Homemade Dog Food
Do It Yourself Instructions
Balanced dog food recipes
This homemade dog food recipe makes 5 lbs of dog food at 865 calories per lb.
To make 10 lbs of this homemade meal, double the ingredient list (use 2 vitamin packs).
Beef liver - preferably chopped/ground beef
Fresh or canned puree sweet potato
1/2 lb carrot + 1/4 lb spinach or kale
Lentils, sprouted or raw
Contains 9 essential nutrients to complete the recipe.
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1 handful of blueberries, bananas, or sliced apples (no seeds)
1 small bunch of fresh curly leaf parsley
1 tablespoon of pure omega-3 fish oil (We recommend pure wild salmon, or anchovy/sardine oil)
Additional supplement (fibers, turmeric, chicory root, glucosamine, milk thistle, spirulina, coconut oil, etc).
Ziplock/freezer safe bags to portion and store in freezer
Large mixing bowl/pan
How to make homemade dog food
Use this water to boil organ meat and sweet potato together (unless using canned/puree). Boil organ meat until cooked - if boiling whole organ meat, cut into small pieces after boil.
Boil/bake sweet potato whole and mash – or use canned sweet potato puree. Boil lentils according to instructions.
Finely dice/blend veggie greens. Chop carrots/pulse blend.
Cook ground meat in non-stick skillet or large pot on medium heat (no oil), stir frequently. When meat is still slightly pink, add in greens and carrots. Cook until meat is done, carrots are soft, and greens are wilted (breaks down cell walls and allows for nutrient absorption).
Take meat and veggies off of heat and let cool (until warm/no longer cooking temperature). Transfer meat and veggies to large mixing bowl. Add oils and entire supplement pack (without this pack the recipe is nutritionally deficient). Mix.
Add in cooked sweet potato, lentils, cooked liver, and optional additions (fruit, parsley, etc). Mix thoroughly. Separate to individual servings.
Make it easy
Treat this just like human food. Food lasts up to 5 days in refrigerator. Use for feeding in that timeframe, or pack into freezer safe bags and store in freezer. Recommended to pack into daily meals.
To thaw frozen packs, let defrost in the refrigerator for 1-2 days, or place bag in hot water. Do not microwave.
Serve cold or warm. To warm, heat up the meal in an oven or conventional oven. Do not microwave or recook this homemade dog food.
Disclaimer: This may need adjusting based on your dog’s activity patterns. This is for a moderately active adult dog. The diet when done according to these directions will have a complete nutrient profile. Any variation from this recipe will likely not be balanced and puts your dog at risk of malnutrition.