Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Homemade Dog Food

A few years ago we decided that we weren't happy with what was on the market to feed our dogs.  Any food that I found at a reasonable price included ingredients I wouldn't want to feed anyone.  When we looked into healthy, more expensive food, it was just to expensive.  So after doing a lot of research, I adapted a few recipes to make what we feed them now.  It is healthier, cheaper and has no added chemicals like in processed dog food. Plus they love it!  They get fed this for dinner and a high quality kibble is down during that day (Taste of the Wild)

  • 1/4 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Evoo)
  • 2 lbs Ground Turkey
  • 1/2 Cup of whole Oats
  • 2 tsb. Dry Parsley
  • 1 1/2 lbs Carrots - Peeled and sliced thinly
  • 1 1/3 Brown Rice (uncooked)
  • 7 Cups of Hot Water
1.  Heat Evoo in a large pot
2.  Add Ground beef, stir and cover. Reduce heat to low


3.  Cook until done, break into loose meat (I use a potato masher)


4.  Add Carrots and Water. Stir, Cover, turn heat to high and bring to boil 


5.  Add Rice, Parsley, Oats. Stir, Cover, Return to boil then Reduce heat

Jack and Jill patiently waiting for me to get done cooking.

6.  Stir every 10 minutes for 40 minutes
7.  Uncover and cook for 10 more minutes.


This feeds our two small dogs for 6 days. I reheat it in the microwave each night and mix in a doggie vitamin in daily.

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