Canned dog food ingredients...YUCK!
by Deanna B.
I started doing dog food research about two months ago because I found out what "animal digest" is.
I have been gradually switching over my dog's dry foods. Then I took a look at the canned, because I feed them their dinner with added stuff so I can sneak in their Glucosamine Condrotin supplements. I don't like things on the label that aren't specific, such as vegetable oil, or "natural" flavors...natural flavors of what?
So I make my own now and it's super easy!
Last time I used a whole chicken, minus the skin for lower fat, and put it in the crock pot with a can of low sodium, fat free chicken broth. Left it on low for 6-8 hours. I removed the chicken and added potatoes, carrots and uncooked rice to the broth, those were done in about 2 hours. Then I turned the crock pot off and added a bag of frozen peas. I found that adding everything at once makes all the veggies mush and adding the frozen peas at the end helps cool stuff down quicker so it can be packaged sooner.
I've also made a batch of beef food, that's how I found out the peas turn to mush if you add them too soon!
My dogs seem very pleased with their new "canned" food, but they'll also eat horse poop so.....
It's super easy and now I know exactly what goes in my dog's canned food. I think it's probably cheaper too!