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Turkey & Veggie Dog Food

People who believe that the perfect combination of meat and veggies does not exist for dogs, they have not yet tried the tasty and brilliantly balanced turkey and veggie recipes. The wholesomeness of turkey meat, mixed with a variety of nutrients and tastes of veggies make this one of the best combinations. What is most important is that this is something even your pets would love to have on their plates. This turkey and veggie dog food is made with a leaner and ground turkey, with vegetables that are extremely rich in beneficial nutrients.

This preparation is guaranteed to give your dog the feeling of satisfaction of having some really great pet food, and you can stay assured that your dog had a healthy meal today. For a healthy and shiny coat, safflower oil can be added for supplementation of the beneficial fatty acids. Here is what needs to be done to make it –


Lean Turkey (Ground) – 2 pounds

Raw Turkey or Chicken Liver (Finely Diced or Pureed) – 2 tablespoon

Carrots (Chopped Coarsely) – 2 medium-sized

Broccoli Florets – 1 cup

Cauliflower Florets – 1 cup

Zucchini (Sliced) – ½

Olive Oil – 2 tablespoon


Take a double boiler and pour about one and a half cup of water into it. In a steam basket, put the carrots in it, place it over the pot, and cover it. Heat the water until it is boiling, followed by reducing the heat to low. Steam the carrots until they begin to get tender, which will take around 10 minutes. Meanwhile, you can take the turkey and chicken liver to a skillet and cook them over medium heat until they are ready, or there is no more pink left. Trash any fat that you would find in the meat.

To the steam basket, add the broccoli, cauliflower, and zucchini, and let them steam until all the vegetables become tender, but try not to make them mushy. This process will complete in around 6 to 8 minutes. Let these veggies cool down a bit, after which you will have to chop them. The sizes you cut them up in will have a significant effect on the consistency of the end product. The usual process is to give the vegetables about three pulses and bring it to a consistency similar to what we usually see in canned products, finely chopped. Add these veggies to the turkey and liver. Stir this until they are appropriately combined. Toss the contents of the skillet to mix them properly together with the Olive oil. Let it cool before you divide them into serving-sized containers for storing in the freezer. Take your dog to the vet to know how much food should their every meal have. Defrost the food in the refrigerator one night before serving.

Fruits & Vegetable Strips

In this world and time, pet owners have started to realize that packaged dog food is not something that should be brought into use daily. In fact, dry food should be avoided as much as possible, if not on all days. Homemade dog food is now a highly available and more straightforward method of ensuring that your dog is getting the best possible kind of nutrition. If you want to give your pets the best of natural food; you have to look no further than fresh veggies and fruits. You can make vegetable and fruit strips as a wholesome dog food replacement prepared by you. These recipes are especially useful if you wish your pet to indulge in vegetarian dog food, due to any reason. Since it is made only with veggies and fruits, it makes the food really easy to digest, and you will definitely see the positive effects of these snacks on the outside. Here is how to make these strips –


Sweet Potato – 1

Banana – 1 medium-sized

Carrot (Minced) – 1 cup

Unsweetened Apple Sauce – ½ cup

Wheat Flour – 2 cups

Rolled Oats – 1 cup

Water – 1/3 cup


You have to begin by boiling the potato in the oven. Boil it till the inside of it also becomes softer. The procedure will take about 8 to 10 minutes. After that, take a mixing bowl and mash the sweet potato with the banana. Add rolled oats, carrots and wheat flour to the prepared mixture. Then, add the applesauce and water slowly into the mix.

Make this mixture into a dough. Being to roll the dough after sprinkling some flour on a flat surface. You have to maintain the thickness of about one-eighth of an inch for the dough. With a regular knife, cut the dough into strips and line them up on a baking sheet placed over a pan. Stick this pan in the oven and bake the strips for a maximum of half an hour. Let them cool for a while before serving them.

Home Made Dog Food

Nothing can be better than a meal that gives you everything that you require in a day, and is made up using the ingredients that you would also love to eat. It is the same for everyone, people, and pets, alike. As much as dogs like to eat meat, they would also really appreciate something that is beneficial for them and helps them grow. And, on the way to discovering recipes for homemade dog food, this one recipe is among the most beneficial ones regarding how overall complete it is. This homemade dog food recipe uses rice, meat, eggs, and veggies making it a full meal. Here is the list of instructions that you will have to follow to prepare this for your dog –


Chicken – ½ pound ground

Turkey – ½ pound ground

Chevon (Goat Meat) – 1 pound ground

Baby Carrots – 1 pound baked

Potatoes – 2 small-sized

Brown Rice – 3 cups

Eggs (Slightly Beaten) – 3

Chicken Broth – 3 cups

Water – 2 cups


Take a large 6-quart dutch oven and cook all the three types of ground meats together in it. Now, add the rice chicken broth and water to it, cooking it all together on medium heat for about 30 minutes. To this, add the potatoes, carrots, and beaten eggs. Cook all of this for an extra 20 to 30 minutes. Let it cool for a while, followed by pouring it into storage units, and keeping it in the freezer. This mixture freezes really well, which makes storing it really easy. Whenever you wish to serve it, thaw it overnight in the fridge.

We have a few more recipes in store for your pet, which are not just healthy but are also yummy and lip smacking. Share your favorite recipes with us which you usually prepare for your furr baby and we will feature them in our next blog!

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