Cooking your Cocker Spaniel's meals
using nutritious homemade dog food recipes can be so satisfying and because you've made it yourself you know exactly what goes into his food. Try some of our some of our tasty recipes below and watch that little tail wag!
If you enjoy cooking for your Spaniel (and who doesn't?) you're in for a treat!
You'll find a tasty selection of healthy dog food recipes just waiting for you to try, and if you need any convincing about why home cooked is best, follow this link to learn more.
This first recipe below is one of Max's favorites...Savory Minced Chicken!
We've had lots of great feedback from it so if you only try one recipe, this is the one to try. I just know your dog is going to love it!
Not only is it a healthy organic alternative to shop-bought dog food, it can work out cheaper. It's also very easy to make.
Organic chicken is best, but good quality minced chicken works well too.
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This is Max's favorite meal and I'm sure if he could make it himself, he would!
We hope you enjoy it.
Place meal-sized portions in foil containers or zip-lock bags and refrigerate or freeze until you're ready to use it. If the food is frozen, it's best to allow it to defrost overnight in the fridge.
Try this one for yourself and you'll see why it's one of our visitor's favorite homemade dog food recipes!
This is another of Max's favorite recipes for homemade dog food.
He hovers very closely when I'm in the kitchen cooking up a batch and I'm often in danger of tripping over him!
I don't know how he does it, but he always seems to know when I'm cooking for him and not the family.
Anyway, here's the recipe. Enjoy.
Most of our homemade dog food recipes on this page will keep up to 4 days in the refrigerator.
If you prefer, you can divide this mixture into single portions and put them in the freezer. Simply defrost a portion overnight for the next day.
Not only is this recipe healthy and nutritious, I'm sure your dog will agree it's tasty too!
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We all love mince and 'tatties', don't we? Well, this is a simple version for your dog. Why should he miss out on something as tasty as this?
Our recipes for homemade dog food contain natural, healthy, ingredients and are much fresher than some of the commercial dog foods available...and that's got to be better for your pooch!
Each of our homemade dog food recipes above can be prepared and cooked in advance and refrigerated for up to 4 days.
Alternatively, they can be packed in foil containers and frozen in single portions and defrosted when needed.
This is one of our best every homemade dog food recipes! And so healthy too!
This homemade dog food recipe is yours, so don't be afraid to mix up the ingredients a little and use alternative veggies!
If you prefer your dog's meal to be less 'wet' you can reduce the liquid while it's in the pan by turning up the heat and boiling it off. Alternatively, you can add an extra potato and mash into the dish to thicken up the gravy.
Max loves this dish and can always tell when I'm cooking it for him!
It smells delicious and out of all the homemade dog food recipes he's tasted, I believe this is probably his other favorite (yes, he has 2 recipes that he really loves - this one and savory minced chicken!)
I have deliberately left the amounts of offal and rice blank because it often depends on how much offal I can get from our local butcher and how much I'm making.
I often make a few meals at a time because it keeps well in the fridge for a few days. I tend to use a ratio of 6 parts offal and 4 parts rice.
Cooking for your dog can be fun and it's good to know exactly what goes into his meals.
However, these healthy recipes for homemade dog food are meant as suggested variations to your dog's diet and should only be used occasionally; there isn't enough variation in them to fully sustain your pet's health long-term.
Before making any changes to your dog's diet, please have a chat with your vet to make sure you're feeding your Cocker Spaniel a well-balanced, nutritional diet.
If you've enjoyed preparing these recipes for your dog, I also have some homemade dog biscuit recipes if you'd like to try your hand at those - I'm sure your furry friend will love you for it!
Our homemade dog food recipes don't come with a recommended portion size because it very much depends on your dog's lifestyle and age.
So please take care, it's very easy to overfeed your pet when you don't have recommended guidelines. Max is almost 12 years old and he gets at least 1 hour's exercise every day (running free in the vineyards - lucky dog!) so his lifestyle isn't sedentary.
When I cook his meals, I usually give him 6 or 7 tablespoons of food (twice a day). If I notice he's getting a little 'porky' I cut back on the treats (the least nutritional).
I recommend you use your own judgement. You know your own dog best, but if you're in any doubt about your pet's nutritional needs, have a chat with your vet who will be able to advice you accordingly.
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