Cooking for your dog? I love to add extra protein, veggies, and nutrients to my dog's kibble. I've reviewed these recipes with my dogs, veterinarians.
Homemade Dog Food Topper
Your dog will love these Easy Vet Approved Dog Food Recipes as its meal. It's one of our friend's dog, Zoey's favorites! You can feed these recipes-raw or cook the entire meal.
Homemade dog food can benefit your pets in several ways. If you have a dog who suffers from allergies, skin problems or gastrointestinal issues.
Kibble is highly processed and tends to lose its nutritional value.
Making dog food from scratch maintains vital nutrients, therefore making it easier and healthier for your dogs. Besides, who wants to eat the same thing every day!
Tips and Tricks
Just like people, each dog is different and needs different nutritional and amounts of food. There is no one dog fits all rule.
Your dog's weight, health conditions, level of activity and size are all things you should consider when feeding your dog homemade dog food.
A good mix of a dog's basic requirements are enough to maintain a healthy and balanced diet.
Every dog needs protein, carbohydrates, fat, water, minerals and vitamins. I always include a good multi-vitamin like these 5-in-1 Zesty Paws Multivitamin Bites.
Keeping our pets happy and healthy is always my number one concern.
Choosing Protein for Homemade Dog Food Topper
- Proteins like Beef, Venison, Lamb, Rabbit, Hamburger, Chicken and Turkey help with growth of your dog, maintenance of tissues, organs and provides the amount of hormones and enzymes.
- Fats from oil and meat help with the absorption of vitamins, protect the internal organs, and help maintain good skin and hair. I prefer using fish as the major source of fat.
- Carbohydrates like rice, beans and corn helps to keep the intestines healthy while supplying glucose to the organs and the brain.
- Vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K promote the greatest benefits to the skin, eyes, and provide immunity for our dogs.
Vegetables that can be added
My dogs love raw carrots. They put them between their paws and will spend a good half hour just chewing on a raw carrot.
For mealtime, I find my dogs digest cooked vegetables better than raw vegetables. Raw broccoli can cause gas.
These are a good basic diet for adult dogs. If your puppy is overweight, has allergies or needs a high protein diet, you'll want to make the adjustments.
A Couple of Easy Ways to Cook Dog Food
If you're cooking the meat instead of leaving it raw, I recommend cooking it a couple of different ways.
The first is to simmer it in water in a pot on the stove. Then mix the cooking water with the food and you'll end up with a stew-like bowl for your puppy.
You'll always want to overcook the grains you choose so that it is easily digestible. Some veterinarians now feel grains should be limited, so check with your pet on his particular nutritional needs.
Vitamin and Nutritional Supplements
- I use this multivitamin for my dogs.
- Omega 3 Fish Oil Supplement
- Probiotic Nutritional Blend
- Digestive Enzymes for Dogs
30 Minute Vet Approved Homemade Dog Food Recipe
(This recipe is not a balanced meal for your pet. This recipe is only a topper for your dog's food.)
- 1 lb Chicken or Turkey
- 5 cups brown rice
- 4 cups veggies - Carrots, Broccoli, sweet potatoes
- 3 tbsps coconut oil
- ½ tsp salt
- Daily Multivitamin in powdered form
- Place your coconut oil in your pan.
- Cut up Chicken and pan fry.
- Place rice into a seperate pan and boil.
- Mix Rice and Veggies of your choosing into your mixture.
- Stir until mixed.
- Add your powdered nutritional supplements.
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