The most important thing that you will ever buy for your pet is the food that you feed him. His diet has a direct effect on his overall health and well-being. The healthier his diet, the healthier your dog will be. This natural homemade dog food recipe uses high quality ingredients, which will provide top nutrition for most dogs.
But, while this recipe uses nutritional ingredients, it is not nutritionally balanced for all dogs. Before deciding on a diet for your dog or switching from your pet's current diet, you need to talk to your veterinarian or a canine nutritionist. They will evaluate your dog to help you decide the best dietary option to meet his needs.
A dog's nutritional needs are based on a number of variables, including:
- activity level
- health condition
…and more. Only someone trained in canine nutrition can help you make the best choice for your dog's diet. This natural homemade dog food recipe will likely be a good choice for most dogs, but your veterinarian may recommend adding supplements or multi-vitamins to make it nutritionally balanced.
Natural Homemade Dog Food Recipe
- 2.5 cups water
- 1 cup dry brown rice
- 2 cups sweet potatoes (cubed)
- 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 2 lbs. frozen mixed vegetables
As you will see in my video guide above, this is a slow cooker recipe. It's great for dog owners that want to prepare homemade food, but don't have the time to make meals everyday. You can add the ingredients to your slow cooker before leaving for work, and your dog will have a home cooked meal that is ready to serve when you return.
Place the ingredients into your slow cooker in the order listed above. Cook this natural homemade dog food recipe on low for 8 hours. The chicken will shred easily once the food is finished cooking.
You can serve this meal to your dog as soon as it is cool. The recommended serving size is about 1/2 cup for every 20 pounds of body weight. You should feed 2 servings per day.
So, let's say you have a 60-pound dog. He should be eating 1.5 cups of this natural homemade dog food recipe in the morning and 1.5 cups in the evening.