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Homemade Pet Food During Covid-19

Homemade Pet Food During Covid-19
By UPZ Pets 1 years ago

In response to recent trends that show a rapid increase in COVID-29 hospitalizations, Ontario has temporarily moved into Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen effective Wednesday Jan 5th.

It’s not the best time to check out all stores or labels as usually you do. Try to limit your grocery shopping to once a week or use delivery services if possible. Make a good shopping list is necessary and very helpful. While during Pandemic millions of people lost their jobs and small businesses were forced to shutter, cutting our day-to day living expenses is very important.

Homemade meals even make it possible to feed your dog well for less. Use Google or any search engine look for pet-friendly recipes keep your fur baby happy and healthy. Here are some examples:

Two Paws Up Breakfast Scamble:


  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ ounce chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • ½ tomato, seeded and chopped
  • ¼ red or green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 egg

In a small nonstick skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the spinach, tomato and bell pepper and cook until soft, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the egg and scramble continuously until cooked through, 1 to 2 minutes. Let cool before serving.

Sweet Patoto Skin Treats for Pets


  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 slice bacon, finely chopped

Thinly slice 1 medium sweet potato lengthwise into about 1/8-inch thick strips; place on a wire rack set in a rimmed baking sheet. Dust both sides with 1 tsp. ground cinnamon. Bake 30 minutes at 300°. Turn; sprinkle with 1 slice of finely chopped bacon. Bake until bacon is crispy, about 30 minutes. Let cool.

Turkey Burgers for Your Dog

  • 8 oz. ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated carrot
  • 1/4 cup corn kernels
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • 1 tbsp. finely chopped fresh parsley

In a large bowl, mix ground turkey, breadcrumbs, carrot, corn kernels, egg white and parsley. Form into 12 patties. Heat a greased grill or 1 tbsp. olive oil in a skillet over medium. Cook patties until cooked through, turning once, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Freeze leftovers up to 2 weeks.

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