Every dog has unique nutritional needs based on many factors including their 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 crockpot dog food recipe 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.
Asparagus is a superfood for dogs and humans. It is an excellent source of Vitamins A, C and K. This vegetable is also high in folate, riboflavin and thiamin – all minerals that your pup needs to thrive.
Beets are another superfood for pups that are found in this recipe. Beets offer high levels of Vitamin C, manganese, fiber and potassium. These nutrients are great for your dog’s immune system and digestion. They also help to maintain a healthy skin and coat.
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Crockpot Dog Food Recipe with Pork
While it is a nutritious and healthy recipe, this meal may not be a suitable option for every dog. Before switching to this (or any other) homemade dog food recipes, be sure to have a discussion with your veterinarian and/or a canine nutritionist. They will be able to tell you if the recipe you’re interested in will provide a nutritionally balanced diet for your four-legged friend.
Recipe: Crockpot Dog Food Recipe with Pork
I make this recipe in my pressure cooker, but you could also use a slow cooker. The only difference is that you will need to cook it longer in a slow cooker.
If you work outside the home, this recipe is a great alternative to meals that you have to prepare daily. In just a few hours you’ll have a fresh, delicious meal to serve your pup. Plus, you can make the food in bulk so you only have to cook once a week or so.
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 4 hours
- Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes
- Yield: About 10 cups 1x
- Category: Cooked Food
- Method: Slow Cooker
- Cuisine: Dog Food
- 2 pounds of boneless pork (chopped)
- 2 cups asparagus (chopped)
- 2 cups beets (chopped)
- 2 cups white potatoes (chopped)
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 tbsp. ground flaxseed
- 1 cup water
- ¼ tsp rosemary
- ¼tsp clove
- ¼ tsp basil
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 4-6 hours. If you are using a pressure cooker instead, add all of the ingredients in the order listed above and cook on high for 1 hour.
When the recipe is finished cooking, it will be easy to mix all of the ingredients together and shred the pork in the process. Once the food has cooled you can feed it to your dog.
- Serving Size: 1/2 cup
- Calories: 93
- Sugar: 1.8 g
- Sodium: 40 mg
- Fat: 2.5 g
- Carbohydrates: 4.7 g
- Fiber: 1.1 g
- Protein: 12.8 g
- Cholesterol: 33 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 crockpot dog food recipe in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days or freeze it, and it’ll keep for up to 3 months. Keep in mind that this recipe includes no preservatives, so that it won’t last nearly as long as commercial dog food.