Making Homemade Dog Food

Making homemade dog food roasted rabbit

This Making Homemade Dog Food recipe is grain free and ideal for dogs with common protein allergies and that are maintaining a healthy coat. The recipe combines rabbit, chickpeas and carrots to create a satisfying grain free meal that will keep your dog healthy.

Ingredients:

7 ounces (raw weight), rabbit, cooked
1 cup chickpeas, cooked
1 cup carrots, cooked
4 teaspoons Azestfor

making homemade dog food raw ingredients rabbit carrots chickpeas

Yield:

This recipe will yield approximately 1 lb of food. Equating to 708 calories (Kcals) Approximately enough servings of food for one day for an 25 lb dog to maintain weight.

Preparation:

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius). Prepare a roasting pan by spraying it with nonstick cooking spray. Roast rabbit for 20-25 min. Until done through with no internal redness or blood. Remove bones from meat and discard. The cooking process makes bones more brittle, increasing the likelihood they might splinter and cause internal injury to your dog.

making homemade dog food cover chickpeas with water

Step 2

Cover beans with water and discard any beans that float. Rinse beans well and place in a large pot. Cover by 2 to 3 inches with cold water. Place over high heat and bring to a boil; lower heat and simmer, covered, until softened, about 1 1/2 hours.

Making homemade dog food dice carrots to bite size appropriate for your dog

Step 3

Slice or dice the carrots to a bite size appropriate for your dog. Simmer the carrots in a little water until tender, until a fork can easily pierce them. Drain and let cool.

 making homemade dog food add vitamins

Step 4

When the meat, chickpeas and carrots are cool to touch you can add the Azestfor nutritional supplements. Heat destroys the potency of vitamins.

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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.

Weight of Dog
5 lbs to maintain weight 3/4 cup (5 oz) per day
10 lbs to maintain weight 1 1/3 cups (8 oz) per day
15 lbs to maintain weight 1 3/4 cups (11 oz) per day
20 lbs to maintain weight 2 cups (14 oz) per day
30 lbs to maintain weight 3 cups (19 oz) per day
40 lbs to maintain weight 3 1/2 cups (23 oz) per day
50 lbs to maintain weight 4 1/3 cups (27.5 oz) per day
60 lbs to maintain weight 5 cups (31 oz) per day
70 lbs to maintain weight 5 1/2 cups (35.5 oz) per day
80 lbs to maintain weight 6 1/4 cups (39 oz) per day
90 lbs to maintain weight 6 3/4 cups (43 oz) per day

 

Shopping Check List:

Rabbit
Chickpeas
Carrots
Azestfor Homemade Dog Food Vitamins
Freezer bags or other storage containers


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