Every dog owner wants to give their pup the best nutrition they can, and with so much conflicting advice about what to feed, it can all be a little confusing. One way to know exactly what’s going into your dog’s tummy is to try your hand at making some homemade dog food. This might seem like a lot of work, but it can actually be very easy and take only 30 minutes to whip up! Plus you can always freeze these in meal-size portions as a quick and easy dinner for your doggy.
From muttloaf to superfoods, we’ve rounded up 6 tasty and healthy homemade dog food recipes for you to try .
CHICKEN QUINOA & KALE DOGS DINNER
Let’s start by getting some of those healthy greens in! Serena at dog blog Pretty Fluffy came up with this scrummy and super healthy dog food recipe for her pooch, Soda. Apart from being packed full of nutrients from the leafy greens, it is also super easy to make with only five ingredients and a few simple steps. Make it: prettyfluffy.com.
2. SUPPLEMENTED DOG FOOD
Not only is this recipe super healthy on its own but by adding in extra supplements and vitamins it truly makes sure your dog is getting the nutrition that they need. Follow Ed’s recommend serving guide to find the correct meal size for your dog’s weight. Make it: homemadedogfood.com.
3. TURKEY & RICE DOG’S DINNER
This recipe is the ideal dog food for those of you who are pushed for time as it is made to be frozen and defrosted for each meal. As it is made purely from whole ingredients it will actually be less expensive to make, not a bad deal for a preservative and additive free meal. Make it: damndelicious.net.
4. HOMEMADE CRUNCHY DOG KIBBLE
If your dog has become accustomed to traditional crunchy dog food or kibble, then this recipes is the perfect way to start introducing homemade meals. Simply make a basic dough and add in your pup’s favourite foods such as vegetables, meat, fruit or peanut butter, being sure they are chopped or shredded finely. Make it: pets.thenest.com.
5. SLOW COOKED CHICKEN & VEGGIE DOGS DINNER
This slow cooker dog food can be adapted to suit your dogs tastes and is particularly useful if your dog is suffering from an upset stomach as it contains zero filler grains or meat by-products. Make it: pearlsandsportsbras.com.
6. HOMEMADE MUTTLOAF
For something a bit different and to give your pooch a vitamin C boost, try this ‘mutt loaf’ created by the Canine Cookie Company. Although a little more complicated than our other recipes it does look very impressive and is sure to go down a treat with your dog. Make it: diynetwork.com.
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