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How To Make Your Own Dog Food

Updated on September 10, 2014

How To Make Your Own Dog Food That They Will Love!

Let's consider How To Make Your Own Dog Food that your Dog will love!

The call for a more natural, no preservatives and no additives dog food has grown over time, ever since the discovery that some brand name dog foods can be hazardous to our dog's health - causing the onset of most diseases and worst, death.

Now the option to make your own dog food is seen as preferable to forever being paranoid about what your loving German Sheperd, Hugo, is putting into his stomach.

It is a wise move to make your own dog food, considering all the benefits you can get from switching to a more personalized and healthy dog chow. It may not be easy at first, since your dog is already used to his favorite chow mix.

But introducing your new health grub in small amounts, then gradually increasing the portions can do the trick. Your Hugo will be eating your healthy new concoction in no time and with much gusto.

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The Healthy Dog Cookbook - 50 Nutritious & Delicious Recipes Your Dog Will Love (Spiral-bound)

The Healthy Dog Cookbook: 50 Nutritious & Delicious Recipes Your Dog Will Love
The Healthy Dog Cookbook: 50 Nutritious & Delicious Recipes Your Dog Will Love

Product Description

At a time when pet parents are increasingly alarmed by health scares caused by manufactured pet food, more people are looking to home-prepare fresh and healthy meals for their canine companion.

The Healthy Dog Cookbook offers 50 safe, nutritious, and appealing recipes. There are menus for every type and size of dog, from Pointer to Pomeranian. And if your beloved pooch has allergies or a special diet requirement, like wheat-free food, you'll find a recipe that fits his needs. From full-fledged dinners to snacks and treats, you'll find the recipes easy and inexpensive to make. A veterinarian provides health and nutrition comments, and each meal has a nutrition panel and portion calculator to help you give your dog the safest and healthiest diet.

Cooking meals from The Healthy Dog Cookbook ensures each and every ingredient is wholesome and nutritious--and that's good news for your best friend's health and your own peace of mind.


Make Your Own Dog Food Using All-Natural Ingredients

Putting your loving dog on a healthy diet is really easy – all it really takes is heart and some simple cooking skills. With all the home made recipes for German Sheperds using natural ingredients, you will never run out of new meals that your dog can truly drool over. All you have to do now is come up with a diet plan for your dog, as consulted with your veterinarian.

One of the most typical recipes for homemade dog food combines meat, vegetables, and grains into one appetizing meal. One such meal specifically from home made recipes for German Sheperds calls for such natural ingredients: 2 lbs hamburger, 10 oz shrimp or lobster, 1 cup raw liver, 1 boiled potato, 2 cups of rolled oats, ¼ cup blueberries, ½ cup brown rice, ¼ cup wheat germ, ¼ cup brewer's yeast and a tad of cinnamon.

Combine beef, boiled potato and shrimp or lobster and put all in a food processor. Crush the blueberries into a mushy fruit paste. Blend together all the ingredients and roll into a ball. This is meant to be fed fresh and raw.

Another one of those healthy, yet delectable recipes for home made dog food is an all-natural dog food which has the following ingredients: 8 cups oats, 2 cups brown rice, 6 cups barley, 2 lbs carrots (grated), 3-4 bunches of broccoli (stems grated and flowerettes chopped), 6 zucchini (grated) and ½ bunch parsley (chopped).

This treat is easy to make. Using two 8 quart stock pots cook the oats, while in another pot brown rice and barley. Then let cool, preferably overnight. Chop the vegetables and puree using a food processor. Combine all the ingredients and shape into balls. Freeze for future consumption. This treat will have your dog begging for more and forgetting about dry tasteless dog food in an instant.

When you make your own dog food from recipes like these, keep in mind that when you're using natural ingredients, the food spoils easily so you must just make enough food that could last for a span of a few days – depending on the shelf-life of the ingredients.

Natural ingredients in dog foods are very beneficial in providing your dogs with the proper minerals, vitamins and other nutrients that he needs. When you make your own dog food you are in control of your dog's diet, so you are certain that your dog is getting all that he needs. So what are you waiting for? Get in that kitchen and whip your dog up the food he deserves.

Make Your Own Dog Food With These Easy-To-Do Recipes

The choice to make your own dog food may just save your dog's life. It has been discovered that a large number of dog deaths are caused by an intake of toxic substances found in commercially bought dog food. Though not all dog foods found in the supermarket are the culprits, it is still best for you to be sure of what your furry friend is taking in.

