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We all love to have some homemade food now and then as they are healthy and delicious. Did you know that apart from feeding your dog commercially processed foods, you can also feed the animal homemade foods? You should know, however, that dogs require different nutrients from those of humans and so not everything that is healthy for you is going to be good for your pet. 

Luckily enough, if you're feeding your pooch food that you cooked by yourself, you can be sure of exactly what ingredients are going into the pot and you can avoid adding ingredients that your pet does not like or ones that may cause issues for him.

If you want your beloved pooch to have his own share of homemade foods, but do not know how to go about it or what to feed your pet, we will give you some homemade dog food ideas with which you can treat him to delicious meals. Use the recipes below to treat your pet to a delicious and healthy meal.

  • Beef stew for dogs: The ingredients for this homemade dog food include a medium-sized sweet potato, 2 medium-sized carrots, water, ½ cup of flour, one pound of beef stew meat, a little vegetable oil, and ½ cup of green beans. 

  • To prepare, dice the beef, sweet potato, carrots, and green beans, then cook the sweet potato for about 6 minutes. 
  • Next, cook the beef in a little vegetable oil till it is done, and then separate the beef from the drippings. 
  • Add some flour and water to the drippings a little at a time while whisking the mixture until it is thick.
  • Next, add the carrots, green beans, sweet potato, and meat into the thickened mixture and stir it, then cook for up to 10 minutes. The beef stew is done and ready to be served.

  • Brown rice recipe: This recipe is healthy as it contains vegetables that are good for your pet. Ingredients you'd need include 1 cup of brown rice, 2 medium-sized carrots, a little olive oil, 2 to 3 pounds of ground turkey, peas, baby spinach, 1 zucchini, and water.

  • Instructions

  • Shred the carrots and zucchini and chop up the baby spinach.
  • Cook the rice in a pot or a saucepan until it is done.
  • Next, put a spoonful of olive oil in a pot and place it over medium heat.
  • Once the oil is hot, put in the ground turkey and cook it for 4 or 5 minutes. By this time, it should turn brown.
  • Add the vegetables and the rice and mix everything then cook for about 5 minutes.

  • Turkey and vegetables: Dogs love to eat meat, and turkey meat is not an exception. Treating your pooch to a homemade turkey dish is recommended. Ingredients that you’ll need for this recipe include 2 to 3 pounds of ground turkey, 1 zucchini, 1 cup of broccoli, 1 cup of cauliflower, 2 medium-sized carrots, and a little olive oil.
  • Instructions

  • Chop the vegetables and set them aside.
      • Cook the turkey on a skillet and when it is done, remove the excess fat from it.
  • Next, put some water (about 2 cups) in a pot and then place a steam basket over it with the carrots in the steam basket.
  • Steam the carrot this way over medium heat for up to 10 minutes.
  • Add the other vegetables to the carrots and steam them together for about 7 minutes.
  • Once the vegetables are tender, allow them to cool, and then if you want, you can chop them up some more to achieve a finer texture.
  • Mix the vegetables with the turkey and two tablespoons of olive oil.

  • Meatballs for dogs: This easy-to-make food is one that dogs love a lot. It requires 10 pounds of ground beef, 4 eggs, 3 slices of bread, a little flour, 4 medium-sized carrots, 2 cups of oat bran, 3 cans of pumpkin puree, and 4 pieces of kale leaf.
  • Instructions

    • Mix all the ingredients, except the flour in a bowl.
    • Once well mixed, form balls from them and then coat the balls with flour.
    • Bake the balls in the oven until they are done and then serve when cool.


    Homemade foods for dogs are great because we can 'customize' them in any way we want by adding nutritious and wholesome ingredients to them. The recipes above are all healthy and safe for dogs to consume, so feel free to incorporate any of them into your pooch's diet.