Crockpot Dog Food 1

 

I love my pups!

Even when one is in heat and the other wants to release his urges {can we say oy?}... Anyway I have started making what I call "real" dog food for the dogs {3- Harley, Mishka, & Deedee}.

I stumbled across it last year when our beagle, Duffy, was diagnosed with really bad thyroid problems and a guess from the vet that he had cancer. We could not afford the $2-3,000 for biopsy. So I turned to more natural methods. I tried adding more vitamin c to his diet, giving him some kelp + vitamins crumble, on top of the thyroid drug they had given us to try and shrink the mass on his neck. After a couple weeks the growth on his neck had grown to the point where he could not eat hard kibble. I looked at some soft food cans but that got expensive {I'm really picky about my dog food & ingredients}, especially since they were grain free {can make cancer worse in dogs}. Then I started searching the internet for dog food recipes. I found the book "The Whole Pet Diet" by Andi Brown and "Feed Your Best Friend Better" by Rick Woodford. Since I had my own medical crisis in the middle of Duffy's crisis I never had the chance to try "The Whole Pet Diet on Duffy...time now is now why I have not had a chance to do this the doggies now. If you have a chance I suggest you get BOTH books!

Crock Pot Dog Food #1

I love crock pot recipes because they are soooo easy! Throw it in and done.

Ingredients:

  • 3lbs Chicken {ground, breast or thigh- breast is easiest}
  • 2 med-large sweet potatoes {Deedee is obsessed with them}
  • 8 oz peas {I use frozen when out of season}
  • 8 oz carrots, chopped and sliced
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons wheat germ {Omega-3, Vitamin E, & Vitamin B}

Place chicken in bottom of crock pot and cover with water. Add all other items, cook on low for 12 hrs or high for about 6 hours. Mix well {if using thighs, remove bones now} I love using my potato masher. Tada DONE! Just make sure it's cooled off before you give it to them.

wpid-wp-1427307027504.jpegChicken Breasts
imageCarrots & Sweet Potatoes
imageBlueberries
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Peas

imageHere it is all cooked, I also made some brown rice afterwards to stretch it some. Roughly 2 cups BEFORE cooked.

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image{Mishka lovin' his food!}

I usually mix it in with the boys {Harley & Mishka} hard grain-free kibble and straight up for Deedee.

I love my new storage system I came up with, ice cream buckets! image