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Recipe: Wholesome Homemade Dog Food

The best thing about making your own dog food is that you can add ingredients or make substitutions that fit your dog's unique nutritional needs. You can hand-select every ingredient to ensure you use the highest quality whole foods to feed your pup. This wholesome homemade dog food recipe is made with some canine superfoods to keep your pet healthy.

Homemade dog food is completely customizable, which is my favorite thing about it. For example, this wholesome homemade dog food recipe is made with chicken. However, if your pup is allergic to chicken or prefers a different protein source, you can substitute a different ingredient.

A Good Wholesome Homemade Dog Food RecipeJust like you, your dog doesn't enjoy eating the same thing meal after meal for days on end. Making homemade food allows you to give your dog a variety of protein sources, vegetables, fruits, and other nutritious ingredients. Just be sure your substitutions are dog-friendly.

You should also ensure that you're buying the best quality ingredients that you can afford. The ingredients that you purchase should be organic, all-natural, and/or GMO-free. You should only use whole foods that are without artificial ingredients or harmful preservatives.

The more quality ingredients you purchase, the more wholesome your homemade dog food will be. The best thing that you can do for your pet's health is to provide him with a nutritionally balanced, healthy diet.

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Wholesome Homemade Dog Food Recipe

Wholesome Homemade Dog FoodIngredients

  • 1 pound organic, free-range chicken breast (boneless and skinless)
  • 1 cup organic quinoa
  • 3 cups organic kale (chopped)
  • 1.5 cups organic green beans (chopped)
  • 2 medium organic zucchinis (chopped)

Homemade Dog Food The Complete Guide


Slice the chicken into thin strips, and brown the strips in a deep frying pan. Cook the quinoa according to the instructions on the package. Quinoa is a superfood for dogs that is packed with Manganese, Phosphorus and other important nutrients. It is also naturally gluten-free.

Wholesome Homemade Dog FoodOnce the chicken and quinoa are finished cooking, add the vegetables and quinoa to the chicken. Cover and fry until the veggies are thoroughly cooked through.

This is a limited ingredient recipe, so it's a good option for dogs that have sensitivities or allergies. As I mentioned, you can also make substitutions if your dog prefers other vegetables or a different protein source.

The recommended serving size is about 1/2 cup of food for every 20 pounds of body weight. This recommendation is for 2 servings per day. Keep in mind that more active dogs may need more calories than this, while lazier dogs may not need as many.

You can store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. You can also make this wholesome homemade dog food in bulk and store it in an airtight container for up to 2 months.

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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.