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Dog food and feeding => Home cooking => Topic started by: Seaweed on Aug 01, 2018, 12:00

Title: We Cook for Dogs
Post by: Seaweed on Aug 01, 2018, 12:00
We Cook for Dogs, are one of the few companies offering cooked complete meals and other recipes.
https://www.wecookfordogs.co.uk/

Title: Re: We Cook for Dogs
Post by: Dottie on Dec 05, 2018, 15:14
Seaweed - the website just says ‘Coming Soon’.  Do you have any information about the company please?
Title: Re: We Cook for Dogs
Post by: Seaweed on Dec 05, 2018, 17:38
Dottie, I have emailed them for further information.
Title: Re: We Cook for Dogs
Post by: Dottie on Dec 05, 2018, 18:00
Thank you. Couldn’t find anything relevant on their Facebook page. Was looking forward to seeing their products.
Title: Re: We Cook for Dogs
Post by: Seaweed on Jan 08, 2019, 17:19
We Cook for Dogs is now back online. https://www.wecookfordogs.co.uk/
Title: Re: We Cook for Dogs
Post by: Dottie on Jan 08, 2019, 19:11
Thank you. It is online but still displaying 'Coming soon'.
Title: Re: We Cook for Dogs
Post by: Seaweed on Jan 08, 2019, 19:22
How strange, the full website was up when I posted.
Title: Re: We Cook for Dogs
Post by: Dottie on Jan 17, 2019, 14:07
We Cook for Dogs will be relaunching in the spring with a new business model so not much longer to wait. Hopefully it will be a good addition to the very small number of companies who are providing freshly cooked dog food.
The website is accessible today - link. (https://www.wecookfordogs.co.uk/get-cooking/)
Title: Re: We Cook for Dogs
Post by: Seaweed on Jan 17, 2019, 15:28
Thank you for the information Dottie, I look forward to the relaunch. The website link has reverted back to coming soon which is the same problem I had.
Title: Re: We Cook for Dogs
Post by: Dottie on Oct 27, 2019, 13:33
The We Cook for Dogs website is now online. The company has been developing a new business model and although the website seems incomplete at the moment I think I might have the gist of it. However, I have emailed/messaged the company for more information.

According to
this page (https://www.wecookfordogs.co.uk/get-cooking/) it would appear that they provide recipes. They sell the herb supplements (including calcium) which makes the food complete nutritionally. They suggest a ratio of 60% protein, 30% fats and 10% carbohydrates. There is a turkey recipe here. (https://www.wecookfordogs.co.uk/recipes/dinners/simple-turkey-dinner/)

This seems to be an exciting and innovative development which may be very useful for dogs with food intolerance. Some people would like to cook for their dog but are put off by the concern about including the right nutrients. This might help to alleviate that concern and give pet owners the confidence to try home cooking.

The sale of fresh cooked food for dogs is gradually growing and I watch this development with interest. 

* Thread moved to the Home cooking section of the forum as it now seems more appropriate.
Title: Re: We Cook for Dogs
Post by: Seaweed on Oct 28, 2019, 07:15
Very interesting Dottie, it may also be worth following their Facebook Page over the coming months. www.facebook.com/pg/wecookfordogs/posts/?ref=page_internal
Title: Re: We Cook for Dogs
Post by: Dottie on Oct 28, 2019, 10:39
Thank you for the Facebook link. It occurred to me that there are also environmental advantages as there is less packaging and transport needed. For people who grow their own fruit and vegetables it would make cost savings. Practically speaking, it would save time to cook in batches and freeze the meals.

The company owner recommends feeding carrots, sweet potatoes etc, complete with their skins. Broccoli and cauliflower, stems, any peelings, outer leaves of cabbage and kale, turnip greens, dandelions and dandelion leaves are all said to be beneficial.

David might need to add the product to the Dog Food Directory under complementary products.
Title: Re: We Cook for Dogs
Post by: Dottie on Jan 29, 2020, 17:51
We Cook for Dogs now has a Facebook group - I Cook for My Dog. (https://www.facebook.com/groups/157715488995225/?source_id=165904680624428)

Their website has a number of helpful blogs including:
Transform the Health of Your Dog (https://www.wecookfordogs.co.uk/dog-health/transform-the-health-of-your-dog/?fbclid=IwAR27_eBv3eWE7CbECuka4yPHjf1La4xpOdjDWfeOyX8wIr8T0Q2kKAhr560) 
Glucosamine for Dogs (https://www.wecookfordogs.co.uk/dog-health/glucosamine-for-dogs/?fbclid=IwAR2nT92JCeHzIU2WpVVqeotlaLj3cHUBuZoBPbuM7x3HJqMV5cLPnqdV_XM)
Change Your Dog’s Diet One Ingredient at a Time (https://www.wecookfordogs.co.uk/dog-nutrition/change-your-dogs-diet-one-ingredient-at-a-time/?fbclid=IwAR2H_rrGMyQ7GpC4Lch-jptrKbP2Mk6EMllRchUsjIZTRiFux4wYGCMl4BI)
Leafy  Greens (https://www.wecookfordogs.co.uk/homemade-dog-food-ingredients/leafy-greens/?fbclid=IwAR0HWxV3VMvfC2y7Dj4izzBA3tz3F2Autym1bQI-3pC-i7V8GyCm5wEkNWw)
Title: Re: We Cook for Dogs
Post by: Magiccarp55 on Sep 09, 2020, 05:38
I'd be happy to try their products. As sometimes I don't have enough time to cook by myself, but I don't want feed him with ordinary dog food.
Title: Re: We Cook for Dogs
Post by: Dottie on Oct 22, 2020, 19:22
The owner of We Cook for Dogs has launched a new website The Canine Nutritionist. (https://www.caninenutritionist.co.uk/) This provides recipes, advice and the necessary supplements. I feel that the diet plans for specific diseases such as pancreatitis, allergy amongst others have the potential for being very useful.  This is an exciting innovation and I hope that it will encourage people to safely home cook for their dogs, particularly if they have difficult to manage illnesses.