Every dog has unique nutritional needs based on numerous factors including the dog’s weight, age and activity level. The only way that you can meet all of your dog’s nutritional needs is to create a customized homemade dog food diet. This nutritious pork dinner for dogs includes multiple superfoods and beneficial ingredients that will aid in your dog’s overall health and well-being.
The term ‘superfoods’ is relatively new, but the foods included in this category have been around for centuries. We use the adjective super to describe these foods because they are some of the most nutritionally dense foods on the planet.
But, while it is a nutritious and healthy recipe, this pork dinner for dogs may not be a suitable option for every canine. Before switching to this (or any other) homemade dog food recipe, be sure to have a discussion with your veterinarian and/or a canine nutritionist. They will be able to tell you if the recipe(s) you’re interested in will provide a nutritionally balanced diet for your canine companion.
Nutritious Pork Dinner for Dogs
If you work outside the home, this recipe is a great alternative to meals that you have to prepare daily. You can make the food in a slow cooker in about 4 hours. You could also use a pressure cooker to prepare this meal in just 1 hour! Plus, you can make the food in bulk so you only have to cook once a week or so.
Recipe: Nutritious Pork Dinner for Dogs
This recipe is made with pork, but you could substitute a different protein source if you’d prefer to use beef, chicken or any other meat you’d like. I use long grain brown rice in this recipe, but you can use regular brown rice if that’s all you have on hand.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 4 hours
- Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
- Yield: about 12 cups of food 1x
- Category: Dog Food
- Method: Slow Cooker
- Cuisine: Dog Food
- 4 lbs. ground pork
- 1 large sweet potato (chopped)
- 1 large apple (cored and chopped)
- 2 large carrots (chopped)
- 1 cup kale (chopped)
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1 cup rice
- 1.5 cups water
Add all of the ingredients to the crock pot in the order that they are listed above. Secure the lid and cook on low for 4-5 hours.
When the recipe is finished cooking, it will be easy to mix all of the ingredients together and break up the pork in the process. Once the food has cooled you can feed it to your dog.
- Serving Size: 1/2 cup
- Calories: 153
- Sugar: 2.1 g
- Sodium: 52 mg
- Fat: 2.7 g
- Carbohydrates: 10.3 g
- Fiber: .8 g
- Protein: 20.7 g
- Cholesterol: 55 mg
How much to feed: I recommend feeding about 1/2 cup of food for every 20 pounds of body weight. This recommendation is for 2 servings per day. This is just a guideline. Lazier pets and senior dogs may not need as many. It is extremely important to consult your veterinarian about the best serving size for your dog.
How to store: You can store the leftover pork dinner for dogs in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days or freeze them and they’ll keep for up to 3 months. Keep in mind that this recipe includes no preservatives, so it won’t last nearly as long as commercial dog food.
For More Information
We publish many homemade dog food and treats recipes every month. For more recipes, pet food cooking tips and advice, see our “Recipes” section. If you’re new to home cooked dog food subject, I recommend you read more about “How Much To Feed” to understand serving sizes, “What Supplements To Use” to create well-balanced meals, and “How To Store” for tips on simple and easy homemade dog food storing in a fridge or a freezer.
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