A good way you can keep your dog healthy and away from the risk of an early trip to doggie heaven is to have control over his food. There are actually a lot of home made dog food recipes for German Sheperds and other dog breeds that can be healthy and tasty for their little doggy taste buds. These recipes for healthy dog food treats and meals contain all-natural ingredients that are free of preservatives and additives that can be harmful to the four-legged babies. Just remember that a balanced doggie meal contains protein, carbohydrates, vegetables and a good dose of fat.

One of the delectable home cooked dog food recipes that your pooch can chow on, is a yummy chicken meal. You will need: 2 chicken thighs or breasts (skinless), 1 stalk celery - sliced, 3 peeled and halved carrots, 2 potatoes that are peeled and cubed, 2 cups uncooked rice and 5-6 cups of water.

Put the chicken into a pot and cover with cold water. Add the celery, carrots and potatoes, and some salt to taste, into the pot. Simmer for about two hours, or until the chicken becomes tender. Add in the rice and cook in low heat for about 30 minutes more until the rice absorbs most of the liquid and is tender.

Remove the pot from heat. Careful not to get burned, take the meat off the chicken bone and when all the shredded chicken meat is in the pot, stir carefully and let cool before serving to your dog.

Another of those home made dog food recipes for German Sheperds that you can try is a mouth-watering beef mix. All you need is 2.5 kgs of ground beef (or lamb), brown rice, broccoli stalks and 3 potatoes.

Fry ground beef, in a pan until golden brown. Boil 4-5 cups of water then add broccoli. Meanwhile, add the potatoes to the frying pan, stir. Mix everything in the pot. Add pepper and serve with the brown rice.

Add a bit of sauce – literally – to your recipes for healthy dog food with this groovy doggie gravy. The ingredients are: 1 boneless and skinless chicken breast, 4 cups water, a cup of flour and 2 eggs (beaten). Boil chicken breast for about half an hour, then set aside the meat. Add flour to the chicken broth, whisking to make sure there are no lumps. Add beaten eggs. Cook until thick. Use a food processor to puree chicken meat, then add to the gravy. Refrigerate.

For dessert, make your own dog food frosty treat that will make your dog drool. Prepare these ingredients: 32 oz vanilla yogurt, 2 tbsp. Peanut butter, 1 mashed banana or a jar of baby food (fruit). In home cooked dog food recipes like this, all you have to do is blend together, and – voila – a doggie treat that's both healthy and yummy for your little angels.

With these easy recipes, you can make your own dog food, hassle-free and you will never have to worry about what your dog is eating ever again.

Make Your Own Dog Food Guides

Some people think making your own dog food is only for people who want to keep their dogs stuck in the stone ages with raw diets and all natural ingredients.

But in reality that’s exactly what dogs of today should be eating and it’s the best kind of diet you can provide for your pet. It’s easier than you think and for many, it has proven to be a more efficient way of life that results in healthier and happier dogs.

Check out these awesome recipe books that teach you how you can make your own dog food.

Good Food Cookbook for Dogs
Good Food Cookbook for Dogs

Your dog also deserves good nutritious food that’s more flavorful and delicious than the store bought variety. This book features 50 home cooked meals for your pet that are made with all natural ingredients found at your local grocery stores or farmers market.

Studies show that homemade food provides more nutritional and health benefits for your canine companion which is what our four legged family members deserve. The Good Food Cookbook for Dogs has 136 pages jammed packed with delicious recipes, information about pets’ nutrition and stories from pet owners who have chosen the home cooked way of life of their dogs.

Everything Cooking for Dogs Book: 150 Quick and Easy Healthy Recipes Your Dog Will Love (Everything: Cooking)
Everything Cooking for Dogs Book: 150 Quick and Easy Healthy Recipes Your Dog Will Love (Everything: Cooking)

This book has 100 scrumptious, healthy recipes and useful information about caring for your pet’s health and providing for their nutritional needs with homemade food. You’ll learn how to make dishes like savory bacon, cheddar and oatmeal biscuits, mini turkey sausage burgers, pigs’n blanket, banana baron chip cake and so much more. Everything you need to know to have a happy and healthy dog is within the 224 pages of this awesome book.


The Ultimate Dog Treat Cookbook

You can make your own dog food with everyday ingredients that you can find in your fridge and cupboards.

The Ultimate Dog Treat Cookbook is your ultimate guide to making your dog one ecstatic, full and healthy pooch. It features recipes such as Peanut Butter-Honey Nut Cheerios Ball, Taco Treats, Birthday Blueberry Pancake, Frozen Magic Meatballs and so much more.

In addition to tasty treats and recipes the book also includes colorful illustrations, nutritional notes, treats and tidbit about cooking and proper pet food storage.

Real Food For Dogs - Vet Approved Recipes for Your Dog

These vet-approved recipes are sure to give your pets the energy and health boost they’ve needed all this time, but haven’t gotten from regular store bought brands.

