Round-up of Best Dog Food Topper Recipes!

Round-up of Best Dog Food Topper Recipes!

These Toppers recipes are not meant to replace store bought dog food.  It may not meet all of your dog’s nutritional needs.  It is meant to be used as a topper or wet mix into your regular dog food to make it more appetizing for finicky pups.  If you want to replace your pet’s food with homemade dog food please talk to your vet and do your research for recipes that will meet all your pet’s nutritional needs and if needed give your pet supplemental vitamins and minerals as directed by your vet.

Here are the 3 Round-ups of Best Dog Toppers Recipe. Bow-wow-Wow!!!!

 

Salmon & Dill Dog Food Topper

Your Pup Definitely going to love this and beg for more. Try this at home, simple steps, easy to make and Fun.

Salmon & Dill Dog Food Topper

Chicken N’ Gravy Dog Food Topper Recipe

Your pup will love this Topper too, It’s a good source of vitamins and minerals that are best to them.

Chicken N’ Gravy Dog Food Topper Recipe

Homemade Dog Food Topper

This is supper good too, easy and healthy for your lovely pups.

Homemade Dog Food Topper


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Round-up of Dog Biscuit Recipes!

Round-up of Dog Biscuit Recipes!

Me and my family love biscuits and our pups too, but unfortunately, some ingredients are not Dog-friendly, so I’m thinking maybe I could make a homemade Dog Biscuit Treats, I got some experiment and came up 6 Round-ups of Dog Treat Biscuits.

Treat your dogs with our homemade biscuit Recipes, These recipes are super fun to prepare and inexpensive. Enjoy!

 

 

Homemade PB & Veggie Dog Biscuits For a Shiny Coat!

These biscuits are healthy treats for your fur ball, they’re easy to make and much less expensive than commercial dog biscuits.

Homemade PB & Veggie Dog Biscuits For a Shiny Coat!

Doggie Breath Freshener Treats

They are so easy to make, the pup loves them, and they’re healthy too!  An added bonus is that they’re very inexpensive, especially if you have a herb garden and use your homegrown parsley.

Doggie Breath Freshener Treats

Chicken in a Biscuit Doggie Treats

The best part is these doggie treats are easy to make using just 3 ingredients.  They’re also much less expensive than any dog treat you can buy at the pet store.  And you know exactly what’s in them and where the ingredients came from.

Chicken in a Biscuit Doggie Treats

Easy 4 Ingredient Doggie Biscuits

I used organic and natural ingredients for this recipe, but you can use non-organic.    Make some for your pups for International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day!

Easy 4 Ingredient Doggie Biscuits

Homemade Doggie Biscuits

I baked these treats in about an hour using just a few ingredients, many of which I already had in my pantry. Your Pup Going to Love this!

 

Homemade Doggie Biscuits

DIY Dog Treats – Healthy, Inexpensive, Easy!

You can make a batch of these treats and store in airtight containers for about a week

DIY Dog Treats – Healthy, Inexpensive, Easy!

Sweet Potato Dog Chews

It’s super easy to make.  The bag contained 6 fairly large sweet potatoes so I got a lot of chews for $5, I already had the other ingredients in my pantry.

Sweet Potato Dog Chews


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DIY Dog Treats – Healthy, Inexpensive, Easy!

DIY Dog Treats – Healthy, Inexpensive, Easy!

Recently we went to Petco to buy more dog treats, we usually buy the bulk biscuits from the treat bar. The price had gone up to over $6 a pound.  The pre-packaged ones were more expensive, even those on sale.  The “organic” treats were in my opinion ridiculously priced, over $10 for a 6 oz. bag.

It was time to DIY dog treats for my Siberian Husky, Cannoli, who is very treat motivated.  After a bit of online browsing and experimenting I came up with this recipe for dog biscuits.  It’s very simple to make out of organic ingredients, and best of all Cannoli loves them.

You can make a batch of these treats and store in airtight containers for about a week.  To keep store in refrigerator, it will stay good for about 3-4 weeks.  Freeze in ziplock bags to keep up to 3 months.

