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Cook for your pets day

Homemade dog food albuquerqueWhat we should feed our pets is a big concern for many pet owners. National cook for your pets day is a great day to look at your pets diet and what you can do better. The better their diet, the better their health.  There are many great pet foods that are healthy for your pets, such as Taste of the Wild which uses only natural ingredients. However, if you do not want to buy food you have the option of making your own pet food. This is a great way to control everything that goes into your pet’s body.
Before you begin cooking for your pet, it is a good idea to consult with your vet to make sure you are not giving them anything they shouldn’t eat but also to make sure that you are giving them everything they need. You may be surprised at some of the foods you dog will like to eat!
Foods to avoid:
  • Chocolate
  • Onions
  • Avocados
  • Garlic
  • Salt
  • Yeast dough
  • Tomato leaves and stems
  • Milk based food.

Here is a great recipe to start your dog food culinary adventure.

Turkey and Vegetable Dinner

Turkey is a lower fat meat, so this is a good recipe for pups who could lose a few pounds.

Ingredients
It is best to buy organic food when possible. Drop by the farmers market for some great local produce.

  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 pound of ground turkey
  • 2 cups of brown rice
  • 1 cup of chopped carrots
  • 1 cup of chopped green beans

Directions

  1. Cook the ground turkey over medium heat until fully cooked. You do not need to add oil to cook the turkey. This adds fat and can give your dog an upset stomach.
  2. Add the brown rice, turkey, and water to a large pot and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook an additional 15 minutes, or until the rice is soft and tender. – Cooking the rice with the Turkey will help flavor the rice. However, you can precook the rice in a rice cooker and then mix the Turkey and Rice together, with 2 cups of water and simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the carrots and green beans and cook for an additional 5 to 10 minutes, until the vegetables are tender.
  5. Allow to cool before serving.
  6. Store extra dinners in the fridge for up to five days.

Bon Appetite!