We have simplified the process of how to make homemade dog food that is nutritionally complete and balanced. First choose a recipe from the twenty two homemade dog food recipes we have available. It should match your dogs nutritional needs, and also be simple for you to make. This Beef, Sweet Potato and Pea homemade dog food recipe is grain free making it a suitable for dogs who have allergies to grains.
3 lbs (raw weight), beef, cooked
3 lbs sweet potato, cooked
2 1/3 lbs peas, cooked
7 teaspoons sunflower oil
1/2 cup Azestfor Homemade Dog Food Vitamins
In a large skillet place cubed or ground beef. Add just enough water to cover. Bring to a boil. Cover and gently simmer until beef is cooked.
Remove from heat. Drain excess liquid.
Add fresh or frozen peas to the cooked meat. The heat will lightly cook the peas.
Cook the sweet potatoes by boiling them in water.
They can be mashed or cubed into bite size – depending on the preference of your dog. Begin checking the sweet potatoes after around 5 minutes of boiling; most sweet potatoes will be done in 10 to 20 minutes.
Sweet potatoes are done when tender: The sweet potatoes are done when they are tender all the way through. You can test this by poking the sweet potato with a fork, paring knife, or skewer.
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.
When the meat, sweet potatoes and peas are cool to touch you can add the Azestfor nutritional supplements.
If you are adding the Azestfor just before serving you would add 1 1/4 teaspoons Azestfor Homemade Dog Food Vitamins per 1 cup of 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.
Instructional Video How to Make Homemade Dog Food:
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 2/3 cup (4.4 oz) per day
10 lbs to maintain weight 1 cups ( 7.5 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 1/2 cups (17.5 oz) per day
40 lbs to maintain weight 3 cups (20 oz) per day
50 lbs to maintain weight 3 2/3 cups (25.5 oz) per day
60 lbs to maintain weight 4 1/4 cups (29.5 oz) per day
70 lbs to maintain weight 4 3/4 cups ( 33 oz) per day
80 lbs to maintain weight 5 1/4 cups (36.5 oz) per day
90 lbs to maintain weight 5 3/4 cups ( 40 oz) per day
Shopping Check List:
- Sweet Potatoes
- Azestfor Homemade Dog Food Vitamins
- Sunflower Oil
- Freezer bags or other storage containers