With 50 homemade, nutritional recipes grace the pages of this cookbook that’s made especially for the special diet of your four legged best friend.

It also includes “tandem” recipes which are recipes that were originally made for humans, but with slight modifications can also be served to pets. Transitioning to homemade from store-bought has never been easier for you and your dog when you have Real Food or Dogs.

Raw Dog Food: Make It Easy for You and Your Dog
Raw Dog Food: Make It Easy for You and Your Dog

Making your own dog food has never been easier, especially when little to no cooking is involved. Raw Dog Food teaches you how to feed your dog the kind of foods they were meant to eat and have been eating since the dawn of time. It’s all about raw meaty bones, meat, fish and veggies when it comes to a healthy, all natural diet for your beloved dog. It’s highly nutritional, easy to do and more cost efficient than buying dried bagged or canned dog food.


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Do You Make Your Own Dog Food?

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    • profile image

      Donna Cook 

      5 years ago

      Great lens! Not yet but I do make liver treats.

    • Richard-H profile image


      6 years ago from Surrey, United Kingdom

      No dogs here, but some great information and advice for those who do have them...

    • LluviaDeArte profile image


      6 years ago

      This is a stunning lens. The topic is brilliant, the recipes are fantastic. Wow, thank you for providing this.What a wonderful way to show our best friends our appreciation. Amazing, thank you!

    • writerkath profile image


      6 years ago

      Good stuff Paul!

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      6 years ago

      I think I should start making our dog's food. Whenever I've looked at the list of ingredients on her food, or on the cans of food for our cats, I've shuddered. Neurotoxic ingredients, all kinds of junk in them. I feel bad giving it to them.

    • AlphaChic profile image


      6 years ago

      I have never tried, but these are some great tips! Thanks.

    • missjensen profile image


      7 years ago

      Thanks for the great lens. I've got a Golden lab and due to their hereditary problems I wanted to make my own dog food. Hopefully I can get a copy of The Healthy Dog Cookbook on my kindle, thanks again :)

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      7 years ago

      that's really interesting...I never thought of making it myself

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      7 years ago

      Yes. After a few years of experimenting, the food that has my dog looking half his age and soft as a puppy- is mainly ground turkey with some boiled barley and carrots.

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      7 years ago

      Yes, I do! I feed my dog the BARF diet which is much easier than I originally expected. He eats mostly raw chicken (including the bones), eggs, occasional organs, and fruits and veggies. He's a German Shepherd too!

    • decvamlada profile image


      7 years ago

      what a great lens...

    • infiniti99 lm profile image

      infiniti99 lm 

      7 years ago

      great lens.We make our own food which covers 60-70% of of their meals.the rest is fed with blue buffalo or natural choice.

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      Rose Jones 

      7 years ago

      My New Age Holistic Marin county veterinarian (in other words fancier care than I get for myself) suggested using a dog soup: green leafy vegetables: not onions, water and a protein source - like a can of tuna, or some left-over chicken.I will blend it and then either put it over the food or give it by itself. It really satisfies my dog, he just laps it up - and he doesn't gain excess weight.

    • Susan300 profile image


      8 years ago

      Thans for the great instructions. Very clear. :)

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      8 years ago

      Thanks, for great dog food recipe.

    • bames24 lm profile image

      bames24 lm 

      8 years ago

      this is a really great idea and I do plan to try this soon... :)

    • CHalloran LM profile image

      CHalloran LM 

      8 years ago

      Great idea! I was considering this for a while.

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      grandma deal 

      8 years ago

      Finally a dog food lens that actually has some recipes in it. Thank you very much. This is so helpful. I appreciate your time and effort in making this lens.

    • Kiwisoutback profile image


      9 years ago from Massachusetts

      This is a great idea considering all of the problems that have been found with pre-made dog food. Well done, Squid Angel blessed.

    • pkmcruk profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Cheshire UK

      @naturegirl7s: Thank you that's very kind of you and appreciate you dropping by and commenting

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      Yvonne L B 

      9 years ago from Covington, LA

      This is a very informative lens. I've always felt that homemade food is better, but at this time in my life, don't really have the time to make it.

    • pkmcruk profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Cheshire UK

      [in reply to Tipi] Thank you so much Susie and thanks for sharing your hope. Do let me know when you get that puppy and create a wonderful lens about them!

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      10 years ago

      I want to get a puppy one of these days again and this homemade dog food looks like something I would love to feed a dog. Very good ideas! My favorite dog is the German Shepherd, I've had 5 of them in my life and they sure do make good pets and guard dogs.

      My best wishes to you and your family that you will be blessed!



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