Homemade Dog FoodOctober 2, 2009 No Comments
Many pet owners have turned to making their own dog food at home. They cite their reasons as being due to safety concerns after the recent recalls or that it is fresher ingredients and thereby will promote better health and well being for their dogs. Whatever your reason may be, it is always wise to check with your vet before making any changes to your dog’s food. The main concern with homemade dog food lies in making sure that it is nutritionally balanced. There must be a source of protein and a source of carbohydrates. Some good sources of protein include: roasted skinless chicken breast, ground beef, baked salmon, hard boiled eggs and even tofu. Potential sources of carbohydrates are: white or brown rice, potatoes, pasta and oatmeal. You can even include some vegetables such as green beans and carrots for some added fiber. Below are some great recipes if you would like to attempt making your own dog food. Please note that any unused portions should be stored in the refrigerator and discarded after three days.
Doggy Hamburger Helper
1 cup hamburger meat, stir-fried in 1 tbsp canola oil
2 boiled eggs, chopped
½ cup cooked plain oatmeal
1 jar baby food green beans
1 jar baby food carrots
2 Tbsp cottage cheese
Combine all ingredients and serve at room temperature .
1 cup boiled chicken, chopped
½ cup cooked rice
½ cup boiled mixed vegetables
3 to 4 Tbsp unsalted chicken broth
(Note: Salmon may be substituted for boiled chicken, with chicken broth omitted.)
Stir together and serve at room temperature.Uncategorized