When you run out of food or are celebrating a special event, it can be fun to make homemade croquettes for your dog. There are some really simple and practical recipes that only require such ingredients that people normally have at home.
Remember that not all human food is suitable for dogs. Although dogs seem to eat everything, there are some that they should definitely not eat.
It is also important to remember that food allergies are common in animals. Therefore, you should ask your dog’s veterinarian if you have any doubts whenever you are experimenting with your pet’s food.
If you are thinking of making homemade croquettes for your dog, never use onions or garlic. Grapes, pomegranates, chocolate, milk, peanuts and avocados should also be avoided. Not to mention that your dog should never drink alcohol.
At the same time, dogs should not eat shrimp and popcorn (or corn in general), celery, cherries, almonds, peppers and marshmallows.
Pineapples, potatoes, mushrooms, tomatoes should be included in your dog’s diet in moderation. The same goes for watermelon, cheese, broccoli, cranberries, strawberries, apples and bread.
When it comes to food that is safe for animals, your dog can eat vegetables such as lettuce, spinach and carrots, as well as some fruits, such as pears or melons. Beef is one of the favorite foods for dogs. You can also include things like well-cooked fish or rice in your dog’s diet.
Here are some different recipes for homemade croquettes for your dog. You can serve them as snacks, rewards for good behavior or as a substitute for purchased food (always check with your dog’s veterinarian to make sure your dog’s food meets his nutritional needs).
- 250 g lean beef cut into small pieces
- 720 ml meat broth
- 3 eggs
- 240 ml lactose-free milk
- 60 ml extra virgin olive oil
- Put all the ingredients in a large bowl. Mix them well until you get a smooth and soft batter.
- Press the dough into an oiled form. Cut it into small croquettes with a knife or pizza knife.
- Place the mold in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for one hour.
- Then take the mold out of the oven and let the croquettes cool and solidify.
Store in containers in the refrigerator. You can store them in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Remember to take them out of the fridge at least 20 minutes before giving them to your dog so that they can be warmed up to a more suitable temperature.
- 480 ml oatmeal
- 1 medium-sized potato, cut into pieces and cooked through
- 120 ml lactose-free butter
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl until you get a compact batter.
- Roll out the dough on a smooth surface. Cut it into small cakes (maybe like small bones).
- Put the croquettes on an oiled form and set in the oven at 180 degrees for 30 minutes.
- Let stand until they become cool and crispy.
To store them, place them in a sealed jar or clear bag, and leave them in a dry and cool place. (You do not need to store them in the refrigerator). They last well for up to a week.
- 250 g boneless chicken cut into small pieces
- 1 beaten egg
- 100 g wholemeal flour
- 240 ml oatmeal
- 60 ml extra virgin olive oil
- Mix the flour carefully with oatmeal and eggs.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and knead well with your hands.
- Roll out the dough on a smooth surface. Cut into small pieces, in any shape.
- Put in the oven at 180 degrees for at least 20 minutes.
- Let cool until cool and crispy.
To store these croquettes, you need to put them in a transparent container in the fridge. They can stay well for up to three weeks. Remember to take them out of the fridge for a while before giving them to your dog so they can be warmed up a bit.