Lamb & Couscous Dog Food Recipe
7 ounces lamb, (raw weight), cooked
1 cup couscous, cooked
1 cup cauliflower, cooked
1 teaspoon sunflower oil
5 teaspoons Azestfor Vitamins
This recipe will yield approximately 3 cups of food. Equating to 680 calories (Kcals) Approximately enough servings of food for one day for an 25 lb dog to maintain weight.
How to make homemade dogs food diet with unique ingredients that your dog most likely hasn't encountered before. Making it a good choice for dogs who suffer from common protein allergies. Please note: Couscous is considered a grain.
How to prepare lamb for dog food recipe
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.
Cooking couscous for dogs
Couscous is a coarsely ground semolina pasta that is a dietary staple in North African countries. It is also widely used in Middle Eastern countries and has become popular in American dishes. It is made of semolina, flour, salt, and water. Similar to rice in shape, color, and texture, it is used in many dishes as rice would be. One grain is similar in size to a grain of sugar.
Boil water For each cup of dry couscous, use 1 1/2 cups of water. Bring to boil in saucepan. Add couscous and let steam Pour 1 cup couscous into boiling water, stir once with a spoon, cover with a lid, and remove from heat. Let the couscous steam for five minutes.
Couscous grains tend to bind together in the cooking process, so fluff the grains with a fork.
Making cauliflower for dog food
Cut cauliflower into very small pieces. Place 3/4 to 1 inch of water in a saucepan with a steamer and bring to a boil. (Note that is you don’t have a steamer, you can simply put the cauliflower directly into an inch of boiling water.) Add the cauliflower to the steamer and cover; reduce heat to medium and let cook for 5-6 minutes. The cauliflower is done when you can pierce it with a fork. As soon as it is pierce-able, remove from heat, drain and let cool.
Add sunflower oil to couscous dog food recipe
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.
Lamb, couscous, cauliflower and Azestfor Homemade Dog Food Vitamins combine to make a healthy and nutritiously complete and balanced homemade dog food diet.
Vitamin mineral mix to add to homemade dog food diet
When the lamb, couscous & cauliflower are cool to touch you can add the Azestfor nutritional supplements and sunflower oil. Combine all ingredients and serve. 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.
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 per day
10 lbs to maintain weight 1 1/4 cups per day
15 lbs to maintain weight 1 3/4 cups per day
20 lbs to maintain weight 2 cups per day
30 lbs to maintain weight 2 3/4 cups per day
40 lbs to maintain weight 3 1/2 cups per day
50 lbs to maintain weight 4 1/4 cups per day
60 lbs to maintain weight 4 3/4 cups per day
70 lbs to maintain weight 5 1/2 cups per day
80 lbs to maintain weight 6 cups per day
90 lbs to maintain weight 6 1/2 cups per day
Shopping Check List:
- Sunflower Oil
- Azestfor Homemade Dog Food Vitamins
- Freezer bags or other storage containers