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OT - Homemade dog food

Due to poor planning on my part, I ran out of dog food this weekend.  We can only get the brand we use at the Vet, who was closed till Monday. 

So I cooked up some ground chicken we had and added a can of unsalted green beans.  The dog was very happy with it!! 

Do any of you cook for your pets?? Anyone have dog food recipes?

Memphis, TN 


  • kweitzkweitz Posts: 274
    I make my own dog food. Raw chicken or beef, hard boiled eggs, cooked rice, and supplements from Dinovite in Crittenden KY. Dogs love it. 

    Charles Town, West-by-God Virginia

    Sazco large Casa-Q

    Large BGE

  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 8,821
    edited January 7
    Chicken and rice soup (real thick).  Just need to watch the stocks I use to make sure they are onion&garlic free.
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    XL, Medium, Minimax, Blackstone Griddle
  • bucky925bucky925 Posts: 967
    agree with @kweitz  I did a lot of reading when we got our 2nd bullmastiff (gone now) but raw chicken, eggs various other things.  The coat really shined up, energy, well for a couch potatoe bully raised.  And if you shopped sales not much more than premium dog food. 
    Live fast. die young, and leave a well marbled corps. 
  • MolemanMoleman Posts: 155
    Raw food only. 80% meat or fish, 10% bone! and 10% organ. Dog lives it and an extremely healthy dog. When a good year for deer it's pretty cheap as well. 
  • FanOfFanboysFanOfFanboys Posts: 2,047
    fed last dog raw

    befriended a local processor so I got a lot of duck, deer, wild pig, etc from him for free. it was stuff he just threw away

    I added pumpkin, eggs, yogurt, etc to it

    I would mix together in bags and freeze. then would give dog 3-4 bags per day. based on his size was about right, I fed frozen, just tore bag and dumped. he would eat and gnaw, helped burn some energy

    took some learning to get to that. 

    current dog just gets raw occasionally. maybe one day I will get back into. cheaper, if done right. but important to balance everything dog needs if going to do full-time. otherwise it is best to supplement with kibble and such  
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 10,547
    I remember those days. We called squirrel or rabbits. 
  • mEGG_My_DaymEGG_My_Day Posts: 522
    I'm gonna read up on the raw food thing - thanks for the tips.  I like the idea of knowing exactly what my dog is ingesting.  
    Memphis, TN 
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