Homemade Dog Food with Eggs
1 cup macaroni, cooked
1 cup broccoli, cooked
3 teaspoons Azestfor Vitamins
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: ~ 30-45 minutes
Recipe Yield: 514 calories (Kcals) Approximately enough food for one day for an 18 lb dog to maintain weight.
This egg recipe for dogs is an excellent vegetarian dog food recipe that helps your dog maintain weight, provides high quality protein, is simple to prepare, and provides a nutritionally complete and balanced meal for your best friend when combined with our homemade dog food supplement powder. This recipe is a very affordable homemade dog food recipe to serve your dog while on a budget.
Directions Homemade Dog Food With Eggs:
Make Hard Boiled Eggs For Dogs
Simply put the eggs in a large pot. Add enough cold water to cover them by 2 inches, and bring to a rolling boil.
Turn off the heat and let the eggs sit covered, for eight minutes.
Prepare an ice water bath. Transfer the eggs to the ice water bath to cool completely for about 15 minutes. Peel the eggs.
Prepare the Pasta
To prevent pasta from sticking, it needs a large pot. For this homemade dog food with pasta, bring 4-6 quarts of water (per pound or 16 oz of pasta) to a rolling boil.
Gently stir in pasta immediately after water reaches a full boil. Pasta should be cooked until it's tender but slightly firm to the bite (al dente). The longer you cook pasta, the mushier it gets, so be sure to cook according to your package instructions (usually 10 to 12 minutes).
Steam the Broccoli
Cut broccoli into very small pieces. Place 3/4 to 1 inch of water in a saucepan with a steamer and bring to a boil. (Note: If you don’t have a steamer, you can simply put the broccoli directly into an inch of boiling water.) Add the broccoli to the steamer and cover; reduce heat to medium and let cook for 5-6 minutes. The broccoli 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 Homemade Dog Food Vitamins
When the eggs, pasta and broccoli are cool to touch, add Azestfor vitamin mix for homemade dog food to this easy homemade recipe with eggs, and serve.
Every dog’s nutritional requirements are a little bit different due to age and amount of exercise. To maintain your dog’s existing weight, find your dog’s weight below to see how much of this homemade dog food eggs recipe your dog should consume daily.
Weight of Dog
5 lbs to maintain weight 1 cup per day
10 lbs to maintain weight 2 cups per day
15 lbs to maintain weight 2 3/4 cups per day
20 lbs to maintain weight 3 1/3 cups per day
30 lbs to maintain weight 4 1/2 cups per day
40 lbs to maintain weight 5 2/3 cups per day
50 lbs to maintain weight 6 2/3 cups per day
60 lbs to maintain weight 7 2/3 cups per day
70 lbs to maintain weight 8 1/2 cups per day
80 lbs to maintain weight 9 1/2 cups per day
90 lbs to maintain weight 10 1/3 cups per day
We suggest dividing the daily amount of food from this eggs in dog food recipe into two servings for your dog: one in the morning, and one in the evening.
If your dog is losing weight, increase food by 1/4 cup a day, if your dog is gaining weight, reduce accordingly.
This egg recipe for dogs 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. We recommend portioning the food into meal sized servings before freezing it. To defrost a frozen meal – put it in the fridge overnight. To serve - set the cold food out until it becomes room temperature (~15 minutes).
Watch Our Instructional Cooking Video:Easy Homemade Dog Food With Eggs!
Yes! See below for safe preparation ideas beyond the above egg dog food recipe.
- Boiled Eggs For Dogs: Drop the eggs into boiling water and boil for ten minutes, then place the boiled eggs into an ice bath for five minutes. Crack the shells and peel the boiled eggs for your dog. If you are storing boiled eggs in the fridge, change the water every day.
