How To Make Healthy Dog Food At Home

how to make healthy dog food at home


Whether you choose canned, processed food or raw packets as your dog's diet, their taste buds demand variety. Like us, dogs prefer not to have the same meal each day.

Having the same type of food in their bowl every time increases their boredom and depression. To beat that, you need to occasionally be a chef for your best friend.

Time to don your apron and cook for her yourself.

What Are The Benefits Of Homemade Dog Food?

Tinned and raw food packets have chemicals; they are used for preservation. They can often be responsible for causing allergies and skin sensitivity to dogs. When a portion of food has passed through various mechanisms to get highly-processed, it loses most of its nutritional value.

Then, what your dog gets are just carbohydrates. She gets few vitamins or minerals. Which often leads to gastrointestinal problems. Homemade food enables you to have an A to Z check on what is going inside your pet and in what quantity. That is why, in many cases, it is the right food for your dog.

For more information on the benefits of different types of food for your dog click here to read a previous post

The Plate and Bowl Formula

It is vital to know what is required by the body of your dog. He needs daily:

  • 50 per cent of protein (cooked)
  • 25 per cent of fats
  • 25 per cent of complex carbs (cooked)

The Plate Size

The needs of one breed are different from another. That is why the size of the plate of each dog varies from another. Depending on the size, the following quantity needs to be given:

Dog Weight

Food Per Day

12 pounds / 5.44 Kg

1 cup

25 pounds / 11.34 Kg

2 cups

50 pounds / 22.68 Kg

4 cups

100 pounds / 45.36 Kg

8 cups

Our Favourite Homemade Dog Food Recipe

Turkey, Rice and Veggie Mix

It is at the top of our because of its nutritional values. It is a low-calorie and low-fat recipe, but that does not mean a compromise on the taste. It is fantastic for furry friends who have to lose a few pounds but do not want a reduction in the yummy flavours.

The following recipe makes around 12 cups and can be refrigerated for up to six days. You can make it at the weekend and spend the whole next week sitting comfortably on the sofa.


  • Water - Six Cups
  • Ground turkey - One Pound
  • Brown Rice (uncooked) - Two Cups
  • Rosemary (Dried) - One Teaspoon
  • Frozen Broccoli, Carrots and Cauliflower - 1/2 (16 ounces) package

Nutritional Info (One cup serving):

  • Protein: 11 g
  • Carbs: 4.7 g
  • Fat: 4.3 g
  • Calories: 97
  • Minerals & Vitamins: Iron, Potassium


1):- Take a large Dutch oven or the biggest pan you have. Fill it with six cups of water. Add ground turkey, brown rice, and dried rosemary.

2):- Stir till the ground turkey gets broken.

3):- Let it boil well.

4):- After the boiling point, reduce heat to low.

5):- Simmer for 15 minutes.

6):- Add all frozen vegetables.

7):- Cook further for 5 minutes.

8):- Remove from the heat.

9):- Allow it to cool and serve.

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