Homemade Dog Food

Top 20 Recipes For Nutritious Homemade Dog Food

You've arrived to the correct place if you're seeking for incredibly wholesome and nutrient-rich dishes that your dog will adore. There are many different dog food recipes, as you are aware.

To provide you the very best recipes in one piece, we combed through literally hundreds of them and separated the wheat from the chaff. These recipes are healthful, nutritious, and dogs adore them whether you're a new pet parent with a boisterous puppy setting the way for a healthy future or have an elderly dog with special requirements.

Making meals for your dog is the best method to guarantee that he or she is receiving the nutrients they require in their diet. 

But for some, the concept of preparing meals by hand is just one more thing that we don't have enough time for. Because of this, we made sure the top 20 recipes were straightforward enough to make in terms of both the ingredients and the time and steps required. 

Additionally, we have already done the research for you, so browse our selection of incredible recipes and save your favorites! 

Remember to consider any dietary limitations (such as food allergies) and be sure to discuss the changeover to homemade meals and how it might effect your dog with your veterinarian.

1. A Salmony Dog Food Dish

A Salmony Dog Food Dish
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Love to cook but never have the time to prepare it for your dog?

This dish is made for people who are constantly on the go but yet want to consume nutritious food and feed it to their dogs. 

One of the greenest recipes we have seen is this one. The recipe incorporates elements we wouldn't typically eat, such broccoli stems, into the dog's delectable dinner rather than discarding them.

A bonus suggestion on how to use the salmon skin that is typically discarded is included in this recipe. "I frequently get asked if dogs can eat salmon skin. While cooking in the oven for 20 minutes results in a crispy, healthy, organic, rich omega dog snack that may aid with heart health and give them wonderful skin and coat, it is not suitable to consume raw owing to unwelcome parasites." ~ says Rocky.

Additionally, when you prepare food for your dog, you become more aware of the foods you put into your body. We offer this recipe four paws up for all of the aforementioned reasons and more! The nicest part about this dish from Rocky Kanaka is that it gives you the opportunity to take time out of your day to spend time with your family, both two- and four-legged! Healthy meals are crucial for both you and your dog. 

The meal Contains:

  • two teaspoons of olive oil.
  • 2 servings of salmon SKIN ON (1 ounce per 10 pounds of dog weight plus however much you want)
  • one Squash  
  • 1 broccoli head (with stem) 
  • potatoes, three
  • two carrots.
  • 1 teaspoon of S.A. Pet Store's Collagen for dogs (For strong bones, joints, teeth and a shiny coat) - Purchase here:



Peel carrots, trim broccoli stems, and cut squash. Keep the peelings; your dog will benefit from them. Combine, steam in a rice cooker, or bake in the oven.

After adding 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the potato shavings, air fried them (or bake them).

Salmon with the skin on is pan-fried in 1 tablespoon olive oil. At a medium temperature, place the pan skin side down to begin. After turning, remove both pieces of salmon's crisp skin and place them in a dog bowl.Mix everything together in a dog bowl after the cooking is complete. For ease and a cleaner floor, chop food into small bite-sized pieces.

Your dog will be really enthusiastic about this dish, but it needs to cool. Give it 15 to 20 minutes to cool. Last but not least, sprinkle a teaspoon of our amazing dog collagen - the best joint supplement for dogs (and cats :-) )

Standard Homemade Dog Meal

Standard Homemade Dog Food
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This food has brown rice, turkey, and vegetables, which you have probably seen in many homemade dog meals. 

It's cheap, simple to make, and healthy. This dish is also ideal for making in large quantities and freezing as single meals that you can thaw for a very long time!

You will need:

  • Brown rice, 1 1/2 cups, 
  • two shredded carrots and 
  • one tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 shredded zucchini, 
  • 3 pounds of ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup peas, either frozen or canned
  • 3 cups chopped baby spinach
  • 1 teaspoon of S.A. Pet Store's Collagen for dogs (For strong bones, joints, teeth and a shiny coat) - Purchase here: https://sapetstore.com/products/collagen-for-pets

Cook the rice to package directions in a big saucepan with 3 cups of water; set aside.
Over medium heat, warm the olive oil in a sizable Dutch oven or stockpot. 

