Low Sodium Homemade Food Recipes for Dogs


Oct 24, 2012
Older dogs suffering from heart, liver or kidney diseases should not consume foods with high sodium content. If your dog is old and suffering from any of the above mentioned health disorders, you will find this article extremely useful. It includes two easy low sodium homemade food recipes for dogs. Recipe #1: Like most other dog food recipes this one also involves use of meat. The ingredients you will need include 16 oz frozen carrots, cauliflower and broccoli; 1lb ground chicken or turkey, 6 cups water, 2 cups brown rice and 1 teaspoon dried rosemary. Now, read through the following pointers to learn how to prepare the dish. • You will have to begin by heating the pan. Once the pan is heated, add the minced meat to it. Continue frying until it turns brown. • Now, take all the frozen veggies and add them to the fried meat. Use a spatula to break the vegetables into small pieces; this will help the dog to absorb the nutrients properly. • Next, you will have to add the brown rice. Fry the rice and veggies for a few minutes before adding water to the mixture. Wait until the mixture starts boiling. • Reduce the flame and allow the mixture to boil for around 20-25 minutes. The excess water in the pan will evaporate cooking the rice perfectly. • Once the mixture cools down, transfer it on a plate. Make tiny balls with the mixture before serving. Recipe 2: This is one of the most popular low sodium homemade dog food recipes. The list of ingredients for this recipe includes 2 cups wheat flour, half cup low-sodium chicken stock, half cup strawberry jam (pick the sugar-free variety), half cup rolled oats, half cup peanut butter, 2 teaspoons cinnamon and half cup water. The pointers below describe the process of making the dish. • Take a large bowl and add the chicken stock, water and peanut butter to it. Microwave the ingredients for around 15 seconds. • After taking the bowl out, keep on stirring the mixture so that all ingredients blend well with each other. • Now take another bowl and mix cinnamon, oats and flour in it. • Mix the wet and dry mixtures together to form dough. • This is one of the very few low-sodium dog recipes where baking is required. Divide the dough into small cookie balls and bake them at 325° Fahrenheit. Serve them by adding a drop of jam only after they cools down. .
Author bio: This article is written by a veterinary nutrition specialist with several years of experience of creating innovative homemade food recipes for dogs. He has also written several books on homemade dog food recipes.