Friday, March 11, 2011
Home made dog food recipe
I'm no Doctor, but I make these meatballs from watching many professional's commentaries about home made dog food. In this meal, she gets LOTS of protein, some veggie, and fiber! give these a try if you are considering making your own dog food.
you need a real big bowl for this. or make a smaller batch
10 lbs ground beef (lean)
2 cups of oat bran
3 cans pumpkin puree
4 carrots, boiled/steamed and mashed
leaves of 4 kale stalk chopped finely
3 slices of bread, cubed small
some salt. (not too much, probably about 1-2 tbs for this much meat)
some flour to dredge the meat balls
1. Put all ingredients in a LARGE bowl. Mix them all together and form them into any size of balls you'd like.
2. Dredge the balls lightly in the flour, shaking off any excess.
3. put them in 400 degree oven until it is done. bake time will depend on the size of your balls; usually mine only take about 25 min. (mine are about the size of a muscadine or those donut holes)
ps. you can easily make a much smaller batch. These meatballs will feed mine (a golden retriever) for two weeks. I freeze them in a bag portioned out by daily amount. The measurement and proportion doesn't have to be exactly what I did. Just consider that your dog needs good nutrients, like you do. You can substitute the vegies with other vegies... some ppl use English peas or sweet potatoes. I add pumpkin because that is nature's stool softner, and when your dog gets old, they need that. I add oat bran as well for fiber so she will have a healthy digestive system.