So you have done your research, looked at the pros and cons, and made your decision. You are ready to start cooking for your dog. Maybe you aren’t creative in the kitchen, or just don’t want to worry about if your dog should really be eating the ingredients you added, whatever the reason, here are the best websites for healthy, tasty dog food recipes. Get your ideas from the people who have made it their business to ensure your four-legged family member gets the best in home-cooked meals.
0. Top Dog Tips
As expect, goes without saying: here on Top Dog Tips, we have literally hundreds of dog food recipes with videos and photos – the largest database on the internet. The variety of recipes include well-balanced meals, random ones to feed your pet on occasion, recipes for dog health and a bunch more.
1. Whole Dog Journal
Not only does this site provide you with great recipes for your dog, it also provides you with nutrition information in case you want to still make some of your own original recipes. Making the decision to go back to store bought food? This website will tell you which processed foods are the best.
2. The Little Foxes
This site is a wealth of information. It may not be “professionally” put together, but that is no reason to overlook it. It has lots of recipes with different ingredients in case you want to give your pooch variety. It also has recipes for canines that suffer from food allergies. If your fur-baby is sick, don’t worry, it has a recipe for that as well.
3. the BARK
Pull up this site and you will get tons of recipes – pages and pages. They have different contributors so you are sure to find a variety. This site has homemade treat recipes, snack recipes, as well as full crock-pot meals. As an extra treat, it has recipes that can be made that you and your furry family member will enjoy.
4. Dog Reference
Want to go simple? This website has a lot of simple recipes for dog treats and meals – some with only three ingredients. While you are looking for those, you can also find a wealth of how-to guides, from leash training your pooch or how to make your own dog toys.
If you want all the benefits of a homemade dog food without the hassle, stop by this site. They have complete freeze-dried meals they sell, but they also have kits that you can buy where you add the meat or other ingredients that you can get cheaper. Don’t want to go all in? They also have all-natural snacks.
6. Fiasco Farm
Also known as Molly’s Herbals, this site has a lot of natural and herbal remedies for dogs. These remedies and recipes have been tested on the site owner’s own dog – Mable. Not only will you find nutritious recipes, but a wealth of other information as well, like natural flea repellants and the caloric needs of dogs.
7. Money Crashers
Yep, this is a saving money not site, not a dog site. It makes this list because it has articles on how to save money making dog food and dog treats at home. This nifty how to guides include delicious recipes for your pooch. Switching to homemade dog food doesn’t have to be expensive – this website shows you how to do it.
Not only can you find people recipes on this site, but you can find canine recipes as well. This site is based off of user submissions, so you will find a variety of things. Along with that variety are tons of comments about how it worked for everyday dogs like yours. If people ran in trouble, they also comment with substitutions they made. It is a great site for not only recipes, but for reviews.
9. Dog Time
This site has so much information. I often use it when researching for articles. The editors of this site allow reader submissions, so their recipe list is constantly growing. Your four-legged family member will never get bored with the wide variety of meals and treats that you can find on this site.
10. Recipes 4 Gourmet Dogs
As you can easily tell by the site name, this is the place to go for recipes. It also has lots of useful information about what foods are good, what foods are bad, nutritional needs, and serving sizes. This is a go-to sight if you eventually want to branch into making your own homemade dog food recipes.
11. All Recipes
When you click this link, you really will see “all recipes”, even those for dogs. They have tons of user reviewed recipes on meals and treats. It is similar to Pinterest, but just for food. That means there are new things being shared daily. This is a great site for finding fun food like doggie birthday cakes, frozen treats, and delicious meals.
12. Homemade Dog Food
This is another site with a name that says it all. Along with great recipes, they have a convenient Dos and Don’ts section for beginners. You can find a variety of raw food and cooked food diets in the pages of this site. If you really want to get into the science, they have posts on how your dog’s digestion works, how diet can affect your pup’s immune system, and other helpful, knowledgeable articles.
13. Damn Delicious
Another people food site that has branched into canine nutrition, this place has lots of simple recipes for your pet. Whether you prefer the “crock-pot and freeze” method, or daily cooking, there is something on this site for everyone. Like other sites, this one also has a helpful comments section where people have posted their results.
14. My Sweet Puppy
Here you will find everything you need for your puppy, even “name” guides. It is a site that has nutrition, healthcare, training, and just plain fun. If you need some recipes for dogs of any age, they have them here. This website even has nutrition advice for certain breeds of dogs.
15. Organic Pet Digest
Not just concerned with diet, this site is for anyone who wants to practice holistic healing on their fur-baby. They even have a list of vets who practice holistic care. They can help you decide what foods are best even if you don’t want to cook every day. Not to mention, they have the first canine “symptom checker” I have ever seen on any site.
Yes, cooking for your dog may take more time than filling a food bowl, but the benefits are there. If you decide you would like to try it, these websites can help you get started and get you through any road blocks you may encounter. If your dog is just another family member, what better way to show it than by cooking for it.