With extensive research in the field of animals and their nutritional requirements, all the dietary essentials have now been incorporated into kibbles. They contain the right amount of fibre, proteins, fats, carbs and other micro nutrients in them. The added flavors make them palatable. All in all, our beloved pet dogs love these kibbles. It makes us stock up on them so that we have an endless supply of dog food. But what happens when we suddenly run out of them or forget to restock. Do we have some other alternatives at our homes that we can feed our dogs? If you have ever found yourself in ‘ran out of dog food what to feed situation’ and expect that you may run into the same situation again sometime shortly, then read on to know what the other safe and nutritious foods you can feed your dog.
Home cooked chicken with a little salt is relished by the pets. Make sure you do not add too many spices to it as it will mask the natural flavor of the chicken. If you want to avoid cooking, just plain boiled chicken with a little bit of salt is good enough. It provides proteins and other nutrients in surplus amounts. Also, as dogs are canines, their food of choice is usually animal meat. If you do not have chicken at your place, two to three hardboiled eggs would also do the trick. Eggs are wholesome foods for both humans and dogs. It would make them smack their lips for hours after having them.
Milk and milk products are another substitute for kibble. If your dog is comfortable with it, plain warm milk can do be very filling. Some dogs prefer yogurt or curd instead of milk. These contain all essential nutrients in adequate proportions. Cottage cheese is also loved by many dogs. You can even use cottage cheese as snacks and treats for training.
If you are a vegetarian or a vegan stuck in the ‘ran out of dog food what to feed’ situation, then do not panic. There are plenty of vegan options for your little munchkin. Boiled carrots are relished by many dogs. Even raw carrots can serve your purpose. You can use raw carrots to replace the rawhide chew treats. Top up the carrots with peanut butter which is another great source of proteins and healthy fats. Boiled beans are also a good option. Boil some oatmeal and see if your dog adapts to the taste. From the category of fruits, apple and banana are the healthiest and safest options. Avoid giving grapes as these are high in their sugar content. The crunchiness of apple is well appreciated by dogs, and they would be more than happy to have them. Banana serves the purpose of a sweet treat. Mashup 2-3 bananas, add a dash of peanut butter and serve it to your dog. He will thank you for generous doggy kisses later on!