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    Default Making own pet food

    I'm after some recipes to make my own dog and cat food.
    Do you make a bulk lot or fresh daily?
    Is it cheaper compared to buying an average large tin of food?

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    I have a dog food recipe I made in batches and froze when we had two dogs. I have visitors about to arrive so can't find it and type it now but will later. PM me if I forget!

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    By the way....MUCH cheaper! And my dogs have been beautifully healthy on it.

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    I don't feed my dog any pet food because it's made from all the diseased animals that aren't fit for human consumption. I make my dogs meal and all it is, is about 1/2 a kg of cheap steak (usually chuck or gravy beef) 1/2 bag of frozen mixed veg a cup of rice and a handful of pasta. I chuck it all in a pot with some water to cook the rice and pasta and then if it needs thickening I will thicken with a little bit of cornflour. She's a 20kg border collie and she has 1/2 a bowl of that with 3 weetbix for her daily meal and that amount lasts her a fortnight

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    1kg mince/meat chunks, whatever (i get a good chicken or beef or kangaroo mince from a pet meat butcher or we have our own sheep so I used scrappy bits of that)
    1 and 1/2 cups rice
    1 cup barley or lentils
    1 cup pasta
    2 cups vegies (i often use more)
    1 spoonful vegemite

    Throw it all in a pot with enough water to just cover ingredients. Boil then simmer for about 30 mins.

    I make double this and it fed our 2 dogs for a fortnight, but we used some dry food with it.

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    Do you freeze portions for the fortnight or just leave it in the fridge?

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    I feed mostly raw. Basically mix together either minced chicken frames or kangaroo or beef mince, vegetable pulp left over from making veggie juice in juicer (carrot, beet, apple, celery etc), sometimes a bit of mashed potato /sweet potato. I bag it up and freeze portions. I also give raw chicken necks and lamb bones. He loves it, very healthy and cheap esp the chicken frames and necks. Sometimes I add a spoon of psyllium husks to his bowl. Google raw diets, there are millions of advocates for this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onelasttime View Post
    Do you freeze portions for the fortnight or just leave it in the fridge?
    I freeze them in portions in those plastic take away type containers. One container did two dogs (a labrador and a kelpie) with a little dry food too. Living on a farm, ours regularly get raw bones too, plus scraps etc.

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    I used to make my own dog food, worked out less than 50c per serve for my small dog.

    2kg raw chicken mince or beef mince (from pet food supplier)
    500g bag of pasta shells or spirals- cooked (can substitute with rice)
    500g of frozen mixed vegies- cooked (I'd throw it in with the pasta for the last few minutes of cooking)
    big splash of olive oil

    Once it was evenly mixed I bagged it up in 400g portions and froze it. Then just took one out of the freezer every morning so it was ready for dinner time.

    I also give my dog raw chicken wings to chew on.

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    Awesome great for all that
    I'm going to start this week. The look of can food is gross.

    I have a cat so can I use these recipes or does anyone have ideas for a cat? Well ATM she's a kitten


 

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