Homemade Dog Food
Commercially manufactured dog food contains a myriad of unhealthy preservatives, dyes and additives. Healthy store bought varieties are better, but they cost an arm and a leg! It’s easier on your pocket book and better for your pups health to make it at home. Here’s an easy homemade dog food recipe to get you started.
Our healthy homemade dog food recipe includes these main ingredients:
Chicken, Turkey (or) Liver, Oats, Rice, Veggies, Fruit, Cottage Cheese
- 1.5 lb ground or finely chopped chicken or turkey
- 1 cup brown rice
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 3 cups water
- 1 apple and/or 1 banana
- 1 (10 ounce) package chopped frozen spinach
- 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables (carrots, green beans, cauliflower, broccoli)
- 1 tbsp chopped or minced garlic (repels fleas)
- 4 chopped potatoes
- 1 cup cottage cheese
- 1/8 cup olive oil
- 1 tsp dry, powdered eggshell
- Fish Oil / Salmon oil
Put all the above, except the oil, in a large crock-pot on Medium cook temperature. I start in the morning, and it’s ready by evening. Stir it a couple of times throughout the cooking process. That’s it!
Oil Supplement is excellent for the yorkies coat, joints and skin. Put cod, canola, flax and olive oil in a squeeze bottle and squeeze about 2 tsp onto my dogs food just before feeding.
Powdered Eggshell is high in calcium, magnesium, boron, copper, iron, manganese, molybdenum, sulphur, silicon and zinc, and a few other (actually 27) vital elements for dogs. ½ tsp equals about 400 milligrams of absorbable calcium.
To make powdered eggshell:
Wash empty eggshells in a little warm water
Place the shells on a dish or paper towel and let them air dry completely (i.e. for 24 hrs)
When dry, break the shells into pieces and then grind them using a coffee grinder
Store the powdered eggshell in an airtight container.
Note: If you prefer, you can add one 500 mg calcium carbonate tablet (or little less than 1?2 teaspoon of the powder form) to your pups food, daily instead of the powdered eggshell. For people who are mixing homemade and *quality commercial food, you don’t need to supplement as heavily, as commercial foods contain adequate amounts of calcium and phosphorus.
Try this recipe and let us know if your dog enjoyed it!