Contrary to popular belief, dogs don’t need to be fed the same boring dog food, day in, day out. Fresh unprocessed food, according to research, is the best diet for a dog. It would be difficult for the average person to feed their dog a balanced diet, but it should be reasonably easy to replace one meal every other day, or at least 3 times a week, with fresh, unprocessed human food.
The dog gets variety. If your favourite meal was steak, you’d go off it quite quickly if you had to eat it for every single meal.
Your dog is up to 90% less likely to get cancer.
The more balanced and less processed the food, the more diverse the microbiome in the gut which lessens the risk of diabetes, obesity and cancer, and a reduced immune system.
It’s easy and it’s fun. You could put the leftovers from your meal from last night into a Kong. You could challenge yourself to putting different foods into a muffin tin and see which ones your dog eats first
Unless you’ve studied dog nutrition, it’ll be difficult to provide a balanced diet for a dog that’s fed solely on fresh, unprocessed food.
You should avoid feeding your dog some human foods.