To create the basic recipe, mix together in a very large bowl:
•6 cups of a mixture of potato flour and rolled oats. (You can also use whole wheat and rye flour as well. Avoid the over-processed white flour.) ***NOTE: Wheat is a known allergen so if your dog has food sensitivities I would stay away from wheat
•3 cups of cooked brown rice.
•Add 2 cups of dry milk
•And 2 teaspoons of bone meal
•Blend in 3 cups of water to the flour mixture.
In another bowl:
•Beat 4 eggs.
•Melt 1 cup of lard (***NOTE:or olive oil for the Omega 3) and mix into the eggs.
Stir the egg mixture into the flour mixture. Pour this mixture into a large, greased baking pan. Suitable pans are pizza pans, cookie pans and cake pans. You may need a few of these to do the job. It is okay to use a deeper pan; it will just take longer to bake. You can also add carrots and peas to your recipe, but remember that it's easier for your pet to digest cooked, shredded, juiced and mashed vegetables.
How to bake
Preheat the oven to 175 degrees Fahrenheit/80 degrees Celsius. Bake the kibble batter for 45 minutes or until the kibble is done. It should pull away from the sides of the pan and be lightly browned. Take the the pans out of the oven and cool before breaking the baked mixture apart into smaller chunks. Store the homemade kibble in an airtight container in the fridge. and ensure you date and label the container! ***Note: Just to be safe I would supplement with a Daily Doggie Vitamin Tablet but first consult your Veterinarian
Or, if you choose to double the recipe, you can store the remainder in the freezer until ready to use. Thaw then serve.
You can also make the dog food meatier by adding meat juices, broth, gravy and meat drippings instead of water. You can also use dairy products such as milk, goat's milk and cottage cheese as part of the liquid portion. You can add any other animal fats to the recipe. For a much meatier option, add up to four cups of shredded or ground meat or fish to the batter.
Your dog will love your homemade kibble and treats. By making your own, you will be feeding your pet healthier, natural meals. Isn't your dog worth it?
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