Healthy meals are important for you and your dog and it doesn’t matter if your dog is a connoisseur of fine foods or a picky eater, this list of homemade food recipes for dogs has something for everyone.
Making a homemade dog food healthy and nutritious is not a piece of cake. It takes a lot of patience and research to fulfill the bodily requirement of your dog. Though homemade dog food is cheaper than the store brought food but you will have to consider a lot of points while changing your dog’s diet.
Many dog food recipes lack certain requirements like calcium, zinc, and manganese. A lot of homemade dog food recipes vet approved also fall short of these necessary nutrients. The best way to do so is to take the guidance of a dog nutritionist. Your dog not only needs proteins, fats, and vitamins, he also needs certain fatty acids and oil. Additionally, if your dog as health issues, he may need a different diet altogether.
Proteins are super important for the growth and maintenance of cells. A dog’s body is only capable of producing 13 out of the 23 amino acids present in proteins. That means the other 10 amino acids need to come from a food source.
The vitamins that your dog needs in its diet include Vitamin E, D, A, K, and the B-complex vitamins. Apart from this, your pet also requires phosphorus and calcium. You should try and include these vitamins and minerals in your dog’s diet through natural sources, instead of supplements.
Dogs are active animals and to make sure their energy levels don’t deplete, you need to include fats in their diet. Fats like Omega 3 and 6 and Linoleic acid will not only promote energy but will also aid in keeping your pet’s skin and fur healthy.
Proteins are super important for the growth and maintenance of cells
But, water is super-important when it comes to doggy diet. If your dog loses more than 10% of the water in its body, it can become life-threatening. Not to mention, water makes for more than half of an adult dog’s body weight. This is why your dog must always have a supply of fresh, clean drinking water available.
These colder nights have us dreaming about soups and stews, which lead us directly to this doggie style stew.
Here are 19 homemade dog food recipes.
- 1.Beef & veggie crockpot creation
- 2 .Food Pucks
- 3.Chicken & Veggie Slow Cooker
- 4.Raw Food Cakes
- 7.Chicken Rice Balls
- 8.QUICK & EASY PEANUT BUTTER DOG TREATS
- 9.Yummy bones
- 10.CHICKEN AND SWEET POTATO BITES
- 11.BEEF AND RICE STIR FRY
- 12.CHICKEN DELIGHT
- 13.CARROT COOKIES
- 14.Homemade Fish-Based Dog Dinner
- 15.BROWN RICE AND VEGGIES
- 16.STRAWBERRY AND BANANA PUPSICLE
- 17.BANANA CUPCAKES
- 18.PUPPY BITES
- 19 Woof Loaf
1.Beef & veggie crockpot creation
1/2 pounds ground beef1 1/2 cups chopped butternut squash1 1/2 cups brown rice1 1/2 cups chopped carrots1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed1/2 cup peas, frozen or canned.
2 .Food Pucks
1/2 cups water1 cup brown rice2 cups sweet potato, cubed2 large chicken breasts, cut into 6 pieces each2 pounds frozen mixed veggies (peas, green beans carrots)
Place ingredients in slow cooker in order listed, covering chicken completely with vegetables
Cook 5 hours on high or 8 hours on low
Remove from slow cooker, shred chicken and stir into rice and veggie mixture until evenly distributed.
Store covered in fridge for up to three days or freeze in single-serve portions.
Pro Tip: Mix in some bone broth powder into the stew. It is so healthy and dogs love the taste.
3.Chicken & Veggie Slow Cooker
1/2-3 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs and breasts2 c. frozen peas ,1 sweet potato, cubed,1 large or 2 medium apples, cored and cubed (no seeds!!)2 carrots, sliced 1 can of kidney beans, drained and rinsed 2 c. frozen green beans 2 tbsp olive oil.
4.Raw Food Cakes
4 Carrots,1 Can of tomato paste,2 Tbsp ButterBeef Broth (NO SALT),1 lb Ground BeefOptional Can of Corn
1 lbs. lean ground beef1 ½ cups grated mixed vegetables (use your dog’s favorite veggies – Amy used broccoli, carrots and apple)2 eggs½ cup cottage cheese1 ½ cups rolled oats.
7.Chicken Rice Balls
4-5 C. cooked brown rice16 oz frozen peas2 plain whole chickens, about 4 lbs each2 small bunches fresh parsley leaves2 medium orange sweet potatoes (yams), chopped2 small-medium bunches kale, stems removed8 whole carrots, chopped8 eggs.
8.QUICK & EASY PEANUT BUTTER DOG TREATS
1 ½ cup peanut butter (creamy)
2 cups flour
¼ cup water
3/4 cup water (hot)
1/3 cup butter (low-fat)
1/2 cup powdered milk
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg (beaten)
3 cups flour (whole wheat)
10.CHICKEN AND SWEET POTATO BITES
1 1/2 cups boiled chicken (shredded or diced)
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup of boiled sweet potato (diced)
8 tablespoons low-fat evaporated milk
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 pinch of salt
11.BEEF AND RICE STIR FRY
2 cups brown rice (steamed)
1/2 cup shredded carrots (steamed)
1 teaspoon coconut oil
1 lb. ground beef
1/2 cup chopped broccoli (steamed)
1 clove garlic (minced)
2 cups boiled chicken (cubed or shredded)
1 1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt
1/2 cup coconut oil (virgin)
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups carrots (shredded)
3/4 cup water
1 pinch of cinnamon powder
14.Homemade Fish-Based Dog Dinner
15.BROWN RICE AND VEGGIES
1/2 cups brown rice
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 lbs. turkey (ground)
3 cups baby spinach (chopped)
2 carrots (shredded)
1 zucchini (shredded)
1/2 cup peas (frozen)
16.STRAWBERRY AND BANANA PUPSICLE
1 cup strawberries (remove the tops)
2 ripe bananas
1 cup Greek Yogurt
1 tablespoon honey
2 ripe bananas (mashed)
5 tablespoons almond butter
1 egg (beaten)
Pinch of cinnamon
19 Woof Loaf
1 pound lean ground turkey1/2 cup oats1/2 cup chopped carrots2 eggs1/2 cup peas3 hard-boiled eggs
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