Is this a good recipe for homemade dog food?
I want to slowly start to switch my dogs over to a homemade dog food recipe, and I was wondering if this was a good recipe?
Homemade Dog Food Dinner Recipe #1: Meat & Rice Stew
2/3 cup of meat – cooked steak
1/2 cup rice
pinch of garlic powder
1 cup water
Cut the meat, potato, and carrot into small pieces. Combine with water and garlic powder in a pot. Turn on stove to high, bring to a boil then simmer. Cook the rice then stir it into the pot and simmer for a few more minutes. Remove from heat and strain out the juice but save a little. After it cools serve and add the little bit of juice back to it.
I got the recipe from www.barkbarkimhungry.com and the only things I changed in it were these:
- removed 1/2 of a small potato (my dog can’t eat potato, he may or may not be allergic)
- changed turkey, liver or hamburger ingredient (I’m probably going to use steak instead because I have a bunch of frozen steaks already that we probably won’t use)
So, basically, I just want to know if this would be a good, healthy recipe for my dogs or not, and if there are any tips/information that I should know before/while doing this. I’ve done some research and know the basics of making homemade dog food, but some extra help might be nice.
Thanks for the help!
Also, I will be using brown rice, not white rice, as it seems healthier.. I forgot to mention that in the first place.
The changes you made are good, however there are not enough vitamin and minerals in this diet for it to be the only diet your dog eats. Here is a pamphlet with all the nutritional requirements written in to the diets by a well-known author of several books on how to feed dogs. Her latest book is in use at the Ohio University Vet School;
the pamphlets are only $7.99 and you are assured that all the recipes are well-balanced so you don’t have to worry about upsetting things like the calcium/phosphorus ratio so important for bone growth.
Homemade dog food recipe – will these meals provide enough nutrition?
I’ve been looking in to a semi homemade diet for my dog and have come up with a few recipes that are safe but I am just worried about them having the right nutritional value. Here are the meals I’ve prepared, please bear in mind that due to the fact that I can’t think of anything to make that is hard to take care of his teeth, I plan on mixing it 20%-80% organic, dry complete dog food – homemade recipe. Here they are;
Roasted organic, free range chicken with brown rice and vegetables (carrot, swede, celery, cabbage, peas) bound with a small amount of nut oil and some sesame and linseeds sprinkled in.
100% british organic beef mince ground in to patties with porridge oats, baked and cut in to chunks served with wholegrain pasta and some boiled veggies that I haven’t decided on yet.
Sorry….forgot to add that both recipes have yeast extract in.
I would crush in some eggs (shells and all) and also ad unflavored geletan and wheat germ. To care for teeth you could look for a product called DentaTreat made by Wysong.
It is a cheese based product that you sprikle on food – it clean even the nastiest old dog teeth to a shinny white in a month! Great stuff.
How to make homemade dog food for dogs with allergies and sensitive stomach?
I have been feeding my dog Hill’s Prescription Diet z/d for about 6 mouth now, but she been having lot of problem since she been eating that brand. We told the vet about it, but they keep on telling us to feed her that brand! When she eats Hill’s Prescription Diet z/d her stool came out really hard and tight and dark with jelly mucus in it. I’m wondering can I switch my small dogs to homemade food. My dog has a really sensitive stomach and the vet told me that they don’t know what she is allergen to and if it oks to change her dog food to homemade dog food, can you please give me a good recipe?
First off if you are planning on trying something “homemade” your best bet is actually a raw diet. Cooking the food actually makes it lose quite a bit of the nutrients. You will need to follow a good prey model diet that is nutritionally complete. Making sure all the nutrient requirements of your dog is difficult though when you do not know the nutritional content of what you are feeding. Here is a website with a lot of information on it: http://www.barfworld.com/index.shtml
Hill’s is a horrible food-especially their prescription diets. Its no wonder your dog is having problems with it. I would recommend switching to a limited diet food. They are designed for sensitive stomachs. Look for something with lamb, venison, salmon or rabbit. Blue Buffalo has several and I know other food brands do as well.
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