Homemade Chicken and Vegetable Dog Food
- 2 1/2 pounds ground chicken
- 1 1/2 cups brown rice
- 1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 1/2 cups chopped butternut squash
- 1 1/2 cups chopped carrots
- 1/2 cup peas, canned or frozen
- 4 cups of water
- In a large Dutch oven or stockpot, cook the ground chicken over medium heat until no longer pink.
- Add brown rice, kidney beans, butternut squash, carrots, peas, and water to the pot.
- Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to low and simmer for about 20 minutes, or until the carrots are tender and the rice is cooked through.
- Allow to cool before serving to your dog. Make sure to remove any bones from the chicken to prevent choking or digestive issues.
- Store leftover dog food in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
This recipe is high in protein and includes a variety of vegetables for different vitamins and minerals. Remember, every dog’s nutritional needs can be different based on their size, breed, age, and health, so be sure to consult with your vet to ensure this recipe will be suitable for your specific dog.
Also, always introduce new foods gradually to avoid upsetting your dog’s stomach.
Lastly, it’s important to know that while homemade dog food can be a healthy option, it can be challenging to ensure it’s nutritionally complete and balanced. Consider supplementing homemade dog food with a commercial dog food or specific vitamins/minerals under the guidance of your veterinarian.