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Homemade Yorkie Food

Homemade Yorkie Food

Dec 3
2012
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Homemade Dog Food

Homemade Dog Food

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!

Dog oil supplementOil 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!

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Christina lives in Charlotte, NC with her dear family and furfamily. Christina began hobby-breeding in 2003 and has been totally immersed in her passion for Yorkies ever since, with special interested in grooming and genetics. Yorkies are her 'hearts-work'. When she's not busy loving on her 'Yorks' she's in the garden and enjoys experimenting with vegetarian and cultured foods recipes. Other things that bring her joy are being a Mom, Groomer and Nurse. Oh, and chocolate - lots and lots of chocolate!


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6 Responses to Homemade Yorkie Food

  1. Jody says:

    Christina, I have one larger dog, about 40 pounds, and I want to make the homemade food cost effective to feed him also. How much per day are you allowing for each dog? My rat terrier is 6 pounds, chihuahua is 4 pounds, Princess is 8 pounds. Should I just consider doubling the recipe, and how long can it be kept refrigerated? Thanks!!
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    • Christina says:

      Hi Jody! You can use this as a general guideline: 12 ounces for a 20 pound dog. 18 ounces for a 30 pound dog. 24 ounces for a 40 pound dog and so forth. Keep in mind that dogs tend to require more homemade food than kibble. Sometimes up to 50% more. We feed our dogs based on the “feed and watch” approach; if your dog loses weight, add more quantity; if they gain weight (less likely) cut back. I hope that’s helpful.

  2. Nikki says:

    How long does this last in the fridge or would you freeze it? Thanks 🙂

    • Christina says:

      It retains it’s freshness for about 2 weeks in the frdge. Yes, it freezes pretty well; the rice gets a bit mushy but the dogs don’t mind 😉

  3. Nikki says:

    Which oil to leave out during cooking process? Fish/salmon or oil or both? Do you stir this in at the end? Also, do you think coconut oil could replace olive oil (and added during cooking process) since it can be heated? Also, when adding potatoes, any and all potatoes included (like sweet) Thank you! 😀

    • Christina says:

      We leave the oils out during the cooking process and add a squeeze (tbs or so) to their bowls at feeding time. Yes, coconut oil’s a great option. Yes, any and all potatoes. Lately we’ve been making this with half regular and half sweet potatoes. The dogs love it!

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