Recipe: Dog Food Recipe for UTI

Urinary tract infections are fairly common in dogs, and they're usually not something to be too concerned about.

This dog food recipe for UTI issues may help your pet, but it's important to run the recipe past your veterinarian first.

Signs of a urinary tract infection in dogs include:

  • frequent urination with only small amounts being released
  • pain while urinating
  • blood in the urine
  • dripping urine
  • straining or whining while urinating
  • a strong odor from the urine
  • frequently licking the genital area

The most common cause of UTIs in dogs is bacteria entering the body through the urethral opening and reaching the bladder.

This bacteria could be picked up by touching the genitals on the ground while urinating or from feces getting close to the urethral opening.

If you believe that your dog has a urinary tract infection, you need to consult your veterinarian for a urinalysis to be sure.

Your veterinarian will want a urine sample from your pet, and I've made a quick guide on obtaining one easily.

Dog Food Recipe for UTI

Dog Food for UTI Ingredients

There are other home remedies to treat a UTI in dogs, but be sure to discuss any remedies with your veterinarian.

As long as you're sure your dog has a urinary tract infection, and the symptoms are mild, it can likely be treated with a change in diet and a home remedy.


Recipe: Dog Food Recipe for UTI

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Cranberries contain a substance that prevents bacteria from sticking to the walls of the urinary tract.

Sweet potatoes are packed with vitamins and minerals that support kidney health, and parsley has a mild diuretic effect. This means it helps flush UTI-causing bacteria out of the urinary tract.

Sage and rosemary have both been shown to aid in the treatment of bacterial infections such as UTIs, and coconut oil also have natural antibacterial and anti-fungal properties.

  • Author: Samantha Randall
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: about 12 cups 1x
  • Category: Cooked Food
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Dog Food


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1.5 cups brown rice
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup peas
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • ⅛ cup parsley (diced)
  • 3 sage leaves (diced)
  • 1.5 tbsp. rosemary (diced)
  • 1.5 tbsp. coconut oil


Remember that this diet won't be a cure all for UTIs. Your veterinarian may recommend adding urinary tract boosting supplements to your pet's diet as well.

Likewise, hydration is key to treating a urinary tract infection in dogs. In order to flush all of the bacteria out of the urinary tract, your dog needs to drink plenty of water.

Add the water, ground turkey and diced sweet potato to a large pot. Cook over medium heat for about 20 minutes until the turkey is completely cooked.

While that's cooking, cook the rice according to the instructions on the packaging.

Add the eggs to the ground turkey mixture and stir until well combined. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix everything together equally.

Allow the mixture to cook over low to medium heat for another 10 more minutes.

Once the dog food for UTI is completely cooled, you can feed it to your pup.


  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 172
  • Sugar: .7 g
  • Sodium: 29 mg
  • Fat: 10.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 18.5 g
  • Fiber: 8.4 g
  • Protein: 5.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 51 mg

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Serving Size Recommendation: You can serve this dog food recipe for UTI to your pet as soon as it has cooled.

I recommend feeding about 1/2 cup of food for every 20-25 pounds of body weight.

This recommendation is for 2 servings per day. So, a 25-pound dog would eat about 1/2 cup in the morning and 1/2 cup in the evening.

This is just a guideline. Some dogs, like working dogs and very active breeds, will need more calories than this. Lazier pets and senior dogs may not need as many.

It's best to consult your veterinarian about the appropriate serving size for your dog.

They will also help you evaluate the meal to ensure it meets your pet's unique nutritional needs.

If necessary, they will assist you in choosing the best supplements and/or multivitamins to add.

How to store: You can store the leftover UTI dog food in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days or freeze them, and they’ll keep for up to 3 months.

Remember that this dog food recipe for UTI includes no preservatives so that it won't last nearly as long as commercial dog food.

For More Information

We publish many homemade dog food and treat recipes every month.

For more recipes, pet food cooking tips, and advice, see our “Recipes” section.

If you're new to home-cooked dog food subject, I recommend you read more about “How Much To Feed” to understand serving sizes, “What Supplements To Use” to create well-balanced meals, and “How To Store” for tips on simple and easy homemade dog food storing in a fridge or a freezer.

Samantha’s biggest passion in life is spending time with her Boxer dogs. After she rescued her first Boxer in 2004, Samantha fell in love with the breed and has continued to rescue three other Boxers since then. She enjoys hiking and swimming with her Boxers, Maddie and Chloe.