DIY Dog Treats

Here’s my recipe for DIY Dog Biscuits, it makes 3 Dozen!

Ingredients:

1/2 Cup Organic Whole Wheat Flour

1/2 Cup Flax Seed Meal

1  4oz. Jar Organic Strained Baby Food, any flavor as long as it doesn’t have onions or garlic

Water

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees

Measure the flour and flax seed meal to equal 1 cup.

Mix dry ingredients with one 4 oz. jar of baby food in a mixing bowl.

Knead until you have a ball of dough. If it’s too loose add flour a little bit at a time until you have the right consistency.  If it’s too dry add water a bit at a time until you have the right consistency.

Form into ball

Place ball of dough on lightly floured surface and roll to about 1/4″-1/2″ thickness

Cut into desired shape with a cookie cutter or use a pizza cutter to cut squares

Place on to parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 20-25 mins.

Remove from oven and cool. Store in airtight container.

 

 

 

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25 Minutes
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3 Dozen 15 Minutes
Cook Time
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Servings Prep Time
3 Dozen 15 Minutes
Cook Time
25 Minutes
Ingredients
Servings: Dozen
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Measure the flour and flax seed meal to equal 1 cup.
  3. Mix dry ingredients with one 4 oz. jar of baby food in a mixing bowl.
  4. Knead until you have a ball of dough. If it's too loose add flour a little bit at a time until you have the right consistency. If it's too dry add water a little bit at a time until you have the right consistency.
  5. Form into ball
  6. Place ball of dough on lightly floured surface and roll to about 1/4"-1/2" thickness
  7. Cut into desired shape with a cookie cutter or use a pizza cutter to cut squares
  8. Place on to parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 20-25 mins.
  9. Remove from oven and cool. Store in airtight container.
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Chicken N’ Gravy Dog Food Topper Recipe

Chicken N’ Gravy Dog Food Topper Recipe

I think everyone knows that we share our home with a very spoiled and finicky almost 2 year old Siberian Husky named Cannoli.  For the last few months we’ve been trying to put some weight on her.  This has proven to be a difficult task, not only is she finicky, she’s very active too!

We’ve tried everything to get her to eat her dog food, including switching brands from Merrick, to Blue Wilderness, and now to Solid Gold. All very good dog food, and all on the high end of the spectrum as far as dog food costs.  We’ve tried both wet and dry food, and a mixture of both, not to mention a variety of flavors.   Nothing seems to work, she turns her nose up at them.  In desperation we tried Blue Wilderness Dog Food Toppers.  She liked those and picked the toppers out of the dry food.   But she can’t live, much less gain weight on toppers alone.

Toppers are meant to make dry food more appealing, they come in small 3 oz. packets which cost almost $2 each.  If I had to feed her just toppers, she’d need almost 6 packets a feeding, and she gets 2 feedings a day, that would cost over $20 a day!

Then I noticed the toppers looked like meat cubes in gravy.  After discussions with our trainer and breeder we decided that homemade toppers would work.  The toppers aren’t meant as a meal, just about 1/4 cup added to her dry food should work.  So I started making her toppers and she loves it! It’s even gotten her to eat the dry food mixed in with it!

Chicken N' Gravy Dog Food Topper Last month I made her beef toppers in my crockpot, it was so easy!  This month I made her Chicken N’ Gravy Dog Food Topper and she loves it too!

Since it was chicken I didn’t make it in the crockpot, I didn’t want the chicken to get too soft and mushy, she doesn’t do mushy!  I told you she’s finicky!  I basically stir fried chicken cubes, added some mixed veggies and low sodium chicken broth.  I thickened the broth with a bit of corn starch and voila a new topper for Cannoli.

I make a large pot of toppers, put them in freezer safe containers, and thaw them as needed.  One recipe lasts a month, best of all it cost lest than $10!

