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Homemade Dog Food

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Today was a cooking day in my house.  So many meals for the week are now prepared and ready to freeze for easy meals.  Of course we can’t leave the pooches out!  We have been rather lazy lately and just buying the wet food that we add to their dry.  They really don’t care, but I have read the ingredient list.  Not so healthy for my fur babies.  So since we were already tearing up the kitchen, why not get their food made too?   Here we go!

 

Homemade Wet Dog Food

3 lbs ground turkey

1.5 lbs each of sliced carrots and peas (I use frozen)

3 eggs

1 lb of chicken livers

Garlic powder or fresh garlic if you have it.  I have fresh garlic for a meal later this week so I used 5 pieces and used the garlic press to mash it up.   Fleas don’t like garlic.

 

Cook the livers in a little olive oil and water.  When done, run thru the food processor to a paste like texture and start browning the turkey.  Once the turkey is partially cooked add the livers and garlic and add enough water to cover the top and mash it up as well as you can.  A potato masher is handy for this.  Once cooked thru, scramble the eggs in a bowl and slowly add to the meat mixture while stirring constantly.  Next add the peas and carrots and again add enough water to cover the pan and let cook for about 10 minutes.   Scoop into 1 or2 cup containers and let cool.  I also added water to the pan once I had most of the food in containers and then swirled it in the pan to get all the bits together and added the water to each container.  The extra water really adds flavor to their bowls and my dogs will not eat their food unless there is some water in there to get the good flavor on all their food.  (Yes, my pets are my children)  Once cool, put in your freezer and take out the day before you are going to use it and put it in the fridge.  Now my pictures show pasta in there and that is because while making stuffed shells I found I had quite a few pieces of broken pasta that would have been thrown away if I hadn’t added it to the dog food.  It is not something I have ever done and probably wont do again unless a similar situation happens.   I ended up with 17 containers of good healthy food for my dogs.  I only add a tablespoon or so with their dry food so this will last us for months!

 

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Any questions or ideas?  Let me know!  I would love to hear back from you guys!