Have you ever come home from a long run and the only thing you could think of was opening the refrigerator to eat something? You're dog shares the same feeling. No wonder Fido hovers around you waiting for a piece of food to drop so he can get a post-workout snack.
Active dogs need recovery food just the same as we do. It's our job, as conscious active dog owners, to give them what they need.
Recovery food for dogs means protein, carbohydrates and water. Yes, they need water in a big way—it's a big part of their recovery. A homemade dog food meal can not only give your dog an enzyme-filled boost of protein and real vegetables, but also add to their hydration as well. Try this recipe to help Fido recover and get ready for the next training run.
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Turkey Casserole Dog Food Recipe
- 3 1/2 cups water
- 3/4 pound ground turkey
- 1 cup brown rice
- 5 sprigs parsley
- 3/4 cup broccoli
- 1/2 cup carrots
- 1 tsp coconut oil
Place water, ground turkey and coconut oil in large pot. Stir until the ground turkey is broken up and evenly distributed through the mixture. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 15 minutes. Add finely chopped broccoli, carrots and parsley and cook for an additional 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and cool. Refrigerate portions until served.
How Much Food Does Your Active Dog Need?
Active dogs need 2 to 3 percent of their body weight in food per day. A 50-pound dog requires 1/2 to 3/4 pounds of food fed twice daily.
Always provide plenty of fresh filtered water for your dog and remind them to drink often.
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