Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate – Aland D. Wolfelt.
Food is not just the way to the human heart; it is also a way to your dog’s heart. Food is a way to show your love and appreciation, and giving your dog treats when it behaves well encourages him to do better.
You can always give your dog food, but it is not always a good idea, especially when your dog is not good health-wise or feeling low. It is good to give it your love through homemade recipes when not in good health. Homemade recipes not only give them comfort but also provide them with the energy they need after or during an illness.
Giving homemade food to your dog can sometimes overwhelm you because of less understanding of ingredients and allergies. The safest way to cook food for your dog is to first ask for allergies from a vet or consultant. You can take help from consultants like Casa Canine to help you understand the basic nutritional needs of dogs.
Following are some recipes categorised for you to choose from and make your dog happy:
Healthy And Nutritional Recipes
These healthy recipes are curated to keep those dogs suffering from a sensitive stomach in mind.
Mix Veg and Chicken Recipe
- 2 cups of rice
- 0.5 Kgs of chicken meat in small pieces
- 250 gms of mixed veggies
- Water as per your need
- First of all, boil chicken meat in a pot.
- When the chicken is halfway done, put veggies and rice into this and let it boil.
- Cook it until it becomes soft to chew by your dog.
- This recipe is suitable for aching stomach, easy to digest and likeable by most dogs.
Leftover Chicken Broth Recipe
- 0.25 litre of leftover Chicken Broth
- 88.7ml applesauce
- 1 cup of carrots
- 0.5 cup of beans
- 0.5 cup of pumpkin
- 250 gms of Oats
- 250 gms of Rice
- A pinch of baking powder
- A pinch of Salt ( if your broth is salt-less)
- 5 tbsp of Oil ( Canola or olive as per your choice)
- Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl and all wet ingredients (except for olive oil) in a separate bowl. Stiff all dry ingredients in the wet ingredient bowl and mix it well.
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and prepare a baking sheet by greasing it with your choice of oil.
- Make shapes of your choice or the shapes your dog would like and place them in the oven for 10-15 minutes.
- Delicious biscuits are ready to treat your dog.
Vet Approved food
Following are some vets approved recipes to give your dog energy and a healthy stomach. These recipes are designed by keeping the nutritional needs of a dog in mind.
- 2 KG beef mince
- 3.2 KGs of Sweet Potato
- 25 gms of corn oil
- 1.2 KGs of cooked green beans
- Roast Sweet potatoes by poking holes in them in the oven for 50 minutes at 220 degrees Celsius. After allowing them to cool, remove the skins and keep them aside.
- While your sweet potatoes are roasting in the oven, cook the mince in a large pot until it turns its colour. Take it out and allow it to cool.
- Mix meat, sweet potatoes, flesh and other ingredients, and you can add your choice of nutrient supplements into this mixture.
- The food is ready to serve and can be stored in batches for up to 2 months.
Like humans, dogs also want to enjoy their holiday treats and are as enthusiastic about the holiday as any other creature on this planet. They deserve treats that make them happy, comfort s, and help them achieve their health goals. For this purpose following recipes are designed to help you treat your dog the right way.
- 1.5 cups frozen cranberiies
- 250gms applesauce
- 150 gms dehydrated cranberries
- 300 gms flour of your choice
- Three eggs
- Coconut oil as per your choice
- Put both dried and frozen cranberries and applesauce together in a food processor. Pulse it to make a thick paste.
- Stiff flour in a bowl and gradually add the mixture to it. Combine these two until it forms a thick batter.
- Transfer this mixture into the food processor, add coconut oil and eggs, and pulse it to form a dough.
- Put it in a pre-heated oven for 20-3- minutes at 350 degrees.
- Let it cool before offering it to your fur friend.
Yes, you heard it right. We are providing you with a recipe for grain-free homemade food. Grain is good for its nutritional benefits, but dogs can not digest it as easy as it should.
Following is the recipe to give your dog a hard time digesting grain food.
- One mashed banana
- three tbsp peanut butter
- One egg
- 250 gms bean flour or flour of your choice
- Put mashed banana, peanut butter, and egg in a bowl. Beat it thoroughly.
- Stiff the flour and add it into the mixture gradually. Mix it until it forms a cooking dough.
- Make cookies or any shape you like out of this mixture.
- Put your cookies on an already greased baking sheet in the oven.
- You must preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Bake it until it attains a colour of your liking.
- Let it cool before serving.
To Wrap It Up
It doesn’t matter what you give your dog as long as it’s healthy and completes all of its nutritional needs.
If you want to take advice on your dog’s diet, you can consult Casa Canine, and it’ll guide you on the right path.
When cooking your dog’s food, what matters the most is your love, care, and affection for your dog. It is advised to know your dog’s allergies and health complications to not make this foodie experience for your furry friend terrible.