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How To Make Your Own Dog Food

One of the best ways to control what your best friend eats is by whipping up their food at home.


  • Step 1: Brown the beef Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Place the ground beef in the frying pan and cook until the meat is gray and crumbly. Drain excess grease into the coffee cup.
  • Step 2: Mixing the ingredients Scoop the ground beef into the bowl and add in the oatmeal and eggs. Mix well with the spoon until you have a thick, gummy consistency.
  • Step 3: Chop vegetables Chop the garlic clove and broccoli into a fine pulp and add these ingredients to the bowl. Add in the vitamin powder and mix well.
  • TIP: If the mixture is too thick, add a tablespoon or two of water.
  • Step 4: Bake the mix Spray the cookie sheet with the cooking spray. Take a tablespoon of the mixture, roll into a ball shape, and place it on the sheet. Fill up the entire sheet and bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until brown. Repeat with the rest of the mixture.
  • Step 5: Let cool and serve Let cool and then serve to your furry friend -- they'll gobble it up in no time!
  • FACT: According to the Pet Food Institute, U.S. consumers spent $15.7 billion on dog and cat food in 2007.

You Will Need

  • 1/4 lb. ground beef
  • 1 c. uncooked oatmeal (optional) (optional)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 c. broccoli
  • 1 tbsp. vitamin powder
  • 1 garlic clove
  • A 12-inch frying pan
  • A coffee cup
  • A 4-quart mixing bowl
  • A mixing spoon
  • A 14x16-inch cookie sheet
  • A food processor
  • Cooking spray (optional) (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp. salmon oil

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