Cooking and Storage instructions
Please note that uncooked or undercooked meat and eggs can harbour pathogenic bacteria that are normally killed during cooking.
It is recommended to use dietary gram scale to weight ingredients. Later you could convert weights to volumes for easier compounding.
Animal ingredients – meat and eggs should be cooked at least 10 min at 82 degrees Celsius of 180 degrees at Fahrenheit.
Vegetable ingredients should be washed or rinsed and cooked to be more palatable.
Cooking is necessary to improve the digestibility of starch in carbohydrates. Carbohydrates need longer cooking time than proteins. In another hand overcooking destroys proteins.
After cooking all ingredients have to be mixed thoroughly with a blender to prevent the dog from picking out single food ingredient.
Vitamin or mineral supplements have to be administered always immediately before feeding. They should not be cooked or heated and they should be kept separate from the food. If bigger batches have been made vitamins and supplements have to be added to the required portion after warming.
Before feeding is good a meal to be warmed just below the body temperature for better palatability. You always have to check your dog’s food for hot spot which could burn his/her mouth.
Cooked food must refrigerate in 0 to 4 degree Celsius or 32 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit in airtight containers between meals. Larger batches could be frozen to -20 degrees Celsius or less than 0 degrees Fahrenheit.
Homemade food is relatively high in moisture – approximately 70% and shouldn’t be left at room temperature for more than few hours. Before feeding always it has to be checked for any colour or odour changes that may indicate spoilage or deterioration.