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Best Homemade Dog Food – Everything You Need To Know

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Introduction

Is homemade dog food healthy or unhealthy? If you feed your pet homemade dog recipes, you would’ve probably wondered if it’s healthy or not. The answer is yes. When made with dog-safe ingredients, homemade dog recipes are healthy and nutritious. This article suggests the best homemade dog food recipes.

When your dog gets hungry, it looks for you and waits until you feed it. It can be a problem when your pet is adopted. Suppose a dog can’t get proper nutrition and proper supplementation. In that case, what are the chances that it can be healthy? Learn more about your dog’s diet and the best dog-friendly homemade recipes in this article.

Homemade dog food: What to watch out for?

Providing your dog with homemade food is an excellent idea for many reasons. However, knowing what you need to look out for can be challenging while using the ingredients.

Homemade dog food is becoming more popular as people look for alternatives to commercial dog foods. However, it can be tough to find the right mix of ingredients and ensure that they are safe and healthy for your pet. This article will offer some advice on feeding your dog good quality homemade food.

Proper Nutrition for Dogs

Though your dog might eat just what is required to maintain optimum health, your dog’s diet can look completely different if you connect with the right nutritionist. With a furry friend like this in mind, find out more about how to improve your pet’s diet here.

To meet their energy needs, dogs need enough calories. However, a dog’s daily caloric need depends on the dog’s life stage and activity level. Homemade dog foods are the best options for dogs with sensitive stomachs and allergies.

Here are some breakdowns of proper nutrition analysis for your dogs:

Ideally, a homemade dog diet should contain an appropriate balance of protein, carbohydrates, fat, and fiber. It is vital to add vitamins and minerals to the food to ensure that it is complete and balanced.

  • A minimum of 10% protein, such as chicken, turkey, fish, lean beef
  • Rice, pasta, and potatoes provide up to 50% carbohydrates (they provide some fiber as well)
  • A minimum of 5.5% fat, usually in the form of vegetable oil
  • Vegetables such as peas, green beans, and carrots contain 2.5-4.5% fiber
  • Mineral and vitamin supplements for dogs (can be purchased from a reputable brand on Amazon)

How to Make Homemade Dog Food?

In preparing a diet for your dog at home, you must follow a complete and balanced recipe. After you and your veterinarian have chosen an appropriate formula, it’s time to get started.

  1. Before you start, make sure you have a food scale, food processor, pots and pans, and containers or bags for portioning the food ready.
  2. Buy fresh, high-quality ingredients that are not canned, seasoned or heavily processed.
  3. You should set up a clean kitchen area, free of foods that may harm your dog.
  4. Prepare the ingredients by measuring them out. To ensure accuracy, use a food scale.
  5. Follow the recipe directions for cooking the ingredients.
  6. Use a food processor to blend food and supplements well.
  7. Refrigerate or freeze food in containers.
  8. Generally, refrigerated food will stay fresh for three to four days. It is best to use frozen dog food within two months. You can feed homemade dog food that has been in the freezer for more than six months.

Here are the best homemade dog food recipes:

1. Meat Cakes

This recipe is from AllRecipes, an uber-popular human recipe site with a surprising number of homemade dog food recipes.

While a bit on the rich side to be an everyday meal, this is the perfect treat meal for your special pooch.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups brown rice
  • Market Pantry Ground Beef 1-lb Pkg
  • 3 cups water
  • Eight eggs
  • Two large potatoes, grated
  • One dash salt4 large carrots, grated
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  •  Two large celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups regular rolled oats

Directions To Cook

  1. It is recommended that the oven be preheated to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).
  2. Grease 36 cups of 3 large muffin pans.
  3. In a medium saucepan, combine the rice and water. Over high heat, bring to a boil, cover, and cook for 10 minutes. Lower the heat to a simmer, cover, and cook for 20 minutes. Let it cool for a few minutes, then fluff with a fork.
  4. Combine the potatoes, carrots, celery, ground beef, and eggs in a large bowl. Combine ingredients by mixing them with your hand or a sturdy spoon. Mix salt, olive oil, rolled oats, and rice.
  5.  Fill each muffin cup with some meat mixtures, and press down to firm up. Bake for 45 minutes or until the surface is firm. Let cool for 10 minutes.
  6. Turn the muffin tin upside down over a sheet of aluminum foil to remove the meat cakes. Tap each muffin cup to release it. Store in the refrigerator or freezer.

Calories: 1 cake = 309 calories

2. Scooby’s Stew

The recipe for this doggie stew was created by Happy and Yummy. The creator of Happy and Yummy, Michelle, had to get creative with her meal preparation when her dog became sick.

Scooby is the name of the sweet dog she originally made it for, who lost his battle with cancer over a year ago. We’re glad he’s forever immortalized with this delicious stew, sharing some of his favorite ingredients with pups around the world!

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 2 cups sweet potato, cubed
  • Cut two large chicken breasts into six pieces each
  • Two pounds of frozen mixed vegetables (peas, carrots, green beans)

Directions To Cook

  1. Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker, covering chicken entirely with vegetables
  2. Cook for 5 hours on high or 8 hours on low.
  3. Once the slow cooker has been removed, shred the chicken and mix it with the rice and veggies.
  4. You can refrigerate for up to three days or freeze in single-serve portions.

Pro Tip: Make a bone broth powder mixture and add it to the stew. You will be surprised at how healthy and tasty it is.

3. Turkey & Veggie Mash

With its lean ground turkey and nutrient-rich vegetables, this mash is 100% natural and made with human-grade ingredients. In addition, safflower oil is added to your dog’s shiny coat. This homemade recipe provides healthy fats for a nutritious diet.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds of lean ground turkey
  • 1 cup cauliflower florets
  • Two tablespoons raw turkey or chicken liver, finely diced or pureed
  • 1/2 zucchini, sliced
  • Two medium carrots, coarsely chopped
  • Two tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup broccoli florets

Directions

  1. Place carrots in a steam basket over a double boiler, and cover with 1 1/2 cups of water.
  2. After boiling, reduce heat to a simmer and steam until carrots are tender, about 10 minutes.
  3. In the meantime, cook the turkey and liver in a large skillet over medium-high heat until it’s correctly cooked and no longer pink. Drain off excess fat.
  4. Then add broccoli, cauliflower, and zucchini. Continue steaming until all vegetables are tender but not mushy, about 6-8 minutes.
  5. Let the vegetables cool slightly, then chop with a food processor or a knife.
  6. Combine the turkey and liver with the chopped vegetables. Add the olive oil to the turkey and veggie mixture and toss to combine.
  7. Let the mixture cool before dividing it among freezer-safe containers.

Note: The size of the vegetables will depend on the consistency preferred. We pulse about three times in the food processor and get the vegetables to a finely chopped consistency, similar to canned dog food.

Calories: 176 per cup

Vet Authorization Required: Yes

You should also ask your vet about supplements that might work for your dog when you make your meals for them, so you can make sure they get all the nutrients they need! And, this may differ from dog to dog.

4. Raw Food Cakes

A dog’s dream meal, raw food cake is full of unique ingredients. Thank you, Sam, for the inspiration for a raw recipe! We’re glad to have found one to share.

