Looking for a tasty and easy homemade dog food recipe? I came up with this last week when we were out of dog food but had an abundance of frozen turkey burgers that I didn’t care for, but my Sebastian LOVED! This recipe is pet-safe and human-safe, full of healthy protein, and can be tweaked to meet your dog’s nutritional needs.
Two 1/4 lb turkey burger patties
Grill or cook the turkey burgers according to directions. If you want to, add garlic.
Meanwhile, scramble the five eggs in a skillet on medium-heat. To keep the eggs from sticking, I opened four fish oil capsules instead of spraying the skillet with cooking spray or adding butter. This is great for your dog’s skin and coat, and is good to use in lieu of salmon or another fish rich in Omega-3s.
When your eggs are done cooking, cut up the turkey burgers into pieces and stir them into the skillet. Turn the skillet off, wait for the food to cool and then feed your dog! Obviously portion size will depend on the size of your dog. Sebastian ate about 3/4 of a cup for his dinner. Before you can grab your camera phone, your dog should just head to the bowl and start chowing down immediately.
And what does Sebastian think about this dish? Well, it gives a new meaning to “Egg on your face.”
This food can be refrigerated for up to a week. If your dog can eat grains, I suggest adding oats, cooked brown rice or cooked pasta to this dish. All cheap ingredients, right? If your dog experiences cophrophagia (eating his own poop), you can also add spinach to your scramble. Think of it as doggie quiche! And, of course, you can substitute the turkey burgers for chicken, salmon, beef, etc. Like I said, this is an extremely versatile recipe that you can make to accommodate your own dog.
Also, those eggshells are LOADED with calcium. You can put them in a food processor, grind them finely and stir them into the scramble!
Here’s some great info on the benefits of eggs for your dog.
Be sure to monitor your dog’s digestive patterns and if you see ANY problems, stop immediately. And of course, consult your veterinarian when making any major changes to your dog’s diet.
Do you have any homemade dog food recipes? Have you ever tried to make food for your pooch?