I must add that this recipe is for dog food toppers.  It is not meant to replace dog food.  Dogs need the balanced nutrients in commercial dog food.  However if you want to make your pet homemade dog food you sure can.  But before you rush to the kitchen to cook up a batch please do your research, there are many recipes out there.  You may also have to give your pet vitamin and mineral supplements to make up for the nutrients homemade dog food may me lacking.  Better yet consult your vet before you switch completely from commercial to homemade dog food, he or she will be able to tell you what nutrients are best for your dog.

Chicken N' Gravy Dog Food Topper

Blue Wilderness Rocky Mountain Recipe for Adult Dogs with Bison 22 lb. Bag $64.99

I also have to add that I know it’s tempting to give your pet left over stews but don’t!  Most of us season our stews with onions and garlic, these ingredients are toxic to your pet.  That’s why I cook for Cannoli, her food is  unseasoned and definitely don’t contain onions and garlic.  Before you cook anything for you dog check the list of human foods that are toxic to pets so you can avoid them.

Having said that here’s my recipe!

Ingredients:

1 Lb. Boneless Skinless Chicken Tenderloins, chopped into small cubes

1 Tbsp.  Olive Oil

1 Can Low Sodium Chicken Broth

1 Can Organic Mixed Vegetables – make sure it has no onions, garlic, or other ingredients that aren’t dog friendly

1/4 Cup Water

1 Tbsp.  Corn Starch

Directions:

Heat oil in pan.

Add chicken cubes and cook until done.

Add mixed veggies and broth.

Let simmer about 5 minutes.

Dissolve corn starch in water.

Stir into chicken mixture to thicken.

Cook until broth is desired thickness, but no more than 10 minutes.

Let cool and transfer to freezer safe containers.

Thaw when ready to use and stir into dry food.

If you have a favorite recipe you like to make for your fur baby drop us a line.  We’d love to hear from you!

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  1. Heat oil in pan.
  2. Add chicken cubes and cook until done.
  3. Add mixed veggies and broth.
  4. Let simmer about 5 minutes.
  5. Dissolve corn starch in water.
  6. Stir into chicken mixture to thicken.
  7. Cook until broth is desired thickness, but no more than 10 minutes.
  8. Let cool and transfer to freezer safe containers.
  9. Thaw when ready to use and stir into dry food.
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Homemade Dog Food Topper

Homemade Dog Food Topper

Homemade Dog Food Topper

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Do you have a finicky dog?  Do you have to mix canned dog food or toppers with dry?  Are you tired of buying expensive toppers or cans?  If you said yes to one or all of these questions read for my homemade dog food topper recipe!

We have a 20 month old Siberian Husky named Cannoli.  For months now we’ve been trying to put some weight on her, the vet told us she’s about 8 pounds under weight.  I’ve read that putting and keeping weight on a Siberian Husky of this age can be challenging, it’s even more challenging when said pup is a picky eater.

Her regular dog food is Blue Wilderness, the vet tells me this is a great food for her.  I keep several flavors on hand to mix up the taste as she seems to get tired of having the same one for every meal.  I know she’s spoiled, but all out critters are.  Well a few months ago she basically stopped eating all her dry food, we ended up feeding the wild birds. (Cannoli lives on our covered patio).

I tried to change her feeding times thinking she just wasn’t hungry as soon as she woke up, she’s a late starter and prefers to lounge as soon as we let her out of her crate.  (Yes we crate her at night for her own safety, she gets into things and we don’t want her to eat a frog or some other dangerous thing she may find around the yard.) Well, that didn’t work and instead of gaining weight she was loosing.

I finally decided to try mixing some wet food with the dry, first trying out Blue Wilderness Toppers, little pouches of wet food you put on top of the dry food.  She liked that, but it cost almost $2 a pouch!  Since I feed her twice a day that cost $4 a day!  Ok, so mixing wet with dry worked, just had to find a cheaper alternative.

