Does anyone have any Home Made Dog Food Recipes

@onabreak2 (1162)
United States
February 16, 2007 9:08pm CST
My dog is so picky and wants to eat table scaps. I know it isnt good for her and know that some people make their own dog food. Does anyone have any recipes for dog food that they would like to share. Cat food ones too. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
5 responses
• United States
17 Feb 07
These treats are my dogs all time favorites. It make quite alot but as you can freeze them they last. It is cheap and easy to make. Liver Treats 1 lb raw liver. 1 box muffin mix. Mix liver in blender or food processor until it is almost liquid. Add to muffin mix Spread evenly on cookie sheet Set oven temperature to recommended on muffin mix box. Bake until firm. I lower my oven temp a little less than mix recommended time and also less time than muffin mix recommended time as the treats are much thinner than muffins. Cut into squares and freeze them.
@onabreak2 (1162)
• United States
17 Feb 07
Thank you for sharing this. It looks really interesting. I bet she would like them too.
• United States
5 Mar 07
Thank you for BR I really appreciate it. BTW the way I made another sheet of these treats as my dogs would live of them if I'd let them LOL.
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@pilbara (1436)
• Australia
17 Feb 07
The local supermarket and chicken shop both sell what they call pet mince. We cook it up (dry frying it or using the smallest oil of oil) and mix into it some boiled vegies, pasta or rice and gravy mix such as gravox if you have it. Sometimes we mix on egg into it as well. My dog Barkley and cats Leo and KC love it.
@onabreak2 (1162)
• United States
17 Feb 07
Thank you. I have never heard of that. I wonder if they have it here in the United States. I notice you are from Australia. That is where my Mom and Sister are from. Thank you again for responding to my question. I have never heard of either of those productis. I will check in to it. Lucy doesnt seem to like any of the dog food we get for her. Even the one that won the contest when people ate it. Or at least that is what the girl at the pet store said. I didnt give it a try.
@pilbara (1436)
• Australia
17 Feb 07
No problems. Gravox is a powdered gravy mix and you just add water to it and boil it. We don't bother with that in the pets food we just add it in powder form and add a small amount of liquid. Ordinary mince would work just as well, it's just more expensive. We have several different grades of mince for human consumption from cheap hamburger and sausage mince to expensive mince with little fat. Good luck with finding something your pets will like.
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@onabreak2 (1162)
• United States
17 Feb 07
We have powdered gravy mix but it is for humans. It is usually very high in sodium so I dont think that is what you are referring to. But Thank You.
• United States
17 Feb 07
If you go to ehow.com you can find recipes there.
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@onabreak2 (1162)
• United States
17 Feb 07
Thank you. I will definately give them a try... Thank you for responding to my question so quickly.
• United States
18 Feb 07
char, i have emailed you some recipes for your pets. there are even dog biscuits too. have fun cooking, love, your sister, mishelle
• United States
17 Feb 07
I used to cook for our dogs but I don't have time anymore. I used to cook either ground turkey or a whole chicken. I'd add veggies like frozen carrots, green beans, okra, maybe some chopped broccoli. You don't want to give them corn. They have trouble digesting it. You can add rice, brown rice is better than white. Other proteins you can do would be to cook liver or heart. They do sell gravies in the pet stores. I believe Mounds has some. They are a bit expensive. Things you DON'T want to feed your dogs are grapes/raisins, nuts, onions, chocolate, keep the salt down. You could also give small amounts of apple. My Papillon loves apple but is allergic. If you do cook for your dog, make sure you give a doggie vitamin. YOu can find them in the pet stores. I also group up eggshells in a coffee grinder and mixed some in with their food for calcium.