12 Homemade Dog Food for Allergies Recipes

12 Homemade Dog Food Recipes for Dogs with Allergies

When commercial kibble doesn't cut it anymore, many owners turn to homemade dog food for allergies to help their canines that suffer from food-borne allergies.

I know because I did when my dog, Lucky, started itching and avoiding his food.

He even got bald spots and started having diarrhea!

With pre-made food, you never really know what you are going to get.

But when I make food at home, I know they're safe, well-cooked, and carefully prepared.

Food allergy is one of the most common allergies in dogs, and these allergies are more likely to be caused by the environment and sometimes genetics.

However, dogs can still be allergic to various things, including grains, dairy, corn, and meats.

In fact, Dr. Jangi Bajwa, a Board certified veterinary dermatologist at VetDERM Clinic in Surrey, BC., says that:

The most common cause of a canine food allergy is other protein sources such as chicken, beef, and milk products.

With homemade dog food for allergies, you can alter recipes to fit your pup’s needs.

It's one of the most popular approaches to the elimination diet to help figure out the cause of allergic reactions.

After making meals, we found out that Lucky has sensitivities to chickens.

We're now fixing this with the help of our trusted vet, so all's good.

But I'm still feeding him the following homemade dog meals just to be safe!

Remember that these recipes are just loose suggestions and are not good for every dog.

Always check with your vet before changing your dog’s diet and using any of these homemade dog food recipes for allergies.

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12 Homemade Dog Food for Allergies

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1. Turkey Stir Fry


  • 2 lbs. of turkey (cubed)
  • 1 ½ lbs. of turnips
  • 1 lb. of spinach (minced)
  • ½ lb. of lentils
  • ¼ cup of olive oil


  • Add turkey and olive oil to pan or wok.
  • Cook on medium-high for about 5 minutes. Stir often.
  • Add other ingredients.
  • Cook for an additional 15 minutes. Stir often.
  • Cool and serve.

2. Crockpot Duck Chuck


  • 1 lb. of duck
  • 1 cup of rice
  • 1 cup of carrots
  • 1 cup of green peas
  • 2 cups of water


  • Place ingredients in Crockpot in this order – rice, water, vegetables, duck.
  • Cook on low for 8 hours.
  • Cool and serve.

3. Deerly Easy Dinner


  • 1 lb. venison (ground or cubed)
  • 2 cups of sweet potatoes (diced)
  • 8 oz. of frozen broccoli/cauliflower/carrots combo
  • 1 tbsp. dried rosemary
  • 6 cups of water


  • Put water, venison, sweet potatoes, and rosemary into a large Dutch Oven or pot.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring often. Reduce to low heat.
  • Simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add frozen vegetables and simmer for 5 minutes more.
  • Cool and serve.

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4. Cold and Bold Bone Treat


  • ½ cup of coconut oil (melted)
  • 1 banana (mashed)
  • ¼ tsp. ground ginger


  • Mix banana and coconut oil until completely blended.
  • Add ginger and mix again.
  • Pour mixture into silicone bone mold.
  • Freeze for one hour.

5. Bison Medley


  • 3 pounds ground bison
  • 3 cups white basmati rice
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 tbsps. of raw apple cider vinegar
  • 36 ounces of various fresh or frozen veggies
  • 1 ½ cups of blueberries
  • 6 tbsps. of coconut oil
  • 6 tbsps. of ground flax seed


  • Soak rice in water with apple cider vinegar overnight.
  • Strain rice and set aside. (keep the water)
  • Add meat to a programmable pressure cooker and sauté for about 10 minutes (only want to cook meat about halfway).
  • When the meat is about halfway done, add rice and strained liquid.
  • Stir together.
  • Add veggies and flax seeds on top. Do not stir.
  • Cook for an additional 12 minutes.
  • Add coconut oil and blueberries.
  • Mix completely, cool, and serve.

6. Mutton Mutt’s Dinner


  • 8 oz. of mutton (cubed)
  • 3 ½ cups of oatmeal
  • ½ cup of cucumber (shredded)
  • 5 tbsps. of fish oil


  • Boil mutton for 1 ½ hours or until done.
  • Cook oats according to package directions.
  • Drain water from the mutton and mix in oatmeal, cucumber, and fish oil.
  • Serve when cool.

