Dog Food Recipe

Are you sick of Turkey yet? If you still have leftovers, why not make some nice food for your dog?

  • approx. 5 lbs of ground turkey

  • 3/4 cup canola oil

  • 4-5 cloves garlic

  • 32 cups water

  • 8-10 cups processed veggies (various)
    (carrots, celery, broccoli, cauliflower, bean sprouts, potatoes, sweet potatoes, red peppers, spinach, beets, lettuce, tomatoes, etc.) NO ONIONS

  • 2-3 cans kidney beans

  • 1/2 molasses (optional)

  • 42-45 oz oatmeal (quick cooking oats)

  • eggs can be added to boost protein

In a large 24qt pot brown ground turkey, add canola oil and garlic. When well cooked, add water. Bring to boil, then add veggies that have been processed, (frozen or canned veggies will work too). Use dried kidney beans and soak them the night before preparing a batch of food. While cooking the meat have the beans in another pot cooking them.

Once cooked, they are added to the above mixture. Next, the oatmeal is added. Frequent stirring is necessary at this point as the mixture will stick. Remove from heat, cool and put into containers. you can occasionally add pumpernickel bread and some times substitute brown rice for some of the oatmeal.

More free recipes just like this one are available at a cool new site I just bookmarked.  However, some of the recipes on this site include things such as raisins that are poisonous to dogs.  Be sure to check out our article on the things that can poison your dogs before you make any kind of homemade food or treats for your 4-legged friends.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

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6 thoughts on “Dog Food Recipe”

  1. I have used Garlic on my dogs for DECADES! I use it in vitamins and I use it in the food. We have had no ill effects from this product. Could the ill effects come from the BUTTER in the garlic bread? butter is a lubricant?? AND it is not good for the dogs..
    BY the way great recipe, We make our dogs food but also suppliment it with a blend of organic dog food. http://www.scottieschoice.com Please add to your recipe that it should be all organic in the fruit and veggies department. It is also unnecessary to have processed veggies and fruits. With that processing you lose a ton of nutrients. I use FRESH veggies and fruits. They retain all the natural vitamins if just barely boiled to softness. If they are processed 90% of the vitamins and nutrients are lost ! Frozen with blanching is the next best. We actually GROW our own organic food. we feed fresh tomatoes, ect to our dogs right off the vine! . If you do not use ORGANIC foods the amount of herbacide, fertalizer and pesticides used in the growing of these fruits and veggies can be harmful in the long run! Kinda like juicing for humans– juice ORGANIC or what you get is a concoction of fruit and massive amounts of chemicals. There was a study done by Perdue University on cancers and the Scottish Terrier breed. they found that some of the liver, bladder and kidney cancers came from these chemicals. They also found that if this breed comsumed ORGANIC Broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, cabbage, brussel sprouts that the risk of getting these could be reduced. RAW is best for dogs! When did we ever see a dog out in a field picking grains, or cooking food?

  2. I’ve heard mixed results about garlic. Many people say they use it – without ill effects – to prevent flea infestation.

    The research I’ve done seems to point out that it takes an awful lot of garlic (like a loaf of garlic bread) to cause illness and even more to be toxic. Never hurts to err on the side of caution, though!

    Thanks for your input!

  3. My Boxer devoured an entire loaf of garlic bread while my mom answered the phone and had severe, severe diarrhea for two weeks so I’d have to agree with, you, Patsy.

  4. Steve – You are so right! I did not see the raisins in this recipe when I first posted it, and I’m glad you caught my mistake. I am going to replace the recipe above immediately with another, safer one. Thanks so much for alerting us to this dangerous oversight!
    The Dog Lady

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