Gourmet Dog Food Recipes

Are you one of the many people who have started to look for dog food recipes because you are somewhat disgusted with the news about what is being put into your pet’s commercial food products? Perhaps you have become a little afraid of feeding your dog commercial pet food because of the recent recalls. You know that table food that is good for you may not be good for your dog. However, there are many cookbooks available with recipes specially for dogs that you can cook at home.

Learning To Cook For Your Dog

We all love our pets and want the best we can afford for them, so why not cook food that you know is fresh and good for them. When you cook for your dogs, you know what the ingredients are, contrary to the commercial food that is made for the dogs, but where do you start and what do you cook?

There are many good pet food recipe cookbooks on the market as well as books on canine nutrition written especially for people who want to cook their own dog food. These books will tell you what to add to be sure that the dog gets all of the minerals and nutrients it needs in a home cooked meal and precisely how to prepare the food, i.e. bite sizes and much more. You can even learn to cook for a specific breed of dog. As for the cookbook, there are recipes for big dogs, medium sized dogs and small dogs. They also tell you about how many meals to cook so that you have a different meal each day. This is necessary so that the dog will get all of the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients to keep it healthy and happy.

Gourmet Dog Recipe to Start You Off

Purchase 1 pound of ground lamb, 2 stalks of broccoli, 1-2 cups of brown rice, 3 medium potatoes, 3 medium carrots and 1 sheet of sea kelp (optional). Have a skillet and crock pot on hand. Cut the lamb up fine and brown it in the skillet. Boil 4-5 cups of water in the crock pot. You want it to be hot while fixing the rest of the ingredients. Cube the potatoes, carrots and broccoli, and put them into the water, and then add the meat. Add a little pepper to taste, add the brown rice, and cover the pot. Cook on slow until it is done.

What About Doggie Treats And Other Goodies?

Many cookbooks that feature homemade meals for dogs also feature recipes for desserts and other treats for your dog. However, as much as you want to cook for your dog, be sure to talk to your veterinarian about it first. The vet is the best person to talk to about cooking for your dog because he/she can advise you as to what is good for your particular dog and what is not. Your dog may have special needs, and you should know about them so that the meals you prepare for it are healthy and nutritious.