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Recipe: Homemade Wet Dog Food with Beef & Turkey

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This recipe uses two protein sources to offer a variety of flavor within the same meal. You could use just one meat or substitute for different protein sources such as fish, venison or rabbit meat. This homemade wet dog food would make a great for any adult pup, as long as they don't have specific dietary restrictions or needs.

Before switching to this (or any other homemade meals) for your pup, you should have a conversation with your veterinarian or a canine nutritionist. Like humans, dogs have unique nutritional needs. Some dogs may need more calories than others, while other dogs may require higher protein content in their meals. If your dog has any health issues, their dietary needs are going to vary depending on the condition they have and the severity of the problem.

Providing your dog with the best nutrition possible isn't as easy as most people think. We want to give our dogs the best, but a homemade diet may not always be the best option. If you don't provide nutritionally balanced meals, your dog could suffer from nutrition deficiency or an overdose of certain vitamins and minerals.

This is why it's so important to consult an expert before making a change to your pup's diet. This recipe will not provide balanced nutrition for all dogs.

Homemade Wet Dog Food with Beef & Turkey Recipe

homemade wet dog foodThis is a safe and healthy recipe that is made with human-grade ingredients. Not only can you feed it to your dogs, you could even eat it too!

Many commercial diets are made with artificial ingredients, fillers and other junk that does more harm to your pet's body than good. As I'm sure you already know, the top-quality commercial grade dog foods that are made with all-natural and organic ingredients are very pricey.

You can save yourself some money and provide your dog with a high quality diet by making homemade wet dog food in your own kitchen. Oftentimes you can purchase fresh ingredients from your local farmer's market. You may also be able to use food that you grow in your own garden!

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Recipe: Homemade Wet Dog Food with Beef & Turkey

This is a very simple recipe to make. The prep work is the hardest part. If you'd like to use a different protein source, just choose a protein that your dog enjoys and cut it into small chunks about the size of a penny. Prep for this recipe usually takes me about 10 minutes.

  • Author: Samantha Randall
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: about 18 cups of food 1x
  • Category: Cooked Food
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Dog Food

Ingredients

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  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup carrots
  • 1 cup green beans
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 3 cups brown rice
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups water

Instructions

Add the ground beef, ground turkey, water, broth and rice to a large saucepan and cook on medium heat for 20 minutes. Add the eggs, potatoes and carrots to the pot and cook for an additional 20 minutes.

Once the recipe has finished cooking, stir until all of the ingredients are evenly combined. Once it has cooled completely, you can feed it to your pup.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 119
  • Sugar: .5 g
  • Sodium: 95 mg
  • Fat: 3.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 13.4 g
  • Fiber: .8 g
  • Protein: 9.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 38 mg

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How much to feed: I recommend feeding about 1/2 cup of food for every 20 pounds of body weight. This recommendation is for 2 servings per day. This is just a guideline. Lazier pets and senior dogs may not need as many. It is extremely important to consult your veterinarian about the best serving size for your dog.

How to store: You can store the leftover homemade wet dog food in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days or freeze them and they’ll keep for up to 3 months. Keep in mind that this recipe includes no preservatives, so it won't last nearly as long as commercial dog food.

For More Information

We publish many homemade dog food and treats recipes every month. For more recipes, pet food cooking tips and advice, see our “Recipes” section. If you're new to home cooked dog food subject, I recommend you read more about “How Much To Feed” to understand serving sizes, “What Supplements To Use” to create well-balanced meals, and “How To Store” for tips on simple and easy homemade dog food storing in a fridge or a freezer.