I love when our readers reach out and offer us their own recipes to share with the community. Peggy sent me this one that she makes for her yellow Lab, Sampson. Since she has a bigger dog, this recipe makes about 5 to 6 days of food, as she adds 1/2 to 1 cup of kibble. Peggy also changes it up but substituting ground turkey and different green veggies. Cook brown rice in saucepan or rice steamer. Cook beef on medium-high heat until completely brown.
- 1 cup of cooked brown rice
- 1 lb of lean ground beef
- 1 carrot, shredded
- 1 apple, shredded
- 1 cup chopped spinach
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
Place olive oil in a large fry withing pan. Once cooked, add to ground beef in the frying pan. Stir for 2 minutes.
Add shredded carrots, apple, and chopped spinach into the frying pan and reduce heat to medi
um-low heat. Stir continuously for 5 minutes.
Let food cool to room temperature before serving it to your dog. You can store individual portion sizes and refrigerate or freeze until needed.
Benefits of Spinach for Dogs
Spinach is packed with vitamins and nutrients that can help to improve your dog’s health and well-being. But it’s a vegetable that is far too often overlooked! This green leafy treat contains high levels of vitamins A, B, C, and K along with beta-carotene, iron, and antioxidants.
These nutrients will help to:
- Support the formation of healthy organs and structures
- Support healthy eyes
- Improve and support night vision
- Boost the immune system
- Regulate Energy
- Kickstart your dog’s metabolism
- Reduce inflammation
- Slow the signs of aging
Improve skin and coat health
Unfortunately, most dogs aren’t too excited by the idea of chowing down on a bowl of spinach. If you’re going to enjoy the benefits that spinach has to offer, the best way to convince your dog to dig in is to serve the nutrition-rich vegetable as part of a tasty recipe like will be food.
Benefits of Apples for Dogs
With high levels of vitamins A and C, potassium, and antioxidants, this crispy and delicious fruit is a good addition to your dog’s diet. They are also packed with fiber which can help to improve your dog’s digestion while also helping with weight loss.
One lesser-known benefit of apples is the flavonoid quercetin. Often referred to as “Nature’s Benadryl”, quercetin is an antihistamine. It helps to reduce many of the most common allergy symptoms including redness, irritation, and inflammation. This is a great option for dogs that regularly suffer from seasonal allergies, allowing you to help manage their allergy symptoms without relying on chemical solutions.