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How To Make Your Own Pet Food.

Updated on September 24, 2009

Tickle Your Pet's Taste Buds!

If you have a pet at home, you know how it is! Nothing can beat the feeling that you have, coming home to receive unconditional love from your pets. Pets light up our lives and are the biggest stress busters around.To enjoy a lifetime companionship we need to care for them and love them. Diet plays an important role in our pets longevity and they too need variety. sometimes our four legged buddies just dont want their regular food anymore! Our constant coaxing and encouraging them to eat their food meets with an expression that says ''if i could, i would hurl the food bowl outta window''

Day in and day out feeding the same old diet is not advisable if you want a happy, bouncy, healthy pet around.

Dogs and cats choose their food by smell and they do not need salt as they get natural salt from their diet. A little bit of garlic in their food is good as its antibacterial and a great worm killer.

You want to add wheatgerm, oatmeals, kibble, white bread as dog food should have 75% carbohydrate and 25% meat. For cats half carbohydrate and half meat. You may add almost any vegetable except onions to dog food but please avoid starchy vegetables for cats.

Making your own pet food saves you a lot of time and money as these recipes are simple and fast. The joy one gets out of preparing something delicious at home for their pets is immensely satisfying.

Watch your pet, polish off its plate clean in no time, you bet they love it when you see a twinkle in their eyes!

Some recipes to make your pets hero worship you!

liver cookies--:Preheat oven to 350 degrees f

Combine 1/2 cup dry milk and 1/2 cup wheatgerm add 1 teaspoon honey.

Add liver baby food or home made blended liver, mix well.

Form balls from this mixture, place them on oiled sheet and, flatten with a fork.

Bake 8 to 10 min, store in an airtight jar and keep in the refrigerator .

Fish cookies--: Same as above, replacing the liver with boned mackeral , fresh or canned.

Sauteed liver--:heat corn oil in a pan, add beef liver and fry on both sides,add water and cook some more. For dogs cut the liver into pieces, for cats grind the liver in a blender using the pan juices.

Chicken soup--:Combine chicken liver, giblet, heart, water and chopped garlic and parsley, cover and simmer until tender. Grind the meat in a blender for cats and add kibble for dogs.

Doggy treats--:

>2 cups whole wheat flour

>2 tsp garlic powder

>2 cups white flour

>1 cup skim milk powder

>2 eggs


>1/2 cup melted beef drippings or lard

Preheat oven 350 degrees F.Mix ingredients with dough to make a stiff dough.Roll on a cookie sheet and bake, bake until hard.

Kitty treats--:

1 1/2 cup oats

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup flour

1/2 tuna oil or chicken broth.

Preheat oven to- you guessed it right :) 350 degreesF, mix all the ingredients into a dough,form small 1/2 inch thick biscuits. set on greased sheet , bake until brown.

Budgie browns--:

>1 cup oatmeal

>1 tsp finely ground cuttlebone

>1 cup hulled millet

>2 tbsp honey

>1/4 cup whole wheat flour

>2 eggs

>1 cup peanuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.Mix ingredients well. Pat into a greased and floured baking dish , bake for 30 minutes.

Mackeral dinner--:

Heat tsp corn oil in a skillet and fry 1 small mackeral until it flakes apart easily.remove and cool and add water to the pan, scrape the brown bits into it.remove the bones from the fish and mix with the juice.For dogs add kibble , for cats grind with pan juices.

Beef Stew--:

Combine ground beef, 1 cup tomatoes, parsley and garlic, 1 chicken cube in a pot and simmer. For dogs add kibble or any other grain, for cats add whole wheat bread or 1 tablespoon wheatgerm.

You can replace beef with, chicken, veal, lamb or fish.

Bone and potato broth--:

combine chicken bones, beef bones or lamb bones,carrots, spinach garlic simmer for 30 minutes. strain and add cooked rice and mashed potatoes.replace mashed potatoes and cooked rice with whole wheat bread for cats.

Whenever you have a little bit of spare time on your hands, you can cook and keep your pet food in a refrigerator. The pet food should neither be too hot or straight from the refrigerator.I hope your precious little pet enjoys these recipes and you have a lot of fun while preparing and feeding your pet :)

Making your own pet food is fun!
Making your own pet food is fun!
Please do not overfeed your pets!
Please do not overfeed your pets!
A smiling puppy!
A smiling puppy!


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      SJKSJK 7 years ago from delray beach, florida

      I love my dog so much and will try this, thanks.

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      crayonbrains 8 years ago from The World Is Mine !

      Thank you Stacie L ! I hope you have a lot of fun preparing these recipes:)

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      Stacie L 8 years ago

      this is good info...I made my geriatric cat her own food due to her renal isn't hard to do as you showed..=)

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      crayonbrains 8 years ago from The World Is Mine !

      I am glad you visited my hub! Thank you Jaspal! I have seen pictures of your pets and they look cute, healthy and happy!I have 2 pit bull terriers at home and believe me I understand life without a pet at home could seem incomplete at times!Calcium deficiency give rise to serious skeletal problems I suppose, so its good to add some calcium and vitamins to their diet! I wish you a long companionship wit your dear pets:)

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      Jaspal 8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Crayonbrains for these ideas. I will certainly try them out as special treats for my two dogs.

      We've always had at least one dog at home, and they've all always had home cooked food, with the vet's approval. Usually the morning meal is milk and toast, while the evening one is meat/chicken/beef mixed with some veggies, lentils and whole-wheat chapatis. For pups I add supplements of calcium and vitamin syrup as recommended by the vet.