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Cheap Homemade Dogfood

March 10, 2010
Author Notes

If you actually looked at what goes into dry, bagged dog food, you would be ashamed to feed it to your little babies. I was on the hunt for a healthy dogfood that wouldn't break the bank and came up with a recipe that includes beets, spinach, carrots, chicken livers, rice, barley, garlic and sage. It's done wonders for the dogs and they can't keep from drooling every time we dish it out. —cheapfoodhere

  • Makes enough for 2 large dogs for 5 days
  • 3 cups Uncooked whole grain brown rice
  • 2 cups uncooked barley
  • 2 cups chopped raw carrots
  • 2 cups fresh chopped beet root
  • 1 cup fresh chopped beet tops
  • 1 cup fresh chopped spinach
  • 2 cups chicken livers
  • 3 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons dry sage
  • 12 cups water
In This Recipe
  1. Combine ingredients in a large pot. Bring to a boil.
  2. Simmer for 45 min to 1 hour. Keep pot covered, stirring every 15 minutes.
  3. Add water as needed until the rice and barley are cooked.
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