Nutritious and Healthy Dog Food Recipes


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A growing number of pet owners have become very conscious of the food they provide to their pets. In the pet food industry, a majority of the brands continue to add artificial coloring, flavoring, and preservatives to the food. While there are good products like the Purina Pro Plan Adult Shredded Blend Lamb And Rice dog food, the need to give your pet nutritious healthy homecooked meals is undeniable. If you are leaning towards making your dog's food more nutritious – read on. These few dog food recipes are healthy, free of additives, and will definitely have your dog wagging their tails in approval.

1. Turkey veggie mash

This recipe has incorporated nutritious, human-grade ingredients with essential fats to help give your dog’s coat a healthy shine.

In one and a half cups of water, cook two medium-sized carrots for 10 minutes. After the carrots become tender, add half a zucchini, one cup of broccoli florets, and one cup of cauliflower florets and cook for another 6 minutes. In the meantime, add 2 pounds of lean ground turkey and two tablespoons of raw turkey or chicken liver to a pan and cook until the pink color is no longer seen. Cool the vegetables and grate them finely. Add the chopped vegetables and cooked turkey and liver to a pan with two tablespoons of olive oil and stir nicely. Let cool and serve.

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2. Spinach and salmon scramble

Fish oils are extremely nutritious and beneficial for both dogs and humans alike. This recipe incorporates quality protein and fats for a healthy and tasty meal.

On a non-stick pan, heat one teaspoon of extra-virgin olive oil. Add 3 ounces of drained, skinless, and boneless salmon. Add half a cup of frozen, chopped spinach (thawed and drained). Cook until it is heated through. Crack open two eggs into the mixture and cook well for two more minutes. Cool slightly and serve.

Recipe by Andrew Kaplan (Director of Special Projects at Rachel Ray)

3. Chicken casserole

This yummy and easy recipe cooks the food slowly, over a low flame. By incorporating smaller quantities of ingredients and cooking the food gradually, the nutrients in the meat and vegetables remain intact. This delicious bowl of hearty chicken and veggies is sure to be a winner in your pet’s book.

Finely dice carrot, green beans, potatoes, and broccoli to make one cup of chopped veggies. Cut up two chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces and sauté the meat in two tablespoons of olive oil. Add two cups of chicken broth and a cup of chopped vegetables to the pan. Add a quarter cup of rolled oats and simmer the entire mixture for 10 to 15 minutes.

Recipe by Anna Smith (Santa Monica, CA) These healthy and easy dog recipes are free of adulterants and preservatives to provide your pup with a nutritious, balanced meal.

How To Turn Your Recyclables Into Healthy Dog Food

Purgedon Smart Recycling Boxes

Turkey is really thinking outside the box with this one. This new program, established by the eco-conscious company


, is now popping up in select locations around Istanbul, and stray dogs and environmentalists alike are elated. The program, as unlikely a combination as it may sound, aims to incentivize the countries use of recycling bins by giving stray dogs a meal with every bottle deposited. That’s right -- for every bottle inserted in the machine, outcomes a scoop of kibble into a basin at the foot of the machine, thereby providing a meal for the countries otherwise underfed stray dog population. And with an estimated 150,000 stray dogs throughout the city limits, this program could do a great deal towards giving these poor dogs a higher standard of life. As in dogs, just like anyone else, healthy dog food is essential. However, most of these dogs live on scavenged scraps -- either from handouts or dumpster diving. But that is not enough. Healthy dog food needs to be the cornerstone of their diet. The machine itself is entirely solar-powered, and the device can hold up to 800 bottles or cans, so maintenance and upkeep only need to happen every once in a while. What that means is that, for the most part, this machine requires minimal servicing, providing food and a place to dump recyclables without much effort. So feed the machine, feed a stray. It's a win-win! If the program does well, it will likely spread to other areas that are swarmed with strays, helping to keep the streets clean while feeding those dogs in need.

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