Homemade Dog Food
Do It Yourself Instructions
Balanced dog food recipes
Makes 5 lbs of dog food at 865 calories per lb.
To make 10 lbs, double the ingredient list (use 2 vitamin packs).
Beef liver - preferably chopped/ground
Fresh or canned puree sweet potato
1/2 lb carrot + 1/4 lb spinach or kale
Lentils, sprouted or raw
Contains 9 essential nutrients to complete the recipe.
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1 handful of blueberries, bananas, or sliced apples (no seeds)
1 small bunch of fresh flat leaf parsley
1 tablespoon of pure omega-3 fish oil (We recommend pure wild salmon, or anchovy/sardine oil)
Additional supplement (fibers, turmeric, chicory root, glucosamine, milk thistle, spirulina, coconut oil, etc).
Ziplock/freezer safe bags to portion and store in freezer
Large mixing bowl/pan
How to make home-made dog food
Use this water to boil organ meat and sweet potato together (unless using canned/puree). Boil organ meat until cooked - if boiling whole organ meat, cut into small pieces after boil.
Boil/bake sweet potato whole and mash – or use canned sweet potato puree. Boil lentils according to instructions.
Finely dice/blend greens. Chop carrots/pulse blend.
Cook ground meat in non-stick skillet or large pot on medium heat (no oil), stir frequently. When meat is still slightly pink, add in greens and carrots. Cook until meat is done, carrots are soft, and greens are wilted (breaks down cell walls and allows for nutrient absorption).
Take meat and veggies off of heat and let cool (until warm/no longer cooking temperature). Transfer meat and veggies to large mixing bowl. Add oils and entire supplement pack (without this pack the recipe is nutritionally deficient). Mix.
Add in cooked sweet potato, lentils, cooked liver, and optional additions (fruit, parsley, etc). Mix thoroughly. Separate to individual servings.
Make it easy
Treat this just like human food. Food lasts up to 5 days in refrigerator. Use for feeding in that timeframe, or pack into freezer safe bags and store in freezer. Recommended to pack into daily meals.
To thaw frozen packs, let defrost in the refrigerator for 1-2 days, or place bag in hot water. Do not microwave.
Serve cold or warm. To warm, heat up in oven or conventional oven. Do not microwave or recook.
Disclaimer: This may need adjusting based on your dog’s activity patterns. This is for a moderately active adult dog. The diet when done according to these directions will have a complete nutrient profile. Any variation from this recipe will likely not be balanced and puts your dog at risk of malnutrition.