Pet food buying guide

A guide to dog and cat nutrition.
 
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  • Updated:22 May 2007
 

04.Home made pet diet

Below is a home-made diet for your pet, formulated by Professor David Fraser of Sydney University, which provides tasty and balanced nutrition for healthy adult dogs and cats.

You can make it in the amounts shown here and refrigerate or freeze a few day's worth, depending on your pet's requirements. It would also be useful to supplement your pets diet with raw bones for teeth health.

Adult dog

550 g boiled potatoTwo puppies
350 g lean meat (lightly stewed)
80 g cooked human-grade sheep or beef liver*
20 g corn oil
20 g bone meal**
5 g table salt

Mix all the ingredients together and feed it to your pet once a day.

Amount to feed each day according to body weight:

Dog weight Food
5 kg 270 g
10 kg 460 g
15kg 620 g
20 kg 770 g
25 kg 900 g
30 kg 1000 g
 

* A vitamin supplement can be used instead of the liver
**Bone meal can be found in certain healthfood stores and is an excellent source of calcium.

Adult cat

250 g boiled potatoA cat
600 g lean meat (lightly stewed)
100 g cooked human-grade sheep or beef liver*
20 g corn oil
25 g bone meal**
5 g table salt

Mix all the ingredients together and feed it to your pet once a day.

Amount to feed each day according to body weight:

Cat weight Food
2 kg 100 g
2.5 kg 120 g
3 kg 140 g
4 kg 190 g
4.5 kg 210 g
5 kg 240 g
 

* A vitamin supplement can be used instead of the liver
**Bone meal can be found in certain healthfood stores and is an excellent source of calcium.

 

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