The Nature’s Recipe product line includes 17 dry dog foods.
The Blue Buffalo Wilderness Rocky Mountain Recipe product line includes 12 grain-free dry dog foods.
hen you think of homemade dog food, you probably think of moist food. While most recipes are for moist diets, there are also homemade dog food recipes available for dry kibble. The one I've chosen to share today uses ground turkey as a protein source, but you can substitute any protein source of your choosing.
You can save yourself a lot of time and hassle by making your own dry dog food at home. You'll be in complete control of the ingredients used, and you can cater the kibble to your dog's specific dietary needs. For example, you can add supplements that your veterinarian recommends right into your pet's daily meals.
This recipe yields 30 cups of dry dog food.
The Scoop on Homemade Dry Dog Food- Benefits & Recipe
Nature’s Recipe® dog foods are carefully prepared for all of your dog’s life stages and nutritional needs. Choose from Original, Grain Free, Healthy Skin and Easy to Digest recipes and wet or dry varieties. Your dog will love the taste, and you’ll love feeding him high-quality food with natural ingredients and added vitamins, minerals and nutrients.Some dog owners do not realize there are certified pet nutritionists and Ph.D. veterinary graduates specializing in canine nutrition. Before settling on an ideal recipe for homemade dry dog food, check with your veterinarian or one of these professionals. Within a couple of weeks of feeding your dog his homemade recipe, a veterinary checkup is necessary to examine your dog's body condition, and ensure his nutritional needs are being met. Pet nutritionists recommend preparing homemade dry dog food batches suitable for nine days of feeding. Separate mixture into three-day portions, seal in airtight containers and freeze. Thaw containers as needed and refrigerate unused portions. It is best not to prepare large amounts of dry dog food in advance as cooked and frozen foods slowly lose essential vitamins, nutrients and probiotics.While dogs are primarily carnivores, additional nutrients are required for a balanced diet. According to a study conducted by the University of California School of Veterinary Medicine, essential ingredients for homemade dog food should include minerals such as copper, zinc, calcium, iron and vitamins such as A, B, C and E. These ingredients are obtained from ground egg shells, organ meats and green vegetables. Your dog also needs the nutrients provided by fruits, vegetables, whole grains, carbohydrates and fiber. These ingredients include high-carb vegetables such as potatoes, sweet potatoes, legumes and squash. Nutritional vegetables such as broccoli, kale, green beans, carrots, collards, alfalfa and grass sprouts should be added for vitamins. Sources of grains for your dog can include brown rice, barley and quinoa. Fruits including bananas, apples, berries, melon and papaya can be offered as treats, or mixed into your dry dog food recipe.Unlike regular muddy buddies (for humans), which are usually sweet, this recipe is full of the savory flavors that dogs love best. Pour a stick of melted butter into a 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking pan and stir in half a cup of Kraft Grated American Cheese Food Powder, half a cup of bacon bits, and two teaspoons of dry gravy mix. Add two cups of Cheerios, two cups of spoon size shredded wheat, and two cups of Chex cereal, stirring until all the cereal is coated in the cheese, bacon, and butter mixture. Bake at 250 degrees for 45 minutes, stirring every fifteen minutes. Once the puppy muddy buddies come out of the oven, toss with your dog’s favorite treats, like , and store in an air tight container for the perfect homemade dry dog food treat.