I tried cans of Blue Wilderness, there are 2 types, the pate and the grills.  The pates are ground paste of wet food, she didn’t like it.  The grills are chunks of meat and veggies in some sort of gravy, she loved them.  So the cans cost just under $4 each, and a can will last for 2 days.  I only use about a half cup per meal.  Cheaper than the Toppers, but when you add up the cost it’s about $60 a month and that’s on top of the $60+ we spent on dry food.

I still thought I could get the cost down, so I chatted with our dog trainer.  We agreed that making toppers would be just as good if not better than buying canned food.  I was hesitant to make my own food even though I know many folks do.  If you’re going to feed your pet strictly homemade food you need to get recipes that will address your pet’s nutritional needs and supplement what is missing.  Good quality dog food is nutritionally balanced for pets, homemade dog may not be and you may need to give your dog supplements.  Having said that, we agreed that toppers are just for taste and Cannoli would still get all the nutritional benefits of Blue Wilderness dry food.

I found that making the topper in my crock pot was real easy.  It’s pretty much like making stew!  I managed to cook up a pot that should last about a month for less than $15.  That’s a big savings!  Best of all Cannoli loves it!

A small caveat just in case you’re tempted to make a big pot of stew for dinner and use the leftovers as dog food toppers, don’t!  Most of us use onions, garlic, and salt to make our stews taste good, those ingredients are not good for your dog!  In fact onions and garlic are on the poisonous list!  (If you don’t use any of these ingredients in your stew, then I suppose you can give the dog left overs.)  For the most part you add no seasonings to dog food.

On the bright side, a homemade dog food topper is probably healthier than anything you buy in a can.  After all you’ll be using real meat and veggies, not by products and no additives!

I froze my dog food topper in small plastic containers, each one with enough topper to last a few days.  I defrost and store a container in the fridge as I need it.

Again, this recipe is not meant to replace store bought dog food.  It may not meet all of your dog’s nutritional needs.  It is meant to be used as a topper or wet mix in to your regular dog food to make it more appetizing for finicky pups.  If you want to replace your pet’s food with homemade dog food please talk to your vet and do your research for recipes that will meet all your pet’s nutritional needs and if needed give your pet supplemental vitamins and minerals as directed by your vet.

Here’s my recipe, hope  your pooch loves it as much as Cannoli does.

Ingredients:

*for smaller dogs cut the meat and veggies smaller

3 Pound Chuck Roast cut into small cubes

3 large Carrots sliced into rounds

3 large potatoes cut into small cubes

1/2 Pound string beans chopped into bite size pieces

2 Cups no onion no garlic broth – if using commercial broth try Fody Chicken Soup Base it has no onions or make your own from beef bones

3 cans water

3 Tbls. flour

1 Cup water

Directions:

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Homemade Dog Food TopperAdd veggies, pour in broth and water (use the broth can to measure the water), stir.

Set the crock pot on low for 8 hours.

Half way through dissolve flour in water and stir in to stew.  Replace cover and cook until done.

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Homemade Dog Food Topper
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Healthy dog food topper to mix with dry food. Made with real chunks of beef and vegetables steeped in gravy.
Servings Prep Time
60 Servings 15 Minutes
Cook Time
8 Hours
Servings Prep Time
60 Servings 15 Minutes
Cook Time
8 Hours
Homemade Dog Food Topper
Homemade Dog Food Topper
Print Recipe
Healthy dog food topper to mix with dry food. Made with real chunks of beef and vegetables steeped in gravy.
Servings Prep Time
60 Servings 15 Minutes
Cook Time
8 Hours
Servings Prep Time
60 Servings 15 Minutes
Cook Time
8 Hours
Ingredients
Servings: Servings
Instructions
  1. Place chuck roast cubes into crock pot.
    Homemade Dog Food Topper
  2. Add veggies, pour in broth and water (use the broth can to measure the water), stir.
    Homemade Dog Food Topper
  3. Set the crock pot on low for 8 hours.
  4. Half way through dissolve flour in water and stir in to stew. Replace cover and cook until done.
  5. Store topper in air tight freezer containers.
    Homemade Dog Food Topper
Recipe Notes

For smaller dogs cut meat and veggies into smaller pieces.

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