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5 Home-made Yummy Dog Food And Treats, Easy To Cook!

04 Mar 2016 | by Prekshita Patwa | Posted in: Wag News

Since a lot of people have doubts regarding the quality of packaged food, more and more people are turning to feeding home-made food. It is very important to prepare only safe dog food with optimum portions.


Here is a list of easy to cook dog food that you pooch will enjoy a lot:


1. Homemade Dog Regular Food


Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 45 minutes

Total Time 55 minutes

Yield 8 cups


  • 1 and 1/2 cups brown rice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 pounds ground turkey
  • 3 cups baby spinach, chopped
  • 2 carrots, shredded
  • 1 zucchini, shredded
  • 1/2 cup peas, canned or frozen


  • In a large saucepan of 3 cups water, cook rice according to package instructions; set aside.
  • Heat olive oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add ground turkey and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the turkey as it cooks.
  • Stir in spinach, carrots, zucchini, peas and brown rice until the spinach has wilted and the mixture is heated through, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Let cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Container 1 cup  % Daily Value*

Calories 412.3

Calories from Fat 135.9

Total Fat 15.1g                    23%

Saturated Fat 4.2g               21%

Trans Fat 0.1g

Cholesterol 148.3mg            49%

Sodium 152.2mg                    6%

Total Carbohydrate 31.0g     10%

Dietary Fiber 2.5g                10%

Sugars 2.1g

Protein 36.1g                        72%


Source: damndelicious.net


2. Fifi's Fishy (or Chicky) Affair:


  • 4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups cooked, mashed sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup low-sodium beef or chicken broth
  • 1 5.5 oz. can skinned and boned salmon or chicken, well drained**
  • 4 Tbsp. dried parsley
  • 1⁄4 cup fish, safflower or olive oil
  • 1 tsp. iodized salt


In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients until a paste is formed.
Roll out mixture on a lightly floured cutting board until about 1⁄4 -inch thick. Cut sheet into approximately 80 pieces. Place pieces on a parchment lined baking sheet. Use the center rack in an oven preheated to 300°F. Bake for 45 minutes. Turn the oven off and let the pieces dry out for 3 to 4 hours or overnight. Remove and store in an airtight container.

**Cooked shredded chicken breast can be substituted for canned chicken. If substituting chicken breast, boil 1⁄2 lb. chicken breast until very tender (30-plus minutes), drain, cool and shred.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving

Energy: 296 calories
Protein: 12 grams
Carbohydrates: 48 grams
Fat: 8 grams
Omega-3 fatty acids: 2 grams
Dietary fiber: 7 grams
Calcium: 72 mg

Recipe Source: http://thebark.com/


3. Peanut Butter Cookies


Dogs love peanut butter, and these cookies are a great way to sneak some fish oil into your dog’s diet. Fish oil improves your dog’s coat, making it shiny, soft, and healthier.

Look for organic peanut butter at your grocery store. Many commercial brands of peanut butter have unhealthy hydrogenated oils and additives. Better yet, make your own peanut butter using raw peanuts and peanut oil, and processing the mixture in your food processor.


  • 2 cups of flour (white or wheat, if your pup has no wheat allergies)
  • 1 cup of rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup of smooth peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1/2 tablespoon of fish oil
  • 1 1/2 cups of water


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Mix the flour and oats together in a large mixing bowl. Pour in one cup of water and blend until smooth. Add in the peanut butter, honey, and fish oil and mix until all the ingredients are well blended.
  3. Slowly add the water until the mixture has a thick and doughy consistency.
  4. Lightly flour a cooking surface. Roll the dough onto the cooking surface to create a 1/4 inch thick sheet.
  5. Use a cookie cutter to create shapes. Place the cookies onto a baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool completely before feeding.

Pro Tip: If the dough is too sticky to roll, slowly pad more flour onto the dough ball.

Source: http://www.moneycrashers.com/


4. Fruit and Vegetable Strips


These strips work as a cheaper alternative to the organic chewy treats sold in pet stores. They also break apart easily, so you can serve smaller pieces as training rewards. Fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamin C, which can help boost your dog’s immune system.


  • 1 small sweet potato
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 cup carrots, minced
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened organic applesauce
  • 2 cups of whole wheat flour (white if your dog has allergies)
  • 1 cup of rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup of water


  1. Cook the sweet potato in the microwave for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the insides are soft. Set aside and allow to cool.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Mash the banana and sweet potato in a large mixing bowl with a hand masher until smooth. Add in the carrots, flour, and oats. Slowly add in the applesauce and water while mixing.
  4. The ingredients will form a soft dough. Roll the dough on to a lightly floured surface until the dough is 1/8 inch thick.
  5. Cut the dough into strips.
  6. Cook on a baking sheet for 25 minutes.
  7. Store leftover strips in the fridge for up to two weeks.

Pro Tip: Do not worry about overcooking the sweet potato. Softer potatoes will mash easier.

Source: http://www.moneycrashers.com/


5. Home-made Multi-grain Atta

This is usually found in Indian households, and adds great value to your dog's diet. Also, it is very easy to prepare!


  • Rice Flour - 3 kg
  • Kala Channa Flour - 1 kg
  • Ragi Flour - 1 kg
  • Soya Flour - 1 kg


Mix all the above ingredients in a large container using a big spoon. Mix the Multi grain flour with water and make a dough. This dough can be used to make rotis just like the normal ones consumed. Add veggies like carrot, beans, cabbage, peas, spinach, parsley leaves and pumpkin to add to the floavour and nutrition!



Final Word:

While most dogs can handle a variety of different treats fed in small doses, some might get an upset stomach if you switch foods too quickly or too often. Before you start making your own homemade dog food, talk to your vet and ask if he or she has any special ingredient suggestions, as some breeds may be more prone to food allergies than others. After getting your vet’s approval, switch your dog’s food over gradually, slowing mixing in a homemade dish with your regular food over the course of several days.

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