DIY Nutrient Mix, an easy-to-add supplement for homemade dog food

Homemade dog food, simplified

An easy-to-add supplement to make your homemade dog food complete and balanced.

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Fresh food helps dogs thrive.

Every dog should enjoy the life-changing benefits of a fresh diet. If you’re cooking fresh homemade dog food, adding our DIY Nutrient Mix ensures your meals are complete and balanced and safe for daily feeding.

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Why a nutrient mix is vital for homemade dog food

“Studies have shown 95% of home-prepared diets of well-intended owners have one or more significant nutrient deficiencies. Feeding an incomplete diet over time can result in serious health problems like immune dysfunction and degenerative muscle diseases.

The Farmer’s Dog recipes and DIY supplement are an ideal way to optimize the home-prepared plan with proper complete and balanced nutrition.”

Dr. Joseph Wakshlag, DVM, PhD, DACVN

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How to make homemade dog food

  • How to mix step 1

    1. Sign up

    Tell us a bit about your dog and we’ll show you your custom DIY delivery plan.
  • How to mix step 2

    2. Get your recipes

    Select from the personalized, vet-approved recipes in your customer account.
  • How to mix step 3

    3. Shop for your ingredients

    Buy the food ingredients at your store of choice.
  • How to mix step 4

    4. Cook and add The DIY Nutrient Mix

    Follow our easy cooking instructions and add in the DIY Nutrient Mix to make meals complete and balanced.

Homemade dog food recipes for all, big and small.

When you sign up for a DIY plan, we’ll recommend the best fresh recipes for your pup. There’s something ideal for every dog — and easy for every owner — with our mix-and-match recipe options. Check out a small taste below.

  • meat recipe
  • poultry recipe
  • fish recipe

Redd’s Beef Recipe

Time: 35 mins

Yield: 4.5 lbs

Ground Beef, Sweet Potato, Carrots, Spinach, Eggs, DIY Nutrient Mix, Sunflower Oil, Salmon Oil

  • Step 1

    Place pot/skillet/dutch oven over medium to medium-high heat on the stovetop. Pour in the sunflower oil and spread evenly to coat the bottom.

  • Step 2

    Add the ground beef. Break apart and stir until the meat is no longer pink and is broken into small pieces.

  • Step 3

    Add the sweet potato and carrots. Cook until the vegetables are soft and easily break apart or are tender when pierced with a fork.

  • Step 4

    Add the spinach, cook until wilted, and stir to evenly distribute throughout the mixture.

  • Step 5

    Add the eggs and salmon oil to the pot. Break the yolks and stir to evenly distribute. Cook until the eggs are firm and no longer runny. If using a food-safe thermometer, check the temperature in several places to verify that a food-safe temperature of 165°F is reached throughout. Otherwise, ensure all meat and eggs are cooked thoroughly.

  • Step 6

    Remove the pot from the heat and sprinkle the 1 packet of The Farmer’s Dog DIY Nutrient Mix evenly across the surface. Stir to evenly distribute throughout the food until you can no longer see the nutrient mix.

Redd, Certified Salmon Lover


Certified Beef Lover

“I was so nervous to cook for Redd before, but now that I use the DIY Nutrient Mix I have peace of mind that he is getting all of the nutrients he needs.”
– Dylan (Redd’s human)

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