My dogs love homemade food and making it can be rewarding. I do it about once a week and, since so many people ask me about it, I thought I’d share some pictures and a little information. There are many methods and pros and cons, and I don’t claim to be an expert and I’m certainly not a canine nutritionist, so I suggest if you want to try making food for your dog that you do some research and make sure you are creating a balanced and healthy mix that will meet your dog’s specific needs.
Generally, 40-50% of a batch of the food I make is protein. I use ground beef (or chicken or lamb) and I’m lucky to have a friend who provides me naturally raised meat/poultry. I boil rice (usually white, but sometimes brown) and then I mix the two together.
I boil white potatoes and sweet potatoes. Sometimes I’ll add a carrot.
Then I put the potatoes in a small food processor called a “Ninja” to make sure the skins are chopped fine enough.
I cook an assortment of vegetables. In the picture below there are green beans, peas and broccoli.
Then I mix everything together, including the broth from the potatoes and the vegetables. I also add a vitamin/mineral supplement called “Balance It”.
Sometimes I make a mess, but it’s worth it!
Oh! And don’t forget a little banana for dessert!
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