Homemade dog food is a great alternative to commercial diets for most pets. You can cater the meals to your dog’s individual needs, and you can use the healthiest ingredients available. This turkey dinner for dogs is made with flaxseed, yogurt, oatmeal and other superfood ingredients.
Like most other homemade dog food recipes, you can substitute a different protein source if your dog can’t eat turkey. If your pet is sensitive to common protein sources, you could use venison, bison or rabbit instead.
You can also substitute any dog-friendly fruits and vegetables that your dog likes. Fruits and vegetables that are healthy for dogs include:
- green beans
Before substituting other vegetables or fruits, check with your veterinarian or do some research on your own. There are some fruits and vegetables that can be toxic to dogs like grapes, onions and avocado.
Skillet Turkey Dinner for Dogs
There are plenty of great, nutritionally packed foods you can use to supplement your dog’s diet, whether they eat home cooked meals or commercial dog food diet. The extra vitamins and minerals provided by these foods give your pup a necessary boost, and can help him stay healthier and happier longer.
There is no scientific or legal definition for what a superfood really is, but most people consider any food packed with higher quantities of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to be a superfood in the diet, therefore, it’s more of a marketing term than anything else.
Recipe: Skillet Turkey Dinner for Dogs
Like most other homemade dog food recipes, you can substitute a different protein source if your dog can’t eat turkey. If your pet is sensitive to common protein sources, you could use venison, bison or rabbit instead. You can also substitute any dog-friendly fruits and vegetables that your dog likes.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: about 5 cups 1x
- Category: Dog Food
- Method: Stove Top
- Cuisine: Dog Food
- 1 cup ground turkey
- 3/4 cup diced sweet potato
- 1/4 cup nonfat plain yogurt
- 1 cup dog-friendly vegetables
- 1 egg with shell
- 1/8 cup ground flaxseed
- 1/4 cup oats
- 1 cup water
In a large sauté pan, add the turkey. potatoes, vegetables and water. Cook on medium heat for about 20 minutes. Stir the recipe occasionally.
Add the egg. Crush up the shell with your fingers and sprinkle it into the food. Add the oatmeal. Cook for an additional 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
Remove the turkey dinner for dogs from he heat. Add the flaxseed and yogurt. Allow the food to cool completely before serving it to your dog.
- Serving Size: 1/2 cup
- Calories: 74
- Sugar: 1.8 g
- Sodium: 39 mg
- Fat: 2.7 g
- Carbohydrates: 5.9 g
- Fiber: 1.3 g
- Protein: 6.6 g
- Cholesterol: 38 mg
How much to feed: I recommend feeding about 1/2 cup of food for every 20 pounds of body weight. This recommendation is for 2 servings per day. This is just a guideline. Lazier pets and senior dogs may not need as many. It is extremely important to consult your veterinarian about the best serving size for your dog.
How to store: You can store the leftover turkey dinner for dogs in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days or freeze them and they’ll keep for up to 3 months. Keep in mind that this recipe includes no preservatives, so it won’t last nearly as long as commercial dog food.
For More Information
We publish many homemade dog food and treats recipes every month. For more recipes, pet food cooking tips and advice, see our “Recipes” section. If you’re new to home cooked dog food subject, I recommend you read more about “How Much To Feed” to understand serving sizes, “What Supplements To Use” to create well-balanced meals, and “How To Store” for tips on simple and easy homemade dog food storing in a fridge or a freezer.