How to Make Chicken Paste for Dogs (Easy Steps & Complete Guide)

Making homemade dog food is the best way to know exactly what your dog is eating. Plus, opening up your pup’s menu will be good for its digestion. So, having a wide variety of foods will ensure the ultimate in nutrition and a well-rounded diet.

The following recipes will help you learn how to make chicken paste for dogs. These are fairly quick and simple while providing your furry four-legged friend fabulous foods. You can change up some of the ingredients, but try not to stray too far away.

Simple Chicken Paste

This is one of the easiest and simplest dishes that you can make in bulk and freeze. You can put it on your pooch’s kibble or put it into other recipes for your dog. Chicken livers are excellent for your dog’s overall health and wellbeing.

Items You’ll Need

  • Large Boiling Pot
  • Food Processor
  • Freezer-Safe Containers

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Chicken
  • 16 oz Doggie-Friendly Chicken Stock
  • Water

Instructions

  1. Place the chicken and chicken stock in the large pot. Use water to ensure the liquid covers the meat.
  2. Set it on the stove and turn it on high; bring it to a rolling boil.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium-high and let it simmer for about an hour.
  4. Take it off of the stove and let it to cool for around 20 minutes.
  5. Pour everything into a food processor and blend until it forms a paste.
  6. Put it in freezer-safe storage containers.

Puppy’s Chicken Pate

For an alternative type of paste, this recipe is sure to make your dog’s stomach happy. No frills and nothing fancy, just cottage cheese and chicken livers. You could even use this recipe as a training treat.

Items You’ll Need

  • Large Boiling Pot
  • Cutting Board
  • Knife
  • Spoon
  • Food Processor
  • Freezer-Safe Containers

Ingredients

  • ½ lb Chicken Livers
  • ¼ lb Cottage Cheese
  • Water

Instructions

  1. Cut all the fat off of the livers and slice them in half, lengthwise.
  2. Rinse the livers off thoroughly, making sure you remove any blood from inside the livers.
  3. Place the chicken livers in the large boiling pot and cover with water.
  4. Put the pot on the stove and boil the chicken livers for about 30 to 40 minutes, until well-cooked.
  5. Remove the pot and let it cool down.
  6. In the meantime, put the cottage cheese into the food processor and remove the chicken livers from the pot.
  7. Blend the cottage cheese and chicken livers until it forms a paste.
  8. You can throw away the water, add a little to the paste or put it into another recipe for your dog.
  9. Offer a little of the cooled final paste to your pooch and then put the rest into freezer-safe containers.

Chicken Paste with a Protein Kick

If you have a very active dog that uses a lot of energy every day, this recipe will provide a little extra protein. It costs all of $2 to make and it’s fairly simple too. This paste recipe is also good for dogs that don’t like to take medications. It covers the flavor.

Items You’ll Need

  • Boiling Pot
  • Frying Pan
  • Spatula
  • Cutting Board
  • Knife
  • Food Processor
  • Freezer-Safe Storage Bags

Ingredients

  • ½ lb Chicken Livers, chopped
  • 1 Hardboiled Egg, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Tbsp Rosemary Leaves, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Parsley Leaves, chopped

Instructions

  1. Place the egg in a pot of water and set the stove on high heat. Boil for 13 minutes.
  2. While you wait for the egg to boil, cut all the fat from the chicken livers and slice them in half lengthwise.
  3. Rinse the livers off thoroughly, making sure you remove any blood from inside the livers.
  4. Chop the livers into tiny bits along with the fresh rosemary and parsley.
  5. Remove the egg from heat and put it under cold running water.
  6. Place the frying pan on the stove and melt the butter.
  7. Add the rosemary and parsley and then add the chicken livers.
  8. Cook for about 20 to 30 minutes, until well-cooked. Turn them with the spatula so all sides are browned.
  9. Remove the pan and cool it to the touch.
  10. Remove the shell from the egg, taking care to remove the albumen layer as well.
  11. Place the egg, chicken livers, parsley and rosemary in the food processor.
  12. Blend until it all forms a nice, smooth paste. Ensure there are no huge chunks of parsley and rosemary.
  13. Put some on your dog’s kibble and then portion out the rest in freezer-safe containers.

Why Isn’t There Salt, Pepper or Garlic in These Recipes?

While dogs can eat many things that people can consume, certain spices are not safe for dogs. Garlic is incredibly toxic to them. It won’t just make them sick, but it has the potential to kill them. Even if you use powdered garlic or garlic granules, it’s far too dangerous to risk it.

Salt and pepper are also dangerous for your dog to consume. These will cause your dog to develop excessive thirst which can lead to stomach pains and other digestive issues. They can also result in nausea, vomiting, lethargy and a host of other health issues.

What Kinds of Herbs & Spices Are Safe for Dogs?

Dogs don’t need extra flavoring like humans do, so, skip most seasonings. That said, there are a few things you can add to improve flavor, but they are very few and far between. Never give your dog straight herbs, always mix them in with the food you make.

As a general rule of thumb, dogs can eat most herbs and spices that come from the mint family. This includes things like basil, rosemary, parsley, lavender, summer savory and oregano. However, for the more pungent ones like lavender or oregano, it’s best to administer the essential oil in single drops rather than the whole herb.

Dogs can also consume things like turmeric, ginger and, believe it or not, cinnamon. But, you want to be sparing in how much you give the dog. About one teaspoon should be sufficient enough to add flavor.