Homemade Dog Food Recipe

ingredients homemade dog food recipe

Homemade Dog Food Recipe Quick Directions:

  1. Brown beef - drain fat.
  2. Chop asparagus into bite sizes and steam five minutes.
  3. Combine beef, asparagus and peas.
  4. Add sunflower oil.
  5. Add vitamins and minerals.
This homemade dog food recipe is grain free and low carbohydrate. It is a fresh meal made with a few simple ingredients. Beef, bright green asparagus, and seasonal peas make up the bulk of ingredients. This delicious recipe provides your active canine with a grain free alternative that not only keeps them up and running but also contributes to a healthy coat. 

Ingredients:

3 lbs (raw weight), beef, cooked
3 lbs Asparagus, cooked
2 1/3 lbs peas, cooked
7 teaspoons sunflower oil
1/2 cup Azestfor Homemade Dog Food Vitamins

Yield:

This recipe will yield approximately 8 1/2 lbs of food. Equating to 6,524 calories (Kcals) Approximately enough servings of food for one week for an 40 lb dog to maintain weight.

Preparation: 

homemade dog food cooking beef

Step 1

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.

add peas to cooked beef homemade dog food

Step 2

​Add fresh or frozen peas to the cooked meat. The heat will lightly cook the peas.

homemade dog food chopped asparagus

Step 3

​Rinse the asparagus under running water.
Place asparagus in a saucepan and cover with a few inches of water in a saucepan.
When the water starts to boil, cook for 5 minutes.
If you wish, use a microwave-safe cooking dish to boil asparagus in the microwave. Fill the cooking dish with 1/4 cup water, then add the spears and place the lid on the dish. Cook the asparagus on your microwave oven’s high power setting for 3 minutes, then open the door and stir. Finish cooking until the spears are just barely tender, about 3 to 4 more minutes.

​Chop asparagus to small bite sizes.

add sunflower oil to homemade dog food

Step 4

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 cooked dog food ingredients have cooked add vitamins and minerals

Step 5

When the meat, asparagus, 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.

Heat destroys the potency of vitamins.

Watch Instructional Cooking Video Homemade Dog Food:


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 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:

  • Beef
  • Asparagus
  • Peas
  • Azestfor Homemade Dog Food Vitamins
  • Sunflower Oil
  • Freezer bags or other storage containers