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
- 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
The 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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