I have been making dog food for my pet-babies for almost a year now, ever since one of my dogs had a serious allergic reaction to some her food, and began to develop other allergies as well. A holistic vet suggested this practice, and we have not looked back since – with two healthy dogs, who are very happy and comfortable on their diet. You might think that making dog food takes a long time, but it does not take any longer than making people food, and not more effort either. I do highly suggest though to invest into a crockpot, that you are dedicating for dog food if you want to save time.
For the next three recipes, you will not need any special tools or ingredients.
1 lb of beef cut in cubes – I use London Broil most of the time for the dogs
1/2 cup of organic oatmeal
1 teaspoon of high-quality olive oil
2 medium carrots
Place the beef in a pot, cover with water, and cook until fork tender. Add the oatmeal during the last five minutes of
cooking time. Add the olive oil at the end and stir well. The time to add the carrots depends on your dog. One of my dogs prefers her carrots raw, my little dog rather eats them cooked, so for her, I cook them at the same time as the meat.
Serve when cooled completely.
My dogs love liverwurst. If you have access to high quality organic and vegan bread, or if you bake your own bread,
you can take a spoonful of liverwurst (braunschweiger) and put it onto the bread to give as a treat. Make sure you use
high quality, low sodium liverwurst for that – not the packaged stuff, which is loaded with unnecessary preservatives you should probably not be eating either.
Upset Tummy Food
If your dog has an upset stomach, you can feed them the following mixture
1 cup of rice
1 cup of cottage cheese
1 teaspoon of ground flaxseeds
2 cups of water
Cook the rice and the carrots in water, until tender, add the cottage cheese and flax seeds, stir well, and allow to
cool completely before feeding.
In order to guarantee the best quality of my dog’s food – and that of our own – we shop at Whole Foods via our personal shopper from Instacart. Instacart saves me a ton of time. But they don’t just go shopping at Whole Foods for me, they also shop at our local Costco, Albertsons and Smart & Final Stores. Find out if this service is available in your area!
Caution: Never Feed A Dog The Following Items!
There are a few ingredients that should never be added to dog food or given as a snack: