When you begin making your own dog food with Furoshnikov's it is important to remember that you are no longer dealing with all the preservatives and additives in commercial dog foods - especially kibbles. Furoshnikov's is real food, and you must observe the same safe food handling guidelines for preparation and storage that you would for your own food.
What this may seem to lack in convenience is more than made up for in wholesomeness. Be sure to refrigerate leftover portions immediately after cooking (while the food is still hot). Food may be refrigerated for up to four days in a sealed container. Freeze for longer storage, defrosting in the refrigerator or microwave. Most dogs will gobble their Furoshnikov's pretty quickly. If your dog prefers to savor the flavor a bit, be sure you don't allow the food to sit in her bowl for more than about 20 minutes. Some dogs will be fine eating food that has just come out of the refrigerator while others may prefer it closer to room temperature or even a little warmer. Furoshnikov's may be rewarmed in the microwave or on the stove. As a rule of thumb, don't feed dogs food any hotter than you would for a human infant.
Most veterinarians advocate a gradual switch from one food to another to allow the canine GI tract time to adjust to new formulas.
Although Furoshnikov's customers report few concerns when switching their dogs from commercial food to Furoshnikov's real food, we do recommend following these general guidelines:
Once your dog is accustomed to eating home-cooked food, you'll usually find that you can switch ingredients and provide variety over time. Of course, some dogs with allergies or other medical conditions may not be able to tolerate frequent (or any) changes in the ingredients that you use.
When prepared according to the recipe on the package, our product is formulated to meet nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for adult maintenance. Always consult your veterinarian or vet nutritionist before changing the diet of a sick or injured dog.