Recipe: Homemade Dog Food for Joint Pain

While this recipe may provide balanced nutrition for some dogs, it won’t be suitable for all pets. Be sure to discuss any diet changes with your veterinarian, as your pet could suffer from malnutrition after just a few days of eating unbalanced meals.


  • 2 chopped zucchini
  • 2 cups kale
  • 2 cups chopped carrots
  • 2 chopped sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup lentils
  • 1.5 cups quinoa
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cranberries
  • 1 cup nettles


Add 8 cups of water to a large soup pot. Add the sweet potatoes and carrots. Bring to a boil. Simmer for 5 minutes.

Add the rest of the ingredients. Turn off the heat, cover the pot and allow the recipe to sit until it has cooled to room temperature. The heat will soften the vegetables and cook the quinoa.