Homemade dog food – Make it, portion it, freeze it, win!

Homemade dog food with chicken, scrambled eggs, peas, carrots, potatoes, rice, and gravy

A couple days after putting up the post on how to make your own dog food, I found some more pictures I had wanted to share.

The above is where I roasted a whole turkey, deboned it, and mixed it with cooked rice, peas, carrots, some leftover potatoes (not many), and some scrambled eggs. Below shows it with some gravy. Appetizing, huh? I swear, dogs dig it. :P

Homemade dog food with chicken, peas, carrots, potatoes, rice, and gravy

And this? This is a whole lot of plastic wasted, but it means it could all be tossed into the freezer and my mom could pull it out, one serving at a time (about a cup for Buddy), microwave it, and be done.

Homemade dog food with chicken, peas, carrots, potatoes, rice, and gravy - Split up into ziploc baggies to freeze

I would also freeze a couple days’ worth in plastic bowls that could be thawed out in the fridge and then scooped out for each meal. For the sake of convenience, this made it just as easy as having store-bought food on hand.  And because it was only done once a month or two, the effort saved a bunch of time, money, and health in the process.


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    Bianca Cruz
    August 23, 2015

    I do the same thing! But I was told that peas are not good for dogs, something about too much starch. My dog loves zucchini and green beans though lol

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