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Recipe: Homemade Dog Food for Picky Dogs

Are you getting frustrated with your picky pooch? Trying to satisfy a picky eater can be a daunting task. The whole food ingredients in homemade dog food are usually much more tempting than the ingredients found in processed commercial kibble. This homemade dog food for picky dogs may just entice your finicky pup.

Recipe - Homemade Dog Food for Picky DogsThere are thousands of dog food options to choose from. Not only do you have the option of different types of food (like kibble and canned foods), but there are also so many different dog food diets available. Your dog can eat raw food, organic food or even a vegan or vegetarian diet.

How could you possible try all of the options to find a food that will satisfy your canine companion? And, what if your dog gets tired of eating the same old dog food day in and day out? Some picky eaters need a wide variety to keep them interested in eating regular meals.

A homemade dog food diet can help with all of these problems. The flavor-packed ingredients will entice your dog to eat, and you can substitute ingredients when Fido gets tired of eating the same recipe.

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Homemade Dog Food for Picky Dogs

homemade dog food for picky eatersIngredients

  • 3 lbs. boneless chicken breast
  • 2 large carrots (chopped)
  • 1 cup green beans
  • 1 large apple (chopped)
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup peas
  • 1/2 cup dried parsley
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil


This is a slow cooker recipe, which means you don't have to stand around and tend the meal while it's cooking. Slow cooker recipes are great for pet owners who don't think they have enough time to prepare homemade meals for their dog.

homemade dog food for picky eatersPlace the water, chicken, carrots, green beans and apple in the slow cooker. Cook the mixture on low for 6 hours. When it's done cooking, immediately add the peas, parsley and coconut oil. The heat from the dog food will warm the final three ingredients.

When this homemade dog food for picky dogs has cooled, you can feed to your pooch. The recommended serving size is about 1/2 cup for every 20 pounds of body weight per serving. This recommendation is for 2 servings per day.

Keep in mind that very active dogs may need more calories than this each day, while lazier dogs may not need as many. To find the exact serving size for your pet, you'll need to consult with a veterinarian or canine nutritionist.

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days. You can also make this recipe in bulk, and store it in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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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.