This homemade turkey dog food recipe is a hearty and balanced stew with fresh ingredients. This recipe uses ground turkey, beef liver and kidney, sweet potato and green beans.
We have kept this dog food recipe grain free but added a few other ingredients when serving. These can be changed or omitted, depending upon your own dog's needs.
Homemade dog foods are a great way to vary your dogs diet and give you control over their nutrition. This recipe can be tweaked to your own needs.
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CAN DOGS EAT GROUND TURKEY
Turkey is a great meat for dogs for it's protein content. It's a great source of potassium, niacin and selenium. Lean ground turkey meat is the best option for dogs.
HOW TO COOK GROUND TURKEY FOR DOGS
Ground turkey for dogs can be cooked in a pan or in a stew. It should not be seasoned as you would for humans though.
Organ meats are an important part of a dog's diet for there their many vitamins and minerals but the general rule of thumb is that they should only comprise 10 to 15 % of their diet.
For this turkey dog food recipe we have used beef kidney and beef liver which could be swapped with other livers, kidneys, chicken gizzards or even hearts.
DOG FOOD TOPPERS
To give our dogs extra nutrition we had added some toppers to the turkey stew when served.
- Quail Egg - we give them raw for the protein and the calcium in the egg shells.
- Hemp seed hearts - great source of fiber, amino acids, complete proteins and omega-3
- Sea Kelp powder - a good source of iodine, magnesium, potassium, iron and calcium.
- Blueberries - a healthy source of antioxidants
Adding dog food toppers to your dog food can help balance the nutrition in their food. We also use these ingredients when feeding them:
- Greek Yogurt
- Pumpkin puree
- Bone broth
Remember to go slowly when introducing new foods. And we recommend checking with your veterinarian first if your dog has any digestive issues or other health concerns.
HOW TO MAKE THIS TURKEY DOG FOOD RECIPE
This turkey stew for dogs is made in one pot. It's as simple as chopping the vegetables and adding them to a large pot with the meats and water. Boil, simmer, cool and serve!
When the turkey stew has cooled, chop the cooked liver and kidney in to small pieces to add digestion.
For extra ease of digestion, place the cooled cooked food in a blender and pulse until smooth.
Once cooled, store this turkey stew in a sealed container in the fridge. It will last up to 4 days.
This dog food recipe can be frozen in airtight containers or in zip lock bags. It will freeze for up to 3 months. Defrost thoroughly before serving.
HOW MUCH TO FEED
We suggest recommend feeding about ½ cup (4oz) of food for every 20 pounds of body weight. This recommendation is for 2 servings per day. This is just a guideline and there is a chart below. Always consult your veterinarian about the best serving size for your dog.
MORE DOG FOOD RECIPES WITH GROUND TURKEY
If your dog enjoys turkey, we have a few recipes that that might enjoy.
Homemade Turkey Stew for Dogs
- 2 lbs ground turkey
- 4 oz beef liver
- 3 oz beef kidney
- 6 oz sweet potato
- 3 oz green beans
- Peel the sweet potatoes and chop into small pieces.
- Trim the green beans and chop into bite sized pieces.
- Place the ground turkey, beef liver and kidney in a large pot with the vegetables. Cover with water.
- Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes until the meats are cooked through.
- Allow to cool, then serve. Adding toppers is optional.
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator.