Easy Dog Food Recipes

best grain free dog food recipe lentils and venison

BEST GRAIN FREE DOG FOOD RECIPE:

We have been seeing more and more commercial dog foods with lentils as the protein source so we wanted to give you the recipe to make your own. You may choose any color lentils to use. Lentils are high in protein and low in fat. This is a good weight loss diet that will leave your dog feeling satisfied.

INGREDIENTS:

7 oz (raw weight), venison, cooked
1 1/2 cups lentils (293 grams), cooked (1/2 cup dry lentils) 
3 teaspoons Azestfor Homemade Dog Food Vitamins
1 teaspoon Sunflower oil

YIELD:

This recipe will yield approximately 1 lbs of food. Equating to 698 calories (Kcals) Approximately enough servings of food for 1 day for an 25 lb dog to maintain weight.


PREPARATION:

simmer venison in water

STEP 1:

Place venison in a pan on top of the stove, add water to just cover meat. Cover and cook until venison is cooked throughout, about 7 minutes. Using a wide slotted spatula, remove venison from liquid.

Add water and cook lentils on the stove top

STEP 2:

Cook lentils on a stove top, using 1 1/2 cups of water for the 1/2 cup of dry lentils. Be sure to use a large enough saucepan as the lentils will triple in size. Bring to a boil, cover tightly, reduce heat and simmer until they are tender. For whole lentils, cook time is typically 15-20 minutes.

add vitamins and minerals to make dog food complete and balanced

STEP 3:

When the venison and lentils are cool to touch you can add the Azestfor nutritional supplements and sunflower oil. Combine all ingredients and serve.

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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.

​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.

 DIY grain free dog food venison and lentils

WEIGHT OF DOG

5 lbs to maintain weight 3/4 cup (4.6 oz) per day
10 lbs to maintain weight 1 cup (7.84 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 3/4 cups (18 oz) per day
40 lbs to maintain weight 3 1/2 cups (22 oz) per day
50 lbs to maintain weight 4 cups (26 oz) per day
60 lbs to maintain weight 4 1/2 cups (30 oz) per day
70 lbs to maintain weight 5 1/4 cups (34 oz) per day
80 lbs to maintain weight 5 3/4 cups (37 oz) per day
90 lbs to maintain weight 6 1/3 cups (41 oz) per day

SHOPPING CHECK LIST:

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