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Dog Food Recipes: Puppy Stew

3 lbs. boneless chicken meat with skin (white or dark; skin may be too rich for some dogs, and its inclusion is optional)
2 cups brown rice or barley
6 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
6 carrots, peeled and chopped
1 medium package (24 oz.) frozen peas or lima beans
56 fl. oz. diced tomatoes with juice
3 Tbsp. fresh parsley or oregano
1⁄2 cup fish, safflower or olive oil
1 tsp. iodized salt Water

Place all ingredients in a 3-gallon stockpot and add enough water to well cover. Bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer and cover. Cook for two hours until all ingredients are soft and liquid is reduced, stirring occasionally. If needed, add small amounts of additional water to keep the mixture from going dry.

Yield: Approximately 32 cups, which feeds a medium-size dog for 8 days at 4 cups per day.
Serving size: 2 cups
Total cost: $18
Cost per serving: $1.12
Daily cost: $2.25

Per Serving
Energy: 342 calories
Protein: 23 grams
Carbohydrates: 31 grams
Fat: 14 grams
Omega-3 fatty acids: 1 gram
Dietary fiber: 7 grams
Calcium: 65 mg

This article first appeared in The Bark,
Issue 54: May/Jun 2009
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Submitted by Leslie Vanauken | March 4 2010 |

I make a doggie stew - basically full lots of the ingredients that I've seen in the Bark articles. My latest concoction is chicken livers, a large can of mackerel (take out the bones), a large can of salmon (take out the bones), chopped carrots, kale or spinach, sweet potatoes, beans, tomatoes and anything else you know is good for dogs. If chicken is on sale, I'll put some of that in too. It changes a little every time i make it, depending on what's on sale or in season!

I put everything in a very large stock pot, cover with water and simmer for an hour to an hour and a half. Then I divide it all up into 5 or 6 containers. I keep one in the fridge and put the others in the freezer. Every night I top my dogs' kibble with a spoonful of doggie stew and dribble a little of the liquid around. They go absolutely crazy for it and it's so healthy for them! Because it makes so much, you only have to do it every month or so.

Submitted by Sam M. | August 13 2014 |

Are you kidding me???? You cannot feed dogs Tomatoes!! It's poison to them!!! They're systems cannot handle the acid level of tomatoes or citrus.

Submitted by Ashley | August 27 2014 |

That is NOT true. Unripe/green tomatoes have dog-toxins in them, but ripe tomatoes are absolutely healthy for them and are found in many dog recipe books (written by vets)

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