Daisy's Doggie Stew - Homemade Dog Food

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Princess Daisy Sparkle



We got a YorkiePoo for Christmas several years ago and honestly, I'm obsessed with her.  The whole family is in love with her, but she and I are in a mad pet/human companion lover affair.  Daisy and I are the only girls in the house so we hang out a lot.

She LOVES the doggie stew that I make her.  Doggie Stew is what I call this homemade soft food.  She's a small dog so each morning and each evening she gets  about a Tablespoon of stew.  There is always fresh water and kibble available to her as well.

Here is the recipe for

Daisy's Doggie Stew


Ground Turkey, Spinach and Pumpkin
1 lb. ground turkey (or chicken livers)
1 cup brown rice (or quinoa)
6 cups of water
2 cups (fresh or frozen) mixed vegetables (I prefer California Blend - zucchini, carrots, cauliflower and broccoli)
1 medium apple cored and chopped
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1 teaspoon salt

Simmer meat, rice,water, apple, rosemary and salt in a large pan (uncovered).  Once the meat is brown and the rice is cooked, add the vegetables and continue to simmer uncovered until the vegetables are soft (but not mushy).

I use a potato masher to break the meat and veg up a bit.  Dogs don't chew their food thoroughly so it's important to break the food down a bit so that they get all the nutrients.

I sometimes add a little ground egg shell too for a shiny coat.

Drying Egg Shells 
I dry used egg shells in the oven until they are brown and very brittle.  I grind the shells in my coffee/spice grinder.  Store them in a ziploc bag until I need them.  I sprinkle about a tablespoon of shell powder on each batch of doggie stew.

Our dog is small and this recipe makes a fairly large batch, so  I freeze Daisy's Stew in small containers.

Ready for the freezer

It freezes and thaws beautifully!!

In terms of cost, I can make about 2 weeks worth of frozen meals for around $5.

PRO TIP:
Change the vegetable with the seasons.  In the fall Miss Daisy gets fresh pumpkin and in  the summer she enjoys fresh squash from the garden.  You can cook your pumpkin yourself or use canned.  

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