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Monday, May 26, 2014

Holistic, Organic, or Homemade Dog and Cat Food DIY

                                                           Newfoundland Mix
Here is my poor boy without a haircut! Oh MY how miserable he must of been. 

My Boy named Cody

This is in memory of my 11.5 year old Newfoundland who had so much personality.  Recently, I lost my boy to cancer.   I tried so hard to save him but it wasn't to be.
 While trying to find something he could eat, and it would stay down.  I explored so many holistic, organic, and homemade dog foods.  
The Veterinarian did not recommend the cheap dog foods at the supermarket nor would he say which ones I should choose.
  I fed him Science diet Prescription dog food from the Veterinarians office ( by prescription only) but, at 30 bucks for twelve cans.  My boy would need four cans a day for his size dog if he could eat it.

  It wasn't financially something, most people could afford. ( Including myself. )  So, that is why I have listed some of the dog and cat foods below. 
At one point I went to Tractor Supply to see all the different kinds of dog foods.  As I read their ingredients, the one I liked is called  4 Health.  It is actually made by Tractor Supply.  It seem to be closest to some of  the great ingredients they had in the can of prescription dog food that I was paying so much for at a more economical price.
My big old boy loved the chicken flavor with rice and I loved it had all those vitamins and minerals in it that they require for good health.  Plus the first ingredients started with chicken and chicken broth...You Gotta love that.
I have copied some the dog foods that I found in different places.
Please check with your Veterinarian  to see if he/she approves of any of these before proceeding. 
 I found out a lot about those commercial brand dog foods.   So here are some homemade ones that are from book of (Ann N. Martin,  Protect your Pet. ) I  hope this helps you and your pet.  Your dog or cat doesn't have to be sick to be changed to this type of diet.


Home made Cat food by  Ann N. Martin
Author of Protect your Pet and also Food Pets Die For. 

2 cups ground turkey or chicken cooked
1 c cooked brown rice
4 tsp. cottage cheese or plain yogurt
4 tsp veg. oil
Will feed two cats for one to one and half days Refrigerate left overs. 

1 15oz Salmon
1 cup brown rice
¼ c chopped parsley or celery
4 tsp plain yogurt or cottage cheese
4 tsp. veg. oil

Allergy diet
2 c cooked ground lamb
½ cup carrots or zucchini
½ cup yogurt
¼ tsp. garlic powder
Combine  serve at room temperature


by  Ann N. Martin Author of Protect your Pet.

Recipe for Dog

High fiber breakfast
2 cups bran cereal
2 tbsp of vegetable oil
1 cup cooked chicken
Top with alfalfa sprouts mix together and serve.

Chicken Feast
2 cups cooked chicken or ground chicken
¾ c  chopped celery
¾ c.  chopped apples
1 cup brown rice
½ c plain yogurt
2 tbsp. veg. oil
Pot Roast
1 3 or 4 pound of cut beef pieces
2 large potatoes skins on into pieces
1 cup green beans
½ tsp. garlic powder
1 cup of tomato or v8
Place in slow cooker  for 5 or 6 hours until veg tender cool and serve.    Refrigerate left over amount. 

Under the Weather Recipe
2 cups cream of wheat or(oatmeal if wheat allergy)
1 c yogurt plain
3 tbsp liquid honey
1 cup of chopped chicken livers

Dr. Michael Fox  (Veterinarian  suggestions )
From the author Ann N. Martin:

Home made natural
6 cups rice, barley, oats or pasta noodles cooked
3 cloves garlic
Pinch of salt
1 tbsp. veg oil
1 tbsp wheat germ
1 tbsp white vinegar
1 tbsp brewers yeast
1 tsp bone meal
1 tsp dried kelp
2 deboned chicken backs
1 lb of lean ground beef, lamb or turkey
Combine all ingredients add water to cover simmer and stir add more water if needed until cooked.  Should be thick enough to be molded into patties. Add bran or soya protein to thicken.

Beef and potato diet
8 oz lean ground beef cooked
3 cups potato boiled with skin
5 bone meal tablets
1 multi-vitamin mineral tablet
Cancer diet for dogs
4 oz. pork back fat boiled baked or fried in olive oil
4 oz. tofu
2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
2 carrots boiled then cut up
1 cup spinach cooked
4 tbsp green bell pepper
4 spears broccoli
2 sardines  in olive oil drained
Dry ginger tad
Yellow mustard tad.

Treats for Dogs:

Peanut butter Treats

1 ½  c water
½ c veg oil
2 medium eggs
¼ c natural crunchy peanut butter
1 tbsp vanilla
2.5 cups whole wheat flour
¾ unbleached flour
1 cup corn meal
¾ cup rolled oats
Preheat oven 400   Roll out and cut in biscuits ungreased pan bake for 20 minutes turn off heat leave in oven for one hour.  Makes one or two dozen.  Depending on cookie cutter size. 

 Dog Toothpaste

There are dog toothpastes that are sold in pet stores. However, you can also make homemade dog toothpaste from simple ingredients. Check with your Veterinarian.

The ingredients needed are bullion cubes, baking soda, cinnamon, and coconut oil. Use the toothpaste with a regular toothbrush on your dog. 

It may take your dog some time to get used to having its teeth brushed. 

In Memory of my Cody...  

I am linking With :         Linda @ Coastal Charm


  1. I am so sorry about your dear dog. What a beauty! It's good to know how to make your pets treats and foods especially with all the problems with the food. xoxo

    1. Thank you so much for your kindness.. yes, knowing how to make it is half the battle. Thanks again and for becoming a member.

  2. I'm so sorry about Cody He sure died way before his time. Sounds like you took great care of him. I don't know why God made our pets have such a short life, because we like them like kids. Some of that food sounds like I would love it lol!


  3. Your post is very helpful. I think it's really great if one would feed their pets with homemade food, rather than processed pet food in order to avoid more preservatives getting into their systems. Thank you for sharing.

    Michael Tabers @ Healthy Pet Foods