Did you know that dog food manufacturers are allowed to alter 15% of the dog food recipes without making any change to the labels? This means that you would probably not even know if something unwanted is being added to the dog’s food and your pooch is consuming that. To avoid such situations of uncertainty, it is best to try to homemade dog food recipes which will not only be healthy and good for the dog’s diet but would also be pocket-friendly for you.
Right from veggie diet to meat streaks, you can cook the tastiest and healthiest dog food when you plan to make the food at home. Here are some of the most popular homemade dog food recipes that will let you make the right food for your pup without much ado.
Fruit and vegetable strips are tasty, healthy and cheap
If your dog loves those organic chewy treats that are sold in the pet stores, you may try out the fruit and vegetable strips’ recipe. This is not only a tasty replacement but also a cheaper alternative to those expensive chewy treats. Take one small sweet potato, 1 cup minced carrot, 1 medium banana, half cup sweetened organic applesauce, a couple of cups of wheat flour, 1 cup of rolled oats and a half cup of water.
Soften the sweet potato by cooking it in the microwave oven for about 10 minutes. Mash the cooked sweet potato and the banana and add the oats, carrots, and the flour to the mixture. Slowly add the sweetened applesauce as well. The dough that gets prepared needs to be rolled to make it 1/8th of an inch thick. The flattened dough now needs to be cut into strips and baked for about 25 to 30 minutes to prepare the tasty fruits and vegetable strips for your loved pet.
Vegetable beef balls are for those dogs that love the taste of meat
If your dog loves meat more than anything, you can plan to cook some beef and vegetable balls for it so that it can serve as a treat for the pooch. All you would need is 2-5 ounce jars of organic beef and vegetable baby food, 2 cups of milk, 1 cup of white wheat flour and some water.
Take all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix them to form a nice batter. The mixture needs to be dropped onto the baking sheet and would be required to be baked for about 14 to 15 minutes. You would be required to preheat the oven to 350°F. Once the baked treats are cooled properly, you may serve them to your pet dog and see it relish the taste, flavor and aroma of the homemade meatballs.
Chicken casserole is the tastiest homemade option
If your dog needs a diet full of protein, chicken is the best option that you can use. To make this tasty and nutritious dog food, you would need 4 chicken breasts, a half cup each of chopped green beans, carrot, and broccoli, half cup of rolled oats and four cups of low salt chicken broth.
Cut out nickel-sized chunks from the chicken breasts after removing the loose and excess fat. Cook the chicken in a non-stick pan over medium heat to give it a pinkish tint. Add all the ingredients to the cooked chicken and finally pour the chicken broth into a large cooking pot and cook for about 15 minutes, till the time the carrot becomes soft and tender. Cool it and serve to your pet dog. You can store the leftover casserole for about five days in the fridge.