This recipe is from the WATER:: EARTH:: WIND:: FIRE

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rice (brown or white)
  • Dog-friendly fruits: peaches, pears, plums are all okay for dogs and are nutritious.
  • 4 cups unsalted, no-onion chicken broth1# green beans (sometimes more.)
  • Two large yams, steamed or baked (I use the microwave to make it quickly)
  • 2 cups pumpkin puree (in season)
  • #1 snap peas, or whatever peas in the pod you have around
  • One large bunch of parsley
  • 12 eggshells or more (baked to dry, grind in small “coffee grinder”)
  • Eight large carrots
  • Nine eggs, poached lightly, then cooled
  • 1/4 head cabbage (optional — warning: ground-up cabbage has a strong smell)
  • One cup peanut butter (more or less — I use this as a binder & for protein)
  • One broccoli head
  • 2/3 cup nutritional yeast (lots of vitamins) or 1/3 cup dog multiple vitamin powder
  • Six celery stalks
  • 1 cup flax meal (if you just have the seed, finely grind it in a food processor)
  • One large zucchini and yellow summer squash (in season)
  • 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds or raw almonds (finely processor)
  • Four large apples (more is good)
  • 2 cups rolled oats, optional (1/2 ground in a food processor, 1/2 whole)
  • #1 cranberries (in season, sometimes more)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • #1 blueberries (in season. These turn the food to gray. If it bothers you, skip blueberries)
  • 1/2 cup rose hips, dried and ground in a coffee grinder

Directions To Cook

  1. Rice should be cooked in broth until done (I use a rice cooker). Let cool
  2. Purée the yams, skin and all, in a food processor.
  3. Using a food processor, finely chop or grind the fruits and vegetables. The finer, the better.
  4. Stir together all ingredients (I used my brother’s bread bowl over 20 years ago. I mix it with my hands – there is a lot here.)
  5. Combine all the ingredients with a spoon or your hands to form a squishy, moist glop.
  6. Line two large cookie sheets with waxed or parchment paper. Make “balls” or “cakes” of the mixture and place them on waxed paper close together. Let them freeze until stiff. Then, place the cakes in freezer bags and serve them as needed.

5. The Old Standard

Old Standard meals are easy to prepare, inexpensive, and very healthy. This meal can also be made in large batches and then frozen as single servings that you can thaw for days on end! The recipe comes from Damn Delicious.

Chungah founded Damn Delicious as a food blogger without any formal training. She turned her passion into a popular website and cookbook. She lives in California with her Corgi Butters, who inspired her venture into dog food recipes.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups brown rice
  • Two carrots, shredded
  • One tablespoon olive oil
  • One zucchini, shredded
  • 3 pounds ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup peas, canned or frozen
  • 3 cups baby spinach, chopped

Directions To Cook

  1. According to the package instructions, cook the rice in a large saucepan with 3 cups of water.
  2. Over medium flame, heat olive oil in a large stockpot; crumble the turkey as you cook it, so it browns evenly during the cooking process.
  3.  Stir the spinach, carrots, zucchini, peas, and brown rice until the spinach has wilted and the mixture is heated for 3 to 5 minutes.
  4.  Allow it to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

  • Total Fat 23%
  • Saturated Fat 21%
  • Cholesterol 49%
  • Sodium 6%
  • Total Carbohydrate 10%
  • Dietary Fiber 10%
  • Calories: 412 per cup

Vet Authorization Required: Yes

If you decide to change your dog’s diet based on this information, you should consult your veterinarian.

6. Meatballs

It’s fun eating meatballs! In addition to its meatball style, this recipe features pumpkin (a stool softener — very important for seniors) and oat bran (a fiber that aids digestion).

Ingredients

  • 10 lbs ground beef (lean)
  • Three slices of bread, cubed small
  • 2 cups of oat bran
  • Four eggs
  • Three cans of pumpkin puree
  • Some salt
  • Four carrots, boiled/steamed and mashed
  • Flour
  • Leaves of 4 kale stalks chopped finely

Directions To Cook

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. All the ingredients should be mixed and formed into balls of any size you prefer.
  2. Using the flour, lightly dredge the balls and shake off any excess.
  3. Bake them until they are done at 400 degrees. Your ball size will determine how long to bake.

7. Chipotle

Chipotle for a dog? You read that right. It’s the perfect meal to share with your pup from time to time and a great treat.

Ingredients

  • 4 Carrots
  • 1 Can of tomato paste
  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • Beef Broth (NO SALT)
  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • Optional Can of Corn

Directions To Cook

  1. Boiling the macaroni is the first step. After that, the beef needs to be fried.
  2. Add butter, carrots, corn, and tomato paste to your beef and cook for about five minutes.
  3. Next, add your beef mixture and beef broth to your casserole dish.
  4. Place the container in the oven at 350 degrees for half an hour.

8. Homemade Dog Food Recipe – Rich Protein

The homemade dog food made at home is filled with rich protein, vegetables, and healthy grains. This easy homemade dog food by Dani uses whole-food ingredients you’ll recognize!

The recipe is from Clean & Delicious.

Ingredients

  • Coconut oil
  • Ground turkey
  • Veggies.
  • Turmeric
  • 1 Egg
  • Rice 

Directions

  1. It is time to prepare the turkey. In a large skillet or pot, warm the oil over medium-high heat. Add the coconut oil and turkey ten minutes later, and cook until browned and thoroughly heated.
  2. Add the vegetables. Add the zucchini, spinach, carrots, and turmeric, and reduce the heat to medium. Stir occasionally for 5-7 minutes until the vegetables are tender.
  3. Add the egg. Remove the pan from the heat and crack in the egg. Cook the egg in the hot food, mixing it around to ensure it is well-mixed and thoroughly heated.
  4. Add the rice. Stir the rice with other ingredients until everything is combined. Cool it before serving.

9. Beef & Veggie Crockpot Creation

We love  Chungah’s Damn Delicious creations, as two of her recipes made our list! This crockpot version of her previous recipe includes veggies that hold up a bit better in the slow cooker. We also love that she used beef, a protein we saw used less often in other recipes available online. Finally, she advises that you replace the vegetables in this recipe on a baking sheet. Bake with anything your dog prefers (just be sure it’s something you know they can have!)

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped butternut squash
  • 1 1/2 cups brown rice
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped carrots
  • 1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup peas, frozen or canned

Directions To Cook

  1. Add ground beef, brown rice, kidney beans, butternut squash, carrots, peas, and 4 cups of water to a 6-quart slow cooker.
  2. Stirring as needed, cook for 5-6 hours on low heat or 2-3 hours on high heat.
  3. Allow cooling completely.

Calories: 417 per cup

10. Frozen Banana Treats

Who wouldn’t want a cool treat after a long walk in the hot sun? Yogurt, bananas, and peanut butter – we love this simple recipe. It’s a frozen treat that your dog will love.

This recipe is from Dr. Marty.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups plain yogurt
  • Two tablespoons peanut butter (make sure it’s xylitol free)
  • Three ripe bananas, peeled & mashed

Directions

  1. Blend all ingredients into a puree.
  2. Pour into 4-ounce plastic cups (ice trays or toddler popsicle trays work well).
  3.  Freeze until firm.
  4. You can keep it in the freezer for up to two weeks.

11. Turkey, Rice, And Veggie Mix

Low-calorie and low-fat, this recipe is excellent for pooches who may need to lose weight.

The recipe yields 12 cups of dog food and can be refrigerated for five days. It includes lean animal protein, healthy carbohydrates, and vegetables.

This recipe is from Allrecipes.

Ingredients

  • 6 cups water
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 cups uncooked brown rice
  • One teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 (16 ounces) package frozen broccoli, carrots, and cauliflower

Total: Makes approx. 12 cups (96 fluid ounces)

Calories: 97 / Cup

Directions

  1. Combine the water, turkey, rice, and rosemary in a Dutch oven.
  2. Stir the mixture until the turkey pieces are evenly distributed.
  3. Boil the mixture over high heat, then turn down the heat.
  4. Cook for 20 minutes.
  5. Cook the frozen vegetables for an additional 5 minutes.
  6. Cool after removing from heat.
  7. Place in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

12. Pumpkin Dog Biscuits

Are you looking for a digestive aid for your dog? Pumpkin is easy on dogs with sour stomachs, and it can help ease their digestive problems.

Dog biscuits are an excellent way to introduce an all-natural tummy aid to your pup’s diet. 

This recipe is from My Baking Addiction.

