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12 Homemade Dog Food Recipes for Dogs with Allergies

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Common Allergy Symptoms in Dogs

When commercial kibble won’t cut it anymore, many owners are turning to homemade dog food for allergies recipes to help their canines that suffer from food-borne allergies. With pre-made food, you never really know what you are going to get. When you make it at home, you know what ingredients go in it and what care is used in preparation.

Food allergies are actually rare in dogs, and these allergies are more likely to be caused by the environment and sometimes genetics, studies show. However, dogs can still be allergic to a variety of things including certain meats (most commonly), grains, dairy, and corn. With homemade dog food for allergies, you can alter recipes to fit your pup’s needs. It’s one of the most popular approaches to the elimination diet to help figure out the cause of allergic reactions.

Remember that these recipes are just a loose suggestion, and are not a good for every dog, so always check with your vet before changing your dog’s diet and using any of these homemade dog food for allergies recipes.

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12 Homemade Dog Food for Allergies Recipes

12 Homemade Dog Food Recipes for Dogs with Allergies

 

1. Turkey Stir Fry

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. of turkey (cubed)
  • 1 ½ lbs. of turnips
  • 1 lb. of spinach (minced)
  • ½ lb. of lentils
  • ¼ cup of olive oil

Directions:

  • Add turkey and olive oil to pan or wok.
  • Cook on medium high for about 5 minutes. Stir often.
  • Add other ingredients.
  • Cook for an additional 15 minutes. Stir often.
  • Cool and serve.

2. Crockpot Duck Chuck

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. of duck
  • 1 cup of rice
  • 1 cup of carrots
  • 1 cup of green peas
  • 2 cups of water

Directions:

  • Place ingredients in Crockpot in this order – rice, water, vegetables, duck.
  • Cook on low for 8 hours.
  • Cool and serve.

3. Deerly Easy Dinner

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. venison (ground or cubed)
  • 2 cups of sweet potatoes (diced)
  • 8 oz. of frozen broccoli/cauliflower/carrots combo
  • 1 tbsp. dried rosemary
  • 6 cups of water

Directions:

  • Put water, venison, sweet potatoes, and rosemary into large Dutch Oven or pot.
  • Bring to boil stirring often. Reduce to low heat.
  • Simmer for 20 minutes stirring occasionally.
  • Add frozen vegetables and simmer for 5 minutes more.
  • Cool and serve.

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4. Cold and Bold Bone Treat

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup of coconut oil (melted)
  • 1 banana (mashed)
  • ¼ tsp. ground ginger

Directions:

  • Mix banana and coconut oil until completely blended.
  • Add ginger and mix again.
  • Pour mixture into silicone bone mold.
  • Freeze one hour.

5. Bison Medley

Ingredients:

  • 3 pounds ground bison
  • 3 cups white basmati rice
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 tbsps. of raw apple cider vinegar
  • 36 ounces various fresh or frozen veggies
  • 1 ½ cups of blueberries
  • 6 tbsps. of coconut oil
  • 6 tbsps. of ground flax seed

Directions:

  • Soak rice in water with apple cider vinegar overnight.
  • Strain rice and set aside. (keep the water)
  • Add meat to programmable pressure cooker and sauté for about 10 minutes (only want to cook meat about half way).
  • When the meat is about halfway done, add rice and strained liquid.
  • Stir together.
  • Add veggies and flax seeds on top. Do not stir.
  • Cook and additional 12 minutes.
  • Add coconut oil and blueberries.
  • Mix completely, cool, and serve.

6. Mutton Mutt’s Dinner

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. of mutton (cubed)
  • 3 ½ cups of oatmeal
  • ½ cup of cucumber (shredded)
  • 5 tbsps. of fish oil

Directions:

  • Boil mutton for 1 ½ hours or until done.
  • Cook oats according to package directions.
  • Drain water from mutton and mix in oatmeal, cucumber, fish oil.
  • Serve when cool.

7. Squash Mush

Ingredients:    

  • 2 ½ pounds of ground turkey
  • 1 ½ cups of jasmine rice
  • 1 can of kidney beans
  • 1 ½ cups of chopped butternut squash
  • 1 ½ cups of chopped carrots
  • ½ cup of peas, frozen or canned
  • 4 cups of water

Directions:

  • Place all ingredients into 6-qt slow cooker. Stir together.
  • Cover and cook on low heat for 5-6 hours.
  • Cool and serve.

8. Hearty Healthy Stew

Ingredients:

  • 3 pounds of turkey thighs (boneless, skinless)
  • 2 medium carrots (peeled and sliced)
  • 1 cup of frozen green beans
  • 1 cup of frozen peas
  • 1 apple (cored and sliced)
  • 1 handful fresh parsley (chopped)
  • 3 of cups water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Directions:

  • Add water, turkey, carrots, green beans, and apple to slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on low 7 hours.
  • Add peas and parsley and cook 15 minutes more.
  • Transfer to mixing bowl and add olive oil. Mash together.
  • Cool and serve.

9. Zucchini Strips

Ingredients:

  • 1 large zucchini
  • 2 tsp. of olive oil
  • 1 tsp. of dry ground mustard
  • 1 tsp. of chicken bouillon

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 200°.
  • Slice zucchinis to ⅛” thickness.
  • Toss zucchini in olive oil.
  • Spread chews out on baking about ½ inch apart.
  • Sprinkle lightly with dry mustard and bouillon.
  • Bake for 5 hours.
  • Cool and serve.

10. Vegetable Delight

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. of lean ground turkey
  • 2 tbsps. of raw turkey liver (pureed)
  • 2 medium carrots (chopped)
  • 1 cup of broccoli florets
  • 1 cup of cauliflower florets
  • ½ zucchini (sliced)
  • 2 tbsps. of olive oil

Directions:

  • Steam carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, and zucchini for about 10 minutes.
  • Cook turkey and liver in skillet until fully browned. Drain.
  • Combine meat and vegetables and mash or chop in food processor.
  • Toss with olive oil.
  • Serve when cool.

11. Doggy Turkey Stew

Ingredients:

  • of ground turkey
  • 1 large sweet potato (diced)
  • 1 medium carrot (diced)
  • ½ cup of frozen peas
  • 2 tbsps. of coconut oil
  • 2 cups of water

Directions:

  • Sauté meat in pot until brown.
  • Stir in coconut oil, potatoes, carrots, and water.
  • Bring to boil, lower heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Stir in frozen peas until heated.
  • Cool and serve.

12. Almond Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of rice flour
  • ½ cup of oatmeal
  • ½ cup of almond butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp. water

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350˚.
  • Mix rice flour, oatmeal, almond butter, and eggs (with shells) in a bowl.
  • Slowly stir in water.
  • Roll out dough ¼ inch thick and shape as desired.
  • Bake for 12 minutes.
  • Cool and serve.

These are some homemade dog food for allergies recipes that are a good start for an elimination diet but in general, you need to discuss with your veterinarian before feeding any of these meals. Left-overs can be stored in the refrigerator for 5 days and in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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