Indie Nutrition

Indie Nutrition - Captain Zack

Feeding the stray dogs outside your house is a virtue in itself. You can see the gratitude in their eyes once you fill their stomachs.  Street dogs can be extremely sensitive to deal with, but we can assure you that it is not a tedious job at all with the right amount of composure and presence of mind!

There is a lot of debate regarding the ideal foods that can be given to stray dogs. Street dogs indeed have a sound immune system, but you can’t feed them anything you like.

Nor can you feed them the same diet delivered to your home breed dogs. Streeties are usually thin breed dogs! Hence, keeping that in mind we are here to help you with more knowledge on the right diet to provide to your streeties.

What to feed your dog?

So for clearing all kinds of doubts, we will discuss the perfect diet to give your streeties. Any perfect, as well as nutritious diet, should include the right amounts of nutrients which are as follows - 

  • 45% CARBS which can include foods like Brown Rice, Sweet Potato, Oatmeal, Millet, Chickpeas, Barley, etc.
  • 30% PROTEIN which can include foods like Eggs, Fish, Chicken, Milk, Beef, etc. 
  • 25% FATS which can include foods like Chicken Fat, Fish Oil, Pork Fat, Canola Oil, etc.

If your streeties is still a puppy, keep in mind that the same diet indulged by your adult streetie can not be indulged by a puppy.

Puppies can be given Cerelac mixed with water around 4-5 times a day till they’re 3 months of age.

Once your puppy is about 6 months old, you can start introducing solid food items 3 times a day.

After their completion of 6 months, you can reduce the number of times you serve them food to twice a day. 

Summer Recipes to Feed Streeties -

An ideal and easy way to feed your neighborhood streeties would be by mixing some Chicken with rice and water in a pot. You can also add some eggs which would be much appreciated by our streeties. In summers chilled Yoghurt and Rice are the best food to give your streeties to beat the heat!

Any gesture by you to feed your strays will be much appreciated by them and we encourage you to do so. But it is extremely essential to keep in mind that all kinds of food are not suitable for our streeties. We must ensure to give them the appropriate food items that exist to be nutritious in nature and palatable.

Make sure to look into Captain Zack Treats, if you’re looking for something exciting yet nutritious to feed your furbabies! They are 100% organic and nutritionally balanced healthy treats, made with human-grade natural ingredients which are loaded with nutrients and extremely delicious. To place your orders online, make sure to check out our website 


Article by Gayatri Marwah

An active animal welfare activist and an ardent dog lover, she has been feeding her delicious treats to dogs across the country. She runs her own business of dog food called Pupcake Factory when she’s not feeding the stray dogs.


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