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Recipe: Homemade Dog Food for Small Breeds

Nutrition is an integral part of raising a dog that is healthy and strong. Small breed dogs grow and develop differently than larger breeds. Their nutrition needs to be catered to these differences. Discuss this homemade dog food for small breeds with  your veterinarian before making a dietary switch for your  pup.

Many common diseases among puppies and small breed dogs stem from a poor diet. These diseases can include malnutrition, nutrient toxicity, obesity or hypoglycemia. There is no single best food for small breeds or any canine for that matter. The only thing that you can do is learn about your dog's specific nutritional needs and analyze the ingredients of each recipe.

Based on this information, you'll need to make a choice of which food will be best for your furry family member. It's not likely that you'll know all of this information on your own. That's why it's best to consult your veterinarian or a trained canine nutritionist before changing your dog's diet.

Homemade Dog Food for Small Breeds

Oatmeal Dog Food RecipeOatmeal is high in fiber, and contains a lot of nutrients, minerals and antioxidants. This recipe may not offer balanced nutrition for all dogs, so be sure to check with your veterinarian before switching Fido to this diet.


Recipe: Homemade Dog Food for Small Breeds

Oatmeal makes a good substitute carbohydrate for dogs with wheat and grain allergies. Being a good source of soluble fiber, oatmeal is beneficial for dogs with bowel irregularity issues and aids in regulating blood glucose levels.

On the contrary, feeding a diet that offers too much fiber can cause gastrointestinal issues. For this reason, this food should not be the only recipe you feed your pet. You can interchange it with other homemade recipes or serve it once in a while to help keep Fido's bowel movements regular.

  • Author: Samantha Randall
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: about 36 cookies 1x
  • Category: Cooked Food
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Dog Food


  • 2 chicken breasts  (diced)
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup dog-friendly vegetables (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup quick oats
  • 1 tsp. vegetable oil


Add the oil to a frying pan over  medium heat. Sauté the chicken in the oil until browned.

Once the chicken has been cooked, add the broth, oats and vegetables to the pan. Simmer the recipe for 10 minutes.

Be sure the recipe is completely cooled before feeding to your pet.


  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup
  • Calories: 33
  • Sugar: .4 g
  • Sodium: 138 mg
  • Fat: 1.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 2 g
  • Fiber: .4 g
  • Protein: 3.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 7 mg

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How to store: You can store the leftover 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. Keep in mind that this recipe 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.