Dinner for the Dogs

I have been making the wet food for our dogs for quite a few years now. It is much healthier for them, they love it, and with having BIG dogs, it is cheaper too. Besides, the “kids” love it when mommy cooks for them. For our dogs, PROTEIN and low fat are key. If this is something you would like to do, but don’t know where to start, there are doggie cookbooks, there are websites you can go to, and you can ask your vet too.

Mommy is making dinner. Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! Can we help too? Please mommy, please?

Not yet, but, yes, mommy is making your dinner. Right now, I am going to have your “cousins” Fritzie and Hilda help me.

I keep it very simple for the dogs, focusing on a lot of protein. This time, dinner is ground beef (from our nephew’s farm and cows), carrots, hard boiled eggs, brown rice, parsley, a dash of milk and a little flour for the gravy.

Cook the rice and boil the eggs. Cook the carrots and ground beef in vegetable oil until done. Some would say my “kids” are spoiled, though I disagree. I say they are just well loved. They like a little gravy with their food, so I added some milk and a little flour to make a little gravy for the meat. This also helps extend it a little further too.

When everything is cooked completely, toss it all together, along with the parsley.

Make sure it cools completely before serving it to your fur babies, otherwise you will have tummy problems you will have to clean up later. We learned that the hard way. I usually make it and put it in the refrigerator for at least 2-3 hours before serving it to them.

What do you mean it’s NOT ready yet? We’re so hungry!!!!!

Dinner time at last. Juneau and Vinnie thought this time would never come.

I usually make enough food to last for about 1 week. They eat all kinds of things. I usually use about 2-3 lbs of meat, and a variety of vegetables, fruits, rice, barley, potatoes and sweet potatoes. They eat very well. No doubt about that. πŸ™‚ Nothing highly acidic, no tomatoes, no grapes, no spices, and just keep it simple. Again, there are plenty of resources available to help you get started if you want to make your dogs’ food. I know exactly what they are eating all the time. On those rare days when I don’t have time to make their food, they get a good, high quality wet food, made with the same or similar ingredients to what I use.

Stay well and stay safe Everyone. Keep the fur babies safe and well too. ‘Til next time.

I will be out of town for a while, scuba diving in Cozumel, so I will be off the grid and underwater. I will “talk” to you all again once I return home.


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Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

21 thoughts on “Dinner for the Dogs”

  1. Enjoy your time scuba diving! Perfect timing on the dog food post, my rescue has gotten finicky again. I gave up on kibble even the better ones and started buy the human grade cooked food online and having it shipped. After 2 months, he stopped gobbling that down and now I’m starting all over with new dog foods. I think I’m going to try making his food, as it has to be less expensive. Love seeing your babies again as always.

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  2. It’s funny because I wanted to comment on how big Juneau has gotten and how you have plushies to match and… voila – exactly those comments are already here.

    I’d also like to add how amazing it is that you have your personal source of beef!

    And, of course, enjoy your time underwater!

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    1. It’s kismit. πŸ™‚

      We do have our own beef source, but we don’t usually partake in it. We don’t really care for it nearly as much as the COSTCO beef. πŸ™‚

      We had a great trip. We just got home late last night,. and now I am catching up. I will be posting again, hopefully tomorrow, but if not, very soon. I miss it and am going through withdrawls. πŸ™‚

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