Every dog has unique nutritional needs based on many factors including weight, age and activity level. The only way to meet all of your dog’s nutritional needs is to create a customized homemade dog food diet. This Crockpot dog food recipe contains several superfoods and beneficial ingredients that support your dog’s overall health and well-being.
The term “superfoods” is relatively new, but the foods included in this category have been around for centuries. We use the adjective great Describing these foods because they are some of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet.
Asparagus is a superfood for dogs and humans. It’s an excellent source of vitamins A, C and K. This vegetable is also high in folic acid, riboflavin and thiamin – all minerals your pup needs to thrive.
Beets are another puppy superfood included in this recipe. Beets offer high levels of vitamin C, manganese, fiber and potassium. These nutrients are great for your dog’s immune system and digestion. They also help maintain a healthy skin and coat.
Crockpot dog food recipe with pork
While a nutritious and healthy recipe, this meal may not be right for every dog. Before making the switch to this (or any other) homemade dog food recipe, it’s highly recommended that you speak to your veterinarian and/or a canine nutritionist. They can tell you if the recipe you are interested in provides a nutritionally balanced diet for your four-legged friend.
Recipe: Crockpot dog food recipe with pork
I make this recipe in my pressure cooker, but you can use a slow cooker if you prefer. The only difference is that you have to cook it longer in a slow cooker.
If you work away from home, this recipe is a great alternative to meals you have to prepare every day. In just a few hours you will have a fresh, delicious meal for your pup. Plus, you can cook the food in bulk, so you only have to cook it about once a week.
- Preparation time: 20 minutes
- Cooking time: 4 hours
- Total time: 4 hours 20 minutes
- Yield: Around 10 cups 1x
- Category: cooked food
- Method: slow cooker
- Kitchen: Dog Food
- 2 Pound Boneless Pork (Minced)
- 2 cups asparagus (chopped)
- 2 cups turnips (chopped)
- 2 cups white potatoes (chopped)
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 tbsp. ground flaxseed
- 1 cup water
- ¼ tsp rosemary
- ¼ tsp clove
- ¼ tsp basil
Place all of the ingredients into the casserole in the order listed above. Close the lid and cook on low for 4-6 hours. If using a pressure cooker instead, add all the ingredients in the order listed above and cook on high for 1 hour.
When the recipe is finished cooking, it’s easy to mix all the ingredients together, shredding the pork as you go. Once the food has cooled, you can feed it to your dog.
- Serving size: 1/2 cup
- Calories: 93
- Sugar: 1.8 g
- Sodium: 40mg
- Fat: 2.5g
- Carbohydrates: 4.7g
- Fiber: 1.1g
- Protein: 12.8g
- Cholesterol: 33mg
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 crockpot dog food recipe in an airtight container in the refrigerator 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.