Monday, July 12, 2010

Gone to the Dogs

OK, it's recipe time gals...but not necessarily for human consumption. This is for critters.

Some years back I had the good fortune to come across a blog called "What I Cooked Last Night" written by Kitchen Hand. I found his wonderful blog by way of an article about food blogs in the Age Newspaper.

Kitchen Hand
is located in Melbourne and at one time, took in greyhounds, sort of like a foster parent, before a full time carer/owner could be found.
Anyway, he posted a recipe for dog food, which I tried and have been making ever since for my critters.

I made some this weekend and it's easy and CHEAP...much cheaper than canned or packet muck....and did I mention they LOVE it!

Here's the recipe for canine stew:

1 kilo pet mince, he buys chicken mince for a couple of dollars a kilo, I also get minced ox cheeks for a bit of variety

1 carrot, grated
1 stalk celery chopped finely
2 cloves of garlic
half a cup of rice
half a cup of pasta shapes (or however much you like)
a glob of Vegemite
enough water to cover the meat

Put the meat, vegetables, Vegemite, garlic and water in a pot and let it simmer for a couple of minutes, then add the rice and the pasta shapes. Let them cook until done.

That's it! The dogs love it, even the cat has munched in for her share as well.

OK, so it doesn't look all that appetising, but hey, just think of it as savoury mince. For Dogs.

He also suggests some raw bones, like chicken frames, for them to chew on, a can or two of home brand sardines and a marrow bone each week to clean their teeth.
Pretty good diet huh?


  1. Hi Leslie. This is fabulous! Thanks for sharing, I am sure our Charlie dog will love it! Hope you are having a wonderful week so far ~ Tina xx

  2. How cute those faces are. I'm curious, if you don't mind telling, who took care of your pooches when you traveled?


  3. Hi, I popped over from Gail's blog. Had to - your little pom still looks hot - haha! We've always had poms...

    Lovely blog - and I'll bet our dogs would love your recipe! G'day to you!

  4. Thanks Tina, I hope Charlie loves the new special food. I know my girls do.

    Teresa, I don't mind your question at all. My Mum lives very close to us and she looked after the critters while we were away. In fact she always looks after them when we're away from home.

    Hi Vickie, yep my little girl does look hot. I think this pic was taken during the Summer months...she is a pom mixed with a couple of other breeds...whatever she is though, she is a gorgeous girl who is a joy to have around.


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