Homemade dog food is becoming more and more popular with pet owners. Pet owners are becoming more aware of what ingredients are used to make commercial dog food, and they are educating themselves on the best diet for their dogs. This Planet Paws dog food recipe has been featured on the award winning site and shared by hundreds of pet owners.
Planet Paws was created by Rodney Habib. It began as a small Facebook page focused on pet health, and has quickly grown into the largest pet health page on the social media platform. Now, Habib has also launched a website that features tons of tips, recipes and information to help pet owners take better care of their furry family members.
This Planet Paws dog food recipe is for a raw food that contains about 40 calories per ounce. The raw diet is quite controversial among experts in the pet industry, but as long as it is prepared properly, raw food offers some health benefits that commercial kibble does not.
Planet Paws Dog Food Recipe
- 14 ounces ground beef
- 2 tsp. hempseed oil
- 1/2 tsp. cod liver oil
- 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp. kelp powder
- 1 egg
- 1/2 eggshell
- 1 ounce beef liver
- 1 ounce broccoli (chopped)
- 1 ounce red bell pepper (chopped)
- 1 ounce spinach (chopped)
This is a raw dog food recipe, so it's exceptionally easy to prepare. All you have to do is combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl. Using your hands, combine the ingredients thoroughly. It's similar to preparing a meatloaf.
This Planet Paws dog food recipe makes about 1 pound of food, and it contains about 40 calories per ounce. The entire recipe contains about 640 calories.
Raw dog food is extremely nutrient-dense. That means that ounce-for-ounce it contains more nutrients than most commercial dog food products. The average adult dog eating raw food only needs to eat about 2-3% of their entire body weight daily.
Doing the math, the average 50-pound dog would need to eat about 1-1.5 pounds of dog food per day. You'll want to split this amount into 2-3 servings. If you have a large breed, this recipe isn't going to last very long. I would recommend making the recipe in bulk and storing the leftovers.
You can store leftovers of this Planet Paws dog food recipe in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. You can also store it in an airtight container in the freezer for 2-3 months.
I like to store homemade dog food in vacuum sealed bags in the freezer. It triples the freezer life of the food, so you can store it for up 6-9 months!