Dog Food Recipe

Looking for an easy Dog food recipe? Learn how to make Dog food using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by alianthe

Makes 22 servings



A good cheap dog food, if you've got a relationship with a butcher or buy in bulk. Rice can be obtained in bulk from an asian food market. Keep the peels and edible but not normally eaten portions excluding seeds from vegetables as you cook, freezing as you go to retain freshness. I eat a lot of carrots and bell peppers, plus pumpkins in the fall/winter, which is why I used them for the recipe, but you can use whatever you have left over when cooking vegetables, excluding any seeds, pips, or husks. Never feed anything containing onions to your dog. Garlic is a good flavor, however. And don't worry as much about cholesterol, as carnivores are more adapted to it than we are.

Recipe Ingredients for Dog food

6 cup uncooked rice
1 cup chopped carrot (peel)
1 cup chopped orange bell pepper (leavings)
1 cup chopped pumpkin (peel)
20 oz beef liver (1.25 lb ~= 2c chopped)
32 oz beef heart (2 lb ~= 6c chopped)
2 T olive oil

Recipe Directions for Dog food

  1. Cook & drain rice.

  2. Veggies are leavings from when you cook. Keep frozen until ready to use, then dump in blender/food processor with 3 Tblspn water. Should end up about 2 c from the blender.

  3. Saute liver in oil. Reserve liquid.

  4. Cut heart into sections and steam, being certain to slice off most of the fat to reserve for tallow (or throw away if you prefer). Reserve steaming water.

  5. Mix all ingredients together with steaming water and liquid from cooking liver. Simmer on low for a few minutes until flavors have blended. Add smidge garlic if desired.

  6. To convert to cat food, combine in equal portions with cooked meat or fish, as cats have a higher protein requirement and lower carbohydrate tolerance than dogs.

  7. "Serving size" is given as 1c finished product, but serving size varies by animal and frequency of feeding.

  8. Keep in mind the caloric needs of your animal, and don't forget to multiply by a factor of 1.2-1.8 and add a little fat during the winter. (basic energy requirement is 173*(bodyweight in kg)^0.63 cal/day for an active animal, substitute 140 for sedentary animals and 200 for animals that get more than two 45-min walks per day, or 300 for agility/working dogs)

  9. Adjust as needed for individual metabolic requirements. Also adjust as needed for palatability for your animal(s).

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 139.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
312
Calories from Fat
42
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.7g
7%
Saturated Fat
1.2g
6%
Trans Fat
0.1g
Cholesterol
186mg
62%
Sodium
51mg
2%
Potassium
287mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates
43.3g
14%
Dietary Fiber
1.2g
5%
Sugars
0.8g
Protein
22.3g
Vitamin A 184% Vitamin C 15%
Calcium 2% Iron 36%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Very low in sodium
  • Very low in sugar
  • High in iron
  • High in niacin
  • Very high in riboflavin
  • High in selenium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin B12
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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