5 Homemade Meals for Dogs

5 Homemade Meals for Dogs

Preparing homemade dog meals may be hard to incorporate into your busy schedule, but doing so can only work in your furry friend’s favor. Cooking fresh foods from healthy ingredients is beneficial to your dog’s health than store-bought packed meals. To help you, here are five homemade foods for dogs.

The old standard

  • This meal consists of ingredients that are most common in all homemade foods for dogs.
  • This meal preparation can save you a lot of time as you can cook these in large batches and have them frozen.
  • Recipe:
    • Ingredients
      • 1½ cups of brown rice.
      • 2 shredded carrots
      • Olive oil
      • 3 pounds of ground turkey
      • 3 cups of chopped baby spinach
      • ½ cup of peas
      • 1 shredded zucchini
    • Preparation
      • In a large saucepan, add three cups of water followed by the brown rice.
      • Heat olive oil in another vessel over medium heat. Add the turkey into that vessel and cook until it turns brown. Make sure you crumble the turkey as it cooks.
      • Add in all the vegetables and stir for a bit.
      • Let it cool completely.
  • The dish is now ready to be served to your dog.

Beef and veggie crockpot 

  • This homemade food for dogs is rich in nutrients and extremely healthy.
  • Recipe:
    • Ingredients:
      • 2½ pounds of ground beef
      • 1½ cups of brown rice.
      • 15 ounces of kidney beans
      • 1½ cups of butternut squash and carrots each.
      • 1½ cups of peas.
    • Preparation:
      • Add all the ingredients in a vessel containing four cups of water.
      • Stir well after placing the vessel on a 6-qt slow cooker.
      • Cover the vessel with a lid and cook on low heat for about 6 hours or high heat for 3 hours.
      • Allow it to cool completely before serving to your dog.


  • Meatballs pack a lot of fun and taste for both humans and dogs.
  • Recipe:
    • Ingredients:
      • 10 pounds of ground beef
      • 2 cups of oats
      • 3 cans of pumpkin puree
      • 4 boiled and mashed carrots.
      • Kale leaves chopped finely.
      • 3 slices of bread
      • 4 eggs
      • Salt
      • Flour
    • Preparation:
      • Mix all these ingredients in a large bowl.
      • Form balls according to the size of your preference.
      • Coat the balls with flour and shake off the excess.
      • Bake them in a 400-degree oven until it’s done.
      • Let the batch cool down before serving them to your dog.


  • Meatloaf is one of the most creative and fun homemade foods for dogs.
  • Recipe:
    • Ingredients
      • 1 pound of ground beef
      • 2 eggs
      • 1½ cups of rolled oats.
      • 1½ cups of your dog’s favorite vegetables. Grate them and mix well.
      • ½ cup of cottage cheese.
    • Preparation:
      • Preheat the oven to 350° F
      • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl thoroughly.
      • Press this mixture evenly in a loaf pan.
      • Bake for about 40 minutes.
      • Cut it into slices and let it cool.
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