Homemade Dog Food For Your Boston Terrier

by Colleen Fernandez

in Canine Nutrition, Dog Food Recipes

I’ve always said that it’s worth spending a little extra money on your dog’s food. Because keeping your dog healthy with proper nutrition beats spending thousands of dollars on vet visits that could have been avoided with a healthy diet.

Boston Terriers are omnivorous, just like we are. That means they need a good balance of protein, grains, and vegetables. The proper balance isn’t always met with dog food you find at the grocery store or pet store.

For more information about your dog’s basic nutritional needs read these articles: What You Should Feed Your Boston Terrier and How To Read The Nutrition Label On Your Dog’s Food.

Also, be aware that although dogs are omnivorous like we are, there are some foods that are safe for us to eat, but are not safe for your dog. For a full list of human foods that should be avoided by your dog read this post: Foods to Avoid Giving Your Boston Terrier.

Homemade Dog Food For Everyday Use

Ingredients:
4 cups uncooked rice
9 cups water
1/4 cup oats
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup 2% milk
2 tablespoons parsley, chopped fine
3 ounces liver, chopped fine
8 ounces ground beef (or chicken or lamb)
3 tablespoons corn oil
2 eggs, beaten
2 cups vegetables (carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, etc.), chopped fine
Cottage cheese or yogurt
1 cup brewer’s yeast
1 cup wheat germ
1/8 cup powdered kelp

STEP 1: Combine the following ingredients in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. 4 cups uncooked rice
9 cups water
1/4 cup oats
1 teaspoon salt

STEP 2: When your mixture comes to a boil add the following:

1/2 cup 2% milk
2 tablespoons parsley, chopped fine
3 ounces liver, chopped fine
8 ounces ground beef (or chicken or lamb)
3 tablespoons corn oil
2 eggs, beaten
2 cups vegetables (carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, etc.), chopped fine

STEP 3: Stir frequently and turn down the heat. Cook on low heat for about 20 minutes, or until all the water is absorbed.

STEP 4: Spread the mixture into flat Tupperware containers. Let it cool and then cut into half cup squares.

STEP 5: Make the supplement mix. Combine the following ingredients:

1 cup brewer’s yeast
1 cup wheat germ
1/8 cup powdered kelp

STEP 6: Feed your dog! When feeding, add cottage cheese or yogurt and 1 tsp. supplement mix.

Hope your Boston Terrier loves this simple homemade dog recipe as much as Lucy does. Enjoy! Let me know if you have any ideas or suggestions for other healthy, nutritious dog foods!

NOTE: You should never feed your dog raw meat or poultry as it can contain bacteria, salmonella, parasites or viruses. Dogs can suffer from food poisoning just like we can. You should always cook raw meat and poultry to make it safer for your dog to consume.

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