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DIY Dog Food

diy dog food ingredients beef chickpeas carrots sunflower oil vitamins

Chickpea Dog Food Recipe

7 oz (raw weight), beef, cooked
1 cup chickpeas, cooked
1 cup carrots, cooked
1 teaspoons sunflower oil
4 teaspoons Azestfor Vitamins

Prep Time:      10 minutes
Cook Time:    1 hour 30 minutes
Yield:   3 cups homemade dog food. Equating to 972 calories (Kcals) Approximately enough servings of food for one day for an 40 lb dog to maintain weight.

Batch Cooking Ingredients
3 lbs (raw weight), beef, cooked
3 lbs chickpeas, cooked
2 1/3 lbs carrots, cooked
7 teaspoons sunflower oil
1/2 cup Azestfor Vitamins

Batch Cooking Yield: This recipe will yield approximately 8 1/2 lbs of food. Equating to 6,524 calories (Kcals) Approximately enough servings of food for one week for an 40 lb dog to maintain weight.

This DIY Dog Food recipe is a quick and nutritious dish for dogs with an active lifestyle. Made with nutrient rich chickpeas, hearty beef and fresh carrots, this dish is perfect for a grain free diet. Promotes a healthy coat and keeps your dog going all day.


diy dog food cover beef with a little water

Step 1:

Prepare Beef Homemade Dog Food

In a large skillet or pot place cubed or ground beef. Add just enough water to cover. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer gently for about 30 minutes or until beef is cooked.

Remove from heat. Drain excess liquid.

cover chickpeas with water diy dog food

Step 2:

Cooking Chickpeas for Dog Food

Cover chickpeas with water and discard any chickpeas that float. Rinse chickpeas well and place in a large pot. Cover by 2 to 3 inches with cold water. Place over high heat and bring to a boil; lower heat and simmer, covered, until softened, about 1 1/2 hours.

dice carrots for diy dog food

Step 3:

Cooking Carrots for Dogs

Slice or dice the carrots to a bite size appropriate for your dog. Simmer the carrots in a little water until tender, until a fork can easily pierce them. Drain and let cool.

Step 4:

Add Sunflower oil to Homemade Dog Food

Sunflower oil is added as a source of linoleic acid. If you would like a substitute oil you can add Wheat germ, Walnut or Corn oil in the amount of 1.2 teaspoons.

add vitamins and minerals to diy dog food

Step 5:

Add Vitamin Mineral Powder to Make Nutritionally Complete and Balanced Grain Free Homemade Dog Food

When the meat, chickpeas and carrots are cool to touch you can add the Azestfor nutritional supplements. If you are adding the Azestfor just before serving you would add 1 1/4 teaspoons Azestfor Homemade Dog Food Vitamins per 1 cup of homemade dog food.

Heat destroys the potency of vitamins.


The recipe can be prepared in large batches and frozen. It will keep for up to a year in the freezer, or one week in the fridge. Freezing vitamins preserves their potency. I would recommend portioning the food into meal size servings before freezing it.

To defrost a frozen meal – put it in the fridge overnight.

Instructional Video DIY Dog Food:

Feeding Guidelines:

We suggest dividing the daily amount into two servings, one in the morning and one in the evening. Every dog’s nutritional requirements are a little bit different due to age & amount of exercise. If your dog is losing weight, increase food by 1/4 cup a day, if they are gaining weight reduce accordingly.

Weight of Dog

5 lbs to maintain weight 2/3 cup (4.4 oz) per day

10 lbs to maintain weight 1 cups ( 7.5 oz) per day

15 lbs to maintain weight 1 1/2 cups ( 10.5 oz) per day

20 lbs to maintain weight 2 cups ( 13 oz) per day

30 lbs to maintain weight 2 1/2 cups (17.5 oz) per day

40 lbs to maintain weight 3 cups (20 oz) per day

50 lbs to maintain weight 3 2/3 cups (25.5 oz) per day

60 lbs to maintain weight 4 1/4 cups (29.5 oz) per day

70 lbs to maintain weight 4 3/4 cups ( 33 oz) per day

80 lbs to maintain weight 5 1/4 cups (36.5 oz) per day

90 lbs to maintain weight 5 3/4 cups ( 40 oz) per day

Shopping Check List:

Azestfor Homemade Dog Food Vitamins
Sunflower Oil
Freezer bags or other storage containers

Chickpea dog food recipe ingredients

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  • Hello. I dont understand. Your measurement for food. 3 pounds chickpea is how many cans. And in the cans there’s some liquid. So do I drain the liquid?. We don’t have chickpea loose.unless you go to a health store.
    and the same with carrots,3 pound 1/3 Here in Canada they are in bags is it 2 bags of carrots maybe
    I’m having lots of problems with the measurement. .i have to get this right. My dog is very sick. But with your product he more alive. Sleep less,still sleep most of the days but he likes the carriage after supper. He was always in pain and me crying. I know your product for inflammation. He walks 8 blocks now 2 months after. before 1/2 a block he would fall. I just prayed that God brings me someone to help me save my dog. He is 13. One day I type natural food for sick dog on Google’s
    And you came the first of the list.. I ordered everything you had. And I saw amazon over price your product and. Told the person I was talking too. I am very grateful for you. My dog has a longer lives and he is happy that’s because of you.
    Now if I can get your measurement right. I will be happy
    Thank you
    Papillon and me

    Marie Claire Lalonde on

  • Love the Azestfor products & recipes! One question for this recipe though, is the 3lbs of chickpeas dry weight or cooked?

    Gabrielle Meunier on

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