Have you ever wondered how boring it must be for your dog to eat the same food day in and day out? We whip up new recipes every now and then, so why can’t our dogs enjoy the same? Homemade dog food can provide your pooch with all the nutrients they require and also keep them off the harmful preservatives and additives of packaged foods.
You can easily put together some easy DIY dog food recipes at home to keep your pet healthy and happy.
1. Vegetable and meat bonanza
This is a mouth-watering DIY dog food recipe your pooch will surely love. All you need is some brown rice, olive oil, ground turkey, chopped baby spinach, shredded carrots, shredded zucchini, and some frozen peas.
Begin by cooking the rice in a large saucepan, and set it aside when done. Then, take a pan, heat olive oil, add the ground turkey, and wait for it to cook completely. Finally, stir in some of the chopped and shredded vegetables along with the brown rice and spinach and cook for 3-5 minutes. Let it cool completely before serving.
2. Ground turkey with pumpkin and coconut
This is another DIY dog food recipe that provides your dog with wholesome nutrition but doesn’t require you to spend long hours in the kitchen. You will need ground turkey (or any protein), uncooked millet, olive oil, carrots, zucchini, squash, all in chopped and shredded form, along with calcium powder, coconut flakes or coconut oil, and homemade pumpkin puree.
Boil a cup of millet in a pot of water and drain it when soft. Then, cook the ground turkey thoroughly in olive oil and drain the excess juices. Mix this and the rice with the chopped but uncooked veggies. This will warm them up yet keep their nutritional value intact. Plus, this recipe won’t cause any digestive issues for your dog.
3. Homemade pork delight
You will need ground pork, ground beef, sweet potato, cored apple, baby carrots, kale, fresh or frozen blueberries, rice, and some water.
Begin by putting the ground meats (any type of ground meat can be used) in a crockpot. Peel and chop the fruits and veggies. Mix them with the meat and cook for at least 7 hours to let the meat turn brown. For the initial 3-4 hours, you should cook the meat on a high flame, after which you can lower the flame and slow-cook it. When the meat is almost done, keep your rice cooked so that you can mix it with the meat as soon as it is ready. Your pooch will drool over this delightful dish.
These delicious DIY dog food recipes fulfill the nutritional requirements of your furry one in the most desirable way.