RECIPE: No Pan Omelets for Dogs

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dog fritatta recipe dog foodOmelets are not just a treat for humans, they are a treat for dogs too. Not only are they delicious but they are healthy! Here is a easy to make omelet recipe for your dog that you can also make for yourself….in case you don’t want him to eat by himself.

An added benefit for both canines and humans, eggs are high in fatty acids and proteins!

No Pan Omelets for Dogs Recipe

Ingredients:

Eggs (Organic is best) – 2

Smoked Salmon – chop about 1 -2 ounces

Green Pepper (Diced)

Olive oil – 1/8 th teaspoon

 

Directions

You will need an oven safe ramekin.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Grease the ramekin with a small amount of olive oil to keep the eggs from sticking. Crack the eggs into the ramekin. Add the green pepper and salmon and stir it all together with a fork. Make sure that it is full mixed and all the white and yellow are mixed together.

Put it in the oven for 10-12 minutes. You should be able to stick a toothpick into it and have it come out clean.

Let it cool before serving to your dog.

Another great idea is to make this with a muffin pan. 1 ramekin is typically 2-3 muffins in the pan. Multiply the recipe to increase the size then put all of it in the oven. Then you have frittatas! You can snack on them and feed them to your dog for dinner.

 

Always consult with your Albuquerque vet about your dogs nutritional needs. Certain medical conditions may require a different diet. If making substitutions make sure not to use any foods that are toxic to your dog, such as onions.

Don’t Be Scared of Home Made Dog Food

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BARF diet for petsHome made dog food can seem like a really scary task. I mean, look at the dog food you buy in the store. Anything you make home won’t look like that. It must be really complicated with lots of food processors and pressure cookers and strange dog food molds to make it look like niblets. Don’t worry, it is a lot easier than you think and it doesn’t need to look like what you buy at the store.

First you need to be aware of nutrition. If you are making your own dog food you want to make sure that they are getting the proper nutrition. Thankfully, all the Albuquerque Vetco dog food recipes that we share meet nutritional requirements. Also, it is a good idea to check with your Vetco vet to make sure that you are feeding them the proper food. Depending on their medical issues, they may need an individualized nutrition plan which the vets can help with.

Nutritional Breakdown

This is the general nutritional breakdown for an adult healthy dog.

  1. High protein diet – about 20% of the meal
  2. Fat – 5 to 8%
  3. Manganese – 1.2 mg in a 1000 calorie diet
  4. Lysine
  5. Phosphorous – 0.75 grams
  6. Calcium – 1 gram in a 100 calorie diet
  7. Iron – 7.5 mg
  8. Zinc – 15 mg
  9. Vitamins – A, D, B12 and E
  10. Thiamine
  11. Niacin – about 4 mg in a 1000 calorie diet
  12. Folic Acid – 68 micrograms (12)

So now that you have read that and likely are too intimidated to coo a meal, don’t worry about it that much. If you were to look at your own dietary needs broken down like this you would likely never cook for yourself again either.

Most dog food recipes simply contain fresh ingredients. Typically a meat, a grain and a vegetable. Just follow our recipes and you will have no troubles home cooking your dog food.

RECIPE: Sweet Potato Dog Treats

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Sweet potato dog treat recipeFall is coming and it is time for all that great fall food. Don’t leave your dog out of the yummy goodness. Try making this delicious fall treat. You may like to snack on these as well.

Ingredients
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 eggs
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Prepare your sweet potato: Microwave- Prick the potato with a fork and microwave on high for about 6 minutes until tender. Boil- Cut up your sweet potato into chunks and boil until tender, approximately 20 minutes. Bake – Bake at 350 degrees for about 30-40 minutes until tender.
  3. Scoop out the flesh of the potato and throw away the skin. Mash the potato and keep about 1 cup for this recipe.
  4. In a large bowl mix flour, applesauce, sweet potato, and eggs until it forms a dough ball.
  5. Flour your counter and roll out the dough to roughly 1/2 thick.
  6. Using your favorite cookie cutters, cut the dough into shapes and place on an ungreased baking sheet.
  7. Bake until crisp, 35 to 45 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

You can also make this recipe with yams.