2 Easy Dog-Friendly Recipes

How Much Food Does Your Dog Need

Dogs who are active obviously need a few more calories. A good rule of thumb, your dog should have a waistline right after the rib cage ends. If you see ribs, your dog needs more calories. If your dog looks like a fat sausage, you're probably feeding your four-legged friend too much food.

General guidelines for feeding cooked homemade food to your dog:

  • 25-pound dog: 8 to12 ounces daily, or two meals of 4 to 6 ounces each
  • 50-pound dog: 1 to 1.5 pounds daily, or two meals of 8 to 12 ounces each
  • 75-pound dog: 1.5 to 2 pounds daily, or two meals of 12 to 18 ounces each
  • 100-pound dog: 2 to 3 pounds daily, or two meals of 1 to 1.5 pounds each

Protein Niblets

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 4 Tbsp pumpkin flour or rice flour
  • 1 egg

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9- by 13-inch baking dish with coconut oil or other nonstick oil. Mix the dry ingredients in with the ground beef. Add the egg and mix completely. You may need to add more pumpkin or rice flour depending on the moisture of ground beef.  

Spread the mixture evenly in baking pan with a spatula. Bake 20 to 30 minutes until firm and dry to touch. Cool the pan. Cut into bite size squares. Store in refrigerator or freezer.

For easy-to-grab storing, package a few of these treats in individual plastic bags. When you want to reward your pooch, give him or her one of these treats. They will absolutely love it.  

More: 50 PAWSitively Adorable Active Dogs

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