Every mother wants the best for her children, and it’s no different when those kids happen to be fur babies. That’s why we use human-grade food in all of our healthy homemade dog food recipes! Our DIY homemade dog food recipe is not only great for your dog’s health, but it also contains ingredients that most dogs love. We’ve chosen foods that are packed with antioxidants and provide complex carbohydrates for energy.
For example, in this DIY homemade dog food recipe, we use skinless, boneless chicken thighs to provide your dog with lean protein and a flavor they’ll love. After all, everyone loves chicken! Then, we add in carrots, green beans, and apples to provide them with a variety of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Note: Always check with your veterinarian before making any changes to your pet’s diet. Also, please be aware that you pet may have allergies to specific ingredients. You should always avoid including any foods that have caused reactions in your pets in the past. If you are unsure about a specific ingredient found in one of our recipes, introduce the food to your pets in small amounts first.
Proper Serving Sizes
You may notice that the DIY homemade dog food recipe below doesn’t contain any serving sizes. That’s because each dog is different. Larger dogs require more feed than smaller dogs, and certain breeds of dog eat more than others. We don’t want to make any assumptions that could harm your pet!
If you’re unsure of how much to feed your dog, check with your vet first. You can even bring in the recipe to make sure that it falls in line with his or her recommendations for your pet.
- 2 1/2 pounds chicken thighs (skinless and boneless)
- 1/2 cup shredded carrots
- 1 cup canned green beans, diced
- 1 apple, peeled, cored, and coarsely chopped
- Rinse chicken, place in a large pot, cover with water and bring to a low-boil. Cook until chicken is done, approximately 35 minutes. Pour off all but 1 cup broth.
- Chop chicken into bite size pieces. Add remaining ingredients, stir to combine.
- After cooled, store in an airtight container and place in the refrigerator for up to three days or freeze for later use.
MAKE-AHEAD: This DIY homemade dog food recipe can be divided up into individual portions. Simply create a freezer-safe bag with a portion for each day of the week. Refrigerate or freeze the mixture until you’re ready to use it. For best results, defrost any frozen baggies in the fridge overnight.
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