7. Squash Mush


  • 2 ½ pounds of ground turkey
  • 1 ½ cups of jasmine rice
  • 1 can of kidney beans
  • 1 ½ cups of chopped butternut squash
  • 1 ½ cups of chopped carrots
  • ½ cup of peas, frozen or canned
  • 4 cups of water


  • Place all ingredients into a 6-qt slow cooker. Stir together.
  • Cover and cook on low heat for 5-6 hours.
  • Cool and serve.

8. Hearty Healthy Stew


  • 3 pounds of turkey thighs (boneless, skinless)
  • 2 medium carrots (peeled and sliced)
  • 1 cup of frozen green beans
  • 1 cup of frozen peas
  • 1 apple (cored and sliced)
  • 1 handful fresh parsley (chopped)
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • Add water, turkey, carrots, green beans, and apple to the slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on low for 7 hours.
  • Add peas and parsley and cook for 15 minutes more.
  • Transfer to a mixing bowl and add olive oil. Mash together.
  • Cool and serve.

9. Zucchini Strips


  • 1 large zucchini
  • 2 tsp. of olive oil
  • 1 tsp. of dry-ground mustard
  • 1 tsp. of beef bouillon


  • Preheat oven to 200°.
  • Slice zucchinis to ⅛” thickness.
  • Toss zucchini in olive oil.
  • Spread chews out on baking about ½ inch apart.
  • Sprinkle lightly with dry mustard and bouillon.
  • Bake for 5 hours.
  • Cool and serve.

10. Vegetable Delight


  • 2 lbs. of lean ground turkey
  • 2 tbsps. of raw turkey liver (pureed)
  • 2 medium carrots (chopped)
  • 1 cup of broccoli florets
  • 1 cup of cauliflower florets
  • ½ zucchini (sliced)
  • 2 tbsps. of olive oil


  • Steam carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, and zucchini for about 10 minutes.
  • Cook turkey and liver in a skillet until fully browned. Drain.
  • Combine meat and vegetables and mash or chop in a food processor.
  • Toss with olive oil.
  • Serve when cool.

11. Doggy Turkey Stew


  • of ground turkey
  • 1 large sweet potato (diced)
  • 1 medium carrot (diced)
  • ½ cup of frozen peas
  • 2 tbsps. of coconut oil
  • 2 cups of water


  • Sauté meat in a pot until brown.
  • Stir in coconut oil, potatoes, carrots, and water.
  • Bring to a boil, lower the heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Stir in frozen peas until heated.
  • Cool and serve.

12. Almond Oatmeal Cookies


  • 1 cup of rice flour
  • ½ cup of oatmeal
  • ½ cup of almond butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp. water


  • Preheat oven to 350˚.
  • Mix rice flour, oatmeal, almond butter, and eggs (with shells) in a bowl.
  • Slowly stir in water.
  • Roll out dough ¼ inch thick and shape as desired.
  • Bake for 12 minutes.
  • Cool and serve.

Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for 5 days and in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Gluten-Free Homemade Dog Food for Allergies—Effective or Not?

Many dog guardians are into the gluten-free lifestyle, which they also have their pooch do.

And there sure are many benefits to a gluten-free diet, both in humans and pups!

However, Dr. Bajwa said that this lifestyle is not the cure-all for food allergies in dogs. He said:

Like almost all dietary ingredients, gluten is neither inherently good nor bad. Gluten is surely one of the proteins that can cause allergies, but is no worse than chicken or beef. Thus, while gluten-free dog food may be the ideal choice for a small subset of dogs that exhibit gluten-specific sensitivity, it is not the best food for all dogs.

So if your dog has gluten sensitivities, by all means, go ahead with the gluten-free diet!

But if not, it might be best to give your Fido a variety of healthy food so he can get a balanced and nutritious meal from which he'll benefit the most.

If you want to try your hand at making homemade gluten-free meals for your furballs, check these recipes out!

Homemade Dog Food for Allergies: Final Thoughts

So there you have it!

These homemade dog food for allergies recipes are a good start if you want to begin making home-cooked meals for your Fido with sensitivities.

You can also jumpstart your dog's elimination diet with these.

But in general, we recommend you discuss this with your veterinarian before cooking and feeding your dogs with these recipes.

Your vet will know better what to do with your dog's condition.

Good luck, fur parent!

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Amy is a writer who lives with her husband and daughter on the United States Gulf Coast. She has a BA in Behavioral Sciences, and volunteered for shelters through various activities, as well as fostering animals. Amy currently has 3 dogs and 5 cats.