Our Home Made Dog Food Recipe for Feeding Two Greyhounds .
Neither of us humans in the house eat much canned or processed food and make most things from fresh ingredients. So we do the same for our dogs, mostly, too.
Carrots, potatoes, sweet potato and pumpkin are the usual vegies, any two or three, doesn’t need to be each one every time. This is about 3 or 4 carrots, half a decent sized sweet potato and 2 or 3 spuds. Depends how big a pot you’re making. I make about five litres, or so I think in our biggest pot.
Start with a cup of white rice, half a cup of orange lentils and half a cup of rolled oats. Start with 2 ltres of water, it’ll probably need topping up . Chuck in the chopped, diced root vegies. I’ll often put in some celery and other greens from the garden too. Not cabbage or brocolli though as they stink a bit, too. Some people buy frozen peas n things for dogs. I have seen pieces of corn and whole peas and kidney beans come though a dog, so maybe mash those a bit before they get mixed in.
Stir well, bring to the boil, then simmer, stirring every few minutes.
I add a good couple of teaspoons each of sweet paprika and turmeric, maybe some curry and other herbs. No onion though as they can cause anaemia. Garlic smells bad cooking and may not be great for them either.
Set a timer for 10-15 minutes and stir well, a couple of times. Then add some mince or cubed meats. I let this cook again for another ten or so until its done.
Let it cool a bit. You can now add some olive or coconut oil. This will last for s few days in the fridge but depending how much you feed your dogs, it might be an idea to freeze some portions off.
I give them about 1 1/2 cups and a cup of bickies each for dinner.
Breakfast is 2 or 3 chicken wings or drumsticks and sometimes a couple of frozen mulies or sardines.
They get meaty bones a couple of times a week, depending what we can get.