Ingredients

  • Puree of pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
  • A pair of eggs
  • Half a cup of oats
  • 3-cups whole wheat, brown rice, or gluten-free flour
  • Peanut butter (make sure it’s xylitol free)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)

Total: Makes approx. 24 biscuits

Calories: 27 / biscuit

Directions

  1. Set the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the flour, oats, and cinnamon.
  3. Whisk together the eggs, pumpkin, and peanut butter in a separate large bowl. Combine the wet and dry ingredients.
  4.  Roll out dough to 1/2 inch thickness on a floured surface. Cut out with a cookie cutter.
  5. If the dough is sticky, dust your hands and rolling pin with flour.
  6. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until golden brown.
  7. Let cool entirely on cooling racks. They will harden as they cool.

13. Grain-Free Dog Food Recipe: Chicken Jerky Strips

Don’t trust store-bought rawhide, which has additives, preservatives, and other chemicals. Try homemade chicken jerky. This recipe does not include grains, which is a much healthier alternative. You can store them in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks (if they last that long!).

This recipe is from Top Dog Tips

Ingredients

  • 2 to 4 boneless, skinless, 3-oz chicken breasts

Total: Makes approx. 10-20 strips

Calories: 33 / strip

Directions

  1. Set the oven to 200 degrees.
  2. Remove all excess fat from the chicken breasts.
  3. Cut into 1/8-inch thick strips with a paring knife.
  4. Bake the strips for 2 hours on a baking sheet until they are dry and hard.
  5. Cool completely before serving to your pup.

14. Low Carb High Protein homemade dog food

Your pet deserves only the best ingredients without added sugar or spices. A dog’s diet should include animal meat, seafood, dairy products, and eggs. As well as fat from meat or oil, they need carbohydrates from grains or vegetables. In addition, essential fatty acids are found in plant oils, egg yolk, oatmeal, and other foods. 

Check out Tasty Low Carb for the full recipe and instructions

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 pounds ground turkey
  • Tuna in water, two cans, 14 ounces
  • 1/2 pound chicken gizzards
  • 1/2 cup Cottage cheese
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 cup White rice (cooked)
  • Sweet potato, 6 ounces
  • Green peas (cooked) 6 oz
  • Cauliflower, 6 ounces
  • Broccoli, 6 ounces
  • Half an apple (medium size)
  • Coconut oil, three tablespoons

Directions

  1. Cook the rice according to the package instructions.
  2. Cook the chicken gizzards for about 10 minutes until thoroughly cooked in a second pot. Bring the eggs to a hard boil in this pot for the last five minutes.
  3. In a third colossal pot, cook the ground beef and ground turkey until it turns brown. Drain the fat off and remove the pot from the stove.
  4. Grind the raw peas, raw broccoli, raw cauliflower, half an apple (remove the seeds and skin), cooled gizzards, and peeled eggs in a food processor. It may take two batches.
  5. Microwave sweet potatoes for 3-4 minutes until soft.
  6.  Combine all ingredients, including canned salmon or tuna, in the large pot with the beef and turkey. Finish with cottage cheese and coconut oil. Add a wooden spoon to mix well.
  7. Place the food in freezer bags, label them, and date them.

Note: This is enough food for two nine-pound dogs for two weeks.

15. Fiber Filled Homemade Dog Food Recipe

Give this recipe a try if your pet has constipation problems. You can also separate it and freeze it for later use. For example, place two homemade dog food meals into ziplock bags and thaw overnight.

In this recipe, you’ll get around two weeks’ worth of food, but be sure to check with your vet on how much homemade dog food your pet should be eating. Then, when it’s time to feed your pet, the author recommends heating the food in a double boiler.

Check out With a splash of color for the full recipe and instructions.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 lb. shredded chicken
  • 3 cups water 
  • One medium sweet potato, peeled and diced
  • 2 cups brown rice
  • 1/2 cup lentils
  • Two tablespoons of pureed pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • Two tablespoons of olive oil

Directions

  1. Boil the turkey and chicken in 3 cups of water for 20 minutes over medium heat.
  2. Set the meat aside after removing it from water.
  3. Boil the water, then add the rice, lentils, and sweet potato—Cook in a separate large bowl.
  4. Cook the remaining ingredients until the liquid has been absorbed.
  5. Add the cooked meat and serve warm.
  6. You can freeze unused portions and feed them as directed by your veterinarian.

16. Homemade Raw Dog Food

Feeding your pet raw dog food from the freezer section of the pet store will give them an energy boost, and their coats will be shinier than ever, and their teeth will be in great shape.

Foods such as these, however, can become very expensive very quickly. So here’s a cheaper alternative you can make at home!

You can find the full recipe in Running to the Kitchen.

Ingredients:

  • Ground beef weighing 2 1/2 pounds
  • 4 ounces of chicken livers
  • One carrot, chopped
  • One small apple, cored
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach
  • Two whole eggs (including shell)
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • One tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • One tablespoon olive oil

Directions To Cook:

  • Process the carrot, apple, and spinach until finely chopped in a food processor.
  • Combine the remaining ingredients except for the ground beef and process again until well combined.
  • Place the mixture in a large bowl. Mix the ground beef in with a spatula or your hands.
  • Put on a parchment-lined baking sheet and form into patties about the size of your palm.
  • Place frozen patties in a storage container or plastic bag and keep frozen.
  • One day’s worth of patties should be removed from the freezer the night before and placed in the refrigerator to thaw.

17. Homemade Dog Food Recipes for Senior Dogs

It’s not as difficult as it may seem to make homemade dog food for senior dogs and those with medical problems.

You can find the full recipe at Restless Chipotle.

Ingredients

  • Ground beef (don’t use lean) 1/4 pound
  • 2 cups unsalted rice
  • Chopped hard-boiled egg
  • Three slices of white bread crumbled
  • Blend one bottle of calcium carbonate into a powder in a blender. Then store in a resealable plastic bag.

Directions To Cook

  1. Make sure you thoroughly cook the beef.
  2. Mix well the remaining ingredients.
  3. Two feedings a day are recommended.
  4. Don’t forget to give your dog a vitamin supplement.

Vet Authorisation Required: Yes

The author received this recipe from her vet to feed her kidney-injured dog. A low-protein diet is intended for the dog. Consult your veterinarian before feeding your pet.

18. Diabetic Homemade Dog Food

This recipe may be a lifesaver for your dog if it has diabetes. The author has been making diabetic dog food for seven years and has run the recipe by her vet for approval.

The main ingredient is the beautiful yellow bean from India known as Chana dal, which ranks extremely low on the GI chart, making it the perfect addition to your pet’s diet.

You can find the full recipe on Myuntangledlife.

Ingredients

  • 28 cups water
  • One bag (4 pounds) chana dal rinsed
  • Two bags (1 pound each) of brown lentils rinsed
  • Two bags (1 pound each) of black-eyed peas rinsed
  • Two bags (1 pound each) green split peas rinsed
  • Rinsed 1 pound of pearl barley
  • Cut 5 pounds of boneless chicken breasts into 12-inch cubes
  • Ground turkey, 1 pound
  • One can (29 ounces) Libby’s 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • Two bags (16 ounces each) frozen broccoli cuts
  • Two bags (16 ounces each) frozen crinkle-cut carrots
  • Two bags (16 ounces each) frozen green beans
  • Two packages (10 ounces each) frozen chopped spinach

Directions To Cook

  • Fill a 20-quart pot with water and boil.
  • Include chana dal, brown lentils, green split peas, black-eyed peas, and barley. Continue occasionally stirring on medium heat.
  • Cut and add the chicken breast.
  • Put ground turkey in the mix.
  • Add pumpkin and stir well.
  • Now, add the frozen vegetables. Stir occasionally until most water has been absorbed, then reduce heat to medium-low. 
  • Allow cooling before storing.

Vet Authorization Required: Yes

You should consult your veterinarian before changing your dog’s diet based on this information.

19. Scrambled Egg Spinach and Salmon Gourmet Dog Food

It will be the highlight of your pet’s day if he loves salmon and eggs and is a big fan of gourmet foods. 

Eggs have good levels of digestible protein and a range of vitamins, while salmon is an excellent source of healthy omega-3 fatty acids!

You can find the full recipe in Lifehack.

