Have you been looking for the best homemade dog food recipe for small dogs? We have a recipe for your dog! It is healthy and delicious. Your dog will love it!
This all-natural dish will make your small dog happy and healthy. But first, let’s talk about commercial dog food versus homemade dog food for small dogs.
Myths About Homemade Dog Food
There are many myths about homemade dog food on the internet. People have different nutritional suggestions for dog food. Some people say that you should feed your dog commercial food that is 30-70% carbohydrate, but other people say you should feed it raw frozen meals.
Some people think that dogs should only be fed meat and bones. Other people think that they are best off with dry kibble. But it is hard to know which is better for the small dog.
What are we, as dog owners, supposed to believe?
Most Commercial Dog Food Is Not Healthy
Commercial dog food is not as healthy for dogs as people might think. It can be hard to keep the ingredients fresh and safe from contamination with other things that are around like pesticides or heavy metals.
Many things that are bad for humans are also not good for pets. “Animal byproduct meal” can be anything from rotting store goods or butcher waste such as organs, skulls, hooves, beaks, and feet. Usually, over a third of commercial food is this kind of meal.
This should disgust us all!
Read Dog Food Advisor’s article on The Shocking Truth About Commercial Dog Food. If you want more information about this topic–you won’t regret it!
History of Commercial Dog Food
Dogs used to eat table scraps before commercial dog food came into existence. When the Great Depression happened, pet food manufacturers told people that they needed to buy their products because they helped keep your pet healthy.
It was all a lie.
Soon after, to get more people to buy their products, vets started recommending the foods that had not been studied or regulated. They were discovered unsafe just recently when it was found that some brands had arsenic in their formula.
Since the 1980’s, commercial dog foods have been recalled for containing too much lead and zinc.
Not Enough Protein In Commercial Dog Food
The majority of dogs that eat commercial dog food are not getting enough protein. This can make them more susceptible to diseases and problems like itching, rashes, and skin conditions.
Commercial dog food can be lacking in some important nutrients. For example, the most popular “healthy” commercial dog food has 24% protein, 14% fat, 10% moisture (plus 52%) carbs and ash.
Commercial dog food is one of the largest industries in America. There are so many different types of dog food that it can be hard to make a good choice. Dog owners need to know what their dogs are eating.
Dogs don’t need processed meals containing carb-heavy fillers and animal byproducts.
It is a common misconception that dry food is enough for dogs to stay healthy. They actually need protein from animal meat, seafood, dairy, and eggs. They also need fat such as meat or oil plus carbohydrates like grains or vegetables.
Tasty Homemade Dog Food Recipe For Small Dogs
This recipe includes plant oils. Plant oils are needed for essential fatty acids in addition to egg yolks which provide iron and other nutrients vital for your dog’s growth!
It can be hard to combine foods, but we have all the needs met in our recipe, so it is healthy and makes them look good.
We feed our dogs meat and eggs. We also give them fresh fruits and vegetables like bananas to help their digestion.
- 2-3 pounds Ground beef
- 2-3 pounds ground turkey
- 2 cans of salmon (or tuna)
- ½ pound Chicken gizzards
- ½ cup Cottage cheese
- 4 Eggs
- 1.5 cups Rice (brown cooked)
- 8 ounces Sweet potato
- 8 ounces Green peas (cooked)
- 8 ounces Cauliflower
- 8 ounces Broccoli
- 1 Apple (medium size)
- 3 tablespoons Coconut oil
- Follow the package instructions for cooking Rice. Boil the chicken gizzards in a separate pot until they are thoroughly cooked, about 10 minutes. Add the eggs to the pot in the last 5 minutes to hard boil them.
- In a third, very large pot, brown the ground beef and ground turkey. After draining the bulk of the fat, remove the pan from the heat
- Put the peas, broccoli, cauliflower, apple (cored and seeded), gizzards, and eggs in a food processor. Mix them together. If you need to do it more than once, that's okay.
- Cook for 3-4 minutes in the microwave, or until sweet potato is cooked.
- Combine all the ingredients in a pot, including canned salmon or tuna. Add meat and turkey to the mixture. Then add cottage cheese and coconut oil on top of the mixture. Stir with a wooden spoon until everything is combined.
- This will last two weeks and feed two to three nine-pound dogs. Place in freezer bags and label with a date.