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Cooking for Charlie

I have several more recipes for homemade dog food.

  1. boiled sweet potato with dog food.

My dog Charlie actually doesn’t like his dog food very much. My husband and I tried several different types of dog food: chicken flavor, lamb flavor, salmon flavor. All end the same, he might like it at the first, then he loses interest. When I put dog food in his bowl, he just watches everything and sits still. If I ask him to come over, he will come and sniff. Then he just walks away. So I try to add flavor with boiled sweet potato or  pumpkin. He loves it and finishes them all.

Bad thing is he may poo poo a lot.

2, Lamb macaroni

I put lamb bone in a big pot. Add in enough water. Bring to boil with high heat. Skim soup and remove the dirt and fat. Slow cook for 40 mins. There is also some lamb meat on the bone. So I use the soup to cook macaroni. He loves it.

3. Boiled egg with dog food.

Charlie loved boiled egg. I guess he loves all the food except dog food. 🙂

I don’t want to give him too much egg, so i usually boil 1 egg and eat half. Mash the rest half and mix with his dog food. And i only give very little egg white to Charlie.

4, Bland rice and chicken.

Charlie got diarrhea several days ago. I stop giving him dog food and his treat. Instead I cooked rice and chicken for him. It’s super simple. I bough minced chicken. Put minced chicken with rice in rice cooker and cook them together. Or I used boiled chicken breast, Tear it into small pieces and mix with rice. Charlie soon recovers from diarrhea.

Cooking for Charlie

I tried to cook rice and chicken before for my dog Charlie.

https://foodrecipe33.com/2020/03/26/home-cooked-food-for-my-dog-charlie/

After that, I tried some other ways to make home cooked food for my Charlie.

  1. Canned  food & rice.

It’s pretty simple. You can just mix dog canned food with cooked rice. Dog canned food can be easily bought from supermarket, and there’re so many choices to make. No matter chicken, beef or lamb.

Charlie loved it.

2. Salmon macaroni

I chop salmon (no skin) and carrot into very tiny pieces. Put them in a pot with macaroni and some green peas. Add in macaroni and enough water. Cook them according to the instruction on macaroni’s package, usually 8-10 mins. You can cook longer to make sure everything is fully cooked.

First time for Charlie to try salmon. He was so excited and keep licking his mouth before I served this meal to him.

After he finished his meal, he still kept licking his bowl all around the house. 🙂

Home Cooked Food for My Dog Charlie

My husband and I got this poodle Charlie last month. Ever since this little cutie came to our house, our life completely changed.

I feel so lucky to have such a little playful buddy as our family member.

Most time, Charlie has dog food which was bought from pet store. But sometimes, especially on some big occasion, I will cook for him.

Actually, cooking for dog is much easier than cooking for human, as there is no need to season or to make different flavor. Home cooked dog food has a very simple rule – boil.

Ingredients I use are always chicken breast, potato and carrot. Charlie is only 3 kg now. He was 1.5 kg when he first came. So Charlie has very little appetite. He can’t eat too much.

The very simple way to deal with ingredients is to chop everything into small dices. You can choose 1 vegetable and 1 meat. For example. I always chop chicken breast (about half of my palm size), 1/4 of a medium potato, or 1/4 of a medium carrot. You can adjust the ratio. Put them into a bowl, add in enough water covers everything. Bring to boil, then turn to low heat and simmer for 15 mins or till they are completely cooked.

There are 2 ways I used to cook for Charlie.

  1. Cook meat & vegetable and rice separately. Cos most time, I also need to cook for me and my husband. So Charlie’s meat & vegetable will be cooked in a small pot. After they are done, I will just add in 1-2 tbsp cooked rice from rice cooker. Mix them well. Cool down and give it to him.

2. Cook meat, vegetable and rice together. This way is much simpler. You just need to put everything into rice cooker. I usually cook 2 meals at one time for him. Then I can save the rest and keep in fridge. He will enjoy for the next meal. Food cooked this way is nicer since it will give rice more flavor.

Charlie  obviously like cooked food much more than dog food. He’s often distracted by the sound while he’s having dog food. He needs to go and check. But when he’s having home cooked food, he’s more concentrated and cannot wait to finish them all.