How to Make Simple Gluten Free Dog Food

Like humans, pets can have food allergies and restrictions. Specialty bags and cans can add up in cost and at times, you may need to think of budget-friendly ways to feed your four-legged companion. Even making a basic gluten free mixture, where all ingredients are easy to find in any supermarket, will satisfy your dog every time.

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds ground turkey or chicken
  • 2 to 3 cups cooked brown rice
  • 2 cups cooked vegetables, chopped
  • 1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce or pumpkin

Steps

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    Cook the meat. Add the ground turkey or chicken to a large pot and cook it thoroughly until no pink is seen. Leave the liquid in the pot; don't drain it.
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    Add the vegetables to the pot. Lower the heat to a simmer and mix well.
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    Add the rice to the pot. Break up the rice as you stir it into the mixture. The liquid from the meat will saturate into the rice, allowing for additional taste.
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    Add the tomato sauce or pumpkin. Fold it into the mixture and remove the pot from the heat.
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    Allow the mixture to cool. Set the pot aside for at least 15 to 20 minutes.
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    Prepare the mixture for serving. Measure a portion from the pot and immediately serve. Measure the rest into snack or sandwich size freezer zipped bags and freezer stock them.

Tips

  • The ground meat and vegetables can be cooked together in a slow cooker, for about seven hours on low. The cooked mixture can be transferred to a large pot for the final mixing.
  • Good nutritional vegetable sources includes sweet potatoes, green beans, broccoli, and squash. Be sure to steam or boil any cruciferous vegetables before adding them into the mixture.
  • Always gradually introduce a new vegetable into your dog's diet. Spontaneous changes may affect them, including upset stomachs and diarrhea.

Warnings

  • Never use onions and garlic in your dog's diet. These foods affects the red blood cells and creates gastroenteritis.

Things You'll Need

  • Rice cooker or pot
  • Large pot
  • Spatula
  • Plastic freezer bags, for stock freezing

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Categories: Feeding Dogs