A carefully formulated nutrient mix is vital to ensure your dog’s daily diet is complete and balanced and safe to feed long-term. Getting this balance right is hard when you’re cooking at home. Research shows just how hard: a well-known study found that 95% of published homemade dog food recipes lacked at least one vital nutrient for dogs, and 83% percent had multiple nutrient deficiencies. And nutritionally incomplete food is dangerous for your dog—nutrient deficiencies or imbalances can cause serious health issues including immune dysfunction, degenerative muscle diseases and bone deformities, and impaired liver function.
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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.
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
How to make homemade dog food
1. Sign upTell us a bit about your dog and we’ll show you your custom DIY delivery plan.
2. Get your recipesSelect from the personalized, vet-approved recipes in your customer account.
3. Shop for your ingredientsBuy the food ingredients at your store of choice.
4. Cook and add The DIY Nutrient MixFollow 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.
Redd’s Beef Recipe
Time: 35 mins
Yield: 4.5 lbs