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Nutritious and Healthy Homemade Dog Food Recipes

Marian K Sep 26, 2018
We all desire good health for our pets, and it is insured through good nutrition. These homemade food recipes are the best way to provide a balanced diet for your dog, which will keep the pet healthy in the long run.
While most people are comfortable and accustomed to feeding their pet ready dog food, there are many, who dispute the nutritional value of these packaged foods, and are suspicious of their contents.
Some owners are worried that homemade pet food may not cater to all the nutritional needs of their pooch. But the fact is, homemade food can be just as nutritious, sometimes even more, than commercially prepared dog food.
You can also cater to the special needs of a pet with an illness or health condition. If your canine has a kidney disease, he might require a low-protein diet, or a diabetic diet, if he has high blood sugar levels.
Most people maintain a proportion of one-third protein, one-third carbohydrate, and one-third vegetable and fruit in homemade dog foods. However, it always helps to consult your vet, who may have useful inputs on preparing nutritious food for your pet.

Nutritious Homemade Dog Food Recipes

Snoopy's Favorite

  • 3 tbsp. Cottage cheese
  • 2 cups leftover mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1 pound ground chicken, fried

Stir together the ground chicken, potatoes, and grated carrots. Heat the mixture in an oven for 10 minutes or in the microwave for 3 minutes. Once cool, add between 1 to 3 tablespoons of Cottage cheese over it and serve!

Savory Turkey

  • 6 cups water
  • ½ (16 ounce) packaged, frozen broccoli, carrots, and cauliflower combination
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 tsp. dried rosemary
  • 2 cups brown rice

Place the water, ground turkey, rice, and rosemary into a large pan. Stir until the turkey is well blended with the rest of the ingredients. Bring the mixture to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 25 minutes. Add the frozen vegetables, and cook for additional 5 minutes. Cool and serve, or store.

Yummy Liver Treats

  • 1 pound raw liver (any kind) blended into a paste
  • ¼ tsp. brewers yeast (adds a nutty flavor)
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ tsp. oregano
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup cornmeal (or flour)

Preheat the oven to 350° F. Start by blending the raw liver into a smooth paste. In a mixing bowl, whisk the egg, and then add yeast, oregano, flour, and cornmeal. Then stir in the liver paste.
Place small portions in greased molds or in a ½ inch layer in a greased pan, and bake for half an hour at the same temperature. Remove from the oven and allow it to cool. If baked in the pan, slice into doggy treat sized bites.

Quick Doggy Meal

  • 4 cups rice
  • 3 pounds minced chicken meat
  • 6½ cups water
  • 2½ cups frozen vegetable blend (no garlic or onions), minced

Mix the chicken, vegetables, rice, and water in a large saucepan. Place over medium-high heat and bring to a boil, while stirring continuously. Lower the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for about 20 minutes, until the rice is cooked and most of the liquid has been absorbed. Cool and serve, or store in the refrigerator.
The best dog food combines nutrition with taste. Some people feed their dogs with 2 meals a day, while others feed them with 3. 2 large meals work well for a small dog, while 3 meet the needs of a bigger dog. Most people will testify that home-cooked food has sustained their pets for longer than the average life span of the breed.