5 Benefits of Homemade Dog Food

  1. Control Over Ingredients: When you make your own dog food at home, you have complete control over the quality and source of ingredients that you use. This means you can choose high-quality meats, vegetables, and grains while avoiding unhealthy fillers, preservatives, and artificial additives commonly found in commercial kibble.
  2. Nutritional Value: Homemade dog food allows you to tailor the diet to your dog’s specific needs, ensuring that they are getting the right balance of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals they require for optimal health. Many commercial kibbles may not contain adequate nutrition, or may contain too much of certain ingredients that can be harmful to your dog’s health.
  3. Freshness: Homemade dog food is prepared fresh, meaning that the food is less likely to be contaminated with harmful bacteria or toxins. In contrast, commercial kibble can sit on store shelves for months, and may be made with low-quality ingredients that are not fit for human consumption.
  4. Variety: With homemade dog food, you can vary the ingredients and flavors, keeping your dog interested and engaged with their food. This can help prevent picky eating habits and encourage a healthy appetite.
  5. Health Benefits: Feeding your dog a homemade diet has been shown to offer a range of health benefits, including improved digestion, reduced risk of allergies, and better dental health. By providing your dog with a fresh, natural diet, you may be able to prevent or manage certain health conditions, and help them live a longer, healthier life.
Bullmastiff getting ready to eat healthy homemade dog food
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You’ve got this!

Switching to homemade dog food is a journey, not a destination. It’s important to stay consistent and committed to providing your dog with nutritious, home cooked meals. Keep up the great work, and your dog will thank you for it!

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Instant Pot Dog Food Idea #2: Brown Rice for Dogs

Watch how to make perfectly cooked brown rice for your furry friend using an Instant Pot! Brown rice is an excellent source of nutrition for dogs, as it is packed with essential vitamins, minerals, and fiber that can help keep your pup healthy and happy.

After making hard-boiled eggs in the Instant Pot for Ruger our Bullmastiff, I make brown rice for her using the leftover water that was used to cook the eggs. This is the easiest method to make brown rice without burning it on the stove or creating a mess with all the sputtering when using a rice cooker.

Tools:

Ingredients:

  • Brown Rice
  • Homemade Broth or Unsalted Broth (any flavor)
  • Water
  • Herbs (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Add 1-1/2 cups of your dog’s favorite broth to the leftover water.
    • If you don’t make hard-boiled eggs before making this recipe, then add 1 cup of water to the broth (for a total of 2-1/2 cups of liquid).
  2. Add 2 cups of uncooked brown rice.
  3. Add your dog’s favorite herbs.
    • We like adding turmeric, basil, ginger, and parsley.
  4. Stir well to combine all ingredients.
  5. Set Instant Pot to the Manual setting for 22 minutes.
  6. When done, let the pressure naturally release for 10 minutes.
  7. Remove the Instant Pot lid and fluff the rice.
  8. Serve as an additional flavoring to your dog’s meals.
    • NOTE: Rice is not a replacement for a dog’s main meal. I like to think of it as a garnish to my dog’s meals.
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Watch Me Make Homemade Dog Food Step-by-Step

In this video, we’ll show you how to prepare a delicious and healthy homemade dog food dinner for your furry friend. Raw feeding has become increasingly popular among dog owners, as it can provide a host of benefits, including healthier skin and coat, improved digestion, and increased energy levels.

We’ll guide you through the process of the ingredients we use for your dog’s raw dog food meals, including a variety of meats, veggies, and supplements. Then, we’ll show you how to prepare and serve the meal in a safe and hygienic manner. See how we use our very own Clean-n-Fresh Pet Cleaner Spray to clean up after our Bullmastiff’s raw meals.

Watch as we serve this delicious healthy dog food meal to our Bullmastiff, who can’t get enough of this homemade dog food! Whether you’re looking to switch up your dog’s diet or simply want to learn more about raw dog feeding, we hope this video will inspire more dog lovers to add fresh foods to their dogs meals.


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