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You’ll be surprised how easy it is and how much money you’ll save by making your dog food instead of purchasing it from the store. This article will explore each step of creating your very own dog food and provide you with essential recipes to get you started!

Most people do not realize that you can make your dog food. That’s right; create a healthy, balanced supply of all the essential nutrients your pet needs to stay healthy and active at any age. You may be surprised to learn how easy it is and how much money you’ll save by making your dog food instead of purchasing it from the store.

So, let’s get started on making your dog food!

1. Make a list of ingredients needed for your homemade dog meal.

2. Organize all ingredients, so you are ready to start cooking.

3. Gather equipment, including ovens, stoves, pans, mixing bowls, and food processors.

4. To combine all ingredients into a large mixing bowl, follow the appropriate recipe for your dog’s age and weight. Mix well with a spoon or electric mixer to ensure an even consistency. Ensure there are no lumps, as you don’t want any chunks of a particular ingredient remaining in the mix!

5. Transfer your finished recipe into a freezer-safe, airtight container for storage!

6. Store the food in the freezer until ready to feed your dog.

7. Defrost the desired amount of food and serve to your pup.

Now that you have seen how easy it is to make your dog food let’s look at some recipes!

Adult Dog (1 Year and Up)
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups water or chicken broth
  • 1¼ cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil, olive oil, canola oil, or flaxseed oil
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/2 tbsp parsley flakes
  • 1 tbsp parsley, dried
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 eggs, large, lightly beaten

Gather ingredients listed above. Combine all ingredients in a pot on the stove and cook until the desired temperature is reached. Once the food is complete, serve to your dog!

Yield: Makes 10 cups of kibble

Puppy (1-12 Months)
  • 2¼ cup water or chicken broth
  • 3 cups ground whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup low fat cottage cheese
  • 1 egg, large, lightly beaten
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1 cup carrots, shredded
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 3 tsp garlic powder

Gather ingredients listed above. Combine all ingredients in a pot on the stove and cook until the desired temperature is reached. Once the food is complete, serve to your puppy!

Yield: Makes 13 cups of kibble.

Senior Dog (7 Years and Up)
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup soy flour
  • 1 tbsp parsley, dried
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 eggs, large, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup carrots, shredded
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 cup ground whole-wheat breadcrumbs

Gather ingredients listed above. Combine all ingredients in a pot on the stove and cook until the desired temperature is reached. Once the food is complete, serve to your dog!

Yield: Makes 10 cups of kibble.

With these simple recipes, you are sure to have a delicious batch of homemade doggie food for you and your pet in no time. You’ll soon realize how much money you’ve been saving by making your dog food as opposed to purchasing it from the store! Your dog will certainly appreciate your efforts and reward you with a big wet kiss.


Source:

http://www.wikihow.com/Create-Your-Own-Dog-Food#Recipe1

 

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