Making Your Own Dog Food
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My ears pricked up the other day as I turned on the TV to provide background to Georgie and Jessie’s daily game in the front room. The Alan Titchmarsh Show - a British teatime chat show - had a feature on making your own dog food.
Alan Titchmarsh and Stephanie Mehanna donned aprons and made a delicious Mutt Loaf as featured below. They even invited three hungry dogs onto the show to try out the recipe! Needless to say it went down very well!
These recipes for homemade dog food are taken from Stephanie’s book Pupcakes available both in the UK and the US.
Magic Mutt-loaf recipe
Mutt-BallsTake some of the mixture above and roll into small balls.
Place on a greased baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven 180C (350F), Gas Mark 4 for 15-20 mins until golden brown. Remove balls from the oven and leave to cool.
Transfer to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator. Alternatively, place in resealable freezer bags and freeze for up to 6 weeks until required.
Gourmutt GravyTo top your regular dog food or your Muttloaf
Place left over chicken/lamb bones in a large stock pot, add a few vegetables and cover with water, simmer for 45 mins-1 hour.
Important: do not add salt. Discard bones. Blend stock (including veg) to make gravy. Freeze in portions and use as required.
Don’t use gravy granules as these are high in salt.To finish: When the Muttloaf comes out of the oven, let it cool and turn out onto dog plate/bowl
Serve with a couple of muttballs.
Top with a dash of gourmutt gravy and a sprig of parsley (good for fresh breath)
So as you can see home cooked dog food doesn’t have to be complex or time intensive. Pupcakes by Stephanie Mehanna, features 35 tasty and healthy recipes, including 'Magic Muttballs', 'Christmas Doggerations', 'Apple and Cinnamon Lollipups' and 'Pupp-eroni Pizza', all of which feature 'Tips and Tails' boxes listing variations, fascinating facts and the benefits of the recipe.
There are also ideas for dogs with allergies or on special diets. From training tidbits to puppy presents, or if you simply want to treat your pooch for fleas or bad breath, you will find the perfect pupcake for every occasion!
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