Dog Food Recipes You Can Easily Prepare at Home

One way to show your love and affection to your dog is to prepare homemade dog food recipes for him.  Here are some savoy recipes that are easy to prepare. Choosing the Best Ingredients The key to prepare the homemade meals of your pet is choosing the best ingredients.  The best ingredients do not have to be costly.  Use the following as your guide. The main ingredients of your dog food recipes should be:Homemade dog food
  • Source of your pet’s macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates, and fats), and these are meat (protein), rice/sweet potatoes/oatmeal (carbohydrates), and olive oil/canola oil/fish oil (fats)
  • Rich in fiber that will protect the digestive tract of your pet such as the following ingredients:  broccoli, squash, carrots, and green beans, but never use onions and garlic as these are toxic to dogs
Supplementary ingredients are necessary to ensure the good health condition of your pet:
  • Micronutrients (vitamins and minerals)
Sample Recipes Here are two sample homemade dog food recipes that you can easily prepare for your pet. Recipe #1:
  • 5 lbs. of ground chicken or beef
  • 2.5 cups of cooked rice (brown or white)
  • 9 pieces of eggs including the shells
  • Dog supplements (fish oil/vitamins and minerals)
Place the meat ingredient in a large container. Add the cooked rice.  Meanwhile, beat or blend the eggs including their shells (excellent source of absorbable calcium).  Pour the blended eggs to the meat and rice mixture. Add the supplements. Using your clean hands, mix the ingredients thoroughly until your achieve the desired texture.  Form into meat loafs.  Preheat your oven to 350°F.  Place the meatloaf into the preheated oven and wait for the loaf to cook for about an hour or until it is done. Recipe #2:
  • 2 lbs. of ground chicken breasts or ground beef
  • ½ lbs. of chicken or pork liver
  • 4 cups of mashed sweet potatoes or rice (brown or white)
  • 2 cups of chopped carrots
  • 2 cups of chopped broccoli or green beans
  • 1 tablespoon of fish oilHomemade dog food2
Cook the meat and liver ingredients thoroughly. Place the cooked meat in a large pot, and then add the mashed sweet potatoes or the rice.  Bring to a boil or until the rice is done (if you use rice). Slowly add the vegetable ingredients and cook until the veggies are tender.  Let the dish cool.  Get enough to serve your pet, and store the remaining amount in the fridge. The best advantage of preparing the dog food yourself is that you have full control over the ingredients and handling of the meal.  You can be sure that only healthy ingredients go into your pet’s food cooked using clean and hygienic utensils. You will not worry about preservatives and fillers, which commercial dog food contains in rich quantities, and no toxic leaks from cans such as the risk present in wet dog food. The best part of it all is seeing how your pet will devour his meals from your homemade dog food recipes, and how your dog will thank you for it with licks on your feet or legs.  Wouldn’t your heart melt?