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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Another Pet Food Warning / Homemade Dog Food Recipes

ThEY PuT WHAT iN ouR FooD???

Dog Owners are Demanding Action from the FDA. One consumer reported they fed their dogs a product called Waggin' Train treats, which is produced by Nestle Purina. Nestle Purina also produces Canyon Creek Ranch treats, which some other complainants have also publicly blamed for dog illnesses and deaths. The Canyon Creek packaging has a picture of a rancher and his dog roaming a farm on the front of the bag and the company's address in South Carolina is displayed on the back of the bag. Beneath that are the words “Made in China”. You can read the entire article at http://news.yahoo.com/toxic-treats-china-killing-us-dogs-pet-owners-151514587--abc-news.html
From Mom-of-Hooligans:  This happens every couple of years. It certainly seems the US FDA is falling short of making sure the pet food entering our country is safe enough for our pets to eat. So --- here are some recipes for you to make for your dogs. They come from one of my favorite websites: http://www.dogtreatrecipes.org/

Remember, YOU are the best judge of what is safe for your dog.

HOMEMADE DOG FOOD
Ingredients:
6 c. Water (or low-sodium broth)
1 lb. Ground beef, turkey or chicken (you don’t have to use ground meat)
2 c. Brown rice
1/2 tsp Garlic powder
1/2 tsp Dried rosemary
16 oz. Bag of assorted frozen veggies (or preferably, 2 cups fresh), thawed and/or finely chopped.  NOTE:  NO Onions!

Directions:
1.  Add everything but the veggies to a large pot or dutch oven and cook on the stove on medium heat.
2.  Stir mixture until the ground meat is broken up and distributed evenly throughout the pot.
3.  Bring to a boil.
4.  Once boiling, cover and bring the heat down to low.  Simmer for 20 minutes.
5.  After 20 minutes, add veggies and cook for an additional 5 minutes or so.  The time will depend on how long it takes for the veggies to get tender.
Done!
Serve warm, not hot and make sure to let the homemade dog food cool completely before storing it in the fridge.
This dog food recipe makes about 10 cups or 5-2 cup servings depending on the size of your pooch.
It should keep in the fridge for about a week.

VEGGIE BAGELS FOR DOGS
Ingredients:
3/4 cup water
2 1/2 cups white flour
1/2 cup wheat flour
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup chopped spinach
1/2 cup chopped carrots
Directions:
To start, combine all dry items in a mixing bowl. Combine the wet ingredients in a different bowl. Mix together the dry and wet ingredients and knead them to form dough. Next, shape small round balls of dough and poke holes in the middle of each ball to create a bagel shape. When finished making bagel balls, place them on a baking sheet and put them in an oven that has been preheated to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake them for forty-five minutes.

5 comments:

Macintosh Mitch said...

Your homemade foodables sound delicious! Thank you for the recipes, guys!

Love ya lots,
Mitch

tricia said...

I do basically the same thing, but cook overnight in the crockpot. Less fiddling around when I am tired. The dogs adore it.

Ms. A said...

It's much the same for human products, too.

Jack George said...

Dogs should have a balanced diet. It should contain proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals. When choosing dog food one must take into account its character, breed, weight and appetite

The Thuglets said...

Your recipes sound daleicious!

We got fed up with what was in dry kibble, never knowing what's in it. So we eat fresh raw meat and fish with lots of veggies and fruit.
Have a good week
Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx