Homemade dog food provides your pet with a balanced diet and is especially beneficial for dogs with special dietary needs. Dogs that are overweight, underweight, have kidney or heart disease, and dogs with liver disease are just a few of the animals that can benefit from a homemade dog food diet.
This puppy dog meatloaf recipe is suitable for most pets, but be sure to discuss any dietary changes with your vet beforehand. This is especially true if your dog has a serious health condition. ALWAYS Talk to your veterinarian or a trained canine nutritionist before choosing a new diet for your dog. Let them know what you plan to feed your pet and ask their opinions on healthy variations.
If not done right, homemade dog food diets can actually do more harm than good. Too many nutrients can lead to toxicity over time, and a nutrient deficiency could leave Fido with an irreversible health problem.
In fact, a study by the Journal of the American Veterinary Association analyzed 200 homemade dog food recipes from veterinary textbooks, board-certified veterinary nutritionists, and various pet-related websites. In the end, of the 200 recipes, only 9 met the National Research Council’s requirements for a high-quality dog food!
Don’t just take my word for it. This recipe will not provide a nutritionally balanced meal for every dog. To meet your dog’s needs, you may need to add additional supplements or replace some of the ingredients with a more nutrient-dense option.
Roast Beef or Turkey Mutton Meal for Dogs Recipe
This recipe will not provide a nutritionally balanced meal for every dog. To meet your dog’s needs, you may need to add additional supplements or replace some of the ingredients with a more nutrient-dense option. Because of this, it is imperative that you consult your veterinarian or a certified canine nutritionist before feeding your dog this meal.
Recipe: Muttloaf Meal with Beef or Turkey for Dogs
This recipe is made similar to a human meatloaf recipe. In fact, it would also be a healthy meal for your two-legged family members. You can share this roast mutton with your pup if you like.
- Preparation time: 20 minutes
- Cooking time: 45 minutes
- Total time: 1 hour 5 minutes
- Yield: around 12 cups from eating 1x
- Category: cooked food
- Method: oven baked
- Kitchen: Dog Food
- 1 pounds lean ground beef or ground turkey
- 1.5 cups Andean millet
- 1.5 cups oatmeal
- 8th eggs
- 2 sweet potatoes (grated)
- 2 celery sticks (chopped)
- 4 grated carrots)
- 1/2 cup olive oil
Preheat your oven to 400˚F.
I used a mini muffin pan to make these muttloaf bites for my dogs. You can also use a traditional loaf pan or a regular muffin pan. Whichever pan you choose, grease it before you start preparing the roast mutton recipe.
Cook quinoa according to package directions. Once the quinoa has cooled, place it in a large mixing bowl. Mix the carrots, sweet potato, beef, celery and eggs with the quinoa. Use your hands to knead the mixture until evenly blended.
Fill each muffin tin with the Muttloaf mixture. Bake in 400 degree oven for about 45 minutes or until they start to crisp on top.
- Serving size: 1/2 cup
- Calories: 177
- Sugar: 4.5g
- Sodium: 55mg
- Fat: 8.7g
- Carbohydrates: 16.4 g
- Fiber: 1.9 g
- Protein: 9.3g
- Cholesterol: 74mg
How much to feed: I recommend feeding about 1/2 cup of food per 20 pounds of body weight. This recommendation is for 2 servings per day. This is only a guideline. Lazy pets and older dogs may not need as many. It is extremely important to consult your veterinarian regarding the best portion size for your dog.
How to store: You can store leftover dog food in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days or freeze it and it will keep for up to 3 months. Keep in mind that this recipe doesn’t contain any preservatives, so it won’t last nearly as long as commercial dog food.