looking for a good homemade receipe for 2 german shepherds (sencitive stomachs)

we exersize quite a bit and i cant find a dog food that agrees with there stomachs, or keep weight on them, and yes i have slowly introduced new dog foods, and the vet says there fine(no worms or parasites) just says they have a fast matabolism

Asked by Member 1060848 on Oct 2nd 2011 in Homemade Food
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boil some squash and potato, smash them
add boiled chicken meat cut to pieces
add boiled rice or small pieces of bread moistened with the chicken stew
important to put stew in refrig. to make any fat get to top and remove it.
you can give skimmed yougurt as well

Member 1058203 answered on 10/2/11. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer

Bruno CGC

previous poster's recipe- bad idea. Dogs need calcium in their diet, they need to eat bones or have supplements added. An inadequate homemade diet can be worse for dogs than the cheapest yucky commercial foods!

Have you looked into raw diets? Many German Shepherd kennels (working and show) feed a raw food diet based on raw meat. They need the protein of a meat-based diet, and digest it better raw. Here is my favorite website regarding homemade diets:

And some others: on raw feeding
(this a German Shepherd specific web site to boot)
Dogster's own Raw Food forum is great!

(yes, these are the right links. Dogster cuts off most of it for some reason, but it still works.)

Bruno CGC answered on 10/3/11. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Home made diets can be very involved and not always provide all the requirements needed. I understand raw diets can do very well with stomach issues, go to the raw forum for more info. I would also suggest Wysong products. Check them out and talk to one of their nutrition people on staff. I have had wonderful results with them.

Jasmine answered on 10/3/11. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Here's the Dogster Raw Food Diet and Home Prepared Food and Recipes forum -

Member 930032 answered on 10/5/11. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer