This is an oldie, but it still get’s a lot of traffic and fresh comments weekly.
Please Note: Take a minute to read through the comments, there are some great suggestions, tips, and warnings when it comes to making your own dog food. This is something I’m new to, my dogs are loving it but just know that you’ll likely need to supplement with dry dog food (or add in specific nutrients to the food) for the various needs they may have.
I’ve been really enjoying my new-found love for DIY projects lately, specifically when it comes to cutting costs on everyday products. It’s been fun to investigate what we can do to save money outside of clipping coupons and scouring the deals. Not that deal hunting and coupons aren’t an incredible way to save – but learning to make things from scratch is fun and in some cases can be much cheaper! The catch is though that you are going ot be investing more time. With that said, clipping coupons and deal hunting can also be very time consuming. The main benefit I’m seeing is that you know what is going into the products you’re using such as the Homemade Laundry Detergent and the Homemade Dishwasher Detergent. There are no surprises this way.
With that said, dog food is a big expense in our household. We have a Border Collie and an Australian Shepherd, while I wouldn’t consider them large dogs they are very active dogs and eat twice a day. Our Australian Shepherd (collie mix) has a very sensitive stomach and we’ve tried many different brands of dog food, some of the specialty ones are upwards of $40 a bag! When I was visiting with my husband’s aunt over the holidays we began chatting about this issue and she said very matter-of-factly “Why aren’t you making your own food for him?” Ummmm….that’s a great question, I have no idea! So I came home eager to try out this recipe and test it on the dogs. It’s a HUGE hit, they both licked their bowls clean. I hope your pups enjoy it too.
- 1lb Ground Beef (Chicken, Turkey, etc)
- 2 Cups Brown Rice (you can use other grains such as Barley or Oats too)
- 5 Cups of Water (I used 2 cups Beef Broth 3 Cups of water, but just because I had it on hand)
- 1 Package Frozen Veggies (Fresh would be better!)