Up At The Cottage Cheese Chicken And Rice Dog Food Recipe

Amy Tokic
by Amy Tokic

I love that spring is finally here. That means summer is right around the corner and it’ll soon be time to head up to the cottage for a little R&R. Chillin’ on the boat, grillin’ on the BBQ and hangin’ on the dock with my buddy Oscar. So until I can make it up north, the Up At The Cottage Cheese Chicken And Rice Dog Food Recipe will have to do!

Up At The Cottage Cheese Chicken And Rice Dog Food Recipe


1 lbs ground chicken

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 cup cooked brown rice

1 cup cottage cheese

1 egg

1 clove garlic, minced (optional)

1 cup spinach

½ cup frozen carrots and peas


  1. Cook brown rice in small sauce pan on stove or in rice steamer. Set aside once cooked.
  2. Heat olive oil in a medium pan. Brown ground chicken on medium-high heat with the optional minced garlic.
  3. Once chicken is browned, turn heat to medium and stir in rice, egg, and vegetables. Mix well for three minutes.
  4. Stir in cottage cheese. Mix well for three minutes.
  5. Let cool to room temperature. Sort out portions, refrigerate and freeze in airtight bags or containers.

I feed Oscar a mixture of homemade food and kibble – I just mix a tablespoon of the homemade recipe in with the dry food. And all of the ingredients I use are human grade, which means it’s the same food I buy for myself at the grocery store. I even tried this recipe before I fed it to Oscar. It’s usually a little bland for my taste buds, but Oscar never complains. He’s a wonderful taste taster.

Benefits of Adding Fresh Food to Your Dog’s Kibble

While your dog’s kibble has been created with a specific nutritional balance in mind, it’s not always the most interesting or appetizing option available. This isn’t to say that he can’t enjoy a happy life eating kibble, many dogs do! However, if you’re looking for a way to add a special spin to your dog’s usual meal, you may consider adding a homemade food topper like the Up At The Cottage Cheese Chicken and Rice Dog Food Recipe. The individual ingredients in any recipe that you choose will also provide their own nutritional benefits. For example, cottage cheese is rich in both protein and calcium.

In addition to adding a fun new flavour to your dog’s food, a food topper can contribute to your dog’s overall health and wellness. The biggest benefit to adding fresh food to your dog’s food is the way that it aids hydration. Kibble is a very dry meal choice, void of water content. To maintain proper hydration levels, our dogs are often left trying to drink enough water to compensate. Fresh food like the ingredients in this recipe provide your dog with much-needed hydration, even if he isn’t a huge fan of drinking water regularly.

Amy Tokic
Amy Tokic

Amy Tokic, Editor of PetGuide.com, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).

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