Our pets are an extension of our family. We want to take care of them the same way we take care of our human family members, and a big part of that is making sure they eat good meals every day. If your pup needs to cut back on some carbs, do this Homemade low-carb dog food recipe maybe this is what you are looking for.
Carbohydrates are known as macronutrients, as are proteins and fats. They are the ones that provide calories to the body. A low-carb diet replaces the calories you normally get from carbohydrates with foods high in protein and other fats.
Dogs suffering from diabetes can benefit from low-carb foods. Mainly because type 2 diabetes can be caused by an excessive intake of carbohydrates and sugar. Low-carb diets can help normalize the dog’s blood sugar levels and even encourage weight loss.
Another major benefit that dogs can reap from this diet is that they become leaner and fitter. A low-carb diet can help your dog lose weight. Dogs who are allergic or sensitive to grains and carbohydrates can also benefit from homemade low-carb dog food.
Homemade low carb dog food
Not all dogs benefit from low-carb dog food. Be sure to discuss this change in diet with your veterinarian. A balanced diet is essential to your dog’s overall health and well-being. Your veterinarian may approve this recipe with the addition of a few ingredients or supplements to make it nutritionally balanced for your pup’s unique needs.
Recipe: Homemade Low Carb Dog Food
One of the great things about making your own homemade dog food is that you control the ingredients used. I recommend using the best ingredients you can afford. Look for organic, all-natural ingredients whenever possible.
- Preparation time: 5 minutes
- Cooking time: 20 minutes
- Total time: 25 minutes
- Yield: above 4 cups 1x
- Category: cooked food
- Method: stovetop
- Kitchen: Dog Food
- 1 pounds lean ground beef
- 1/2 tsp. vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup dog-friendly vegetables (fresh or frozen)
- 1/4 tsp. Salt
- 1/4 cup dry brown rice
Preheat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the vegetable oil. When the oil is hot, add the ground beef and cut into small pieces while frying. Keep stirring and breaking apart the meat until fully cooked.
Add the rice and vegetables to the mixture. Let the recipe simmer for 10 minutes. Add the salt, making sure to stir well. Allow the food to cook completely before serving it to your dog.
- Serving size: 1/2 cup
- Calories: 132
- Sugar: 0.2g
- Sodium: 115mg
- Fat: 4 g
- Carbohydrates: 5 g
- Fiber: 0.4g
- Protein: 17.8g
- Cholesterol: 51mg
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.