Re: Homemade canned
You could make a wet food for your pup without the use of the potatoes. Ground beef would be easy to eat anyways but you could ground the kibble into a powder, add water and feed it like that.
Here's a recipe that I do for Chance. I use this to feed along with his regular kibble since I do not believe in kibble being complete nor balanced plus it adds variety of taste, texture and nutrition to his diet. Some days I'll feed this alone, some days he'll get half kibble and half mix. If anyone would like to critic this as a complete diet or offer suggestions, that'd be great.
This mix is very wet so it's great for dogs with tooth loss and dogs who need to get more water in their diet.
I cook this in a crockpot on high.
3lb chicken quaters
2lb other meat (beef, venison, turkey, lamb, ect)
4-6 raw eggs without shells
5oz chicken liver
2-3 cups veggies (Depending on their size. I always mix up which veggies I use for every batch I make.)
1 cup plain oatmeal
Add it all to the crockpot, you don't have to cut anything up just throw everything in whole.
Cover the ingredients with water.
Cook on high for 4-5 hours.
Once all the ingredients have cooked I remove the chicken quarters and pull the meat off the bone. (NEVER feed cooked bones! I only use the ones WITH bone because it's the cheapest. If you use meat without bone then you can skip to the next step.)
With the meat off the bone (Or if you didn't use meat with bone and skipped the last step) I then add it back to the mix and put the mix into a blender to be blended into a dog friendly smoothie. I do not waste any of the water used to cook the food, I blend this with all the ingredients.
As I blend it, I'll pour it into containers to be frozen for later use.
I feed this with turkey necks as his RMB along with his supplements which are Springtime Bug Off Garlic, cranberry capsules, vitamin E and fish oil. Supplements are optional but I personally don't feed my dog any less than fish oil and vitamin E even on an all kibble diet. If your dog can't eat bones due to his tooth loss, if you feed this as a complete diet you'll need to add some powdered bonemeal to his diet. If you feed it mixed with his kibble then you shouldn't have to worry as long as it's not a majority of his daily food.