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How to make homemade dry dog food that dogs love

Updated on December 7, 2010

Why Make Homemade Dry Dog Food?

Dry dog food can be found in any major pet store so why would you consider making it? The latest research for dog food shares that owners are more and more concerned about what is in the dog food. Digesting compounds that most humans can't even pronounce, there are many owners who want to have control of their dogs feed. Add to this that many animals are now developing allergies and medical conditions compounded by the food they consume. Diets and food that are acceptable to the canine tummies are an owners first choice.

How long does it take to make Homemade Dry Dog Food

If you have made a batch of cookies from scratch, then you know how long it will take to make Dry dog food. Using basic ingredients, the dry dog food is a mixture baked and cooled like other types of human food.

While it doesn't take too long, it is definitely a commitment to your pet.

Happy loves Homemade dry dog food

Homemade Dry Dog Food recipe

Here is the basic recipe for homemade Dry dog food.

  • 6 cups of flour
  • 1 cup of powdered milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 1/2 cups of meat broth (beef or pork)

Mix the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients for a thick dough. Kneed like bread dough to have the perfect consistency

Roll the dough on a waxed cookie sheet about a 1/4 inch thick. Cook at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes. Let cool. Serve with canned gravy or dry, depending on your puppy dog's taste.

Homemade dry dog food has a taste of trial and error

While the basic recipe of homemade dry dog food may sound easy, getting your animal to actually digest it may be another chore. Trial and error for the perfect taste for your canine is going to be essential. Don't be surprised if man's best friend doesn't warm up to every batch of the recipe, unless you use the same type of broth or flavor. 

Talking to your vet before changing your pet's diet

Dogs need to have a balanced diet to make sure they live healthy and happy lives. Before deciding on a homemade diet, you should consult your vet to see their recommendations. There are many dog foods on the market that provide proper nutrients while addressing the concerns of owners. Finding the perfect food may be a vet visit away.


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      5 years ago

      no meat?

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      Lyomme Thompson 

      5 years ago

      Do u have any recipes 4 dogs with allergies 2 make Dry Food cause the only time my dogs does itch is when I make his food. So I want 2 make him dry food as well.

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      chenel daluperit 

      6 years ago

      my doggies loved this recipe, i added curry powder to it for a little taste and they ate it up. i will most deffinetly make it again:)

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      Toby Hansen 

      8 years ago

      Thanks for this! I will try it out on my pooch and let you know how it goes. The price of even the generic supermarket brands of dry dog food is getting ridiculous.

      Voted up!


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