Turkey, Pumpkin & Corn Dog Food
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes Ground Turkey (3 hours whole Turkey bird)
This recipe will yield approximately 3 cups of food. Equating to 599 calories (Kcals) Approximately enough servings of food for one day for an 20 lb dog to maintain weight.
This Easy Homemade Dog Food recipe is a great Thanksgiving treat for your dog. It is made with turkey, pumpkin and corn to capture the holiday. This meal is ideal for weight sensitive dogs and dogs looking to maintain a healthy coat.
Preparation of Homemade Dog Food with Pumpkin:
Cooking Turkey for Dogs
Put ground turkey in pan- cover in water. Cook 20 minutes.
Alternatively cook the whole turkey bird by roasting it. Approximate cook time at 350 degrees 3 hours.
It is important that all bones are removed from the cooked turkey.
Let the turkey cool than dice the turkey into bit size chunks. Shredding it is also fine. The turkey is cooked when the juices inside run clear.
Add Pumpkin to Dog Food Recipe
Choose plain canned pumpkin with no added sugar or spices. Ok to substitute squash cook it to make it digestible.
Add Corn to Turkey Dog Food Recipe
Place a small to medium pot on the stove and fill it with no more than 1 or 2 inches of water. Bring the water to a rolling boil. It’s important not to put enough water in the pot to completely cover the corn. Add the frozen loose corn. Let the corn cook until tender and heated thru. Never give a dog a corn cob - it can become a choking hazard.
Add vitamins to homemade turkey dog food
When the meat, pumpkin and corn are cool to touch you can add the Azestfor nutritional supplements.
Heat destroys the potency of vitamins.
Instructional Video Easy Homemade Dog Food:
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 and Amount of Food Per Day To Feed To Maintain Weight
5 lbs - 1 cup (7 oz) per day
10 lbs -1 3/4 cups (12.4 oz) per day
15 lbs - 2 1/3 cups (17 oz) per day
20 lbs - 3 cups (21 oz) per day
30 lbs - 4 cups (28 oz) per day
40 lbs - 5 cups (35 oz) per day
50 lbs - 5 3/4 cups (41.5 oz) per day
60 lbs - 6 1/2 cups (47.5 oz) per day
70 lbs - 7 1/2 cups (53 oz) per day
80 lbs - 8 cups (59 oz) per day
90 lbs - 9 cups (64 oz) per day
Shopping Check List:
Azestfor Homemade Dog Food Vitamins
Freezer bags or other storage containers