Did you know, it’s super simple making your own grain free homemade dog food.
All dogs needs for a balance dog diet consists of three groups; 40 percent meat, 30 percent vegetables, and 30 percent starch.
If you are making your own homemade dog food, as long as you are following this standard guideline, you will ensure your dog has a perfectly balanced diet.
Another factor that most pet owners tend to forget is talking to your local vet before you switch from commercial dog food to homemade dog food. Every dog is different, so the there are always exceptions to each rule.
Here is Fayie’s basic Homemade Dog Food that will ensure a healthy balance diet for your dog.
Grain Free Homemade Dog Food
- 1 1/2 lb (680g) ground meat (turkey, chicken, beef. Antibiotic and hormone free is best)
- 2 cups cooked brown rice
- 1lb bag of mixed vegetables (preferably fresh, not frozen)
- 1-2 lb (450-900g) plain yogurt
Brown your ground meat and set it to the side. Steam your vegetables, add vegetables and cooked rice together in a bowl, then add your ground meat, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Add yogurt at a 3 parts rice-veggie-meat 1 part yogurt serving. You can warm it up in the microwave before feeding it to your dog, but be cautious of the heat; it should only be lukewarm.
Mix and Match Ingredients for Your Do-It-Yourself Dog Chow
While the above recipe is great for your dog, you can also mix and match the ingredients that you use so that your furry friend can get some variety. Instead of rice you can also use potatoes, pasta, oatmeal, wheat, and bread. For the meat content in making your own dog food, you can use any meat. Many people trying to cut costs will use the meat that they forgot about in their freezer, since dogs aren’t bothered by the slight ‘freezer burn’ taste. Your vegetables should always be very finely diced, but you can use anything for those, and left-overs are okay as long as they don’t have onion in them. Onion is not suitable for dogs. Lastly, people like to switch the yogurt out for scrambled eggs every once in a while, which is fine, it will help your pup maintain a shiny coat.
Keep your dog away from these ingredients, as they may be harmful: chocolate, macadamia nuts, milk-based products and milk, grapes, raisins, alcohol, and onion.
Heat, Serve, Enjoy the Grain Free Homemade Dog Food Comes With Benefits
While cooking for your pet might seem like an endeavour, if you’re spooked over the news related to the unfit meat quality of commercial dog foods, homemade dog food is the way to go for you. Many claim that feeding your dog with nutritious homemade grain-free food will actually even prolong your dogs life, and make them healthier and stronger.