Homemade Dog Food - Easy, Healthy and Inexpensive
I have been feeding this homemade dog food to my dog ever since I adopted her 2 years ago. It is easy, inexpensive and veterinarian approved!
1 Lb. Ground Chicken or Turkey
3 Chicken Leg Quarters
8 oz. of Fresh or Frozen Vegetables such as Peas, Carrots, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Green Beans, or Spinach
2 cups Cooked Brown Rice
Giblets and Neck Reserved from a Whole Chicken (optional)
Brown ground poultry in a frying pan, drain off any fat. Or, roast chicken leg quarters in the oven at 375 degrees for one hour. Remove skin and discard. Remove all meat from the bone.
While poultry is cooking, boil vegetables in water along with giblets and neck until vegetables are tender and giblets are cooked. Drain and discard neck. Puree vegetables and gizzards in a food processor until smooth.
Combine cooked brown rice with poultry and vegetable puree. Use or freeze within three days. Feed the same quantity as you would feed canned food.
- If you have a small dog you may want to put the food in individual serving size containers and freeze. One half cup is a good amount for one meal for a 10-12 pound dog.
- If you vary from the vegetables recommended in this recipe, please do your research first. Onions, garlic and avocados, to name a few, are poisonous to dogs.
- Discarded broccoli stems are good for this recipe and contain additional vitamins.
- Replace some of the vegetables with cooked apples for a change in taste and nutrition.
- Add a drizzle of flax oil and a sprinkle of probiotic powder for added digestion and health benefits.
- If this food is your dogs sole source of nutrition then you should supplement with a multi- vitamin.