Friday, October 30, 2009

Making Dog Food

I make my dogs their dog food. It started years ago, long before the big dog food scare. So when that happened (my brother actually lost a dog from that) I had nothing to worry about. I started cooking dog food because our miniature poodle had digestive problems and the only way to fix it seemed to be to cook for him. At any rate, it worked and I have been cooking dog food for about seven years. I have three dogs and while they are all small dogs, it seems like I am always running low on dog food. I wouldn't be surprised if they actually eat healtier than me. Here are the ingredients I gather to start. Ground meat (some weeks it costs less to grind my own) brown rice, oatmeal, eggs, a variety of vegetables, and a doggie supplement to include calcium and other nutrients. This, by the way, is approved of by my vet and all the dogs are very healthy.

Once I cook the vegetables, I puree them, because the miniature poodle (Charlie) needs to have them disguised. I'm just making a giant meatloaf really. Like here.

As you can see, they seem to enjoy the results. That is the newest member of the family, the miniature schnauzer, Trudy and Charlie who is over 16 now and still loves to eat.

Gracie the 6 1/2 year old Poochon eats in another area, because she is the Queen. Did I mention I have very spoiled dogs?


Pamela O said...

You love your doggies so much and it really shows.

Sharon-NZ said...

Very spoiled lucky dogs Marilyn LOL but cuties indeed

Khris said...

Yes I know how spoiled your pooches are very lucky to have you as there momma...hugs Khris

Beeshebags said...

Woof Woof! How precious that you cook their food for them....and how cute that the boys were too busy eating to look at the camera, but Gracie, being a proper lady, stopped eating so as not to get caught with her mouth full on camera. Hugs Naomi