Ingredients

  • Two eggs
  • One teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • Half a can of skinless salmon
  • Half a cup of thawed spinach

Directions To Cook

  1. Place the skillet over high heat.
  2. Stir spinach and salmon into the skillet and cook until spinach is wilted.
  3. Stir eggs for 2 minutes to scramble them.
  4. Cool before serving.

20. Meatloaf

This recipe is provided by Amy Tokic’s pet website Pet Guide, where she reviews pet products, gives advice, and blogs about dog health. From time to time, she also posts dog food recipes.

This meatloaf recipe stands out with its creativity and beautiful presentation. In addition, the meatloaf looks good enough to eat. 

Amy offers this up to her pup Oscar around every four days, splicing his diet up with less rich fare on the other days.

You can find the full recipe in Wag the Dog by Maggie.

Ingredients

  •  One lb. lean ground beef
  • Grated mixed vegetables – 1 ½  cups
  • Make sure the veggies you use are your dog’s favorites – Amy used broccoli, carrots, and apples.
  • Two eggs
  • Cottage cheese, half a cup
  • 1 ½ cups rolled oats

Directions To Cook

  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a bowl, thoroughly  combine all the ingredients by hand. Spread evenly in a loaf pan.
  3. Bake for 40 minutes.
  4. For easy serving, slice, and store in the refrigerator.

21. Dinner Layer Cake

It’s hard not to fall in love with this savory cake recipe, which not only looks beautiful but also is easy and cheap to make. This recipe is ideal for your dog’s birthday party!

Like chicken pot pie without the crust, you’ll be drooling over this one. But, if you like the recipe, check out Maggie and Trina’s other recipes on their blog!

You can find the full recipe in Wag the Dog by Maggie.

Ingredients

  • Chicken 1 kg (2.2 lbs)
  • One medium Apple
  • 1/2 cup of carrots
  • One entire eggshell
  • Peas, 1/2 cup
  • Brown rice, 1 cup
  • Sweet corn, 1/2 cup

Preparation

  • Preheat the oven to 170°C
  • Cook and soften the carrots, peas, and sweetcorn in a pot.
  • Before serving, peel the apples and chop them into small pieces.
  • Mince the chicken in a food processor (or buy it already minced)
  • Follow the package directions for cooking brown rice
  • A mixture of mashed vegetables
  • Pulverize the whole egg until the shell is completely crushed.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine chopped apple, egg, and chicken
  • Combine vegetable melee and rice in a bowl

Directions To Cook:

  1. Line a cake pan with baking paper or grease it.
  2. Put half of the chicken mixture in the bottom of the cake pan.
  3. Place about 2/3 of the veggie and rice mixture on top of the chicken base
  4. Place the rest of the chicken mixture on top of the veggie and rice mix
  5. Finish the cake with the remaining veggie mixture
  6. Bake it for 35 minutes or until the juices run clear in your preheated oven.
  7. Remove from the pan, let cool, and then serve your dog the posh chicken heaven.

22. Crunchy Kibble

The Nest is a blog designed to help new couples navigate their new lives, and it features home, food, and related content. The good news is that this extends to dog food recipes like this divine crunchy kibble recipe.

If your pup loves traditional dry food, and you’d just like to dress it up a bit, then this recipe is for you. As long as the herbs and spices are not toxic (for instance, onions or garlic), you can add the ingredients  to your dog’s kibble.

If  you want to try cooking at home but don’t want to go too overboard, this would be the perfect first recipe to try before moving on to the meats and vegetables featured in the rest of the recipes.

Check out the entire recipe in The Nest

Ingredients

  • 6 cups of flour — white, whole wheat, or oat
  • Three large eggs or four medium eggs
  • Powdered milk, 1 cup
  • Baking oil, 1/3 cup
  • Two mixing bowls
  • 2 1/2 cups milk, broth, or water
  • Two wooden spoons

Directions To Cook

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Set a cookie sheet aside after spraying it with baking spray.
  3. Mix the flour and powdered milk in a bowl. 
  4. Stir the ingredients with a wooden spoon and set the bowl aside.
  5. In a second mixing bowl, combine the eggs, baking oil, and liquid choice until well combined.
  6. Combine the dry and wet ingredients into a thick, moist dough, similar to bread. Feel free to add any additional ingredients you wish to mix in, such as cheese, shredded meat, pureed fruits, and vegetables. 
  7. Adding more liquid to a dry dough will make it smoother; adding more flour to a wet dough will make it less sticky.
  8. With the wooden spoon, spread the kibble dough onto the greased cookie sheet until it is about one-half inch thick—Bake for 15 minutes.
  9. It takes approximately 45 minutes to bake the dog food until it is brown and firm to the touch.
  10. Allow the cookie sheet to cool after removing it from the oven.
  11. You should break the baked cookie into bite-sized pieces and give them to your dog. Then, store the crunchy dog food in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

23. Deluxe scrambled egg with spinach and salmon

This yummy dish is from the author Niki Bezzant. This recipe is for homemade dog food and is easy, and this recipe is loaded with iron.

You can find the full recipe in Healthy Food.

Ingredients

  • Spraying oil
  • Slice 1 spring onion finely
  • 1 Garlic clove, finely chopped or minced
  • Chop 2 cups spinach or silverbeet leaves
  • Two eggs
  • ¼ cup skim milk
  • ¼ cup creamed corn
  • One tablespoon grated parmesan
  • To season with black pepper
  • Sliced smoked salmon, 2 oz
  • Greek yogurt, one tablespoon
  • Chives, chopped, one teaspoon
  • Optional: 1 slice toasted grainy bread

Directions To Cook

  1. Spray oil on a medium-low heat pan. 
  2. Stir for 1 minute after adding spring onion and garlic. 
  3. Stir spinach for 2 minutes until wilted and tender.
  4. Transfer spinach to a warm serving dish.
  5. Mix the eggs, milk, and creamed corn in a jug. 
  6. Add a little more oil to the pan and the egg mixture.
  7. Gently stir the egg until it is just set.
  8. Add the parmesan and mix gently. 
  9. Sprinkle with pepper.
  10. Continue stirring the eggs for about 2 minutes until they are cooked through.
  11. Combine eggs with smoked salmon, spinach, yogurt, and chives. You can serve the dish with toast if you like.

24. Chicken Casserole

Aside from the fact that dogs think chicken tastes scrumdiddlyumptious, it’s good for them too. It’s a great source of protein and essential amino acids that help support their strong, healthy muscles. 

Chicken is full of Omega 6 fatty acids, giving them lots of energy for fun adventures.

You can find the full recipe in the Pet Guide by Amy Tokic.

Ingredients

  • Cut two boiled chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces
  • Steamed brown rice, 1 cup
  • Steamed peas and carrots medley, 1 cup, frozen
  • Cut up one celery stalk into small pieces
  • A cup of pumpkin puree
  • Cut one boiled potato into bite-sized pieces
  • Three tablespoons of unsalted chicken broth

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Cut the chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces. Chop it up into tiny pieces.
  3. Add water to a medium-sized saucepan with the cut-up chicken – just enough to cover the top of the chicken. Bring the water to a simmer. Cover the pan and simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. Rice can be steamed or cooked in a saucepan. For every cup of rice, add 1.5 cups of water. Set aside when the rice is fluffy and cooked.
  5. Boil one peeled potato in water in a separate small saucepan. Simmer for 20 minutes or until soft.
  6. In a large bowl, once the chicken, potato, and rice have finished cooking, combine all ingredients (including peas, carrots, pumpkin puree, chicken broth, and celery). Place in a casserole dish and bake without a lid for 20 minutes.
  7. Let cool to room temperature before serving. 
  8. A meal without seasoning might seem bland to you, but your dog won’t agree.
  9. When this chicken casserole is poured into their bowl, you’ll have all the proof you need!

25. Chicken Casserole (2)

Commercial dog food products often contain chicken as a protein source. Therefore, it’s an excellent source of protein for your puppy’s homemade meals.

