Homemade dog food is a wonderful alternative to commercial diets if you get it right. You can tailor meals to suit your dog’s needs and use the healthiest ingredients. This recipe uses turkey, vegetables, brown rice, and other safe and healthy ingredients.
As with most other dog food recipes, if your dog doesn’t like turkey, you can substitute another source of protein. If your pet is sensitive to common sources of protein, you can use game, bison, or rabbit instead.
You can also use any type of fruit or vegetable your dog likes. Healthy fruits and vegetables for dogs include:
- green beans
Before replacing any other vegetable or fruit, check with your veterinarian or do your own research. There are some fruits and vegetables that can be toxic to dogs, such as grapes, onions, tomatoes, and avocados.
Turkey casserole for dogs
There are many great, nutritious foods that you can use to supplement your dog’s diet, whether he is eating homemade meals or commercial dog foods. The extra vitamins and minerals these foods contain will give your pup the boost they need and can help them stay healthier and happier for longer.
Recipe: turkey casserole for dogs
Turkey is rich in nutrients like protein, riboflavin, and phosphorus. It’s lean, white meat that helps dogs build muscle and maintain healthy body weights. It’s also a highly digestible source of protein.
- Preparation time: 10 mins
- Cooking time: 20 minutes
- Total time: 30 minutes
- Yield: above 8 cups from eating 1x
- Category: Cooked food
- Method: Stovetop
- Kitchen: Dog Food
- 3 Pound. Minced turkey
- 1 cup dry brown rice
- 1 tablespoon. olive oil
- 3 cups Spinach (chopped)
- 2 Carrots (chopped)
- 1 Zucchini (crushed)
- 1/2 cup frozen peas
Cook the rice according to the directions on the package. While the rice is cooking, you can cook the turkey. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
Add the ground turkey to the pan and fry until browned. Stir in the spinach, carrots, zucchini, and peas. Once the rice is done cooking, add it to the mixture.
Cook all ingredients together over medium heat for 5 minutes. Take the recipe off the stove and let it cool completely before serving it to your dog.
- Serving size: 1/2 cup
- Calories: 227
- Sugar: .8 g
- Sodium: 106 mg
- Fat: 10.6 g
- Carbohydrates: 11.1 g
- Fiber: 1.1 g
- Protein: 24.8 g
- Cholesterol: 87 mg
How much to feed: I recommend feeding about 1/2 cup of food for every 20 pounds of body weight. This recommendation applies to 2 servings per day. This is just a guideline. Lazy pets and older dogs may not need that many. It is extremely important that you ask your veterinarian about the best serving size for your dog.
How to save: You can store leftover dog turkey food 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 contains no preservatives, so it won’t last nearly as long as commercial dog food.