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Old 02-24-2013, 04:34 PM   #1
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Dog food recipe help!

Okay I found these two recipes and I figure I could make food for under $3.00 a day for the sisters. I would appreciate it if anyone knows if these recipes are good ones. I'm leaning towards the chicken one because I don't think Zoey likes hamburger. Their diet has been mostly chicken and lamb.

Dog food recipe that is designed to be simple to make and healthy for your dog.

NOTE: In an effort to simplify the dog food recipe I have incorporated the use of supplements. Without the supplements the dog food recipe would need an additional 10 to 20 ingredients. Unfortunately, our current agricultural practices yield foods with a fraction of the nutrient content of wild counterparts.
That said; this dog food recipe is deficient without the two supplements that are essential to the recipe: Dinovite supplement and LickOchops omega fatty acid supplement. Feeding this recipe without the supplements will result in multiple nutritional deficiency diseases.
Purchase the dog supplements needed for this dog food recipe.
Click here to view Dinovite dog supplement. Feed 1 tablespoon of Dinovite with each cup of dog food.
Click here to view Lickochops omega fatty acid dog supplement.
It is important to add these supplements to this dog food recipe. Adding the supplements will prevent it from being nutrient deficient.
Easy Cooked Dog Food Recipe Ingredients:
10 lbs. of raw ground beef
18 eggs including the shells (the egg shells supply digestible calcium to your dog. Yes, studies have proved that the calcium in egg shell is highly absorbable.)
5 cups uncooked white rice (The rice will need to be thoroughly cooked before making this recipe. I believe the five cups will yield approximately 15 cups cooked rice. Use white rice not brown because it is more easily digested by your dog.)
1 tube of LickOchops omega fatty acid supplement (This supplies important omega 3 & 6 fatty acids in a 1 to 4 ratio, this is good! It also contains natural source vitamin E.) Click here for this supplement.
Dinovite dog supplement (This supplies a host of vitamins, minerals, digestive enzymes, zinc and live direct fed microbials. Dinovite also has a nutritious plant component in the “Alfalfa Nutrient Concentrate” that replicates the partially digested plant matter of herbivores. All great stuff!) Click here for this supplement. I use 1 tablespoon of Dinovite per cup of dog food. In the video I show the Dinovite Liquid but now I use the powder because Dinovite has discontinued production of the “Dinovite liquid” in the single serve packets.
Easy Cooked Dog Food Recipe Yield: Approximately 48 cups of dog food.
This dog food recipe can be halved or doubled to accommodate the size of your dog or for multi-dog households. Do not feed this dog food recipe without the Dinovite and LickOchops dog supplements as it will cause this dog food recipe to be deficient. Cooked Chicken and Rice Dog Food Recipe Ingredients:
10 lbs. of chicken leg and thigh quarters
18 eggs including the shells (the egg shells supply digestible calcium to your dog. Yes, studies have proved that the calcium in egg shell is highly absorbable.)
5 cups uncooked white rice (The rice will need to be thoroughly cooked before making this recipe. I believe the five cups will yield approximately 10-15 cups cooked rice. Use white rice not brown because it is more easily digested by your dog.)
1 tube of Supromega fish oil with natural vitamin E. (This supplies important omega 3 fatty acids , this is good! It also contains natural source vitamin E.) Click here for this supplement.
Dinovite dog supplement (This supplies a host of vitamins, minerals, digestive enzymes, zinc and live direct fed microbials. Dinovite also has a nutritious plant component in the “Alfalfa Nutrient Concentrate” that replicates the partially digested plant matter of herbivores. All great stuff!) Click here for this supplement.
Cooked Chicken and Rice Dog Food Recipe Yield: Approximately 32-35 cups of dog food.
This dog food recipe can be halved or doubled to accommodate the size of your dog or for multi-dog households. Do not feed this dog food recipe without the Dinovite and Supromega dog supplements as it will cause this dog food recipe to be deficient.
Directions for cooked chicken and rice dog food recipe:
Preheat oven to 400 F
In multiple pans or a large roaster bake 10 pounds of chicken leg and thigh quarters at 400 F for 1 hour.
Allow chicken to cool.
Debone the chicken. Try to save the cartilage off the bones plus all juices. (You can save the bones and make a bone stock)
Pour meat, cartilage and juice in a large mixing pan.
Add the cooled cooked white rice. Approximately 10 cups.
Add 18 crushed hardboiled eggs with shells. If you are concerned about the size and sharpness of the egg shell then blend them in a blender or food processor.
Add one tube of Supromega fish oil and 1-2 cups of Dinovite. Mix well and completely with your hands until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
Place the finished dog food recipe in resealable storage containers and store in freezer




