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DIY Slow Cooker Dog Food!!



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DIY Slow Cooker Dog Food!!

As most of us dog and other pet owners know, buying food from the store can get quite expensive. Especially when you have more than one dog or a puppy that has a huge appetite, its gets a bit costly. I came across this recipe that you can do yourself, it is a slow cooker homemade dog food.

What you need:
1. 2 1/2 - 3 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs and breat.
2. 1 sweet potato cubed
3. 2 carrots sliced
4. 2 cups of frozen green beans
5. 2 cups of frozen peas
6. 1 large apple
7. i can of kidney beans, drained and rinsed
8. 2 tablespoons of olive oil

What you need to do:
1. Place the meat in the crock pot, add some water so it just covers the chicken. Then add the sweet potatoes, carrots, kidney beans, green beans, and apple.
2. Cook on a low temperature for 8-9 hours, when its just about finished add the frozen peas and cook for another 30 minutes.
3. Drain excess water and add the olive oil. Then stir to mash or put in the food processor.
4. Once it is cooled, you can scoop your pets daily servings into zip lock bags and freeze them! This recipe yields about 3 weeks of food for a 20 lbs dog.

With certain things not being very good for a dog or pets stomach, I think making them an organic and very high in nutrients that they actually need is a good idea. Most of these dog foods have weird fillers and dye or chemicals in them and just like us those kinds of things are not good for dogs either!

DIY Slow Cooker Dog Food!!

DIY Slow Cooker Dog Food!!

Thanks for reading everyone, and I hope you enjoy this recipe!

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MusicMoguls

This is very interesting indeed. Making your own dog food seems like a healthier choice for our furry family. The question for me is the cost, is it more cost effective to make them food rather than buy it? The other problem i for see with this is how do you know how much food is enough and not to much for your pet? Dog food bags have the amount needed per dog based on age and weight. When you make it yourself you have no sure way of knowing when is good to increase the bowl size. We certainly need to try this and see after 1 month goes by if this is as cost effective as it is healthy. I am not going to lie this food looks great and i know for sure that prince would love this. He loves getting table food and to give him this on a daily basis he will never eat dog food again. This is a great find for sure and i would like to try this for our dogs to see if it will work for us.




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ermini2

i was thinking the same thing! it may be way cheaper to make their food this way. i now for sure Bailey will eat this and we all know Prince will eat any kind of table smelling food! he really would never eat dog food ever again!! LOL he is so spoiled now, i can only imagine after he starts getting homemade dog food!

good question about the serving size...so this recipe yields 3 weeks of food for a 20 lbs dog, so I'm sure if we sat here and did the math and broke this down for each of our dogs, we could eventually figure it out but my brain is too tired to work that hard right now! LOL i cant wait to try this out!!




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Happyflowerlady

Our two little dogs almost always share whatever we are eating . Sometimes, I make special food for the dogs, but they really seem to prefer whatever comes right off of my plate better. We often have soup or stew, and sometimes with rice, and this makes a healthy meal for the dogs as well. You have to remember that commercial dog food is a fairly recent thing, and came along with the industrial revolution here in the United States. before that time, most people had their own gardens, and what they didn't grow themself, they bought from a farmer who had cows, chickens and pigs. I can remember my grandmother getting live chickens to cook when I was just a little girl, and we went out to a nearby farm to get the fresh and creamy whole milk. After WW2, more people lived in towns and worked in factories, and started buying their food instead of growing it. There was a lot of scraps and leftovers at the processing plants, so companies started marketing these leftovers as dog food. They also bought horses to slaughter and most canned dog food was made from horse meat.
Before this time, dogs (and cats) lived on what the could hunt down and eat, and what was fed to them from leftovers of people's meals.




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dzannerz

Well I am new as a fur parents but this kind of dish for my dog is like great. This gonna a all the nutrients my dog needs to have so thank you for this.




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Blank629

Yeah you're right. I have two dogs now and I buy foods in a store for them to eat. But I think it is too expensive for a dog food. I always looking for an alternative to lessen my expenses for the dog food and I can use the other money for the other needs of my dogs. So I am glad to see this DIY slow cooker dog food. I also plan to have two more dogs in my family.




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Destiny00

I can’t wait to make this for my pup! If he ends up liking it, I would be saving money and trips out to the feed store. My lab is on the smaller side for his breed. Sometimes I will give him plain cooked rice or raw broccoli stems to chew on. I love the idea of cooking for my fur-baby DIY Slow Cooker Dog Food!!




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