Recipe: Healthy Homemade Dog Food
Copy: Serena Faber Nelson
Photography: Serena Faber Nelson
One of the biggest questions I get asked on a regular basis is how to make your own dog food. “I have my personal chef make it!” I
always never respond. In fact I always say, I should do a blog post about it. So today is your lucky day!
Over the years, Soda has tried and tested lots of diets – from the grocery store offerings, to boutique packaged meals and more recently to a mix of the home made variety.
Today, I’m sharing with you one of my most favourite and simple recipes – possibly because it only has 5 steps! Including some of our favourite superfoods for dogs It can be made and frozen in batches to ensure your dog is never without a fresh meal.
500g Organic Free Range Chicken
1 Cup Quinoa
3 Cups Chopped Kale
3 Handfuls Green Beans
1. Boil quinoa in 2 cups of water, cool and set aside.
2. Slice the chicken into small strips and brown in a large, deep pan or wok.
3. Add the prepared vegetables and stir fry through.
4. Stir in the quinoa to the chicken and vegetables then remove from heat.
5. Stir through your chosen dog food supplement (see below), serve and enjoy!
NB. Remaining batch can be frozen into ready made meals.
A NOTE ABOUT SUPPLEMENTS
When cooking your dog’s food at home it is always important that you include a nutritionally sound supplement in their diet.
To enjoy good health, dogs require a high level of quality protein in their diet, along with a balanced level of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and animo acids.
Back in the day, this meant trawling stores for bone meal, flaxseed oil, green lipped mussel and other hard to find ingredients. Luckily nowadays a number of dog food supplements do all the hard work for you.
Some of my favourite brands include:
It’s important when cooking your own homemade dog food that you consult with your vet prior to any dietary changes, and include a high quality dog food supplement. Bon Appétit!
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With a handy allergies guide, quick references for grain and dairy free recipes AND a whole section just for special occasions (Doggie Birthday Cake anyone?) 52 Weeks of Treats is the ultimate dog treat recipe book.