Homemade Dog Food Recipe: Delicious Meat and Veggie Mix

Dogs are family. We should care for them with the same passion we give to our children. Depending on your dog’s size and age, they need certain nutrients in their food to keep them healthy just like humans. Homemade dog food is a great option for dog owners.

Your dog needs to eat high-quality proteins, fats and oils, grains, vegetables and calcium. Some dog food companies do not use all of these ingredients in their food. Further, most dog food brands add byproducts that could be damaging to your dog’s health. Here’s a healthy dog food recipe easy enough to make on your own at home. This way, you’ll know exactly what’s going into your dog’s system.

What You’ll Need for Your Healthy Dog Food

This homemade dog food Meat and Veggie Mix recipe is half protein; the other half is veggies and grains. You can (and should) adjust the ingredients depending on your dog’s size, breed, and nutritional needs. Contact your dog’s vet to make sure this recipe is okay for your furry friend. You’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cup brown rice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 pounds ground turkey (You can substitute with ground beef or chicken)
  • 3 cups chopped baby spinach
  • 2 carrots, shredded
  • ½ cup peas

Putting it All Together

Thomemade dog food can keep your pup healthyhe best dog food can be made easily by you, the dog owner! Start by cooking the rice according to package instructions. Then, heat the olive oil in a crock pot (or regular pot) on medium heat. Next, add the ground meat and cook until browned. As it cooks, break up the meat into small pieces.

Once the meat is thoroughly cooked, stir in the veggies and rice. Cook the mixture until the spinach has wilted and the mixture is heated evenly throughout. Let it cool before serving to your pup.

If you’d like, you can separate the mixture into serving sizes for your dog and freeze it until you’re ready. All you need to do is thaw the mixture, throw it in the microwave for a few seconds and let your dog enjoy!

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