Directions for easy cooked dog food recipe:
In a very large pan add the 10 pounds ground beef.
Add the cooled cooked white rice.
Blend 18 eggs in a blender with shells then ad to mix.
Mix well and completely with your hands until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
Make about 6 or seven meat loafs and set on pans.
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Cook meat loafs for about 1 hour or until done.
To watch the easy cooked dog food recipe video directions click here.

Storing your Easy Cooked Dog Food:
Place 2-3 days worth of the dog food recipe in zip lock bags or plastic freezer containers. Store them in your freezer.
I personally prefer the freezer containers because they are easy to fill, thaw and serve. There is never any mess. I take one out and let it thaw on my counter. Feed my dogs and store the unused portion in my refrigerator. When it’s empty I wash it and it is ready for the next batch. Mix up some more of the easy cooked dog food recipe and I’m ready to go. It works well.
NOTE: Remember you are handling raw meat so use common sense when making this dog food recipe. Use the same precautions you would use when handling raw meat for your family.


Serving Size for your “Easy Cooked Dog Food Recipe”:
*Special note: These are general guidelines, we are not trying to land a man on Mars. If your dog is losing a little weight and this is not desired, increase the amount you are feeding. If your dog is gaining weight on the serving size then cut back a little. In short, adjust the serving size depending on your dog’s age, weight and activity level.
10 lb. dog – 1/2 cup cooked dog food daily + 1/2 tsp Lickochops + 1/2 tbs Dinovite
20 lb. dog – 1 cup cooked dog food daily + 1 tsp Lickochops + 1 tbs Dinovite
40 lb. dog – 2 cups cooked dog food daily + 2 tsp Lickochops + 2 tbs Dinovite
60 lb. dog - 3 cups cooked dog food daily + 3 tsp Lickochops + 3 tbs Dinovite
80 lb. dog – 3 1/2–4 cups cooked dog food daily +3 1/2 tsp Lickochops + 3 1/2 tbs Dinovite
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*Special Note: If you add the supplements to the whole batch when making the dog food recipe it is not necessary with each serving. Use whichever method you find easier.
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:46 PM   #2
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yeah Suzi, may I ask where you got these from.? I think I found where. I'll get you an opinion, from Sabine, but obviously they are selling these two suppliments.
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:52 PM   #3
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yeah Suzi, may I ask where you got these from.? I think I found where. I'll get you an opinion, from Sabine, but obviously they are selling these two suppliments.
Hi Dave, its called


http://homemadedogfood.com/?gclid=CK...FYFxQgodUwsAgg
That would be nice of you to find out. If I had extra money I would diffidently give Sabine my business. I'm very nervous of not knowing the proper nutritional needs. I was thinking the same thing about the supplements. I also think right now the food I'm feeding is not that great Its new to me and Called California natural pure and simple. It doesn't have any veggies or fruit ect. I trusted the sales person at a holistic feed store. I have no idea if such a simple mix is good or not.
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yeah I'll let you know Suzi, but nowhere on that site or the site that sells the suppliments do I see anyone qualified as a registered nutritionist.
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:24 PM   #5
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ya, Suzi don't go this alone, if you are serious about home cooking go through Sabine, it's the only way to KNOW you are meeting all of thier needs and health issues don't pop up years down the road because of too much or too little of specific nutrients... just my thoughts.
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:25 AM   #6
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I would limit the white rice, I used to feed it to Gucci but then I read an article about the higher natural arsenic levels and I switched her to Israeli couscous/ the round little white couscous or we do oat bran sometimes or quinoa or oats, occasional rice, but not everyday..google and read a few articles 'arsenic in rice' and there are tips how to remove excess...she really likes couscous.

