Nothing beats home-cooked meals! This also applies to dog food. Making your own dog food may sound complicated and time-consuming but in reality, it is not that bad. If you're one of those people who think cooking for your dog is hard, take a look at this recipe. Our Turkey with Vegetable Dog Food Recipe calls for only 5 ingredients (well... we didn't count water). This recipe is simple but full with health benefits. Plus, it is wheat-free if that is your concern!
Turkey meat is easy to digest and it offers natural sources of potassium, niacin, and selenium. Use ground turkey breast instead of ground turkey meat if you're concerned about the fat.
Butternut squash is a great source of vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium. It contains lots of fiber - good for digestive system. Spanish
Spinach is rich in vitamin K, an essential part in blood clot process and support healthy bones. In this recipe, we used frozen chopped spinach leaves but you can use fresh spinach as well. Tip: When fresh vegetables are not available, choose frozen before canned vegetables.
Turmeric is not a typical ingredient in American pantry. It is widely used in any Asian kitchen. Lately, turmeric has gained a lot of attentions from pet food industries. It was label as a super food due to its properties to help with anti-inflammation, arthritis pain, and gastrointestinal disorder.
Rice is a good filler in dog food. Cooked rice is easy to digest and often recommended along with cooked plain chicken meat for a sick dog.
Yields 10 - 12 cups of food or 3 quarts.
- 1 Butternut squash, peeled, seeded, diced
- 2 lbs ground turkey
- 1 lb chopped spinach
- 1 tbs turmeric
- 3 cups cooked rice
- 2 cups of water for cooking
- In a large pot, boil 2 cups of water then add butternut squash. Stir occasionally.
- When butternut squash is tender, add turkey then continue to cook until turkey is done.
- Add spinach to the pot. Mix well then add turmeric. Stir until turmeric is blended well.
- Add cooked rice and mix well.
- Turn off the stove top. Let it cool down then transfer to a container.