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Most Popular Homemade Dog Food Recipe Videos

As dog owners, we want our four-legged friends to be around forever. That’s why more and more people are turning to the benefits of a well-balanced, homemade dog food meals. There are several reasons why someone may completely switch to this diet, or mix it up with feeding a dog commercial dog food.

Over the last year, we've published a ton of homemade dog food and dog treat recipes for general feeding and variety of health conditions. Some of them may be more appropriate for your pooch than others, and you should always consult with a veterinarian before switching your Fido to a homemade diet. Samantha has covered some of this in her podcast on the safety and benefits homemade dog food (listen to it here).

If you know that homemade dog food is the right choice for you and would like to try it, to save you some time below we've collected ten of Samantha's most easy to follow and popular videos of healthy homemade dog food recipes. All dog tested and approved!

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Wet Dog Food Recipes

Chicken and Greens Skillet Homemade Dog Food

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. boneless chicken breast
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 cup UNCOOKED quinoa
  • 2 zucchinis (chopped)
  • 1 cup green beans (chopped)
  • 3 cups kale (chopped)

Directions:

  • Cut chicken breast into slices. Add chicken to warm skillet with coconut oil.
  • Cook until chicken is cooked through.
  • Add vegetables.
  • Cover and cook on low heat for 10 minutes.
  • Prepare the quinoa according to the instructions on the package.
  • Combine quinoa with skillet and stir.

RECIPE PAGE HERE: Chicken and Greens Skillet Homemade Dog Food

 

Homemade Ground Beef Dog Food

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. lean ground beef
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1/2 cup mixed vegetables

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • Cook the rice according to instructions on box.
  • Steam or boil vegetables.
  • Mix beef, eggs, rice, and veggies.
  • Grease cookie sheet.
  • Roll up meatballs and place on sheet.
  • Bake meatballs for 45 minutes.

RECIPE PAGE HERE: Homemade Ground Beef Dog Food

 

Homemade Vegetarian Dog Food Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cups uncooked quinoa
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 banana sliced

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • Use fork to poke holes in sweet potato and bake it until tender. (apx. 1 hour)
  • Boil water and add quinoa. Simmer until all water is absorbed.
  • Boil the peas according to the instructions on the packaging.
  • Slice banana and sweet potato into bite-size
  • Mix quinoa, sweet potato, peas, and banana together.

RECIPE PAGE HERE: Homemade Vegetarian Dog Food Recipe

 

Salmon and Broccoli Dog Food

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. salmon WITH skin
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 head of broccoli
  • 3 sweet potatoes
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 squash

Directions:

  • Use coconut oil to cook salmon in skillet.
  • Chop squash, carrots, and broccoli. Steam until tender.
  • Boil sweet potatoes until tender then mash.
  • Shred salmon. Add the broccoli, squash, and carrots. Mix thoroughly.
  • Add sweet potato mixture and combine completely.

RECIPE PAGE HERE: Salmon and Broccoli Dog Food

 

Beef and Pork Crock Pot Dog Food

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cup water
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 4 lbs. protein source (I used 1 lb. ground beef and 3 lbs. ground pork)
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • 1 large apple (cubed)
  • 1 cup kale (chopped)
  • 1 large sweet potato (cubed)
  • 2 large carrots (cut into chunks)

Directions:

  • Add all ingredients to slow cooker.
  • Stir the dog food occasionally as it cooks.
  • Cook for 4 hours on ‘high’ or 7 hours on ‘low’.

RECIPE PAGE HERE: Beef and Pork Crock Pot Dog Food

 

Dry Dog Food Recipes

Ground Turkey and Lentil Dry Dog Food

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups water
  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice
  • ½ cup lentils
  • 3 medium carrots – chopped
  • 1 medium sweet potato – chopped
  • 1 large apple – cored and chopped
  • ¾ cup steel-cut oats
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon dried rosemary
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • ¼ cup olive oil (you could also use canola oil or sunflower oil)

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • In medium saucepan add 5 cups water, rice, and Bring to boil. Cover and cook on low 20 min.
  • Add one cup of water, chopped carrots, chopped sweet potato, chopped apple, oats, parsley, and Bring to a boil. Cover and cook on low 20 min.
  • Brown ground turkey.
  • Combine all ingredients and puree.
  • Pour onto greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake 1 hour. Flip and bake 1 more hour. Cut into small pieces and bake 1 more hour.

RECIPE PAGE HERE: Ground Turkey and Lentil Dry Dog Food

 

Dry Dog Food with Ground Beef and Vegetables

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 tsp. coconut oil
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup dry milk
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 ½ cups low sodium beef broth
  • 2 cups dog-friendly vegetables – finely chopped

Directions:

  • Preheat oven 200°.
  • Cook ground beef with coconut oil.
  • Boil or steam the vegetables.
  • Combine dry milk and flour
  • Beat together eggs, vegetable oil, Worcestershire sauce, and broth.
  • Combine wet mixture and dry mixture to make dough.
  • Spread ½ inch thick on greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 30 minutes. Take out and cut into small pieces and bake another 1 hour. Turn off oven and leave door Allow to sit 1 hour.
  • Break into pieces.

RECIPE PAGE HERE: Dry Dog Food Recipe with Ground Beef and Vegetables

 

Raw Dog Food Recipe

Raw Dog Food with Ground Beef and Chicken Liver

Ingredients:

  • 5 lbs. lean ground beef
  • 4 oz. chicken livers
  • 1 chopped carrot
  • 1 cored apple
  • ½ cup baby spinach
  • 2 whole eggs, including the shell
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tbsp. ground flaxseed
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil

Directions:

  • Finely chop carrot, apple, and spinach in food processor.
  • Add the chicken livers, eggs, plain yogurt, flaxseed and olive oil and finely chop again.
  • Combine the mixture with the raw ground beef.
  • Only store raw food in freezer.

RECIPE PAGE HERE: Raw Dog Food with Ground Beef and Chicken Liver

 

Dog Treat Recipes

Apple and Carrot Limited Ingredient Dog Treats

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour (you can use gluten-free flour if your dog is allergic)
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 egg

Directions:

  • Preheat your oven to 350°.
  • Mix all ingredients into dough.
  • Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place small balls of dough about 1″ apart. Squish down with fork.
  • Bake for 25 minutes.

RECIPE PAGE HERE: Apple and Carrot Limited Ingredient Dog Treats

 

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Homemade Dog Treats

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups brown rice flour (or gluten-free flour if your dog has allergies)
  • ½ cup oats (you can substitute an extra ¼ cup of grain free flour instead)
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbsp. all natural peanut butter

Directions:

  • Preheat your oven to 350°.
  • Combine flour, oats, and cinnamon.
  • Whisk pumpkin, eggs, and peanut butter.
  • Slowly stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients.
  • Roll out the dough until it’s about ¼ ″ thick.
  • Cut into squares or use cookie cutter.
  • Place them well-greased cookie sheet and bake at 350° 30 minutes.

RECIPE PAGE HERE: Pumpkin Peanut Butter Homemade Dog Treats

These are just a few recipes you can use to get you started cooking healthy, delicious homemade dog food and treats for your four-legged family member (we have plenty more in our homemade dog food recipes section). The great thing about these particular recipes is that you can easily make substitutions and changes for the ingredients. Before you know it, you will be coming up with your own gourmet dishes for your Fido.

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