meat (without bones)
- milk, unfermented cheeses (be careful though the risk of diarrhea with milk in dogs that have lost the habit of drinking prefer milk enriched with one or two egg yolks
- cereals (soya, rice, barley, corn, oats, wheat sprouted, or pasta)
- green vegetables (no cabbage, too fermentable, no tomato, too sour)
Food to give sometimes to your dog:
- horse meat, no more than once a week. Attention, its too fluid fat can have a laxative action
- fats (margarine, fresh bacon, fresh butter, vegetable oils of first pressure: olive, corn, sunflower). Can be given once or twice a week, imperatively raw
- pasta (only for adults)
- fresh white cheese
- stale bread (give it as a treat instead)
- garlic (not more than once a week)
- banana (their digestion is difficult)
- cooked fish
- brewer’s yeast (twice a week)
Foods to never give to your dog:
- preparations in a sauce
- lung, spleen, brain
- cooked fat
- raw fish (too rich in phosphorus)
- fermented cheeses
- potatoes (starch is very difficult to digest)
- peas (risk of fermentation)
- sweet products (sweets, sugar, chocolate, cakes, cream …)
Important foods to introduce into the diet:
- kidney, liver
- vegetable oils
- brewer’s yeast
It is recommended in the traditional diet a table oil intake of about 2% of the ration, for a maintenance adult dog, a dessert spoon for 454 g of cooked food or per cup of dry food, maximum. This is often “recommended” for the beauty of the hair.
Warning: rice and pasta must be cooked very well. But above all do not cook too many other foods, under penalty of destroying most vitamins. The doses to be administered must be adapted to the dog’s age and established in relation to his weight.