Homemade Dog Food

Have you ever tried making dog food at home? I thought I would give it a try. I guess just like with humans, the more wholesome the food is, the better for the dog. I found this recipe online but I do not recall the website. Since I am not sure how balanced this is, I added it to Mulder’s normal kibble dinner which is Ultramix.

Turkey Dog Food

1 lb ground turkey
1 bag frozen peas and carrots, rinsed
1 cup uncooked brown rice
sea salt (optional)

1. Cook the brown rice per package directions.
2. Sauté the turkey in a pan until all juices are gone.
3. Add peas and carrots to the turkey mix. Season with salt if desired (I only added a very small amount). Cook until all juices are gone.
4. Add cooked brown rice to the turkey mixture.
5. Cool and serve.

I divided it into three portions, one for this week and two for freezing. Since I am adding it to kibble, I don’t need much for each meal.

Do you have other homemade dog food recipes?

This entry was filed under: Foodie, Health, Mulder the Dog, PDX local


  1. Posted August 3, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Permalink

    What I’m curious about is if Mulder actually ate it. Barkley will eat certain things, but never vegetables, however, perhaps the turkey provided enough yum factor. 🙂

  2. Posted August 4, 2010 at 9:09 pm | Permalink

    Yes, he loved it!

    Sometimes I put plain peas and carrots with his kibble and he does not eat all the carrots.