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Our pets can also suffer from food intolerances and allergies just like us. The good news is that home-made pet, and dog food is incredibly easy to make, and you’ll know exactly what’s going into your pets’ diet. It’s easy to keep it varied too if you’re concerned they’ll get a bit bored of the same thing. 

This dog food recipe meets most dog basic requirements while still avoiding the most common problem foods. We’re sure you know this, but dogs have different nutritional needs than ourselves. The home-made food you feed them should consist of;

  • Calcium – dairy, certain vegetables, or chomping on a bone
  • Carbohydrates – grains or vegetables
  • Essential fatty acids – egg yolks or meat
  • Fat – meat or oil
  • High-quality protein – meat, seafood, or eggs

This recipe has a great a balance of 50% protein, 25% veggies and 25% grains, and you can easily adjust it to suit your pup’s breed or specific needs.

Stats (Rough)
  • Calories – 412
  • Fat – 15.10g
  • Carbohydrate – 31.00g
  • Fibre – 2.50g
  • Protein – 36.10g

 

Home-Made Allergy-friendly dog food

Ingredients

  • 275g cups brown rice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1360g ground turkey
  • 90g baby spinach, chopped
  • 2 carrots, shredded
  • 1 zucchini, shredded
  • 75g peas, canned or frozen

 

Method

  1. In a large saucepan of 700ml water, cook your rice according to the package instructions and set aside.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large stockpot over medium heat.
  3. Next, add in the ground turkey and cook until browned, it should take about 3-5 minutes. Make sure to crumble the turkey as it cooks.
  4. Stir in the spinach, carrots, peas, zucchini and brown rice until the spinach has wilted and the mixture is heated through. Again, this should only take about 3-5 minutes.
  5. Then let it cool completely before splitting into portions for later.
  6. Bag up the dog food into even portions and date them. You’re best off freezing for later and moving into the fridge the day before you want to use them (at which point you may want to microwave for 15-30 seconds).