Some dogs get tired of their old bland dry kibble and won't eat it. Refusing food is common among dogs that do not feel well, or have stomach-related issues. Below are homemade wet dog food recipes that may help with fixing the problem.

Generally, when a dog refuses food, vets recommend switching to wet dog food diet or combining wet food with their dry food to get the dog start eating again. Even better is if you have the time to cook for your dog yourself. We've published tons of recipes already but here are five most popular homemade wet dog food recipes your dog will love.

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5 Homemade Wet Dog Food Recipes

5 Homemade Wet Dog Food Recipes

1. Turkey Dinner with All the Fixins

A delicious blend of turkey, brown rice, and vegetables, this yummy meal will have your canine howling for more. For pet owners who love commercial canned dog food brands, this homemade wet dog food recipe follows the all-time popular ratio of 50% meats, 25% vegetables, and 25% grains of other wet dog foods. It is easy to make adjustments to fit your dog’s personal needs.

Serving Size: 1 cup
Makes about 13 servings


  • 3 Cups Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 3 Pounds Ground Turkey
  • 1 ½ Cups Brown Rice
  • 3 cups Baby Spinach (chopped)
  • 2 Carrots (shredded)
  • ½ Cup Peas (canned or frozen)
  • 1 Zucchini (shredded)


  • Measuring Cups and Spoons
  • 4 Quart Saucepan
  • Rice Cooker
  • Food Processor or Peeler
  • Freezer Bags


  • Add rice and water to the rice cooker and cook according to your cooker’s instructions.
  • Heat olive oil in a saucepan over a medium heat.
  • Add ground turkey to the saucepan.
  • Cook about 3-5 minutes until brown – stirring frequently.
  • Add the cooked brown rice to the pan and stir.
  • Stir in spinach, carrots, zucchini, and peas and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Let cool for 15 minutes.
  • Serve 1 cup and place the rest in freezer bags.
  • Freeze the bags. (Reheat servings on the stove to retain better taste and texture.)


2. Bullets and Rice

Treat your dog to a tasty, traditional meal. Because of its simplicity and cheap ingredients, these homemade wet dog food recipes were always a favorite for dog owners at the houses I went to, and it is sure to be a favorite for the dogs at your house. Balanced with meat, grains, and vegetables, it is a great meal that is easy to modify.

Serving Size: 1 cup
Makes about 15 servings


  • 5 Pounds of Ground Beef
  • 5 Eggs
  • 2 Cups Cooked Brown Rice
  • 2 Cups Vegetables (Mix Is Your Choice)


  • Rice Cooker
  • 4 Quart Saucepan
  • Measuring Cup
  • Large Stirring Spoon
  • Freezer Bags


  • Beat eggs and mix with meat. Form meatballs and bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes.
  • Cook the rice by following the directions on your rice cooker.
  • Cook frozen vegetables by directions on the bag or cook can vegetables (no salt) for about 20 minutes on medium heat.
  • Mix the rice and meatballs in the saucepan.
  • Vegetables can be mixed in or served on the side.
  • Let cool for 15 minutes before serving.
  • Store leftovers in a freezer-safe container and place them in the freezer.


3. Canine Stew

This recipe has a hodge-podge of ingredients that your pup will love. With three meats, potatoes, and rice, it's one of the more complex homemade wet dog food recipes that's a hearty meal to comfort your furry companion after busy days or cold nights. This is a large recipe, cut each amount in half if you don’t have the freezer space.

Serving Size: 1 cup
Makes about 24 servings


  • 1 Pound of Ground Beef
  • ½ Pound Ground Turkey
  • ½ Pound Ground Chicken
  • 3 Eggs – Beaten
  • 1 Pound Baby Carrots
  • 2 Small Baking Potatoes
  • 3 Cups Brown Rice
  • 3 Cups Chicken Broth – No Salt or Additives
  • 2 Cups Water


  • 6 Quart Saucepan
  • Mixing Spoons
  • Cutting Board and Knife or Food Processor
  • Wisk
  • Medium Mixing Bowl
  • Freezer Bags


  • Add meats, water, broth, and rice to the saucepan and cook on medium heat for 30 minutes.
  • Beat eggs in a mixing bowl.
  • Add beaten eggs, potatoes, and carrots to the pot and cook for an additional 30 minutes.
  • Serve when completely cool.
  • Freeze leftovers in freezer-safe container.

