Cooking For Your Doggie!

Our dogs are family.  You hear some say "fur babies" or their dog is a family member.  I feel the same way.  Jake our Jack Russell is our love and we are mommy and daddy to him.  

We have so many dog boutiques and bakeries that we can surely find healthy treats for our BFF.  There are many "human" food items that are really bad for your dog so beware.  As you have noticed many specialty dog food includes "human" food and no additives.  I love preparing Jakes treats.  Although we feel that dogs should eat kibbles for their sensitive stomachs so I make him all healthy treats.  You can find the list of treats here!

Here are some helpful hints on safe food and dangerous food for you pet!

ASPCA

Caesar's List

PetsWebMD

Modern Dog Magazine

I normally search the internet and ask my veterinarian on any updates on food we should our should not be feeding our dog.  And it's all my fault but our dog Jake is a treat snob.  The he gets offered a treat from a box he smells then turns his head up.  No way am I eating that box treat!  I make most of Jake's treats and food that I combine into his grass fed kibbles.  I mostly do the kibbles because we travel often and therefore many times he only has kibbles to eat.  We don't want him starving! 

My husband and I love to eat a healthy balance diet using organic ingredients while our produce and fruits are from our local farmers.  I use what we have in hand to create the best treats for our Jake.  We love him so much and want to keep him around for a very long time.  Not only is a great diet important to your dog but exercise.  

I wanted to share this recipe with you because it was all of the ingredients that were handy in my kitchen.  Jake just loved these and was standing at the oven waiting for them to be done to enjoy! 

Turkey, Rice and Veggie Dog Meatballs

Ingredients

  • 3 frozen turkey burgers
  • 1/2 cup frozen vegetables
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1 can sweet potato puree or pumpkin puree

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 

  2. Heat your grill or grill pan over high heat.  Add frozen turkey burgers to the grill and cook each side for 3 minutes.  Remove and chop then add in food processor. Pulse until it starts to grind apart.

  3. Add in vegetables, rice and puree.  Set on low until all ingredients are in small pieces.

  4. Line a baking sheet with foil.  Use an ice cream scoop for the meatballs (helps them stay the same size) and line in your prepared sheet pan.  Bake for 25 minutes.  Let cool before you doggie enjoys.