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Are you a dog owner looking for an easy, healthy way to make homemade meals for your pup? Well, look no further! With this slow cooker dog food recipe, you can whip up nutritious and delicious food that will have your dog begging for more. Not only is it a healthier alternative to store-bought food, but the slow cooker’s convenience makes mealtime so much easier. So if you’re ready to try home cooking or add some variety to your pup’s diet, let’s get started!
Why Make Slow Cooker Dog Food for your Pet?
There is debate on what’s better for your dog, which I won’t dive into here because I’m no expert. My dog’s french bulldogs breeder recommended that I cook homemade dog food for Frenchies, which is why I’ve done it since she grew out of the puppy food phase. Cooking homemade dog food is easy with so many homemade dog food recipes! Do your research and make a personal decision on what’s best for you and your dog. We feed our french bulldog our dog food most of the time and supplement regular dog food when we travel or are in between cooking a new batch of food.
Making Dog Food in a Slow Cooker
I love making everything I can in a slow cooker – just a few quick chops, and the slow cooker does the rest! Your beloved pet is sure to love the extra effort. Not only does it save money over commercial dog food, but it also helps you to know what’s going into your dog’s diet. Cooking dog food with a slow cooker requires minimal effort and can be simple if you have the right ingredients.
First, choose dog-friendly proteins such as chicken or turkey. Then add carbohydrates like sweet potatoes, apples, blueberries, and vegetables. Once you combine everything in the slow cooker, all that’s left to do is tear out some tasty treats for your pup! The result? Happily fed dogs and owners delighted in the knowledge that their pup is eating nutritious homemade meals!
Tips for Homemade Dog Food
Preparing homemade dog food for your pet can be a rewarding experience and a great way to ensure their meals contain the necessary vitamins, minerals, fats, and proteins to stay healthy. When creating dog food at home, a few essential tips are worth keeping in mind. Firstly, double-check that all ingredients are dog-safe and suitable for your dog’s specific dietary needs. Secondly, try experimenting with different protein sources – many fruits and vegetables also provide great nutrients that can help add variety to your dog’s meals. Lastly, if you have a small dog, you can freeze half the batch to keep it fresh!
Get creative, and don’t be afraid to have fun while preparing healthy meals for your furry family!
Slow Cooker Dog Food
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Homemade Slow Cooker Dog Food Recipe
- slow cooker
- 2 lbs of chicken thighs ground chicken or turkey (fattier versions)
- 2-3 potatoes
- 2-3 sweet potatoes
- 2 granny smith apples
- 1 frozen bag of blueberries
- 1 frozen bag of peas or green beans
- Place meat in the bottom of the slow cooker
- Add enough water to cover the meat
- Optional: Sprinkle top of the meat with salt
- Cut and peel potatoes, sweet potatoes, and apples & add to the slow cooker
- Top with a bag of blueberries and peas (or green beans)
- Close slow cooker and cook on high 6 hours
- Use a potato masher to mash & mix everything together
- If serving the dog right away, let it cool a bit first. We store 1/2 the patch in the fridge and 1/2 in the freezer. Heat a portion for 30 seconds in the microwave before serving.