How to Give Up on the Kibbles and Bits Dog Diet and Embrace Nutritionby Kelly R. Smith
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I guess there’s no sugar-coating it; I do dote on my dogs. Which is not such a bad thing. Heck, I like dogs more than I like most humans. Cats? Not so much. But dogs? Yep. I am always looking for ways to make things better. Already I have gotten away from store-bought treats an make them chicken jerky in my food dehydrator.
So the next step? Well, She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed read an article about all the bad stuff that goes into your favorite Kibbles-n-Bits type of commercial dog food. It’s pretty crazy. What the heck is a meat by-product anyway? If it is not meat, just say so. Well, long story short, a bit of research and imagination got me to this first stab at a homemade dog food recipe.
Homemade Dog Food Ingredients
This is my first take at the recipe and it is subject to change according to my ever-changing whims. Note however, there was nary a complaint when I served it up!
- 2 cups brown rice
- 1 lb. ground turkey
- 6 cups water
- 1 Tbsp fresh rosemary
- 2 lbs. broccoli, carrots, cauliflower (in a frozen bag or regular produce, your choice)
- one chunk of ginger, grated, about as big as your thumb.
- 2 oz. olive oil
- 1 lb. chicken livers
- omega 3 source, I just threw in a few capsules
- pumpkin seeds, about 30 or so
This is simple. Just put your very large sauce pan or Dutch oven on the stove and cook everything together. The dogs really don’t care but the meat should be well-done.
I hope you and your dogs will enjoy this homemade dog food recipe. As with all my culinary concoctions, feel free to adapt and make substitutions. Life is good. Appreciate the pups.
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