How To Make Dog Food

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Keep your pet healthy with this simple alternative to processed food.

    Krista Heinz: Hi! My name is Krista Heinz and I am the owner of Doggie Style Bakery Boutique and Pet Spa. And today I am going to teach you how to make your own dog food.

    The first thing we are going to add is some water. You want to add about five cups of water. We've already added about three, so we've just got another two cups to go. The next things we're going to add into your dog's food are some grains. So we are just going to add the two cups of grains.

    We have apples, sweet potatoes and collard greens that we are going to add in. This is going to comprise about 30% to 50% of your dog's food today. So we've got about a cup each of these ingredients. So we are just going to add these into the pot and then we are going to just go ahead and turn it on and bring it to a boil.

    Okay, well now we've brought this to a boil and we are going to go ahead and add the meat. I have got about a pound of turkey here that we are going to add into your dog's food. You want to use about 10% to 30% of your dog's diet to be a meat or a protein of some sort.

    We are just going to mix it in, and then we are going to add the basic ingredients this is kelp, bone meal, our brewers yeast and some apple cider vinegar. So we are just going to go ahead and throw this in here and mix it up real nice with the food that we have got boiling here; and we are just going to let this cook this for about 10 minutes. Just so that the meat is cooked through.

    You don't want to cook it too much, because you don't want to cook the nutrients out of it. The more you cook food the more you cook the nutrients out of the food. Just let it simmer, boil a little bit and stir every once in a while, just to make sure that nothing is sticking and that it's all mixed up real nicely for your dog.

    Over here, we actually have some food that's completely cooked. You will notice that it has sort of the consistency of a stew, which is really nice. It's a good thick diet, but it's got lots of liquids in it for your dog.

    The next thing we will add, it's a Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil and we will mix that up with your dog's food. Your dog is probably really going to like this oil. There are few foods, which you want to avoid when you are making your dogs food, chocolate, onions and garlic in large quantities, macadamia nuts, mushrooms, and raw eggs. Cooked eggs are just fine for your dog.

    You are going to serve about a couple this to your and I hope that you dog has a great time eating it.