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4. Doggy Style Jambalaya

Your canines deserve a taste of New Orleans, but without the spices, of course. This is one of the homemade wet dog food recipes that can easily be doubled and the meal is great for storing in the freezer or in cans (with a pressure canner only). Jazz up your fur-baby’s day with this delicious meal whenever you have a bit of extra time to cook.

Serving Size: 1 Cup
Makes about 20 servings


  • 4 Pound Ground Meat (Beef, Turkey, etc.)
  • 1 ½ Cup Brown Rice
  • 4 Cup Green Beans (canned)
  • 1 ½ Cups Sweet Potatoes
  • 1 ½ Cups Carrots
  • 1 Cup Celery


  • 6 Quart Saucepan
  • Mixing Spoons
  • Knife, Peeler, and Cutting Board or Food Processor (Vegetables should be stringy/shredded)
  • Rice Cooker
  • Freezer Bags


  • Cook rice according to your cooker’s instructions.
  • Brown ground meat in saucepan.
  • Stir in green beans, sweet potatoes, carrots, and celery.
  • Stir in rice. (Everything should be in saucepan).
  • Freeze leftovers in freezer safe container.


5. The Meaty Legume

Using a pea or bean of your choice, you can make a healthy meal for your four-legged family member. Legumes provide a lot of nutrition for mammals and are featured in this last addition to our homemade wet dog food recipes list. And there will still be plenty of meats and veggies to round out the meal.

Serving Size: 1 cup
Makes about 10 servings


  • 2 ¾ Pound Ground Beef
  • ¼ Pound Organ Meat (liver, heart, etc.)
  • 1 Cup Legumes (lentils, green peas, peanuts, lima beans, etc.)
  • ¾ Pound Sweet Potato
  • ½ Pound Carrot
  • ½ Pound Kale
  • 1 Tablespoon Safflower Oil


  • 4 Quart Sauce Pan
  • Knife and Cutting Board or Food Processor
  • Stirring Spoon or Standup Mixer
  • Measuring cup and spoons
  • Non-stick Skillet


  • Cut the carrots and kale into small pieces.
  • Start cooking the legumes according to the package directions.
  • Cut the organ meat into small pieces and put in saucepan with sweet potato. Add enough water to cover the food and boil until cooked through (about 45 minutes). If cutting organ meat after cooking, make sure it is cooled.
  • Drain water, blend sweet potatoes and put back in saucepan with diced organ meat.
  • Start browning the ground meat in the non-stick skillet.
  • When the meat is starting to brown, add kale and carrots to the skillet. Continue stirring until meat is done.
  • Add the cooked meat, cooked vegetables, and cooked legumes to the saucepan with the sweet potato and organ meat.
  • Add in the safflower oil and mix thoroughly.
  • Put leftovers in freezer safe container and freeze.


Making Homemade Wet Dog Food Recipes

These are just a few good homemade wet dog food recipes you can use to make your own homemade dog food. With these recipes, it's simple to make one batch that will last you quite some time depending on your pet’s size and nutrition needs. Food can only be stored in the refrigerator for 5-7 days. If you need your food to last longer, store in the freezer and reheat individual portions later.

Remember to always check with your vet before making changes to your dog’s diet. For more tips on serving sizes, making well-balanced homemade dog food meals and adding supplements to make sure it's nutritious, read/watch Samantha's guides below:

If you've already tried making these homemade wet dog food recipes, let us know in the comments below how they turned out or if you have any questions about them!

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Amy is a writer who lives with her husband and daughter on the United States Gulf Coast. She has a BA in Behavioral Sciences, and volunteered for shelters through various activities, as well as fostering animals. Amy currently has 3 dogs and 5 cats.