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Home Cooked Dog Food

Dhanya Joy Sep 26, 2018
Home cooked dog food is an healthier option to commercial pet food, and it is more nutritious too. They are easy to prepare and a great way to show your love and care towards your beloved pooch. Read on for some tasty and healthy recipes that your pet will love.
It has been established that modern commercial pet foods include high levels of chemicals, pesticides, preservatives, coloring agents, and high amounts of sugar, salt, and overcooked oils, all of which are extremely harmful for a dog's health. Some also contain heavy metals, fats, mold, and meat that have been barred from human use.
These ingredients interfere with the metabolism of their body, do not provide any nutrition and may also cause various illnesses and health problems. The one solution to this is to feed pets with home cooked dog food that is safe and nutritious.

Daily Food Recipe

  • A grain of your choice, ( rice, oatmeal, wheat, barley) 3 cups
  • Meat, 2 cups (chicken, lamb, beef) finely chopped
  • Vegetables, 1 cup (finely chopped)

Heat some olive oil in a pot and drop in the finely chopped meat pieces. Allow it to cook well. Once the meat is done, drop in the grains, add some water and let it cook for some time. Finally, add the vegetables and cook until everything is done up well. Do not overcook the vegetable and serve warm.

Poochy Casserole

  • Chicken, 1 cup (chopped)
  • Brown rice, ½ cup (cooked)
  • Mixed vegetables, ½ cup (boiled)
  • Chicken broth, 3 to 4 tbsp (unsalted)

Boil the chopped chicken and the mixed vegetables. In a separate cooker, cook the brown rice. Then, mix all the ingredients and mash well. Stir well and serve when it reaches room temperature.

Fish Treat

  • Salmon, 1 can
  • Potato, 1 (chopped)
  • Cornmeal, 3 tbsp
  • Carrot, 1 (chopped)
  • Egg, 1
  • Peanut butter, 1 tbsp
  • Canola oil

In a bowl, add the egg and beat it well. To this, add the salmon and cornmeal, mix and stir well. Make small patties from the mixture and fry in a little canola oil. Meanwhile, boil the vegetables well. Once the patties are done, mash them and add to the boiled vegetables. Serve with a coating of peanut butter.

Lamb Treat

  • Lamb, 1 pound (ground)
  • Brown rice, 2 cups (cooked)
  • White rice, 2 cups (cooked)
  • Yogurt or skimmed milk, 1 cup
  • Kale, 1/4 cup
  • Green beans, 1/4 cup

Cook the ground lamb well and add to it the white rice and brown rice. Mix and stir well and then add the kale, carrots, and green beans to this. Once mixed well, add the yogurt or skimmed milk and stir well. Serve at room temperature and store the remaining in zip lock bags in the refrigerator.

Meatball Treats

  • Whole wheat flour, 2 cups
  • Beef or chicken broth, 2/3 cup
  • Oatmeal, 3 tbsp
  • Egg, 1

In a bowl, beat the egg well until it turns fluffy. To this, add the whole wheat flour, oatmeal, and meat broth and stir well into a mixture.Roll the dough into small balls and bake for around three minutes. Serve when it cools down.
Your dog would love these treats and recipes. You can also experiment with the various ingredients in these recipes so that there is enough variation.