Whether it’s the dog food recalls that flood the news these days regarding unsafe ingredients, or just because you want your pup to eat healthy, you should consider making your own homemade food.
I have been making homemade dog food and treats long before food recalls. With the advice of my Veterinarian and tons of research, I am confident that making homemade food is the better option for my pups. I know I am feeding them food that does not have chemicals, fillers, preservatives, and whatever else the dog food manufacturers may put into their products. I spoil my fur babies as well as every rescue dog that comes through my door!
Here is a very simple recipe that you can throw together quickly. Depending on the size of your crockpot, you can increase the quantities of the ingredients.
Crockpot Chicken & Veggies
- 4 chicken breasts
- 1/2 cup of green beans, chopped
- 1/2 cup of carrots, chopped
- 1/2 cup of broccoli, chopped
- 1/2 cup rolled oats (optional)
- 4 cups of water
Throw all the ingredients in the slow cooker, set it to low and let cook for 6-8 hours.
Allow to cool, then serve it up warm or store in airtight containers in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Optional: You should also mix in a nutritional supplement with the food, such as flax seed or fish oil. Should you decide to use fish oil add it after the food is finished cooking and is just warm to the touch. Cooking the fish oil takes away its nutrients.
Always consult your Veterinarian before changing or adding something new to your dogs diet!