Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Pet Food- Beef Liver with Rice and Parsley

Do you buy canned food for your cat or a dog? It's expensive, and as it turns out, much of it happens to be artificial flavors and fillers. The list of ingredients is endless, and most of them are chemically names. The word most similar to anything eatable in this list is "meat by-products". It is hard to know which canned food is better. It is confusing because as the analysis shows, one brand of pet food produces both good and bad food. So how do you know that the particular can of food you picked up at your local supermarket is good for your best friend? Well, its extremely hard if not impossible to know. I think we all remember that pet food recall several years ago.

And now some good news- it is easier that you think to make all natural wet food for your pet. It is also much cheaper. It will cost you some time for cooking and washing the dishes, but hey, that's the last you could do to make sure your cat or dog eats well.


1.2 lb beef liver
2 cups water
1/2 cup rice for cats, or 1 cup rice for dogs
1 cup fresh parsley

Heat the oil in a large frying pan and add beef liver at medium-high heat. Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side. Its a good idea to cover it or it will spray all over your kitchen. It doesn't have to be completely cooked inside.

Add water and lower the heat to medium-low, but set the heat so that it would still be boiling. Add rice. Continue cooking, covered, for an additional 8-10 minutes on each side.

Cut the liver into chunks and stir. Add parsley and turn the heat off.

For dogs, cut into appropriate size chunks and serve with the sauce. For cats, blend all together in the blender. If the consistency is too thick for the blender, add a little bit of water.

Make sure the food cools down before you serve it to your pet.

My cats love fancy feast. They stick to it like magnets. I just need to show them the can, and they come running and meowing in their sweetest voice. Here Meda has a choice between a can of fancy feast and mom's home made kitty food. It looks like I impressed my cats as much as I impressed myself!

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It is recommended to get a ceramic or a metal bowl for your cats. Here is the one I have for my kitties, and it is really cute. The bowls come out and cam be washed separately from the cat stand.


  1. It seems you can give fancy feast a run for their money.

  2. My cat is also stuck on Fancy Feast. I'll try this and have a taste test. I'll put a bowl of Fancy Feast next to a bowl of Homemade Beef Liver with Rice and parsley. I'll let you know.

  3. Filip, you are not going to post a standard reply "Hungry!" for this one? ;)

  4. Filip, I have an extra cat bad for you. Let me know if you are interested.