Right now we are doing the cornucopia supplements

http://www.cornucopiapetfoods.com/pr...et-supplements

altering with the 'only natural pet' supplements;

http://www.onlynaturalpet.com/search...FQZV4AodrkEAYA

I like to alter them, I guess I feel like I'm covering a broader spectrum by using different ones. You can also add some natural healthy oils, Coconut oil has been a hit, and she'll drink wee bits of coconut water a few times a week: Here is a good article:

http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com...f-coconut-oil/

and occasional olive oil:

http://www.dogster.com/lifestyle/dog...diet-olive-oil

of course, fish oils are good, too, i usually have to give those via supplement because she won't eat the oil on her food, or I will make her fresh salmon once in a blue moon

If you are going to go this route, don't marry a single recipe and supplement, try to cover all the basis of nutritional needs and you may find that they prefer lamb to chicken or beef or buffalo, etc. The best laid plans may need to tweaking..

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Old 02-25-2013, 10:13 AM   #7
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Thanks Kara I think I need to eat less so I can afford all the dogie supplements:
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sounds very sketchy to me. sounds like the recipe is basically just someone trying to sell these suppliments. I think you'd be better off with commercial dry dog food than this recipe. Who knows what's really in these suppliments. Not really home made if you just cooking chicken and rice and adding a tube of "who knows what" to it!
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California Naturals is not a bad brand. Not as good as home made. But I wouldn't go it alone... Are the sisters allergic? Cause cal natural is a hyper allergenic blend?
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sounds very sketchy to me. sounds like the recipe is basically just someone trying to sell these suppliments. I think you'd be better off with commercial dry dog food than this recipe. Who knows what's really in these suppliments. Not really home made if you just cooking chicken and rice and adding a tube of "who knows what" to it!
The dry dog food industry adds basically the same supplements, dry dog food is basically like a frito or cheerio with vitamins/nutrients cooked into it. The goal with home cooking is to really provide as many natural vitamins and minerals as possible, through fresh food, but its harder to feed dogs the broad variety that humans eat, I wouldn't feed Gucci a fruit salad, though it'd be very healthy, she'd have diarrhea for days, lol if she'd even eat it (I'm guessing not)

I've been doing the homecooked route for 6 years and have done alot of research and learned from many other people who do it and I have to say, my dog is healthier than some of my friend's traditionally dry food fed dogs, no skin problems, no health problems, healthy hair, eyes, teeth, skin..it has been a positive experience for us, but it isn't for everyone, there is alot more work involved and it isn't cheaper.

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Thanks Kara I think I need to eat less so I can afford all the dogie supplements:
I know, right? Sign up for that website (only natural pet) and they will give you coupons or emails on sales/ specials and buy it when its on sale w/ free shipping. I find it lasts a long time since they are smaller dogs, you can even buy the capsule type for larger dogs and sprinkle a portion from the capsule, as far as probiotics, they sell basically the same thing for humans as they do dogs, so you may find a better 'human' deal at whole foods.

One thing, it takes them a month or so to limit down their water intake and for the stools to get back to normal, when you first start fresh food, they are still drinking enough to digest hard/dry food and now they get water from food, I noticed about 3-4 weeks into it, her water intake had dropped to compensate for the wet food and the stools got back to normal, a lot of peopel think the food isn't setting well with them and stop w/o considering the adjustment period from dry to wet..

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