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True Beef and Russet Potato

Courtesy of Just Food for Dogs

16 oz Ground Beef, 85% lean meat / 15% fat, raw
1/2 oz Beef Liver, raw
11 1/2 oz Potatoes, cut into bite size pieces with skin
6 oz Sweet potato, cut into bite size pieces with skin
1 oz Carrots, finely chopped
1 oz Green Beans, finely chopped
1/2 oz Green Peas, finely chopped
1/2 oz Apples, finely chopped
1 tbsp Safflower Oil
1/2 g Salt

Recipe and Nutrient Blend

Cooking Tips on How to Make
Homemade Food for Dogs

When cooking ground beef for dogs, the skillet
method is preferred. Using a nonstick skillet
over medium-high heat, cook meat,
stirring and breaking it up with a spoon or
spatula until it is cooked through (do not
overcook). Let it cool until
it is just warm to the touch.

To cook potatoes and sweet potatoes for dogs, bring water
to a rapid boil in a saucepan. In the mean time, quarter the potatoes and sweet potatoes. Use ripe potatoes with no
shades of green showing on the potato. It is not necessary
to peel the potatoes but as with all vegetables, wash them thoroughly. Add potatoes and sweet potatoes to the water
and lower heat to a simmer. Cook gently for 15-20 min or until tender. Drain, let cool to the touch and cut into 1/2 inch cubes.

The right vegetables and fruits for dogs are a very healthy addition to your dog diet, provided they are prepared, packaged and stored properly. They must be cooked so your dog can digest them properly. When preparing vegetables for dogs they should always be finely chopped and steamed. This allows vegetables to retain their nutrients while being suitable for dog digestion.

Fresh produce is always good for dogs. If possible, always use fresh but if one or two items are unavailable and you must use a frozen alternative, make sure there is no added salt or other seasoning or flavoring.

Whenever including apples into your dog diet be sure to core them making a special effort to exclude seeds, which can be toxic to dogs.