Is homemade food good for my dog?

I have a year and two month old jack Russell mix. I just started feeding him today a homemade dry kibble. He loves it, but I'm worried about him getting all his vitamins. How do I know he's getting all his vitamins from my hone made kibble. And also if you have any recipes please post. Plus how much should I feed him of the homemade food, he's about 23 lbs.

Asked by Member 1105986 on Apr 15th 2012 Tagged homemade, dog, food, jack, russell, mix in Homemade Food
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It is good for him depending on what you are putting in his kibble mix. If your worried about his vitamins i would suggest a natural holistic dog food. they are usually pricier than other dog foods but thats because its loaded with natural ingredients while other food is chicken by product meal and corn. which isnt good for dogs. i hope this helps. i've never had to feed my dog homemade stuff but what he is eating now is almost the same thing. I feed him bluebuffalo. : )

Carter answered on 4/15/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Feeding a homemade diet is better than feeding kibble. However, feeding a raw food diet is better than feeding any other dog food. Check out the Dogster Home Prepared Foods and Recipes forum -

Also, if you're interested in feeding a raw food diet, check out the Dogster Raw Food Diet forum -

Member 930032 answered on 4/17/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer

Gray Dawn Treader

It's excellent as long as you know what you're doing. Check out the homecooking and raw forums here on Dogster; you can learn a lot from the resident rawbies and homecookers.

Gray Dawn Treader answered on 4/17/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


I two have JRT'S about the same age they turned 1 on march 14 th. We feed them a raw food diet raw hamburger , organic brown rice, barley steel cut oats, cyro food from standard processing and brewers yeast. I mix it up so they get a variety. They get once or twice a month canned salmon the bones in it are healthy for them but not to often it is rich. I feed them liver once in a while cooked, heart, chicken or turkey cooked. I also add peas or carrots or green beans and organic plain yogurt about a tablespoon almost every morning. I feed twice aday now. They can have fruit as well apples, strawberries or blue berries once in a while but not the apple seeds they contain arsenic.

Member 1106458 answered on 4/18/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer