With prices for cat and dog food soaring through the roof, some have turned to cooking the food they serve their furry friends.
Groceries too are expensive, but in the long run, preparing your dog and cat food may very well save you some dough and score you some points with the dogs and/or cats in your house.
Here are some recipe ideas for dog and cat food you can make at home…
According to a piece at allrecipes.com, cats need more protein than dogs do and it’s all because they are straight up carnivores. If we look at wild felines, it is quite clear they don’t like chewing on just some shrubs and berries.
So dog food should generally contain only 1/3 protein…the other 2/3 coming from grains and vegetables. While cat food should have half or more protein and the other half can be greens and vegetables as well, according to the aforementioned source.
My great uncle’s dog, a Siberian husky named Bobby, lived off of leftovers. It was the way back then…going back to the eighties and early nineties, for most dog owners in my neighborhood. He was a strong dog that lived to a ripe old age; he succumbing to old age at about 13 (human years).
He just nestled under my uncle’s chair by the fire, his favorite customary spot, and went to sleep forever, taking that wild run to that portion of heaven reserved for great dogs and great cats just like him, one wintry night—his favorite time of year.
He had a happy life and while he often got treats of dried sausage, that my uncle made, and a few cookies here and there that my great aunt made, he would often eat anything from meatballs and pasta, to even portions of lettuce and potatoes.
He liked everything and was always ready to share in whatever it was you were eating…I remember one particular time feeding him some Fritos one day when my family and I were over at my uncle’s country home.
Bobby would eat a little then wander off to the water for a swim…coming back every so often for a bite. He had loads of energy and loved to run.
I guess I add this little anecdote because it seemed like he was just fine, living off of human food, and well, as it turns out, dogs and cats don’t necessarily have to eat the food that’s sold for them in stores. As stated above, and if you stick to the guidelines, you can make it for them at home.
Some dog and cat food recipes to make at home
As it turns out, I’ve found some great recipes for your dogs and cats that you can make in the comfort of your very own kitchen.
The Farmer’s Dog YouTube channel has got a great recipe that honestly looks delicious enough to have a bowlful of myself. But I think you should save this for your dog to eat and resist all temptation. It looks healthy and delicious. Give it a try.
The Chris & Eve YouTube channel has got an interesting Tuna Cookie recipe for your cats that will have them stirring at the sound of a shake, as we see in the video featured. The recipe looks wholesome and healthy and won’t cost you an arm and a leg.
Husky Squad on YouTube has a recipe for turkey that the aforementioned late, great Bobby would have most certainly loved…appropriate that they’re huskies in the video. The recipe is delicious and the YouTuber here states that it is good as a “cheat meal” and should be served in addition to a well balanced diet.
How about you, dear readers…? Any recipes you’d like to share that your dogs and cats can’t get enough of?