Making the homemade food for your dog is a less expensive and healthier way to feed your beloved pet. A lot of the homemade dog food recipes usually use the same ingredients that we normally use to cook for the family so you do not need to go out of your way to buy special ingredients.
According to veterinarians, dogs should have a balanced diet, including more than just the proteins. According to physiology studies, it states that dogs, unlike cats, are not true carnivores. Per Se, a healthy homemade diet includes proteins along with carbohydrates.
1) Peanut Butter Cookies
Dogs love the peanut butter; these cookies are an immense way to sneak the fish oil into the dog’s diet. The fish oil actually improves the dog’s coat; it makes it healthier, shinier and soft.
Look for the organic peanut butter at the grocery store. The commercial brands of the peanut butter have the unhealthy hydrogenated additives and oils. Better yet, you can make your own using the raw peanuts and the peanut oil; processing the mixture in the food processor.
Two cups of flour (wheat or white, if the dog has no wheat allergies)
1 cup of rolled oats.
1/3 cup of the smooth peanut butter.
One tablespoon of honey.
1/2 tablespoon of the fish oil.
1 and 1/2 cups of water.
Preheat your oven to 175 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit). Mix the oats and flour together in the large mixing bowl. Then pour in a cup of water and then blend until smooth. Put in the honey, fish oil and peanut butter, and mix well until the ingredients are blended.Gently add water until your mixture has the doughy and thick consistency.Lightly flour the cooking surface. Turn over the dough on the cooking surface so as to create the 1/4 inch sheet, a thick one. Create shapes using the cookie cutter. Place cookies onto the baking sheet. Bake for around 40 minutes. Allow it to cool completely prior to feeding the dog.
Tip: If your dough is sticky to roll, gently add more flour on the dough ball.
2) Chicken Jerky
Give the dog the chicken jerky as an alternative to the raw hides bought in the store.
2-4 Chicken Breasts.
Preheat your oven to 90 degrees Celsius (200 degrees Fahrenheit). Remove the excess chicken fat. Twist the chicken breast to its side and slice it into 1/8 inch strips. Place the strips on the baking sheet. Then bake for two hours. Check your chicken prior to removing from the furnace. It should be hard and dry, not chewy or soft. Allow the recipe to cool completely then serve.
Tip: You can actually substitute the chicken for sweet potatoes in this recipe. The sweet potatoes are a healthy vegetarian alternative.
3) Frozen Yogurt Pops
If your dog loves chasing the ice cubes around your kitchen, then he will love the frozen treats. They are made from the human grade ingredients including carrots and fruit juice, which gives your dog an extra vitamin boost. The yogurt has protein and calcium, and helps the dog to digest food.
This recipe requires non-fat yogurt; it’s a much healthier alternative compared to other types, especially if the dog is overweight.
180 grams (6 oz.) frozen non-fat yogurt.
1 cup of fruit juice (no-sugar added)
1/2 cup of minced carrots.
Add yogurt, carrots and fruit juice into the medium sized bowl. Stir the ingredients until it’s smooth and also well-blended. Drop this blend by spoonful into your ice cube trays and then freeze until they are solid.
Tip: Use the hard plastic trays as compared to the softer ones as it is easier to remove the treats from the hard tray.
4) Vegetable and Beef Balls
Some of our pets prefer the meaty treats over the sweet ones. The treats have the meat flavor and good aroma that the dogs love.
Two 180 grams (6-ounce) jars of the vegetable baby food and organic beef.
1 cup of white or whole wheat flour.
2 cups of the dry milk.
1 cup of water.
Preheat your oven to 175 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit). Mix the ingredients in the large mixing bowl. Drop your mixture onto the baking sheet in spoonfuls. Bake for an average of 12 minutes to 15 minutes. Allow the dog food to cool completely then serve.
Tip: cut the recipe in half if you are having only one dog.