Feeding your pet healthy, whole “people” foods can not only impact their health in a positive way, it’s also a lot easier than it sounds and not nearly as costly as you may expect.  Below, I’ve given you sample recipes that you may want to try, along with price comparisons and time estimates, so you can see what you’re getting yourself in to.  Can’t “cook pet meals” all the time? No problem.  Even one solid, healthy meal a week is a special treat that your pet will thank you for!

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Friends don’t let friends feed imported jerky treats to their pets!

Friends show how easy it is to make your own

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Only one ingredient!!!!

Chicken breast or flank steak

Trim off the fat.

Place in the freezer for 30-60 minutes so it becomes firm (makes it easier to cut).

Cut ¼ strips across the grain.

Either use a dehydrator on low or an oven on low.

It will take 4-6 hours in the dehydrator, 2-3 in the oven.

Store in the fridge.

It’s That Easy!!

 


 Chicken & Shrimp Cat Food…It’s PAWsible!

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Chicken & Shrimp Cat Food

Protein 21 grams Fat 12 grams Calories 200

Serves one 10 lb cat, one day, two meals

  • 1/2 cup chicken cooked, skin and fat removed, ground/shredded
  • 3 medium to large shrimp cooked, tail removed, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sunflower seeds dried, no salt added, ground fine
  • 1 teaspoon cod liver oil
  • 150 mg calcium or slightly less than 1/8 teaspoon finely ground egg shell
  • Optional 1/4 cup bone broth
  • Combine chicken and shrimp in medium bowl, mix well. Add sunflower seeds, oil and calcium; mix well. Optional – add broth. Serve.

Price Comparison

One day (2 meals) for one 10 lb cat:

Chicken & Shrimp Cat Food, estimated cost: $1.32

Commercial canned cat food: $1.59 to $3.24

Commercial dry cat food: $0.99 to $1.67


Chicken Noodleroni Dog Food…It’s PAWsible!

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Chicken Noodleroni Dog Food

Protein 36 grams Fat 16 grams Calories 500

Serves one 30 lb dog, 2 meals, 1 day

  • 1/2 cup chicken cooked, skin and fat removed, ground/shredded
  • 2 tablespoons chicken liver cooked, ground
  • 1 cup whole wheat pasta cooked
  • 3/4 cup tomatoes steamed, diced
  • 3/4 cup peas steamed
  • 2 teaspoons cod liver oil
  • 400 mg or 1/4 teaspoon finely ground egg shell
  • Optional: 1/2 cup bone broth
  • Combine chicken and liver in medium bowl, mix well. Add tomatoes, peas, oil and calcium; mix. Add pasta, mix again and serve.

Price comparison

One day (2 meals) for one 30 lb dog

Chicken Noodleroni Dog Food, estimated cost: $1.41

Commercial canned dog food: $5.40 to $10.54

Commercial dry dog food: $1.95 to $2.70

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