Pets are meant to be our best friends, but would you subject your best friend to eating the same, bland, mass-produced food day after day?! More and more owners are starting to see the benefits of making their own homemade pet food, whether it’s as a nice surprise every now and then, or to ensure they know where the food their bestie is eating comes from. At NetCost Market, we believe great food is appreciated regardless of size, shape, or species, so we’ve put together a collection of tasty home-cooked pet food recipes to keep your furry friends happy!
Dogs need a good balance of nutrients, so it’s important to include high-quality protein, healthy fats, good carbohydrates, a high amount of calcium, and essential fatty acids in every meal to keep them full of energy! This recipe is the ultimate healthy doggy dinner, and it certainly won’t break the bank.
Disclaimer: It is, of course, important that you tailor any diet to the individual needs of your dog and their breed – all dogs require nutrients in differing amounts.
Ingredients: 1 ½ cups brown rice, 1 tbsp. olive oil, 3 lbs. ground turkey, 3 cups chopped baby spinach, 2 carrots – shredded, 1 zucchini – shredded, ½ cup frozen peas.
Dogs often get all the attention when it comes to homemade pet food, but cats are in just as much need of good quality, healthy meals! Cats have a very different diet than dogs as they would naturally eat a higher proportion of meat and find it more difficult to digest vegetables. This recipe harnesses all the benefits of oily fish to give any cat luscious soft fur and to keep their joints supple!
Ingredients: 1 cup canned (unsalted) oily fish (mackerel, sardines, salmon, trout all work well), 1 tbsp. sunflower seed oil, 1 tbsp. cooked brown rice or cooked oatmeal, 2 tbsp. cooked carrot – mashed, 2 tbsp. chicken broth.
We all love giving our dogs treats, but sometimes it can be bittersweet when they’re begging for them but we know it’s not good for their health to overload them with store-bought doggy biscuits. This next recipe is a quick and easy way to make a relatively healthy doggy biscuit at home!
Ingredients: 2 ½ cups whole wheat flour, 1 tsp. salt, 1 egg, 1 tsp. beef stock granules, ½ cup boiling water.
For cats, the process is a little simpler! Cats will love these easy salmon treats that only include three ingredients.
Ingredients: 1 can of salmon, 2 eggs, flour.
Our four-legged friends deserve more than just mass-produced, chemical-filled pet food. These recipes are brilliant ways to incorporate healthy yet tasty food into your pet’s diet, without breaking the bank! If you’d like to stock up on ingredients for making the best food your pet will ever eat, head down to NetCost Market where we stock the highest quality ingredients for you and your furry friends!