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The 13 Homemade Dog Food Recipes for Small Dogs

When searching for homemade dog food recipes online, you will often come across large meal ideas that have to be cooked in a gumbo pot.

That's fine for owners of two big dogs, and that gumbo pot of food would last you a week, but that isn’t practical for someone with a single lap dog.

Homemade dog food recipes for small dogs are often hard to come by.

Because small dog owners are often ignored, I've collected a list of 13 homemade dog food recipes for small dogs that you can keep on hand, with some dog treats thrown in here for good measure.

These recipes are easy to modify, too. Remember to include some homemade dog food supplements to make these meals well-balanced. Leftovers can be refrigerated for 5 days and frozen for up to 3 months.

13 Homemade Dog Food Recipes for Small Dogs

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Homemade Dog Food Recipes for Small Dogs

The Best Homemade Dog Food Recipes for Small Dogs

1. Meat Loaf Masterpiece

Ingredients:

  • 3 quarter cups of shredded vegetables (your choice, but variety is better)
  • 2lbs of ground beef
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup of cottage cheese
  • 1 ½ cups of old-fashioned oatmeal
  • 1 tbsp. ground-up flax seeds

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Mix all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
  • Lightly coat two meatloaf pans with olive oil.
  • Place ingredients in pans.
  • Bake in the oven for 40 to 45 minutes.
  • Cool and serve.

2. Homemade Dog Food Baby Food Balls 

Ingredients:

  • 2 6-oz. jars of organic beef and vegetable baby food
  • 1 cup of whole-wheat flour
  • 2 cups of powdered milk
  • 1 cup of water

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Mix all ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  • Drop mixture onto baking sheet in large spoonfuls.
  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.
  • Cool and serve.

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3. Homemade Dog Food for Small Dogs Turkey Dinner

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound of ground turkey
  • 2 cups of brown rice
  • 1 cup of carrots, chopped
  • 1 cup of green beans, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of fish oil
  • 4 cups of water

Directions:

  • Cook ground turkey over medium heat until browned.
  • Add brown rice, turkey, and water to a large pot and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 15 minutes.
  • Add carrots and green beans and cook for 5 to 10 minutes more.
  • Cool and serve.

4. Cold Weather Chili

Ingredients:

  • 4 sliced chicken breasts
  • 4 cups of chicken broth
  • 1 cup of drained black beans
  • 1 cup of drained kidney beans
  • 1 cup of diced carrots
  • 1/2 cup of tomato paste

Directions:

  • Cook chicken in skillet over medium-high heat until done.
  • Add cooked chicken, beans, carrots, tomato paste, and chicken broth into pot
  • Cook over medium heat for 10 minutes.
  • Cool and serve.

5. Easy Homemade Doggy Omelet

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • green pepper, diced
  • smoked salmon, thinly sliced
  • olive oil

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Lightly grease a small oven-safe bowl with olive oil.
  • Add ingredients to the bowl and stir.
  • Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Cool and serve.

6. Casserole Cut-up

Ingredients:

  • 2 chicken breasts (chopped)
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup chopped vegetables (variety mix – your choice)
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • vegetable oil

Directions:

  • Sauté chicken with oil in frying pan.
  • Add chicken broth, rolled oats, and chopped vegetables to pan.
  • Simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Cool and serve.

7. Small Dog Turkey Omelet Homemade

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices of turkey bacon
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup alfalfa sprouts

Directions:

  • Cook turkey bacon according to package directions. Dry any excess grease.
  • Beat egg and fry over medium heat.
  • Add alfalfa sprouts to the top of the egg and fold over to make an omelet.
  • Cool, cut into small bites, and serve.

13 Homemade Dog Food Recipes for Small Dogs

8. Dirty Rice

Ingredients:

  • ½ pound ground beef
  • 1 small potato (sliced small)
  • 6 green beans (chopped)
  • ¼ cup instant rice
  • 3¼ cup water

Directions:

  • Brown ground beef in a pan.
  • Add rice and water to a microwave-safe bowl and cook for 4 minutes.
  • Pour 3 cups of water into the pot. Add potatoes and beans. Simmer until tender.
  • Drain vegetables.
  • Add vegetables and rice to meat and stir.
  • Cool and serve.

9. Homemade Dog Fruit Parfait for Small Dogs

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • ½ cup strawberries (diced)
  • ½ cup blueberries (chopped)
  • ½ cup applesauce

Directions:

  • Put ingredients in a bowl.
  • Blend and serve.

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10. Dog-Healthy Homemade Strips

Ingredients:

  • 1 small sweet potato
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 cup carrots, minced
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 1 cup of rolled oats
  • ¼ cup of water

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Cook sweet potato in the microwave for 9 minutes.
  • Mash banana and sweet potato in a large bowl.
  • Add carrots, flour, oats. Mix well.
  • Add water and applesauce slowly while mixing.
  • Roll out dough and cut into strips.
  • Bake for 25 minutes.

11. Fish and Peanut Cookies for Small Dogs

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 cup of rolled oats
  • ½ cup of smooth peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • ½ tablespoon of fish oil
  • 1 ¾ cups of water

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Mix flour and oats together in a large bowl.
  • Pour in one cup water and blend until smooth.
  • Add peanut butter, honey, fish oil. Mix again.
  • Add ¾ cup of water slowly while still mixing.
  • Cut into shape. Bake for 40 minutes.
  • Cool and serve.

12. Homemade Blackberry Biscuits for Small Dogs

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg
  • 4 cups almond flour
  • ¾ cup flax meal
  • ½ cup blackberries
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 cup water

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Mix all ingredients together to form a dough.
  • Roll dough out and cut out biscuits.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.
  • Cool and serve.

13. Homemade Pupsicles

Ingredients:Top 13 Homemade Dog Food Recipes for Small Dogs

  • 1 cup whole blueberries
  • ½ cup chopped strawberries
  • 1 cup plain yogurt

Directions:

  • Mix ingredients together in a bowl.
  • Pour mixture into pre-selected molds.
  • Freeze for 4-5 hours.
  • Remove and serve.

As with people, dogs do better with a variety of meats, fruits, and veggies.

Instead of wasting foods with recipes for big dogs, use these homemade dog food recipes for small dogs to make a balanced diet of snacks and meals for your pooch, and save some cash.

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