Recipes for Natural Home Made Dog Food — Our Very Own Recipe Book !

If you are into feeding your pet natural homemade dog food, you are probably always looking for recipes.   Dog food recipes  will probably make up a large portion of the food you prepare for your pet.

Remember, making homemade dog food can be great fun and can be a family project.

Family meal time is the perfect time to set aside food for your dog.  Extra food set aside during food preparation saves time later.   After you’ve eaten your meal, keep the scraps (no bones) in a sealed container in the refrigerator.  These scraps will become the basis for tasty meals for the furry member of your family.

We are about to release our first recipe book:  101 Natural Home Made Dog Food Recipes.  Some notes on these recipes:

Most of the meat in the recipe book is cooked.  A limited portion of beef fat is fine and can promote a healthy coat.  If your dog is overweight, however, it is best to restrict calories — substitute a tablespoon of olive or canola oil.

The meat of fowl (turkey, chicken, etc.) should be off the bone.  Cooked turkey and chicken skin is fine.

Many of recipes call for specific vegetables.  Not all dogs like all vegetables.   If you are hand blending, your dog will let you know her the vegetables she doesn’t like by not eating them.  (However, if you prepare her meals in a blender she’ll never know).

On these basic recipes we have called for mixed vegetables. In fact you can use any green or yellow vegetables (except onions).   Starchy vegetables such as potatoes, when called for, will be specifically named in the recipes.

We love to use a blender or food processor.  Chop up the food, divide into meal size portions, feed your dog one portion, refrigerate portions for another two days, and freeze the rest. It is best to not prepare meals more than a week in advance.   And remember each night to take the next day’s meals and thaw in the refrigerator overnight.

Portions vary by size of dog, and you will want to experiment with this.

Are you ready?  We hope to have the book available during the month of February, 2014.

Don’t forget to let your kids take part in the preparation.  Your pet may be the family dog.   But she’s your kids’ dog first!  Let them feel the satisfaction of doing something good for their dog!

 

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7 Responses to “Recipes for Natural Home Made Dog Food — Our Very Own Recipe Book !”

  1. Richard says:

    Great article. With the way that the dog food industry is going I don’t blame you for wanting to make your own. Some of the cheaper dog food out there can contain some horrendous ingredients. At least when making your own you know exactly what goes into it.

  2. Pat Rivard says:

    Thanks for these great recipes! I have been cooking meat and vegetables for my dog, but I haven’t been sure of the portion sizes. Thanks again for this terrific information.

  3. David Fox says:

    Healthy and natural, not commercial dog food is the way to go.

  4. Amanda Jones says:

    I love the free recipes I think it’s great that you offer them publicly. The commercial dog food companys are using not only sick and diseased animals like cows lungs that have lung flukes or cows with mad cow disease but they also use euthanized cats and dogs as you may know some of those poor animals live through the chamber that they are placed in to put them down so they are injected with the chemicals to put them down and then sent to the processing plant to make our dogs kibble. So our dogs could be eating the chemicals or pnuemonia from other animals used. Natural homemade food is the only way to go. Your site is wonderful for all animal lovers. Thank You

  5. Sherri says:

    Please send the link for the dog food recipes.

    Thanks

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