When dogs are given an unhealthy diet, they can windup becoming overweight, less energetic and in general unhappy. Their quality of life decreases because of their poor eating. This is exactly why dog lovers have switched to making homemade dog recipes as opposed to serving their dogs commercially made dog food. Luckily, there are many healthy homemade dog food recipes that you can start serving to your dog. Most dog owners think that making their dogs homemade dishes is way too time consuming. This thought couldn’t be further from the truth. You can quickly whip up delicious dishes in a short period of time for the dogs that you love. Plus, those commercially made dog food can’t compare in quality as well as the love that you inject into the homemade food you give them. Here are a few of my favorite recipes I give my dog.
Tasty Peanut Butter and Apple Bites Your Dog Will Love
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 tablespoon fish oil
2 cups flour
1 tablespoon honey
1 peeled and sliced apple
1/3 cup smooth peanut butter
1 cup filtered water
Pre-heat oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix oats and flour together in a big mixing bowl. Pour in a cup of filtered water. Add-in the honey, peanut butter, and fish oil and mix until the ingredients are fully blended. Lightly add flour to the cooking surface and roll-in the dough to the cooking surface for a 1/4 inch thickened sheet. Use the cookie cutter to make shapes. Place the cookies to a baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes. Cool fully before feeding them to your dog.
Puplicious Jerky Chicken Strips
2-4 chicken breasts
Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees. Remove the excess fats from the chicken breasts. Use a sharp knife to slice the chicken breasts to 1/8 inch strips. Set the strips onto a baking sheet and bake for approximately 2 hours checking before removing. The Puplicious Jerky Chicken Strips should have a dry and somewhat hard appearance, but shouldn’t be too chewy or too soft. Allow chicken to cool off before serving. You can store jerky in an airtight container inside the fridge for up to two weeks.
Frozen Yogurt Canine Treats
1 cup no-sugar fruit juice of your choice
6 oz. container non-fat plain yogurt
1/2 cup organic unsweetened apple sauce
Add fruit juice, apple sauce, and yogurt into a medium sized bowl. Stir until ingredients are well-blended and smooth. Drop mixture into ice cube trays with a spoon. Freeze until all the ingredients are completely solid. Use hard plastic-based trays compared to soft rubber ones. The treats are much easier to remove with trays.
Veggie and Fruit Fingerlicious Goodies
1 medium banana
1 tiny sweet potato
1 cup minced carrots
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup organic unsweetened applesauce
1/3 cup water 1 cup rolled oats
Cook sweet potatoes in microwave for 8-10 minutes, or until soft. Set aside to cool. Pre-heat your oven to 345 degrees. Mash the sweet potato and banana in a mixing bowl with masher until smooth. Add-in carrots, oats, and flour. Slowly add-in the water and applesauce while mixing. The ingredients will create soft dough. Roll-in the dough to a light floured surface and stop once its 1/8 inch thick. Cut dough to strips. Cook on baking sheets for 25 minutes. Store the leftovers in your fridge for a maximum of two weeks.
Veggie and Chicken Delight
1/2 cup chopped green beans
4 chicken breasts
1/2 cup finely chopped carrots
1/2 cup finely chopped broccoli
4 cups low-salted chicken broth
1/2 cup rolled oats
Remove the excess fat from chicken breasts and slice breasts to small sized pieces. Cook chicken pieces in non-stick skillet above medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side. Transfer chicken pieces into a pot and add vegetables, chicken broth, and rolled oats and cook over regular heat until carrots are tender for 20 minutes or so. Be sure to cool it before serving. Store leftovers for additional meals
To create your own recipes all you have to do is substitute your dog’s favorite meat vegetable or fruit in the above recipes. Or you can get creative and whip up your own concoction. Remember your dog can absolutely survive without packaged food. In fact in the long run your dog will prosper with homemade dog food.