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The Basic Homemade Dog Food Recipe for Your Pet

Updated on June 24, 2011

Homemade Dog Food

There are so many dog food recipes you can follow to see a satisfied face on your pet dog.  Rightfully so, since for sure, you love your dog just like it is part of the family.  Making homemade dog food is one sure way of making your dog feel happy and healthy.  Since you are able to control the types of food that you will give your dog, you can make sure he gets the best dog food in terms of nutrition.

With the huge number of homemade dog food recipes found in the internet, you no longer need to buy a cookbook to be able to prepare a variety of recipes for your pet. Depending on the type of food you like to serve your dog, whether its natural dog food, gourmet, vegetarian, etc., you will surely find a huge resource online. If you want however to stick to basics so as not to risk your dog’s health, you may always make use of the basic dog food recipe below:

Homemade Basic Dog Food Recipe


  • ¼ cup of oats
  • 4 cups of uncooked rice
  • 9 cups of water
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Mix all the above ingredients and bring to boil. Add the following when boiling:

  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 2 cups finely chopped vegetables (could be broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, etc.)
  • ½ cup milk (2%)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
  • 8 ounces ground chicken, beef or lamb
  • 3 ounces finely chopped liver
  • 3 tablespoons corn oil

Mix and lower the heat to low.  Let cook for about 20 minutes or till the water is absorbed.  Once cooked, spread out the dog food in a container.  If you will serve to your dog, add yogurt or cottage cheese plus a teaspoon of supplement mix (1 cup wheat germ, 1 cup brewer’s yeast and 1/8 cup of powdered kelp).

With this recipe you can add or substitute other ingredients. It is important to remember that you should keep your ingredients in the right proportions. A well-balanced dog diet is one with 30% veggies, 30% starch and 40% meat.  It is also important to know about good dog food nutrition when making homemade dog food.

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