Many dogs have food allergies to grains such as corn and wheat. The allergies cause itchy skin, scaly skin and loss of hair. Intense scratching can cause skin irritation that leads to skin infections. You can make your own grain-free dog food in either a soft form or in a crunchy kibble form by omitting corn and wheat and using rice flour as a substitute or omitting flour altogether.
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
Place 1/2 pound of raw ground beef in a large bowl. Add 1/4 cup of reduced sodium beef broth, 1/3 cup of mashed beans, 1/3 cup of cottage cheese and mix all ingredients thoroughly with your hands.
Spray a casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray. Place the dog food mix into the prepared casserole dish.
Place the casserole dish into the oven and allow the dog food to cook for about 45 minutes. Remove the dish from the oven and allow the dog food to cool completely.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Pour 6 cups of rice flour into a large bowl. Add 1 cup of dry powdered milk, 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese and 1 cup of lean raw ground beef or chicken. Mix the ingredients with your hand until they are consistent. Beat three large eggs and add them to the mixture. Add 1/3 cup of vegetable oil and 3 cups of reduced sodium beef broth. Mix all ingredients thoroughly. Add small amounts of water if need be to achieve the consistency of bread dough.
Spoon the dog food kibble onto a large cookie sheet and smooth it to a thickness of about 1/2 inch.
Place the cookie sheet in your preheated oven and bake for about 45 minutes. Let the kibble cool completely.
Break the kibble into bite-size pieces by hand or cut it into small chunks with a knife.