Thursday, April 19, 2012
Beef Stew for Dogs
Actually, no they don't. Nobody, except Daisy, has ever asked me that. When she was a puppy I tried giving her a can of Alpo, and she was all excited for maybe a week whenever she got it. It got old and fast. So I upgraded to a better (more expensive) brand, and have been upgrading until I've gotten to the $1.50 - $1.75 a can mark.
These premium brands boast all natural ingredients right? Well at almost $2 a can I'll make my own for cheaper.
Let me add - please be very careful with this. Do research before cooking gourmet meals for your pets because there are certain foods that they can't eat. Also, even though I've switched from canned food to cooking for Daisy, I do give her a high quality dry dog food every day to make sure she gets all of the nutrition she needs. I only give her small amounts of cooked food every day mainly as a sort of a treat and as sort of a primer to stimulate her appetite for the dry food.
I never knew how nutritious potatoes are). With the stew I also put brown rice and chicken broth.
Here is where I found the recipe and a video on how to make this beef stew.
She seemed a little unsure at first, but after the first bite she absolutely scarfed the stew down. She has never done that for canned food. I've been cooking for her for about 3 weeks now. She wolfs her food down every day. On the down-side, every time we go into the kitchen she thinks it's her feeding time.
I've tried some other recipes with her for some variety - more to come in the future!