With all of the recalls in the news lately, and actually in the past few years, as consumers, we must change the way that we are feeding our dogs if we want them to stay with us for as long as possible. We simply are asking you to consider the idea that dogs NEED and WANT real food. No, not people food. REAL FOOD. Doesn’t every living thing deserve that?
You may feel overwhelmed with the thought of making your dog’s food. But don’t be. The pet industry wants you to think that. After all, don’t they need to sell their products? This is our go to recipe and hopefully one that will start you on the path in cooking for your dogs. First of all, a few disclaimers.
We are not vets. We are not nutritionists. We do not claim this is a complete meal, or that is has been evaluated by NAAFCO which regulates our pets’ food and makes all of those fancy charts. What we can claim is that we have fed this to Brickle and Digby for over six years now in addition to other recipes, raw meals and the occasional treats! They have traveled the country five times, hiked over 3 miles a day for six years, visited 48 rescues and are thriving. So ask yourself. Can I do this? And we will tell you…yes.
We will also recommend that you research your own dog’s needs, nutritionally and emotionally. Know their activity level, check out books from the library, and read up on Dr. Karen Becker’s approach to feeding our dogs. She has tons of recipes, videos, and resources. She is OUR go to for research as well.
Then, start on the path to taking control of your dog’s diet and your lives. Don’t make excuses. We have heard them all. Just. Throw. Away. That. Dog. Food. Bag!
The 2 Traveling Dogs Crockpot Dinner For Your Dog
2 1/2 pounds organic ground turkey
1 1/2 cups organic brown rice
2 cups of water or unsalted broth
1 (15-ounce) can organic kidney beans, drained and rinsed with no salt
1 1/2 cups chopped organic sweet potato
1 1/2 cups chopped organic carrots
1 cup organic green beans frozen or canned
2 teaspoons homemade egg shell powder
1/2 teaspoon organic, dried rosemary or fresh
Crockpot recipes are easy…so easy! Dump everything in the pot! Stir in ground turkey, brown rice, kidney beans, sweet potatoes, carrots, beans and water into a 6-qt slow cooker.
Cover and cook on low heat for 5-6 hours or high heat for 2-3 hours, stirring as needed.
Let cool completely.
You may refrigerate unused portions for up to 3 days in an airtight container, or freeze for up to three months.
Disclaimer: Please consult a vet before making any changes to your dog’s diet