Dog food can cause quite a strain on a dog owner’s bank account, especially if you’re purchasing the expensive variety that is top quality. There is nothing wrong with this as your priority as a dog parent should be your pet’s health. However, if you’re low on budget, it’s easy to resort to lower-quality food. Don’t! Here are cheap but healthy dog food recipes you can try:
Healthy Doggy Beefloaf
What you need:
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 kilogram lean ground beef
- 1 1/2 cups grated mixed vegetables
- 1 1/2 cups rolled oats (preferably gluten-free)
- 1/2 cup cottage cheese
Combine eggs, ground beef, mixed vegetables, rolled oats and cottage cheese in a large bowl. Using clean hands, mix all ingredients together until well-blended. Press mixture into a loaf pan. Bake in a pre-heated oven (350F) for 40 minutes. Cool completely then refrigerate overnight before serving.
Pooch Fruit and Veggie Blend
What you need:
- 1 large sweet potato
- 1 banana, sliced
- 2 cups cooked quinoa
- 1 cup frozen peas, cooked
Line a baking sheet with tin foil. Using a fork, pierce several holes into the sweet potato. Place sweet potato in the baking sheet and bake in a pre-heated oven for 1 hour. Cool sweet potato when ready then chop into small pieces. Mix together sweet potato, banana slices, quinoa and peas in 3 equal servings. Store uneaten servings in the freezer.
Ultimate Meat Cake for Dogs
What you need:
- 8 eggs
- 4 large carrots, peeled and grated
- 2 large potatoes, peeled and grated
- 2 large celery stalks, chopped
- 2 3/4 kilograms ground beef
- 1 1/2 cups cooked brown rice
- 1 1/2 cups regular rolled oats
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 dash salt
In a large bowl, mix together eggs, carrots, potatoes, celery and ground beef. Stir in brown rice, rolled oats, olive oil and salt. Divide meat mixture evenly into muffin cups, pat down with a spatula to make mixture firm. Bake in a pre-heated oven (400F) until the surface of the cakes feel set, about 45 to 50 minutes. When ready, allow to cool completely. Turn muffin cups aside down over dog bowl to serve. Place in re-sealable plastic bags and freeze to store.
You don’t have to shell out too much to make sure that your pooch is eating healthy and delicious food. Try these cheap but healthy dog food recipes at home – your fur baby will surely love it plus you get to save a lot of your hard-earned money!
Mary James is a certified dog lover – she specifically loves her Yorkshire Terrier, Missy, who is 8 years old. From all those years of experience with her dog plus plenty of research and seeking the advice of experts, she has become very knowledgeable about the Yorkshire Terrier breed, as well as dogs in general. For more tips, tricks and other helpful information about Yorkies, head over to her website where she blogs and sells awesome Yorkie merchandise.
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