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I have switched my 3 dogs to homemade dog food. I prepare

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I have switched my 3 dogs to homemade dog food. I prepare it in a fairly large quantity, and freeze half of it. 10 lbs chicken, with skin (leave the fat in), 5 cups of rice, cooked (makes about 10 cups), 18 hard boiled eggs, pulverized, with shells on. I add Nupro vitamins, and fish oil. They are all getting diarrhea. I have read that this is a very healthy recipe for dogs. Am I missing something? They are not sick or lethargic, at all. Their fur is silky and they seem fine, other then the diarrhea.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 5 months ago.
There may be an imbalance in nutrients. Would you like to see a balanced home-cooked recipe using chicken as the primary protein source? If so, would they prefer rice, pasta, or potato to go with their chicken?