How To Make Homemade Puppy Dog Food

by Willow Sidhe

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It's possible to make healthy homemade puppy dog food.You will need to supplement your homemade dog food with bone meal and dog vitamins so your puppy receives calcium and phosphorus, which are essential to its growth and development. This recipe yields about 6 cups of food, which should be introduced slowly into the diet rather than used as an immediate meal replacement. The food is suitable for both puppies and adult dogs.

Step 1

Cook eggs in a pot of boiling water for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from the water and allow the eggs to cool completely. Peel, dice and set aside.

Step 2

Cook ground beef in skillet over medium heat, stirring frequently for 10 to 15 minutes or until the meat is thoroughly browned. Remove from heat.

Step 3

Add eggs, rice, bread, bone meal, and dog vitamin to the browned meat. Stir well. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of water if the food seems too dry.

Step 4

Serve warm. Portion size is one-half cup per day for every 5 pounds of your dog's weight. (For example, a 5-pound dog gets one-half cup of food, while a 10-pound dog gets 1 cup of food.) Increase the portion size as your dog grows.

Step 5

Store leftover dog food in a covered container in the refrigerator. Reheat for five to 10 minutes in a 300-degree oven.

Items You Will Need

  • 2 large eggs
  • Pot
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • Large skillet
  • 4 cups cooked rice
  • 6 white bread slices, torn into pieces
  • 1 tablespoon bone meal
  • 1 dog vitamin, crushed

Tip

  • Bone meal and dog vitamins can be found at your local pet store or obtained from your veterinarian.

Warning

  • Consult a veterinarian before replacing your dog's commercial diet with homemade dog food.

References

  • Book: Home Made Best Made: Hundreds of Ways to Make All Kinds of Useful Things; Reader's Digest Editors, Reader's Digest Association, Reader's Digest, Of Readers Digest Editors; 1998

Photo Credits

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/dnorman/3206246439/

About the Author

Willow Sidhe is a freelance writer living in the beautiful Hot Springs, AR. She is a certified aromatherapist with a background in herbalism. She has extensive experience gardening, with a specialty in indoor plants and herbs. Sidhe's work has been published on numerous Web sites, including Gardenguides.com.