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Dog Food Recipe

Please consult with your veterinarian before changing your dog's diet.

Many people ask me what I feed my dogs. Here's my go-to recipe.

What you will need:

8 quart crock pot

This feeds my two (2) large dogs (52lb and 75lb) for four (4) days.

I use ground beef and pork because I can find it easily and affordably at my local supermarket. I do not use chicken or turkey because I have a dog that it doesn't agree with. Any boneless meat of your choice will work.

  • 5-5.5 lbs of your choice of meat

  • 2 cups of rinsed and soaked brown rice

  • 4 cups of water

  • 3-4 cups of kale

  • 1 lb bag of frozen string beans

  • 1 can of rinsed kidney beans

  • 2 cans of diced carrots or 4 large chopped carrots

  • 1 tsp Turmeric

  • 1 tsp Salt

  • 1 tsp Ground Mustard

  • 1 tsp Bone Meal (any brand)

Put all of the ingredients in the crock pot. Set on high heat for five (5) hours or on low heat for nine and a half (9.5) hours.

Make sure to mix it well when it is done. I use a potato masher.

I store it in the crock pot in the refrigerator until I make the next batch. Each batch lasts me approximately four (4) days. It can easily be frozen for later too.

You can substitute string beans with; squash, zucchini, pumpkin...

Kale with: brussel sprouts, broccoli, collards, cabbage...

Benefits I've seen since switching to feeding my dogs this way.

1. They both smell so much better.

2. Their poop is smaller and less stinky.

3. Their energy is lovely.

4. Their coats Shine!

5. Their teeth are cleaner.

6. My reluctant eater is now my gluttonous one.

7. My dog with allergic reactions to something in commercial food, no longer has allergic reactions.

8. Cost. Turns out it is cheaper to feed my dogs this way.

9. I've learned that my dogs consider string beans a high value reward.

Please Do Not change your dogs diet without consulting your veterinarian!

My dogs also get 1-3 meals a month of Honest Kitchen dehydrated dog food. This is a buffer for when the supermarket runs low or I forget to go shopping. This is also so I make sure I am not missing any vital nutrients in their diets with the above recipe.

You can use this as an added topper to your dogs regular meal.

It can be fed as a full meal.

You can stuff hollow bones and Kongs with it.

Or season to taste and eat it for yourself.

Linda Ehrenworth


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