Make Yummy Doggie Meatballs

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Your dog has sensitive taste buds that need to be satisfied on a regular basis. Meat is a tasty ingredient that your dog loves. It is always incorporated in dog foods and treats. If you want to make sure that your furry companion only gets the safest, freshest meat delights, you should learn how to make them yourself. Knowing how to make yummy doggie meatballs is a good way to express your genuine love for your dog and your concern for his or her digestive health. You can be creative making doggie meatballs, by incorporating dog-safe ingredients into your recipe. Doggy meatballs are mouthwatering, especially when all those ingredients are combined. Your dog will surely appreciate your effort. There is nothing better than making homemade doggie meatballs that you can prepare ahead of time and serve freshly cooked each time your dog needs a flavorful meaty delight.

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Need to Know

  • Each recipe makes at least 10 meatballs.
  • Preparation time and cooking time depends on the amount of ingredients and the preferred cooking method.
  • The following are some of the known doggie meatball recipes that have been proven to satisfy doggie taste buds:
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Small Meaty Meatballs

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Ingredients

  • A large egg
  • A pound of ground turkey or beef
  • A cup of bread crumbs (plain)
  • 3 cans (12 oz.) low sodium chicken or turkey broth
  • A medium carrot (grated)
  • ¼ cup of peas (mashed)
  • 1/2 cup of grated cheese (pecorino-romano)
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Directions

  1. 1
    Get a medium=sized mixing bowl.
    Combine the ground meat, cheese, egg, and breadcrumbs in the mixing bowl.
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  2. 2
    Mix well.
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  3. 3
    Scoop 4 tablespoons of meat mixture for every meatball.
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  4. 4
    Form the balls with your hands.
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  5. 5
    Get a large pot and boil the broth.
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  6. 6
    Add the meatballs to the boiling broth and cook for about 20 minutes.
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  7. 7
    Make sure the meatballs are cooked through and not pink inside by cutting into one.
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  8. 8
    Use a straining spoon to get the cooked meatballs.
    Let them cool.
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  9. 9
    Serve them warm to your furry companion.
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  10. 10
    You can freeze them if you want for future feeding.
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Sweet and Savory Meatballs

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs (plain)
  • 1 1/2 cups of ground dry dog food
  • 1.4 cup of honey
  • 1 pound of ground beef (lean)
  • 1/8 cup of unsweetened applesauce

Directions

  1. 1
    Get a medium size pan and cook the ground beef.
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  2. 2
    Pour out the excess oil.
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  3. 3
    Place the cooked beef into a large mixing bowl.
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  4. 4
    Add the applesauce and honey.
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  5. 5
    Combine well.
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  6. 6
    In another bowl, mix the bread crumbs and ground dog food.
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  7. 7
    Combine the wet and dry ingredients in the larger bowl.
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  8. 8
    Prepare a baking tray lined with a cookie sheet.
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  9. 9
    Scoop the meatballs onto the tray.
    Make sure that each ball is packed tightly.
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  10. 10
    Freeze the meatballs for 2 hours.
    You can freeze the raw meatballs for up to 4 months.
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    When you are ready to cook them, bake them in the oven, 350 degrees, until they are golden brown.
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Meat-Greens-Rice Balls

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound of ground beef
  • 1 medium carrot (shredded)
  • 1/2 pound of brown rice (cooked)
  • 1 stalk of celery (chopped finely)
  • 1/2 cup of chopped spinach
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp. Flat leaf parsley (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp. Parmigiano-Reggiano (a variety of cheese)
  • 2 tsp. Of turmeric (ground)
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Directions

  1. 1
    Preheat your oven to about 400 degrees.
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  2. 2
    Coat a baking sheet with grease.
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  3. 3
    Get a medium-sized mixing bowl.
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  4. 4
    In the bowl, combine all your ingredients and mix well.
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  5. 5
    Make meatballs and place them on the greased baking sheet, which is placed on a baking pan.
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  6. 6
    Bake until the balls are cooked through.
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  7. 7
    Serve as substitute for your dog's regular dog food.
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Sweet Potato Turkey Meatballs

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Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 pound of ground turkey
  • 1 cup of instant oats
  • 2 teaspoons of honey
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of cinnamon

Directions

  1. 1
    Cook the sweet potato in the oven (about forty minutes) and allow it to cool.
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  2. 2
    Peel the potato.
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  3. 3
    Place the potato in a large mixing bowl.
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  4. 4
    Use a blender to mix the parsley and egg.
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    Pour this into the large bowl with the potato.
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  6. 6
    Add the honey, oats, cinnamon, and ground meat.
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  7. 7
    Use your hands to mix everything well.
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  8. 8
    Grease a cooking sheet.
    Place it over a baking pan or tray.
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  9. 9
    Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes.
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  10. 10
    Cool the meatballs before serving.
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    You can store them in an airtight food container and keep them in the fridge or freezer.
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Quick Mini Parmesan Dog Meatballs

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon of dried parsley

Directions

  1. 1
    Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
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  2. 2
    Get a large mixing bowl and combine all the ingredients.
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  3. 3
    Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil.
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  4. 4
    Make half-inch meatballs and arrange them on the cookie sheet/tray.
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  5. 5
    Bake them until they are all cooked through.
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Tips

  • Serve the meatballs fresh if you know your dog is not into thawed out, reheated food.
  • If refrigerated, make sure to give them to your dog within the week.
  • You can use other sources of protein such as chicken, pork, or lamb.
  • Find out if your dog has sensitivities to gluten or wheat. You can always substitute with oats, potato, or brown rice flour.
  • Incorporate vegetables into the meatballs well.
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Questions and Answers

Are these healthy for my small dog?

My vet says not to feed her human food. I have tried: Purina caesar and finally my food.

Human food can have fats and other ingredients that dogs do not process properly. The recipes in this VisiHow article are very much like items you can buy in the pet food aisles at the grocery store but they are not filled with extra wheat or corn like the processed dog food treats are. If you want to cook for your dog at home, look at the nutritional guidelines for your small dog. These meatballs are more treats or a wet food meal in addition to the dog's dry food. Dogs require a high amount of certain nutritional factors like calcium, and you'd have to experiment with home made foods to get the accurate recipes for your dog, especially if you aren't supplementing with dry food as well.

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How many meatballs can I give my 20 - 30 kg 15 year old dog?

My dog is old and very fussy with his food. He has had some health issues, but is fine now, just very fussy.

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