Venison Dog Food Recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
This recipe will yield approximately 1 lb of food. Equating to 694 calories (Kcals) Approximately enough servings of food for one day for an 25 lb dog to maintain weight.
Venison and Rice dog food homemade is a good choice if your dog has protein allergies, and is active and need to maintain weight or sedentary and needs to gain weight. This dog food homemade recipe is good for dogs who suffer from common protein allergies. Venison is a unique protein source, most dogs would not of encountered Venison before in their diets making it novel.
Venison is becoming more commercially available in the freezer section in health food markets, it is also available to buy online in exotic meat markets. Rice is the source of the carbohydrates, when well cooked it is highly digestible by dogs.
Preparing Deer Meat for Dog Food
In a large skillet or pot place cubed or ground venison. Add just enough water to cover. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer gently for about 30 minutes or until venison is cooked. Remove from heat. Drain excess liquid.
Cooking Rice for Homemade Dog Food
Place rice in a saucepan with double the amount of water. Bring to the boil, then turn the heat all the way down and cover the pan tightly with a lid. Cook on the lowest heat possible for 10-15 mins without uncovering the pan. Use a fork to fluff up the cooked rice.
Add sunflower oil to Venison 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 ratio of 1.2 per 1 teaspoon of sunflower oil.
Add vitamins to Venison and rice dog food
When the meat and rice are cool to touch you can add the Azestfor nutritional supplements and sunflower oil.
Heat destroys the potency of vitamins.
Watch Instructional Video Dog Food Homemade:
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.
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 3/4 cup (4.4 oz) per day
10 lbs to maintain weight 1 1/4 cups (7.4 oz) per day
15 lbs to maintain weight 1 1/2 cups (10 oz) per day
20 lbs to maintain weight 2 cups (12.5 oz) per day
30 lbs to maintain weight 2 3/4 cups (17 oz) per day
40 lbs to maintain weight 3 1/2 cups (21 oz) per day
50 lbs to maintain weight 4 cups (25 oz) per day
60 lbs to maintain weight 4 3/4 cups (28 oz) per day
70 lbs to maintain weight 5 1/3 cups (32 oz) per day
80 lbs to maintain weight 5 3/4 cups (35 oz) per day
90 lbs to maintain weight 6 1/2 cups (39 oz) per day
Shopping Check List:
Azestfor Homemade Dog Food Vitamins
Freezer bags or other storage containers