The chicken casserole for dogs is made with only a few ingredients and is suitable for most adult dogs.

You can find the full recipe in Top dog tips

Ingredients

  • Two boneless, skinless chicken breasts (chopped)
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup dog-friendly veggies (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup quick oats
  • 1 tsp. coconut oil

Instructions To Cook

  1. Heat the coconut oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
  2. Fry the chicken. 
  3. Now, add the chicken broth, vegetables, and oats.
  4. Let the recipe simmer for about 10 minutes.
  5. After the food has cooled, you can serve it to your dog.

26. Chicken and Rice for Dogs

We recommend this chicken and rice dog food if you want chicken and rice in your dog’s diet.

However, it doesn’t have the same immediate effect on your dog as the homemade recipe for an upset stomach.

You can find the full recipe in Canine Journal.

Do’s and Don’ts of Boiling the Chicken

Use boneless, skinless chicken breasts. We suggest you purchase white meat instead of dark meat for easier digestion of dogs.

Avoid Seasoning

Do not add salt or other spices while cooking the chicken. 

  1. Take a medium or large-sized pot. Place the chicken breasts in a single layer. 
  2. Pour in enough water to completely immerse the chicken.
  3. Over high heat, boil the chicken and cover the pot with a lid for 12-15 minutes. 
  4. After the chicken is cooked, you can either dice or shred it into bite-sized pieces and prepare for serving.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 pound of cooked, skinless chicken
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1 cup peas and carrots
  • Vegetable oil, one tablespoon
  • 1/4 teaspoon potassium chloride

Direction To Cook

  1. Follow the instructions above to boil the chicken.
  2. Then, remove the chicken from the broth.
  3. Rice should be boiled in a medium-sized pot using either the reserved broth or plain water (do not add salt, butter, or other seasonings to the rice).
  4. Let the rice and chicken cool.
  5. Make bite-sized pieces of chicken by shredding or dicing them.
  6. As a general rule, mix one-third chicken with two-thirds rice.
  7. Enjoy a tasty meal with your dog!

27. Basic Dog Biscuits

Your furry friend will love these easy homemade dog biscuits. The ingredients in this recipe are simple and can easily be adapted to include delicious additions.

You can find the full recipe in The Blond Cook.

Ingredients

  • 2.5 cups of whole wheat flour (or oats if your dog is sensitive to wheat)
  • <1 tablespoon of salt.
  • Simple ingredients can easily be adapted to include delicious additions to this recipe.
  • One egg
  • One tablespoon of beef or chicken broth or bouillon
  • 1/2 cup of hot water

Direction To Cook

  1. Make a dough by mixing
  2. Cut into biscuit shapes
  3. Then bake for 30 minutes.

28. Beef Stew, Doggie Style

The recipe is full of iron from new protein and can be stored in the fridge for most of the week (or frozen).

This recipe is from Money Crashers.

Ingredients

  • Beef stew meat, 1 pound
  • One small sweet potato
  • 1/2 cup of carrots, diced
  • Green beans, chopped, 1/2 cup
  • Flour, 1/2 cup
  • Water, 1/2 cup
  • Vegetable oil, one tablespoon

Total: Makes approx. 4 cups (32 fluid ounces)

Calories: 301 / cup

Directions

  1. Microwave the sweet potato for 5 to 8 minutes until it is firm but tender. Let it cool.
  2. Slice the beef into small pieces, about the size of a nickel.
  3. Over medium heat, cook the beef stew pieces for 10-15 minutes or until they are well-done in a tablespoon of vegetable oil.
  4. Remove the beef chunks from the pan and reserve the drippings.
  5. You should dice sweet potatoes.
  6. Heat the drippings over medium heat. While whisking, slowly add flour and water to the drippings to create a thick gravy.
  7. Stir the meat, sweet potato, carrots, and green beans into the gravy.
  8. Cook for about 10 minutes or until the carrots are tender.
  9. Serve it after it has cooled.
  10. The remaining stew can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days.

29. Homemade Beef Dinner

In particular, beef is an excellent ingredient for homemade dog food. It is high in protein and contains essential vitamins and minerals, such as iron, zinc, and selenium.

You can add some carrots and sweet potatoes for beta-carotene and fiber, and your pup will love the meal.

The full recipe can be found in the Pet Plate by The Pet Plate Team 

Ingredients

  • Ground beef (cut the fat) 5 pounds
  • Cook 2.5 cups of brown rice (lentils, oatmeal, or quinoa)
  • Three cups of mixed vegetables

Direction To Cook

  • Peel and chop the sweet potatoes into 1″ pieces, peel and dice the carrot.
  • Heat coconut oil in a small pot over medium-high heat. 
  • Stir the ground beef into the pot and cook until it is no longer pink. 
  • Add sweet potatoes and carrots, then cover with enough water to cover.
  • Bring to a boil and cook for 15-20 minutes on medium heat. 
  • Make sure all ingredients are well-cooked and soft before serving.
  • Before serving, remove the food from the heat and cool it completely.

30. Basic Chicken Plus Rice recipe

The best homemade dog food recipe for pets with allergies or sensitive stomachs is basic chicken plus rice.

You can find the full recipe in Homemade Dog Food.

Ingredients

  • Four chicken breasts
  • Chop 2 cups of vegetables (for example, broccoli or cauliflower)
  • Brown rice, 1/2 cup
  • Three cups of chicken broth

Directions To Cook

  1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Bake 10 pounds of chicken leg and thigh quarters for 1 hour at 400 F in multiple pans or a large roaster.
  3. Let the chicken cool.
  4. Remove the chicken’s bones. Try to keep the cartilage and juices from the bones. (You can make a bone stock with the bones)
  5. Combine the meat, cartilage, and juice in a large mixing bowl.
  6. Add the cooked white rice after it has cooled—about 10 cups.
  7. Crush 18 hard-boiled eggs with their shells. You can blend them in a blender or food processor if you are concerned about the size and sharpness of the eggshells.
  8. Add a tube of Supromega fish oil and 2-4 cups of Dinovite. Blend thoroughly with your hands until all the ingredients are thoroughly incorporated.
  9. In a freezer-safe container, place the finished dog food recipe.

31. Doggie’s Stew

It is human-grade dog food, so feel free to try it. Your dog will love this stew recipe with wholesome ingredients such as chicken, apple, carrots, green beans, and peas.

You can also freeze this recipe for later use. You can find the full recipe on SkinnyMs.

Ingredients

  • Five pounds of boneless chicken breasts and thighs
  • Chicken livers, 5 ounces
  • Five ounces of chicken gizzards
  • Five pounds of carrots
  • One pound of green beans
  • Pumpkin, 1/2 pound
  • Apples weighing 0.5-1 pound
  • Sweet potatoes, 1-2

Directions To Cook

  1. Add all ingredients to the slow cooker except the peas, parsley, and olive oil.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or on high for 4 to 5 hours. Add peas and parsley for about 15 minutes before turning off the slow cooker.
  3. Let ingredients cool slightly.
  4. Add ingredients to a mixing bowl and olive oil, then mash with a fork, potato masher, or food processor, depending on the consistency you desire.
  5. You can divide the dog food mixture and store it in freezer-safe Ziploc bags.

Veterinarian Authorisation Required: Yes

If you’re unsure how much to feed your dog, you should ask your vet.

32. Fish Fillets and Veggies for Dogs

For your dogs, this recipe is quick, easy, and delicious. A variety of fish sources are available.

Pick any fish fillet product you can find; Tilapia and Swai are usually readily available in most grocery stores. You have plenty of choices when it comes to vegetable sources as well. You can buy frozen vegetables or prepare them yourself.

You can find the full recipe in Avid Pup!

