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Recipe: Vet Recommended Homemade Dog Food

I‘m often asked to share recipes that have been recommended by a veterinarian. While it's nice to know that a recipe has been recommended by an expert, it doesn't necessarily mean that it's a healthy choice for your dog. This vet recommended homemade dog food recipe may be perfect for your Fido, but it's still best if you check with your vet or a canine nutritionist before switching your pup to this diet full time.

Because this dog food recipe makes a soft, easy to chew meal, it's ideal for senior pets or dogs with dental health issues. It's also a very bland meal, which means that it would work well for a dog with an upset or sensitive stomach. I've often used this recipe for my girls when they aren't feeling well and have lost their appetite.

Vet Recommended Homemade Dog Food RecipeThis recipe was vet-approved. Again, it's important that you talk with your vet or a canine nutritionist before you include this recipe into your dog's regular menu. You can find 25 vet approved dog food recipes in our eBook, here.

While this may be nutritionally sound for some dogs, it's not going to provide the required nutritional balance for every dog. The following recipe will be APPROXIMATELY enough to feed a 40-50 pound dog for one day (1/2 in the morning and 1/2 at night). However, your dog may need more or less food per day depending on his weight, health condition, age and activity level.

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Vet Recommended Homemade Dog Food Recipe

Vet Recommended Homemade Dog Food RecipeIngredients

  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 2 eggs WITH shells
  • 1/2 cup cooked protein source (I used to turkey, but you could substitute any other lean protein source – like chicken or fish – of your choosing)
  • 1/2 of a green pepper (chopped)


Making this vet recommended homemade dog food recipe is similar to making an omelet for yourself. First, melt the coconut oil in a small skillet on medium heat. While the skillet is warming up, scramble to eggs in a small bowl WITH the eggshells.

Vet Recommended Homemade Dog Food RecipePour the eggs in the skillet and tip the pan around until the eggs coat the bottom evenly. Sprinkle the cooked protein source and the peppers on top of the egg. Green peppers add Vitamin C and beta-carotene to your pup's diet.

If you can, fold the egg in half when it is about 75% cooked.  If you have trouble flipping the egg, no worries. Just cook it up like scrambled eggs. Trust me, your dog won't care what this vet recommended homemade dog food looks like.

Once the meal is cooled you can serve it to your pet. Again, double check with your veterinarian before choosing the proper serving size for your pet if you plan to feed this as a regular meal in your dog's diet.

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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.