Frequently asked questions about cuisine-a-crocs recipes: the type of homemade or mixed diet recipe that can be ordered for a cat or a dog, with recipes examples. You will also find more information about the ingredients in a recipe as well as preparation and preservation. Finally, additional info about the recipes available in the event of a particular situation (illness, gestation, lactation ...)
Questions about the recipes :
Please note, all the information related to this dog isn't reported. Each recipe is adapted to the animal with all its characteristics and the ingredients chosen, this homemade diet recipe is given here as an example and is not suitable for all dogs.
Please note, detailed information related to this cat is at the end of the page, but not displayed here. Remember each recipe is adapted to the animal with all its characteristics and the ingredients chosen, this mixed diet recipe is given here as an example and is not suitable for all cats.
For a healthy cat or dog:
*1st step : fill your pet's information
*2d step : pick the ingredients
* Kibble and/or can = industrial food
> Select "kibble" or "can" or both:
you can choose the type of food you give (choose a COMPLETE FOOD for the characteristics of your dog or your cat) and have the label of the whole foods distributed handy because you will have to enter some information ...
The proportion of KIBBLE vs CAN can be chosen by moving the cursor: 25% / 75% or 50% / 50% or 75% / 25% of the calories provided respectively by the croquettes and by the boxes.
BE CAREFUL we do not judge the relevance or the quality of the industrial foods chosen. We take into account their calorie content when deciding how much to give, taking into account the individual characteristics of the animal.
* Homemade diet
> Select "Fresh food = Homemade diet"
> Choose: 1 meat or 1 fish among the choices offered (depending on the choices you make next, it may happen that this choice is reconsidered and that you are offered a slightly different list so that the whole recipe is balanced) + 1 vegetable (a single vegetable or a list of a few interchangeable vegetables) + 1 starch (you can choose no starch or little starch or a standard amount)
In any homemade diet, the recipe will contain Rapeseed Oil and Vit'i5 so that the recipe is balanced. Stick to the addition of these ingredients which represent 40 to 50% of the essential nutrients (even in small quantities since it is micronutrients, they are nonetheless essential).
* both :
Dry food in the morning, homemade in the evening ... common in Dogs
Kibble and xan, AND homemade ... often required for catsC
> Select "Half-Half"
you must then select the food type (kibble and can), and the homemade food part.
For the cat, you cannot add starch to the homemade diet in a mixed diet.
> Add a dairy +/- sweets (0, 1 or 2 different sweets maximum among cold meats, fruits, cakes or bought ready-made) if you wish
After secure payment of the single recipe, you can see it and DOWNLOAD it and PRINT it. It can be found at any time on the animal's file
Each recipe includes:
- the quantities of each ingredient selected and the addition of essential ingredients to balance the diet
- information according to the animal's situation
- Preparation / Conservation / Distribution recommendations for the recipe
- information on each ingredient included in the recipe
- various advices on your pet's follow-up
For each recipe, you can choose:
If you choose kibble and / or can, we will not judge this choice.
Choose a food where it is written complete food, and intended for a dog or a cat in the situation of your animal. We take into account the nutritional characteristics of the label (average analysis), to calculate the energy density.
For homemade or mixed diets, many possibilities of meat / fish, starch and vegetables will be offered. These menus are adapted to the individual situation of your animal so not all the options will always be available in your specific case.
In the dairy products, you will find different cheeses, white cheeses, yogurts ...
In the sweets, 4 categories are available: Fruit, Deli / Sausage / Egg, Cookie / Biscuit / Starch (the banana is in this category!) and aleady-made (bought as is).
For a choice of Treats, Choose the Quantity among those offered:
The additions and quantities offered are suited to the characteristics entered for your pet: the options may therefore vary from one animal to another. If the desired ingredient is not present in these lists, do not hesitate to contact us! (select 'contact' in 'object').
Recipe in case of special situation:
(gestation, lactation, growth, overweight) :
If your pet is Growing, it can benefit from our new COACHING service.
The stop of the growth matches the reach of adult size and weight. We can roughly give an approximate age, but it is never exact.
To be sure that bone growth has stopped, we can take a skeletal X-ray and check whether the growth cartilages are still visible or not.
> CAT: nutritional needs are identified as different from those of an adult up to the age of 40 weeks (10 months). It may be a little later.
> DOG: it depends on the breed: the larger the breed, the later the growth ends, around 10-12 months for a dog weighing less than 10kg, between 12 and 18 months for a dog weighing 10 to 25kg, between 14 to 24 months for a larger dog.
For a pregnant or lactating female, you can order single recipes, yet we suggest the PetACroc subscription (3 months of unlimited recipes for a cat or a dog), to allow the recipes to evolve with the situation in view of the number of young, appetite for one food or another ...
Think of a mixed ration from a growth food (half growth kibble + half homemade recipe)!
If your pet is Overweight, it can benefit from our new COACHING service.
An overweight coaching includes :
Frequently asked questions about the recipes preparation :
It is possible that the recipe ultimately contains 0 starch, especially for a small dog, if you have selected a little fatty meat and treats.
What to do ?
To add starchy foods, you will need to choose leaner meat and less treat.
In a recipe, generally the weight of the ingredients is the raw weight.
Here are the reasons, by ingredient category:
* meat, and fish, because during cooking it loses more or less water, depending on the cooking itself, but we are more certain of the nutritional composition of raw meat. So we don't make mistakes.
* vegetables: steam cooking does not change much, but cooking for a long time in the pan reduces the water content and changes the situation a lot
* starchy foods: a raw starch like rice, pasta ... is dry, and its composition is known. Cooking a starch increases the water content, 3 to 4 times, but this amount depends on both the starch and the cooking itself. So we consider the dry weight so as not to make any mistakes. You can use the cooked weight if you have weighed the dry weight once, and the corresponding cooked weight, and if you always follow the same method, and the same cooking time, the same proportion of starch and water, the same draining time ... in short, it's more random.
* Vit'i5 and Oil: these ingredients must not be cooked or heated, the quantity is therefore always indicated raw.
Questions about recipes for a sick pet :
We cannot do otherwise because of law and deontological issues. Perhaps your vet is not aware of this so don’t hesitate to tell him about us.