Ingredients

  • Fish fillets weighing 2 pounds
  • Rice, white or brown, 1 cup
  • Pink salmon in a can
  • Eggs, three whole
  • Three cups of diced vegetables

Directions To Cook

  1. It’s easy to prepare this meal! Start by cooking the salmon and fish fillets. Then, chop or ground them up. After that, it’s up to you.
  2. Cook your rice in a separate pot. If your dog doesn’t like rice, you can replace it with oatmeal, lentils, or quinoa.
  3. Set a pot of water on to boil while you cook your rice. Add your vegetables at the same time. After approximately five minutes, strain the vegetables and discard the water.
  4. Now it’s time to combine the ingredients! First, make a uniform mash by mixing the fish, vegetables, rice, and eggs.
  5. Be sure to let the mixture cool completely before serving it to your dog.
  6. You can save any extra in the refrigerator or freezer for later!

33. Turkey and Vegetable Dinner

There are only whole foods in this diet, and it is full of good nutrition. Our Turkey and Veggie Dog Food recipe features lean turkey, a liver full of protein, and nutrient-dense vegetables. Try it today!

You can also freeze the recipe for future use. You can find the full recipe in the SkinnyMs.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of turkey meat
  • Cooked brown or white rice, 1 cup
  • Green beans, 1/2 cup
  • Carrots, 1/2 cup
  • Water, 1/4 cup
  • 1-2 tablespoons of vegetable oil

Directions To Cook

  1. Add 1 1/2 cups of water in a double boiler, place vegetables in a steam basket over the pot, and cover.
  2. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a low boil, and steam for about 10 minutes until veggies are tender.
  3. Meanwhile, add the turkey and liver to a large skillet and cook on medium-high heat until done.
  4. Fat should be drained off and discarded. 
  5. Blend veggies in a food processor or chop them. 
  6. Cook the turkey with vegetables.
  7. Toss with the turkey & veggie mixture after adding the olive oil. 
  8. Before dividing into freezer-safe containers, allow the mixture to cool.

34. Fish and Sweet Potato Mash

Delicious and a healthy treat with only a few ingredientsI The goal is to keep it simple. Fish and Sweet Potato mash is suggested for dogs with sensitive stomachs or allergies.

You can find the full recipe in the Avid Pup!

Ingredients

  • Two or three fillets of fish
  • Sweet potato, one large
  • Olive oil, one tablespoon
  • Multivitamin powder (optional)

Directions To Cook

  1. You should boil your fish in a shallow pan. Avoid adding spices.
  2. As soon as the fish is opaque, chop it into bite-sized pieces.
  3. To prepare sweet potatoes, peel them and boil them until they are tender. 
  4. Once the water is drained, mash the potatoes with a fork.
  5. It is easy to assemble your ingredients. It just takes a bit of measuring. 
  6. Combine a cup of fish with half a cup of mashed sweet potatoes. 
  7. If you want to prepare the meal in bulk, you can increase the amount.
  8. Add your vitamin supplement and some olive oil. You should then combine everything until it’s fully incorporated into an enticing mash.

35. Green Smoothie for Dogs

Packed with nutritious veggies like spinach, carrots, and cucumber, this hydrating smoothie is the perfect healthy snack for your pup.

This recipe is also known as Vegan Vegetable Smoothie for Dogs. You can find the full recipe at v-dog.

Ingredients

  • About 2 to 3 cups spinach
  • Carrots, 1
  • Cucumber, 1
  • Fresh ginger, 1/2–3/4 tsp
  • Coconut milk, unsweetened
  • Fresh parsley, 1/2 cup
  • Flaxseeds, one tablespoon

Directions To Cook

  1. Chop carrot, cucumber, and ginger.
  2. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into your pup’s bowl, and garnish with a bit of parsley and flaxseed.

36. Salmon and Quinoa – Homemade Dog Meals

Here’s another easy recipe that only requires a few ingredients. This meal can be prepared in bulk and provide a week’s worth of food. You can also freeze it for future consumption.

It’s all about the salmon! Quinoa, on the other hand, provides some complex carbs you need. Moreover, broccoli delivers vitamins and minerals.

You can find the full recipe in Avid Pup!

Ingredients

  • Raw salmon (fillets or whole) 3 pounds
  • One and 3/4cups of quinoa
  • Two and 1/2 cups of broccoli
  • Vitamin powder, half a cup

Directions To Cook

  1. Cook your salmon first.
  2. Add enough water to cover the fish in a pan.
  3. Then, cover the pan and cook the fish for about five minutes.
  4. Once the fish has been cooked and cooled, break it apart with a fork.
  5. You can now prepare your quinoa. Add one part of quinoa to two pieces of water after cleaning.
  6. Bring the pot to a boil and simmer the quinoa for about 15 minutes. The quinoa should be fluffy and translucent.
  7. While that’s working, you can boil your broccoli florets in about an inch or two of water.  Cook them for about five minutes. A little crunch is suitable for your dog!
  8. Cool all ingredients entirely before using.
  9. Mix everything and add your vitamin supplement. Heat will affect the potency of the vitamins, so don’t add it until your fish, quinoa, and broccoli are at room temperature first.

37. Cheddar Dog Treats

Cheddar Dog Treats are perfect for dogs who love cheese. Great for training a puppy or rewarding your pet. It also makes a great gift!

You can find the full recipe in Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • All-purpose flour, 1 cup
  • Cheddar cheese, 1 cup shredded
  • Softened butter, one tablespoon
  • Milk, 1/3 cup

Directions To Cook

  1. Combine flour and cheese in a small bowl.
  2. Add butter and stir until combined.
  3. Add milk gradually until moistened.
  4. Knead 8-10 times on a lightly floured surface.
  5. Roll the dough into a 12-by-9-inch rectangle. Cut into 3×1-inch squares. Cut into strips.
  6. Baking sheets should be ungreased.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes at 350° or until golden brown.
  8. Let cool completely in the oven with the door slightly open—place in an airtight container.

39. Watermelon Pupsicles

There are only three ingredients in these easy homemade dog treats – yogurt, watermelon, and honey—the perfect summer treat for your puppy – grain-free, healthy, frozen, and refreshing.

You can find the full recipe in Belly Full

Ingredients

  • Fresh seedless watermelon pieces, 1 1/2 cups
  • Greek yogurt, 1/3 cup
  • Honey, 2 tbsp

Directions To Cook

  1. Put silicone molds on a baking sheet (this makes it easier to transfer them to the freezer without spilling). Set aside.
  2. Blend all the ingredients in a food processor until smooth.
  3. Pour into a measuring cup with a spout for easy pouring.
  4. Until the mixture reaches the top of each slot, fill it with the mixture.
  5. Put it in the freezer for 3 hours or until it is solid.

40. No-Bake Pumpkin Dog Treats

It is quick and easy to make these No-Bake Pumpkin Dog Treats. Your dogs will enjoy their chewy texture as well as healthy ingredients.

You can find the full recipe in Sizzling eats

Ingredients

  • Pumpkin puree, 1 cup
  • Peanut butter, 1/2 cup
  • Rolling/old fashioned oats, 2 1/2 cups
  • Honey, 1/4 cup
  • Cinnamon, 1 tsp

Instructions

  1. Mix the oats, peanut butter, pumpkin puree, honey, and cinnamon in a large bowl.
  2. Place one 1/2-inch ball on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  3. Place them in an airtight container after chilling for an hour.

41. Carrot Cake Homemade Dog Treats

Homemade carrot cake dog Treats are made with your favorite carrot cake ingredients. Still healthy for your puppy! These treats contain unsweetened plain applesauce, natural unsweetened almond butter (or peanut butter), eggs, oat flour, carrots, and unsweetened coconut flakes – all safe for dogs.