Add the ground turkey and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until it is browned.

When the spinach has wilted and the mixture is thoroughly cooked, stir in the brown rice, carrots, zucchini, peas, and spinach. Allow it to totally cool. Then add our amazing collagen for dogs - benefits including amazing shiny coat, strong bones and teeth and it repairs joints :-) )

Homemade Dog Food Stew

dog food stew
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We've been daydreaming about soups and stews lately, which brought us right to this doggie-style stew that Happy and Yummy came up with. 

The stew's origin story is similar to that of many other homemade dog food recipes in that Michelle, the inventor of Happy and Yummy, had to become inventive when preparing meals for her sick dog in order to soothe their upset stomach.

The bug may have disappeared, but the cooking bug persisted, so now their gorgeous pups, Finnegan and Buford, frequently get home-cooked meals whether they need them or not! 

Michelle chose to make a stew that only requires around 15 minutes of preparation and then cooks for 5-8 hours in a slow cooker because she wanted to make something she could make once a week and serve all week (another frequent theme we noticed across our recipe searching).

While she prepares human food on the other nights of the week, she claims that it keeps fresh in the refrigerator for a few days and thaws beautifully. She says in an amusing manner, "Be aware that it smells incredibly nice, and once you make it the first time, the dogs will stalk the crock pot and deposit piles of saliva on the floor in front of it while it finishes cooking.

To deal with this, I advise strategically placing a washable rug so you don't tread in a huge puddle. The stew is named after Scooby, the adorable dog she originally made it for but who passed away from cancer more than a year ago. We're so happy he left behind this delectable stew, passing along some of his favorite ingredients to dogs everywhere!


1 * cup of brown rice and 

2 * 1/2 cup of water

2 * cups of cubed sweet potato 

2 * pounds of frozen mixed vegetables  (carrots, peas, green beans) 

2 * big chicken breasts (each cut into six pieces)

1 * teaspoon of S.A. Pet Store's Collagen for dogs (For strong bones, joints, teeth and a shiny coat) - Purchase here: https://sapetstore.com/products/collagen-for-pets

Place all of the ingredients in the slow cooker, covering the chicken fully with the veggies, in the order stated. 5 hours on high or 8 hours on low for cooking.

Chicken should be shredded and mixed evenly into the rice and vegetable mixture before being removed from the slow cooker.

For up to three days, keep covered in the refrigerator, or freeze in single-serve amounts.

Pro tip: Add some powdered dog collagen by S.A. Pet Store to the stew. Dogs adore the taste, and it is quite healthy. Find out more about our collagen for dogs and cats

Beef & Veggie Crockpot Style Dog Food

Crockpot Style Homemade Dog Food
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Given that two of Chungah's recipes reached our list, it is apparent that we adore Damn Delicious and her recipes! The vegetables in this adaptation of her earlier dish for the slow cooker fare a little bit better. 

We particularly appreciate the fact that she utilized beef, a protein that appears less frequently in other web recipes. 

She suggests just substituting the vegetables in this recipe with anything your dog prefers—just make sure it's something you know they can eat!


  • 2 1/2 pounds beef ground
  • 1 1/2 cup of Brown rice and 
  • 1 1/2 cups of diced butternut
  • 1 1/2 cups of carrots, chopped
  • 1 (15-ounce) can of rinsed and drained kidney beans
  • 1/2 cup frozen or canned peas
  • 1/2  to 1 teaspoon S.A. Pet Store's Collagen for dogs (For strong bones, joints, teeth and a shiny coat) and cats - Purchase here: https://sapetstore.com/products/collagen-for-pets


A 6-qt slow cooker should be filled with the following ingredients: ground beef, brown rice, kidney beans, butternut squash, carrots, and peas. Stirring occasionally, cook covered for 5–6 hours on low heat or for 2-3 hours on high heat.

Allow to totally cool. Remember to sprinkle 1 teaspoon of dog collagen by S.A. Pet Store

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