Many of you that follow my blog know that I am the proud owner of two dogs, Rocky and Rowdy. They are all boy,if you know what I mean. Into everything, play and fuss constantly. You would think that they would have a healthy appetite but they stick up their noses when it comes to certain kinds of food. Dry dog food is one of them. Won't touch it. I've also tried canned dog food and they will eat it a few times and then they stick up their noses at that. I have spent more money trying to please them and I am at my wits end.
I knew they would devour people food so I got online and read everything I could on homemade dog food versus store bought. What I found out was that they need protein, carbos, certain nutrients found in veggies, and calcium. I decided to give it a try and found a recipe that was fairly simple.
1 pound ground turkey
2 cups brown rice
1 tsp. dried rosemary
1/2 pkg frozen vegetables (broccoli, carrots, cauliflower)
6 cups of water
Place the water, ground turkey, rice and rosemary into a large Dutch oven. Stir until the ground turkey is broken up and evenly distributed throughout mixture. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes. Add veggies and cook 5 minutes more. Remove from heat and let cool. Refridgerate until using.
My husband came home from some errands while I was in the middle of cooking and instantly asked me, "What is that smell?" It wasn't to his liking but I could tell my pups were in fine tune with the smell. Noses twitching and under my heels the whole time. When I finished I packed the dog food in containers and froze them. I kept one out to try on Rocky and Rowdy.
I think I have finally found something they will eat. They loved it! They eagerly await the next feeding. I have found some other recipes I can't wait to try. I have slowly added the dry dog food into this recipe and they eat it as well now.
My kids and my husband think I am spoiling them and can't believe I am actually cooking now for my dogs. It has taken them a while to even comprehend that I have dogs that live in the house with me and now I am cooking homemade dog food for them. My family thinks I am going through my second childhood I think. LOL
Excuse me so I can take a homemade peach pie out of the oven for my two legged dog that I know I definitely spoil.