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Spinach, yellow squash, yams, apple, carrots and parsnips in this mix

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Meatloaf for Dogs!
Fresh, Quality, Easy to Make, HomeMade Food for Dogs! Recipe on my www.gwenurie.com
 
 
Homemade Dog Food Recipe
1&1/2 lbs. Ground Beef (80/20)
1lbs. Fresh Chicken Liver
1 Small Bunch Fresh Spinach
1 Large Size Parsnip
1 Medium Size Sweet Potato
1 Medium Zucchini
2 Large Carrots
1 Apple (cored)
2 Eggs, lightly beaten
2/3 C. Oats
3 Teaspoons Freshly Ground Eggshell
3 Teaspoons Kelp Powder
1-2 Teaspoons Ground Ginger (optional)
1-2 Teaspoons Turmeric (optional)
Dash of Salt
 
Cook chicken livers in boiling water for 6-7 minutes.  Allow to cool.  In large mixing bowl, combine ground beef, eggshell, kelp powder, salt, and turmeric.  Chop chicken livers, add to ground beef mixture.  Peel parsnip and sweet potato.  Wash and dry spinach, pull stems off.   Shred spinach, parsnip, sweet potato, zucchini, carrots and apple in Cuisinart (or whatever works for you!).  Combine shredded vegetables with meat mixture by hand, mix well.  Add eggs and oats, mix well.  Place in greased loaf pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 1 ½ hours.  Allow 20 minutes to cool before slicing.  Allow completely before wrapping in foil and a Ziploc bag and freezing.
 
Change things up, combine meats sometimes.  Here’s a list of suggested exchanges:
 
Instead of Beef:              Instead of Parsnip:             Instead of Apple:              Instead of Spinach:
    Bison                                 Russet Potato                            Pear                                     Parsley
   Turkey                                   Yam                                      Banana                                Cabbage
     Chicken                            Red Potato                         Blueberries                           Beet Greens
     Rabbit                                  Turnip                              Strawberries                              Kale
 
Other Fun Foods to Use:
*Green Beans* * Sugar Snap Peas* * Beets* * Zucchini* * Yellow Squash* *Mexican Squash*
*Green Bell Peppers* *Yellow Bell Peppers* *Orange Bell Peppers* *Red Bell Peppers*
*Acorn Squash* *Cauliflower* *Broccoli* *Raspberries* *Pumpkin**Brussels Sprouts*
*Sardines* *Tuna* *Salmon* *Lamb*



Freshly Ground Eggshells:
Simple to make and keep. As you use eggs in your household, give the shells a quick rinse under cool water, set to dry on a paper towel.  Let a few stack up, then grind them in a coffee bean grinder reserved only for eggshells.  Put the finely ground shells into a Tupperware container for storage.  They should be used in a ratio of 1 teaspoon per pound of meat.
Finely crushed eggshellsShredded veggies about to be hand mixed into meat mixture

Beef mixed with cooked, chopped chicken livers, crushed eggshells and kelp powder 
                                                                      

Kelp Powder:
I order online at Seaveg.com. You can also find it in some grocery stores. It seems expensive, about $20-35/lb., however, you only use 1 teaspoon per pound of meat, so that 1 pound bag lasts awhile.
Chia Seeds:
Great source of Omega 3 and fiber.  There’s no odor, unlike Salmon oil!  Find Chia Seeds in most grocery stores, just about any health food store.


How I feed a large breed dog, (60-70lbs): 
8-10AM and 7-9PM
Each meal consists of:
One slice of meatloaf, about an inch and a quarter thick
2 eggs, or hard boiled
1 Teaspoon Chia Seeds
 
How I feed a small breed dog, (8-10lbs):
8-10AM and 7-9PM
Each meal consists of:
1 Tablespoon of eggs
2 Tablespoons of Meatloaf
¼ Teaspoon Chia Seeds
Finished product!  Nutritious, homemade, quality food! 
Meatloaf Recipe.docx (DOCX — 19 KB)
 
I also add any leftovers that I have in the fridge that suitable, no more than tablespoon or two, at the most.  I stay away from heavily seasoned foods, anything with lots of added butter or salt. I sometimes supplement with Chicken and Apple sausages, half a sausage per meal, or roasted chicken.