|Written by Darlene Michaud|
How to Make Homemade Dog Kibble
You can save money and treat your dog to extra special food by making your own dog kibble! This is a fun recipe to make with your kids and your dogs will love it! This makes a fairly large batch and you will need to store it in the refrigerator. You can adjust the recipe to make an extra large batch of homemade dog kibble and freeze it until you're ready to use it. You can also add special ingredients to suit your dog's taste buds! If you have any concerns about feeding your pet homemade dog food you should always ask your vet first.
Step 1:┬á GATHER YOUR INGREDIENTS -- You will need the following ingredients to make homemade dog kibble: 4 cups whole wheat flour, 2 cups rolled oats (dry oatmeal), 3 cups of cooked brown rice, 2 cups of powdered milk (instant milk), 3 cups of water or broth (chicken or beef), 4 eggs, one cup of lard or shortening.
Step 2:┬á PREPARE THE KIBBLE MIXTURE -- Mix the flour, oats, rice, powdered milk and water or broth. Then beat the 4 eggs with a fork and add the eggs and the shortening or lard into the flour mixture. Mix until well blended using a big spoon or your hands.
Step 3:┬á CUSTOMIZE THE KIBBLE MIXTURE -- If your dog loves a certain ingredient, you can add it to the kibble mix. You can add cuts of lean cooked meat, bits of cooked carrots, thawed frozen peas, or any other ingredient your dog loves.
Step 4:┬á BAKE THE KIBBLE MIX -- You want to pour your kibble batter into a shallow pan so it will cook evenly. You can use a cookie sheet, a pizza pan or any pan. Just don't make it too thick. You can use several shelves in your oven or you can just make separate batches. Bake at 200 degrees for at least 45 minutes. You want the kibble to be dry.
Step 5:┬á STORE THE KIBBLE MIX -- After the kibble mix is cooked, let it cool fully then rip it apart into small pieces. Store in a plastic container in the refrigerator and use as needed. You should use it within two weeks. If you can't use it in time, you can freeze it in plastic bags then thaw as needed.