Organic Dog Food Recipes

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Feed your best friend the way that you feed yourself, by making his food organic. Making your own dog food at home allows you to control exactly what goes into it, so you know the quality of the ingredients.

Four Organic Dog Food Recipes

Keep in mind as you create your dog's food that dogs need to have approximately 18 percent protein and 15 percent fat in their diets, with the other 67 percent made of complex carbohydrates found in organic vegetables and whole grains.

Basic Organic Dog Food Recipe

Tweak this basic recipe to your dog's taste, varying the meats, grains or vegetables until you find something that works for you both.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups organic meat, finely chopped
  • 3 cups organic vegetables, finely chopped
  • 4 cups of organic whole grains
  • 1 teaspoon of organic olive oil

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients together in a large pot or pan.
  2. Pour enough water to cover the ingredients into the pan and bring the mixture to a boil.
  3. Place a lid on the pot and reduce the temperature to a simmer.
  4. Simmer for one hour, or until the grains are tender and the meat cooked through.
  5. Store in the refrigerator or freeze for longer storage.

Organic Lamb and Rice Dog Food Recipe

If your dog has a sensitive stomach, consider trying this recipe, which uses lamb and rice; two ingredients that are often more gentle to the stomach than other meats and grains.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound organic ground, raw lamb
  • 9 ounces organic, long-grain dry brown rice
  • 1 cup organic cauliflower, finely chopped
  • 1 cup organic carrots, finely chopped
  • 1 cup organic spinach, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup organic blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon organic safflower oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Cook the lamb in a large skillet over medium heat. Break it up with a wooden spoon as it cooks until it is completely browned. Drain and set aside.
  2. Cover the brown rice with water and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat and cook until the water has been absorbed and the rice is tender.
  4. Place the vegetables in a steamer basket and steam until soft.
  5. Combine the lamb, rice and vegetables with the oil, salt and blueberries and mix well.
  6. Store in the refrigerator or freeze.

Organic Grain-Free Dog Food Recipe

If your dog is unable to eat grains, consider feeding him this organic, grain-free recipe instead.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds ground or finely chopped organic meat
  • 2 cups chopped organic sweet potato
  • 1 cup organic fresh spinach
  • 2 cups organic fresh vegetables
  • 2 cups cooked organic lentils - yellow, brown or green
  • 1 cup organic cottage cheese
  • 1/8 cup olive oil
  • 1/8 cup organic basil

Instructions

  1. Place all the ingredients except the oil and cottage cheese in a large pot on the stove.
  2. Cover completely with water.
  3. Bring to a boil.
  4. Cover and reduce heat.
  5. Simmer for one hour, or until the meat is cooked through and the vegetables are tender.
  6. Remove from the stove and mix in the oil and cottage cheese.
  7. Store in the refrigerator or freeze until later.

Organic Limited Ingredient Dog Food Recipe

If you suspect your dog has food allergies, consider feeding him this organic limited ingredient diet while you talk with your vet about adding in other foods. Many dogs can tolerate fish and sweet potatoes, making this an ideal diet for dogs with allergies.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds organic or wild white fish - do not use trout, swordfish or other high-mercury based fish
  • 1 pound organic sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Place the fish on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until cooked through.
  3. Place the sweet potatoes in a pan and cover with water.
  4. Bring to a boil.
  5. Boil for 20 to 30 minutes, or until the potatoes are soft.
  6. Drain the excess water.
  7. Mash the fish with the sweet potatoes and olive oil.
  8. Store in the refrigerator or freeze until later.

Feeding Your Dog Homemade Food

Always check with your vet before feeding your dog homemade food to discuss ingredients and potential allergens. Start feeding your dog approximately 1/4 cup less of homemade food than commercial food and adjust as needed.

Feel Comfortable With What You Feed Your Dog

Finding a recipe that you feel comfortable with and making it with organic ingredients can give you a feeling of control over your dog's health. By being careful with what you feed your companion animal and he can be a healthy friend for years to come.

Organic Dog Food Recipes