- Poached Eggs For Dogs: Break fresh eggs into a pot of boiling water. Cook for three minutes. Remove the egg with a slotted spoon
- Scrambled Eggs for Dogs: Combine the eggs with a tablespoon of water and fluff the mixture with a fork to blend. Pour the mixture into a hot pan and stir for two minutes. Mix egg in dog food and serve.
- Raw Eggs for Dogs: Some dogs enjoy a cracked raw egg over dog food. Simply crack the raw egg over other cooked food and combined ingredients just before serving.
*There is no need to add egg shells in dog food recipes from Azestfor (if combined with our vitamin mix), because calcium and phosphate are already present in ourvitamin mineral supplement for dogs.
Yes, dogscanbe vegetarians. They are omnivores by nature, which means they can digest both plants and meat. If you choose to feed your dog a vegetarian diet, make sure the food you serve is complete and balanced for the dog to thrive.
The best vegetarian dog food starts with a simple vegetarian dog food recipe made with fresh ingredients that are lightly prepared at home.
A Nutritionally Balanced Vegetarian Dog Food Recipe Contains:
Protein derived from either
- Vegetables – including soybean meal, beans, pea, tofu or
- Animals – such as milk, eggs, or cottage cheese.
Carbohydrates and Fiber for homemade dog food can come from pasta (as in the above macaroni for dogs recipe), while fiber can come from broccoli or other vegetables.
Healthy Fat is important for dogs to process into energy. An example of a healthy fat source in the above recipe, is egg yolk.
Vitamins & Minerals are required to help dogs live their best lives. A homemade dog food vitamin supplement is a good item to supplement homemade dog food with because it contains just the right blend of canine vitamins and minerals (including plenty of calcium), to help your fur baby thrive!
This may surprise you, but YES. While it may feel like it costs more to feed your dog this way initially, it won’t take long for you to notice a difference in the way s/he feels and acts- ultimately leading to a higher quality of life. In the future, you will save money with lower medical bills for diet related illnesses such as obesity, heart disease and diabetes.
You don’t have to break the bank on organic ingredients to make a difference in your pet’s wellness. Frozen meats, vegetables, and store branded foods are perfectly healthy options that can save you money while improving your dog’s nutrition.
Eggs are an excellent protein source for dogs, are easily available, and much cheaper than meat or poultry. Human grade eggs are even available at dollar stores, which can save you even more.
If your dog weighs 18-20lbs and is maintaining this weight, you can provide the above homemade dog food recipe, which is our most budget friendly (even CHEAP homemade dog food recipe), for only $1.01 a meal!
An 80-lb dog maintaining weight would cost nearly triple that price. But at ~$6/day, feeding your dog food prepared at home will likely still cost LESS than a fancy coffee at your favorite coffee shop once/week.
Commercially made kibble is a product with an aggressively long shelf life of approximately 18 months. Heavy processing with chemical additives are used to make low cost ingredients shelf stable.
To make kibble, ingredients are combined and ground. Heat and steam are applied to render, which means the food is cooked until fat and juices are drained off. The remaining paste is forced through an extruder to make pellets which are cooked in an oven. A flavor is sprayed onto the pellets to make it smell attractive to your dog.
If you choose not to cook the protein in Azestfor dog food recipes, follow basic safety precautions for handling raw ingredients. Even if you are serving your dog raw protein, you still need to cook carbohydrates or starches in the recipe to aid your dog’s digestion.
If you choose to buy commercially prepared raw dog food, you are likely paying a premium for ingredients that are not human grade and may contain offal (remnants from meat processing facilities sold in blocks). Be aware that some commercial raw food still needs to have vitamins and minerals added to make it complete and balanced.
Cooked Homemade Dog Food
We recommend making your own dog food from scratch and cooking your protein because this eliminates the potential of pathogens. This is especially important if you have elderly or infants in the household who may come in contact with dog bowls or waste.
Homemade dog food prepared with fresh ingredients is the quickest way to improving your dog’s health, and provides unsurpassed nutrition when combined with Azestfor’s homemade dog food vitamin supplements.