Recipe: Homemade Dog Food for Digestive Health

homemade dog food for digestive health

Before switching your pup to homemade dog food for digestive health, it’s best to ask your veterinarian for advice. They will evaluate your dog to decide if this recipe will provide the balanced nutrition that he needs. They may recommend a slight change in ingredients or the addition of supplements.


  • 2 lbs. lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup oat bran
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 large carrot (shredded)
  • 1/2 cup kale (chopped)
  • 1 slice of bread (cubed small)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup flour


Preheat oven to 400˚F.

Combine all of the ingredients, except the flour, in a large bowl. Use your hands to mash it all together and ensure everything is thoroughly combined.

Divide the mixture into meatballs appropriately sized for your dog. Roll the meatballs in the flour, and shake off the excess. Place the meatballs on a baking sheet, and bake in the 400˚ oven for 25 minutes.

Depending on the size of your dog, add 1-3 meatballs to his regular meals. Cut the meal portion in order to compensate for the added calories.