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All Natural Dog Food: Recipes For Good Health!

Updated on August 30, 2017

Simple All Natural Dog Food You Can Make Yourself

Many animal health experts are touting the virtues of homemade all natural dog food because it's a perfect way to control a dog's diet.

Maybe you're just starting out and don't know what to make . . . maybe you're already into homemade dog food but want some more recipes.

Either way, here are a couple of quick all natural dog food recipes you can try as well as links to dog food resources that provide step-by-step instructions, nutritional content and serving suggestions.

Super-Simple Doggie Dinners You Can Make Yourself

Doggie Din-Din #1

Natural Dog Food Dish Using Beef (or Lamb)

Doggie Beef & Beans

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1 small potato
  • 3/4 cup fresh green beans
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
Directions:

  • Brown meat in pan. Once cooked, drain out the fat.
  • Add rice and mix well. Put aside.
  • Cut up green beans and potatoes into small pieces. Boil water and add in green beans and potatoes. Simmer 20 minutes, then drain out water.
  • Add in veggies to the meat mix and season with garlic powder .
  • Take off burner and let cool before serving.

Foods To Avoid

Grapes

Raisins

Onions

Fresh Garlic

Chocolate

Artificial sweeteners or artificial fats

Doggie Din-Din #2

All Natural Dog Food Made Using Chcken

Doggie Chicken & Rice

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup boiled chicken
  • 1/2 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1/2 cup steamed mixed veggies (carrots, green beans, peas,spinach)
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted chicken broth
Directions:

  • Boil chicken, add to cooked rice.
  • Steam veggies, add broth, rice and chicken.
  • Simmer for 10 minutes, cool and serve.

Doggie Din-Din #3

All Natural Dog Food Using Fish

Doggie Salmon Pasta

Ingredients:

  • 1 salmon steak (or other fish fillet)
  • 1/4 cup unsalted chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup cooked pasta
  • 1/2 cup steamed mixed veggies (carrots, green beans, zucchini)
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
Directions:

  • Sauté salmon steak or other fish in pan 5 minutes on each side with 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  • Ad cooked pasta to salmon in pan with chicken broth and veggies.
  • Simmer for 10 minutes and serve after cooling.

The Raw Meat Debate

Yes, for centuries canines have dined on raw meat. However, today raw meats and poultry can contain bacteria, salmonella, parasites or viruses that weren't present way back when.

Best to consult a vet to get the advice appropriate for your dog's nutritonal needs.

Poll: Homemade or . . . Store-Bought?

What kind of dog food do you serve your pooch(es)?

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      QualityReviewsNow 3 years ago

      Homemade doggie recipes are the way to go hands down. You get to choose exactly what ingredients go into your pooch's belly and not the money hungry pet companies! Sadly their only focus is on profits and not on your dog's health. Taking things into your own hands saves you money while saving your dog from ingesting deadly chemicals and additives.

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      k9goodfood 4 years ago

      if the grocery brands of dog foods are in fact providing the nutrition the labels promise they do.

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      OrlandoTipster 5 years ago

      My wife cooked up some treats today.

      She used broth from some beef she cooked added barley flour, oatmeal, peas

      and about a cup of leftover meat.

      The dogs loved it!

      It's so much cheaper than the $11 for Beggin Strips from Sam's.

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      OrlandoTipster 5 years ago

      I'm going to feed my dogs some of this.

      Got 2 pounders a 65 pound and another one weighing about 100.

      3 of the 4 are considered over weight by vet.

      Please let me know if you come up with a natural meal plan for overweight dogs.

      I'm sure it would become very popular for dog owners!

      If I made a big pot how long would it stay for?

      I bet the natural could be frozen and thawed out.

      Are all onions bad for dogs?

      Even cooked ones?

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      JulieCoburn 6 years ago

      Thanks for putting together an informative lens! I'm looking forward to trying a few of these recipes - I know my dogs will love them!

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      frankeshelman 6 years ago

      I like your lens and simple din dins. Nice products. I feed raw food to my lab and he doesn't have any problems digesting it. I know this is controversial, but it isn't necessary, in my opinion, to cook the proteins. Good luck to all of you who care so much about your dogs that you feed them well. I will feature your lens on my dog lover lens.

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      JenaleeMortensen 6 years ago

      I've thought about making my own dog food, but I wasn't sure what ingredients to use. Thank you for sharing this information. I'll have to try some of the recipes and see how my dog likes them.

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      tssfacts 7 years ago

      Great article. I will be featuring it on my organic vs non-organic pet food lens.

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      BW Duerr 7 years ago from Henrietta, New York

      Great dog food recipe ideas! Especially for dogs with food issues like my Rascal. Tweeted and lensrolled to my Chocolate lab lenses. Thanks!

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      WellnessWiseGuy 7 years ago

      Thanks for this info!