A word of advice, when you make your own pet food, never feed your cat or dog a high salt-food diet as this will affect the kidneys, and never feed your dog onions. Some dogs get anemic as a result. Garlic can also be toxic in some cases. And most of us are aware by now that feeding dogs chocolate can also be fatal in some instances.
Also, never feed your dog raw offal. The practice of feeding raw offal to dogs on farms and ranches can spread echinococcosis, a potentially fatal parasitic disease of animals and humans.
For a balanced diet your
dog should be
getting a diet that consists of 40% meat, 30% vegetables and 30%
1/2 cup wheatgerm
1/2 cup brown rice bran
1/2 cup canola or olive oil
1 dessertspoon crushed garlic
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon yeast extract
This is a very healthy homemade pet food recipe. Mix in a large bowl, stir with a wooden spoon and add a little water if mixture is too dry. Roll onto a cutting board and cut or shape into cookies. Bake in a hot oven (200ºC) for 30-45 minutes (or until hard.) Cool and store in air-tight containers.
1 cup white flour
125 g minced steak
1 teaspoon Marmite, or other similar yeast extract (optional)
Place both flours in a basin and rub in mince. Mix to a stiff dough with water, roll out and put on oven tray. Cut into squares and bake in a slow oven. Add 1 tablespoon of cod liver oil if biscuits are for a puppy.
2 cups flour (either barley, wheat, rye, spelt etc.)
1/2 cup rice pollard
1/2 cup cracked wheat or porridge oats
1/2 cup blood and bone
2 teaspoons kelp
2 teaspoons yeast powder
Rub the tallow into the fry
ingredients and add enough water to make a firm dough - about 1 cup.
Press and roll onto baking trays. Score into small bite sized pieces.
Bake well until hard in an oven set at about 180ºC. Cool and store in
1 kg chopped pumpkin, cooked
1 kg lean & boneless cooked chicken, beef or lamb (boiled)
1/2 cup mixed vegetables, cooked
1 cup water
1/2 teaspoon yeast extract such as Marmite, Oxo, Vegemite etc. (optional)
This is a healthy and cheap homemade dog food recipe. Mash the cooked pumpkin and add to the rice, along with the cooked vegetables. Dice the meat and add to the rice mixture. Add a teaspoon of meat extract if used. Make sure that it is not too hot for your dog when you serve it, and only serve what your dog will eat. Store the rest in the fridge for the second day.
* Rice is good for a dog when it has a loose stomach, however, try and keep feeding your dog rice down to a minimum as it is not a food that is easily digested by dogs.
1/2 cup mixed vegetables, cooked
1/2 kg lean, cooked meat (anything except pork)
1/2 kg pumpkin (pumpkin bulks up the food without adding to your dog's weight)
Another homemade dog food recipe you pet will love! Bake the potato and dice, leaving on the skins. Add the cooked mixed vegetables and the diced meat. Make sure that there are no bones in your dinner. Cooked bones are more likely to splinter and chicken bones are deadly to big dogs. All bones should be given raw.
Mash the pumpkin if used and add to the mixture. Serve to your dog.
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