JustFoodForDogs homemade dog food recipe: USDA Certified Turkey and Whole Wheat Macaroni
16 oz Ground turkey, raw
1/2 oz Turkey, liver, raw
8 oz Macaroni, whole-wheat, dry weight
1 oz Carrots, finely chopped
1 oz Zucchini, finely chopped
1 oz Broccoli, finely chopped
1/2 oz Cranberries, finely chopped
1 tbsp Safflower Oil
Update 9/27/2013: A representative notified me that the supplement information previously in this post is incorrect. JustFoodForDogs.com now has their own supplement blend to be added to their food.
Cooking Tips on How to Make Homemade Food For Dogs
When cooking ground turkey for dogs, the skillet method is preferred. Using a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, cook meat, stirring and breaking it up with a spoon or spatula until it is cooked through (do not overcook). Let it cool until it is just warm to the touch.
To cook whole wheat macaroni in your fresh dog food (use only whole wheat), bring water to a rapid boil in a saucepan. Add the macaroni and cook for 7-10 min or until soft, stirring occasionally. Drain, rinse under cool water and let cool to the touch.
The right vegetables and fruit for dogs are a very healthy addition to your dog diet, provided they are prepared, packaged and stored properly. They must be cooked so your dog can digest them properly. When preparing vegetables for dogs they should always be finely chopped and steamed. This allows vegetables to retain their nutrients while being suitable for dog digestion.
Fresh produce is always good for dogs. If possible, always use fresh but if one or two items are unavailable and you must use a frozen alternative, make sure there is no added salt or other seasoning or flavoring.
UPDATE: Thank you, Margaret, for pointing out that the recipe isn’t clear when it comes to vitamins or serving. If you have additional questions about this recipe, please contact JustFoodForDogs.com. I’m sure they can answer all of your questions, because this is one of the recipes they provide for their clients.