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With all the dog food and treat recalls in recent years, it's made me wonder if I should just start making Nessie food at home. Does anyone on here cook for their dog instead of kibble or use food as an add in? I'm just trying to learn more about it before I decide to do it!

Thanks guys!

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I am learning about it also. With all of the latest recalls I have started cooking for Kelly. I started out with the Jerky treats and they are a lot cheaper to make than they are to buy in the store. You will find the recipe for those in the topic "Making Your Own Dog Chews". They are really easy to make but it takes a while time wise.

I have been inventing my own doggie food Meatloaf recipes but I'm not sure if they are nutritional as they are my own and I am not a dog nutritionalist. I use 1 pound of ground meat 1/4 cup of pumpkin or sweet potato, 1/2 cup of rice or oatmeal, 1/8 cup of blueberries, ( i use wild dried blueberries) 1 egg. I bake it in 350 degree oven for an hour. I normally make 3 at one time and use different meat and veggies in each one. After they are done I slice them freeze them individually and then put them in freezer bags and take out one piece at a time for her meal. I heat it in the microwave. She seems to love it and hasn't been begging us for our food near as much as she use to. It smells good while it is baking. I also give her cheese or yogurt daily, and twice a week I give her a couple of sardines. I am trying to make sure she gets everything she needs. Others feed home cooked foods too. I tried chicken and rice but Kelly didn't care for it.

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Well, since I barely cook for ME, no, I don't cook for my guys. I just have to make sure they don't read Lynn's post and start bugging me for homemade meatloaf!

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If I didn't work full time I would definitely cook for Murphy and Gracie. We have friends who make "meatloaf" and freeze it as patties just as Lynn described, and I've heard the dogs love it. I will occasionally poach an egg or chicken breast to cut up and add to their kibble, and always try to add some fresh blueberries.

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No I don't cook for Demps, but he always seems to get his share when I am cooking something that is good for him too. I would love to be more organized to cook his meals, but it is hit and miss. I will cook an egg, put aside some chicken, boil a sweet potato or let him lick the sweet potato pie bowl. :) He does well and we go to the vet in a couple weeks - so it's official weigh in time.

Cute comment Zekey's mom.

Elsie, Max, Meeko & Lori


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