You can find the full recipe in Belly Full

Ingredients

  • 1 cup applesauce (plain, unsweetened, without any additives)
  • 1/4 cup almond butter or peanut butter (raw and natural, unsalted and unsweetened, and free of any flavors and xylitol)
  • Two large eggs
  • 4 cups oat flour (plus 1/2 cup more if necessary and for dusting)
  • 1 cup grated carrots (peeled first)
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes (unsweetened natural)

Directions To Cook

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. 
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
  3. Use a handheld electric mixer to blend applesauce, almond butter, and eggs in a large bowl.
  4. Add the oat flour, carrots, and coconut flakes and stir until combined. The dough should be slightly tacky, but not overly so. (If you pinch a piece and it crumbles, add a little water. If it’s sticky, you’ll need to add a little more oat flour, 1/4 cup at a time, but no more than 1/2 cup.) 
  5. On a surface lightly sprinkled with oat flour, knead the dough 3-4 times until it comes together.
  6. Roll out the dough to a thickness of 1/2 inch using oat flour sprinkled on the rolling pin.
  7. Cut out desired shapes with cookie cutters and transfer them to the prepared baking sheet.
  8. Place in the oven and bake for 18-20 minutes, or until the edges are golden.
  9. Allow cooling completely.

42. Fish Cakes

Do you want to make some snacks for your pup? Give these fish cakes a try! Your dog will love this recipe.

It contains a variety of healthy ingredients and is packed with flavor. This meal can also be frozen and stored for later use!

You can find the full recipe in AvidPup!

Ingredients

  • Two cans of albacore tuna
  • Two large eggs
  • Tuna in water, one can
  • Fresh parsley, one small bunch
  • Two large potatoes
  • Four ounces of frozen peas

Directions To Cook

  • Preparing the ingredients is the first step in making these fish cakes. First, peel and chop the potatoes into small pieces.
  • Boil the potatoes in unsalted water until they are soft and tender.
  • Meanwhile, chop the parsley into tiny pieces. 
  • Prepare the peas according to the instructions.
  • Finally, hard boil your eggs and chop them into small pieces.
  • Drain all of the excess water after your potatoes are done. Then, add about a quarter of your parsley.
  • Combine the tuna cans in a separate bowl. Drain any excess liquid from the tuna cans first! Fully incorporate the tuna.
  • Then add the rest of the parsley, the boiled eggs, and the peas.
  • Mix in the potatoes, too, after they have cooled down a bit. Then, make patties with your hands.
  • The meal is ready for your dog to eat once the patties are prepared!

43. Meaty Cheese Corn Bones

Low-sodium and low-fat ingredients make this homemade dog treat recipe perfect for your pup. In addition, they look great in a glass jar as gifts for friends because of their bone shape.

You can find the full recipe in my recipes.

Ingredients

  • One and a half cups whole wheat flour
  • 3 cups stone-ground cornmeal
  • ¼ cup of brewer’s yeast
  • Nonfat dry milk, ½ cup
  • Shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese, ⅔ cup
  • Low sodium beef broth, ¾ cup
  • There is one large egg
  • Canola oil, two tablespoons

Directions To Cook

  1. Set the oven to 350°F. Put parchment paper on two large shallow baking sheets.
  2. Mix the flour, cornmeal, brewers yeast, and dry milk in a medium bowl. Add the cheddar cheese and mix well.
  3. Mix the broth, egg, and oil in a separate bowl.
  4. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients with a spoon or rubber spatula until a rough dough forms.
  5.  In the bowl, knead the dough 5-6 times until it comes together.
  6. Roll out the dough to a thickness of 1/4 inch on a lightly floured work surface. Cut out treats with a 3-inch dog bone or cat cookie cutter and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
  7. Roll out the dough to 1/4-inch thickness, cut out more treats, and press all the scraps together; knead once or twice.
  8. Cook the treats for 30 to 35 minutes, rotating the pans from top to bottom once. 
  9. Remove the biscuits from the oven and let them cool completely.
  10. Store them in an airtight container.

44. Yogurt Banana Dog Treats Recipe

The ingredients for these effortlessly prepared homemade dog treats are yogurt, banana, and peanut butter (or almond butter). Your pet will love it irrespective of the seasons! It’s easy, healthy, grain-free, frozen, and refreshing! These treats are safe for dogs besides plain yogurt, bananas, and natural unsweetened almond butter (or peanut butter without xylitol). 

You can find the full recipe in Belly Full.

Ingredients

  • Plain Greek yogurt, 16 ounces
  • Natural unsweetened almond butter (or peanut butter – without xylitol, which is toxic to dogs)
  • One medium banana, sliced

Directions To Cook

  1. Put silicone molds on a baking sheet (this makes it easier to transfer them to the freezer without spilling). Set aside.
  2. Blend all of the ingredients in a food processor until creamy and combined.
  3. Pour into a measuring cup with a spout for easy pouring.
  4. Fill each slot with the mixture up to the top.
  5. Put it in the freezer for 3 hours or until it is solid.
  6. Release the frozen treats carefully from the molds and watch your dog gobble them up!

45. Woof Loaf

Popsugar, a popular lifestyle site, provided this recipe. Making a loaf ensures easy preparation and helps stockpile large amounts of food for the week. Turkey and veggies with eggs and oats make a great meal for most dogs.

You can find the full recipe in The Dog Bakery.

Ingredients

  • Ground turkey, 1 pound, lean
  • Oats, 1/2 cup
  • Carrots, 1/2 cup chopped
  • Two eggs
  • Peas, 1/2 cup
  • Three hard-boiled eggs

Directions To Cook

  1. Set your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine the lean ground turkey, carrots, and peas in a bowl.
  2. Combine the oats and eggs. Stir until a loaf is formed. Eggs and oatmeal make your pet’s coat shine, and they are rich in protein.
  3. Grease a loaf pan lightly with olive oil and then add half the mixture.
  4. Cover the center of the loaf with the other half of the ground turkey mixture, and the three hard-boiled eggs. Place in the oven for 45 minutes.
  5. Slice a half-inch slice from the cooled loaf and give it to your pet.

46. Apple Crunch Pupcakes

These homemade Pupcakes are so easy to make! All it takes is 50 minutes and one bowl.

You can find the full recipe on Food Network.

Ingredients

  • 2 to 3 cups of water
  • 1/4 cup applesauce (unsweetened)
  • Honey, 2 tablespoons
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Egg of medium size
  • Whole wheat flour or oats, 4 cups
  • (non-sweetened) 1 cup dried apple chips
  • Baking powder, 1 tablespoon

Directions To Cook

  1. Mix everything into a dough.
  2. Cut them into pieces and shape them like bones.
  3. Cook for 25 minutes.

47. Carrot Chia Pet Treats

The seeds of the chia plant aren’t just for humans. If you add them to this slightly sweet dog treat recipe, your dog will hear, “You’ve been good today!”.

You can find the full recipe in My recipes

Ingredients:

  • A cup of all-purpose flour
  • Whole wheat flour, 1 cup
  • Toasted wheat germ, ½ cup
  • Chia seeds, ¼ cup 
  • Almond butter, ⅓ cup 
  • Water, ⅔ cup 
  • Canola oil, 2 tablespoons
  • Maple syrup, 2 tablespoons
  • Grated carrots, two

Directions To Cook

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix the flours, wheat germ, and chia seeds in a medium bowl. 
  3. Mix the almond butter, water, oil, and syrup in a separate bowl, then add the carrots. 
  4. Stir the wet and dry ingredients together with a spoon or rubber spatula until a rough dough forms.
  5. Knead the dough 6-7 times in the bowl once it is fairly stiff.
  6. Roll out the dough to a thickness of 1/4 inch on a lightly floured surface. 
  7. Place biscuits on the prepared baking sheet using a 3-inch dog bone cookie cutter. 
  8. The scraps should be pressed together and kneaded a few times. Roll out to 1/4-inch thickness and cut as many biscuits as you need.
  9. The biscuits should be lightly browned and reasonably hard after 35-40 minutes of baking. 
  10. Let the biscuits cool entirely after removing them from the oven. Their hardening process will begin when they are cooled.
  11. Ensure that the container is airtight.

48. Food Pucks

Ensure that you feed your puppy healthy food containing everything they need to remain healthy. These raw dog food pucks use much of the food scraps you would normally throw away, saving you money and improving your dog’s health.

You can find the full recipe in Healthful Pursuit.

