DIY Dog Food

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.

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 Homemade Dog Food Vitamins

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.

Preparation:

diy dog food cover beef with a little water

Step 1

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

Cover beans with water and discard any beans that float. Rinse beans 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

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

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

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.

Storage


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:

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

 

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