Ingredients

Raw Base Recipe

  • Raw grass-fed beef, 3 cups
  • Six whole eggs (you can use the shells too!)
  • One and a half teaspoons of grey sea salt
  • One and a half cups of coconut oil or grass-fed tallow
  • Multivitamin powder for dogs

Cooked Base Recipe

  • Bone broth (1 cup)
  • Sweet potato (300 grams)
  • Two apples, seeds removed
  • ¾ cups ground flax seed, pumpkin seed, or hemp meal
  • Six chicken livers or two calf livers

Directions To Cook

  1. Blend your Raw Base Recipe ingredients and any additional Boosted Supplements in a high-powered blender until smooth.
  2. Place in a large bowl, cover, and refrigerate.
  3. Meanwhile, add the ingredients for the Cooked Base Recipe to your Instant Pot and cook under high pressure for 15 minutes.
  4. Alternatively, you could increase the broth to 3 cups and add it to a large saucepan—Cook over medium heat for 25 minutes.
  5. Chill the Cooked Base Recipe ingredients until room temperature.
  6. Transfer the mixture to the jug of a high-powered blender and blend until smooth.
  7. Transfer mixture to the bowl with the blended Raw Base Recipe ingredients and mix with a large spoon until combined.
  8. Transfer to small silicone molds or larger ones if you have a giant dog. Once all molds have been filled, transfer to the freezer and freeze for 12 hours.
  9. You can store them in the molds or transfer them to a large ziplock.
  10. Keep the pucks in the freezer at all times.
  11. When ready to feed, take it out on the counter to defrost for 1 hour or place it in the fridge overnight.
  12. Remember, there is raw meat in here, so wash up afterward.

49. Elvis Biscuit

A treat your four-legged Elvis wants to howl for: peanut butter and banana (with the added goodness of rolled oats and whole wheat flour).

You can find the full recipe in My recipe

Ingredients

  • 2.5 cups of whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 pound of bananas
  • 1 cup of peanut butter
  • 1 Large Egg

Directions To Cook

  1. Roll into a dough
  2. Cut into bone-shaped pieces
  3. Bake for 20 minutes.

50. Chicken Rice Balls

These chicken rice balls are gorgeous and full of so many things pups love – chicken, sweet potatoes and eggs. Yum!

You can find the full recipe in Mommy? I’m Hungry.

Ingredients

  • 4-5 C. cooked brown rice
  • 16 oz frozen peas
  • 2 plain whole chicken, about 4 lbs each
  • 2 small bunches of fresh parsley leaves
  • 2 medium orange sweet potatoes (yams), chopped
  • 2 small-medium bunches of kale, stems removed
  • 8 whole carrots, chopped
  • 8 eggs

Directions To Cook

  1. Bake the chicken for about 1 hour 25 minutes or until the juices run clear. 
  2. As you roast the chicken, cook the rice (4 C. water & 2 C. rice) and let it cool.
  3. Add yams and carrots to a large stock pot along with about half a cup of water.
  4. Add peas, kale, and apple.
  5. Boil for a few minutes, then simmer until carrots and yams are tender, about 30 minutes.
  6. Transfer any liquid to a food processor with a slotted spoon, add fresh parsley, and pulse until smooth.
  7. Prepare scrambled eggs in a simple form.
  8. After cooling the chicken, pick apart the meat and add it to a large mixer. 
  9. Mix until the chicken is shredded at medium speed.
  10. Add rice, pureed veggies, and eggs. 
  11. Scoop out portions onto a lined baking sheet with an ice cream scooper. 
  12. Place portions in a freezer-safe container or bag.
  13. Thaw a day’s worth in your fridge before using.
  14. Microwave thawed portions for 22 seconds, then freeze for 45 seconds.
  15. Time to feed your pet.

51. Homemade Beef & Rice Dog Food

Homemade dog foods are a great alternative to commercial dog foods. This meal recipe contains beef, rice, and vegetables. A good combination of protein, fats, and carbohydrates is found in this meal.

For your pup, a recipe with the right ingredients. You can find the full recipe in The Cozy Cook

Ingredients

  • Pounds ground chuck, 1½
  • Diced carrots in a cup, ½
  • Cup peas, ½ 
  • Cooked brown or wild rice, 1 cup
  • Omega-3 fatty acid supplement, 1 tablespoon

Directions To Cook

  1. Slice the carrots, so they are about the size of peas. You can also substitute carrots with frozen peas and other fresh vegetables.
  2. Heat a large sauté pan over medium flame.
  3. When the ground beef is almost done, add it to the pan and stir often to break it up into small pieces.
  4. Cook the carrots and peas until they are soft.
  5. You should not drain the beef first since the fat will help cook the vegetables and provide good nutrition for your dog.
  6. The vegetables should soften in 4 to 5 minutes.
  7. Add cooked brown or wild rice to the mixture.
  8. Remove the pan from the heat and stir until all the ingredients are well-combined.
  9. Stir in the omega-3 supplement, typically available in liquid form, and allow it to cool.
  10. Your dog’s skin and coat benefit from omega-3 fatty acids. 
  11. Stir in any other nutritional supplement your dog may need, but talk to your vet before giving any supplements.
  12. Portion size will depend on your dog’s size and activity level, but a general rule is that they should eat about 2 percent of their body weight in meat per day.
  13. The recipe will last for three days if you have a 25-pound dog.
  14. Refrigerate leftover food. If your dog doesn’t like cold food, reheat a portion in the microwave for 15 to 20 seconds before serving, but don’t serve it hot.

52. Mini Omelettes

The egg-centric recipe is a three-ingredient dish that is a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids and protein for both you and your dog. Making this healthy recipe is simple and can be whipped up quickly.

It is also highly versatile. Not a fan of green peppers? You can substitute tomato, broccoli, or shaved smoked ham instead.

You can find the full recipe in Pawsh Magazine.

Ingredients

  • Two organic eggs
  • Chopped green peppers
  • Thinly sliced smoked salmon
  • Ramekin, oven-safe

Directions

  1. Lightly grease ramekins with olive oil. Crack eggs directly into the ramekins.
  2. Stir thoroughly with a fork until well combined.
  3. Cook at 350 F for 10 to 12 minutes or until it turns brown and is cooked thoroughly.
  4. Serve after it has cooled.

53. Seafood Patties for Dogs

Seafood is packed with nutritional benefits for dogs, but it can also be dangerous if you don’t serve it properly. This recipe is made with shrimp and tuna fish, but you could also use other types of seafood.

You can find the full recipe in Top Dog tips.

Ingredients

  • Ground shrimp, 6 oz.
  • Canned tuna in oil, 12 oz. 
  • Mashed sweet potato, one
  • Crushed garlic cloves, two
  • Plain yogurt, 1/2 cup
  • Black pepper, 1/4 teaspoon
  • Thyme, 1/4 teaspoon. 
  • Turmeric, 1/4 teaspoon. 

Directions To Cook

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  2. Make patties that are portioned into 1/2 cup servings.
  3. Place the patties between two pieces of wax paper and freeze.
  4. Once they are frozen, you can easily store them in an airtight container or bag.
  5. For every 20-25 pounds of body weight, a serving size of 1/2 cup is recommended.
  6. Based on your pup’s serving size, you could freeze the patties in smaller or larger portions.

54. Mixed Meat Goodness

Dogs thrive on high meat diets full of quality proteins that are the building blocks of their lives. Although all types of meat protein are great, leaner meats are usually higher in nutrients.

You can find the full recipe in Top Dog Tips.

Ingredients

  • Three pounds of cooked whole wheat macaroni
  • Chicken thighs (remove fat): 2 pounds
  • Lean ground beef, 1 pound
  • One pound of broccoli stalks
  • One pound of red leaf lettuce
  • Half a pound of chicken liver
  • Half a pound of beef heart
  • 1 large egg white
  • Eggshell powder, 4 tablespoons
  • Kelp meal, 1 tablespoon
  • Vitamin E drops in 10+ drops

Directions To Cook

  • Add the vegetables 10 minutes before the meat is ready.

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