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Easy and Yummy Dog Food Recipes


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Fido just wants a tasty meal when he’s had a ruff day (being cute and digging holes in the backyard is tiring). We’ve created a list of heart-healthy, wholesome dog food recipes you’ll be able to whip up in no time. Besides including easy raw dog food recipes, you’ll find ‘sweet’ recipes for a yum dog cake and a delicious, pup-approved dognut ‘dessert’.

Read on and chow down…

Wholesome dog food (+/- rice) recipes 🐶

There have been a few recalls and shifting information about commercial dog foods over the years. This might’ve swayed you, like many dog owners, to prepare wholesome dog food yourself.

We know that it’s pretty easy to whip up homemade dog food, but it’s not quite the same as cooking for yourself or your family. Check out these wholesome dog food recipes for inspo:

  1. Allrecipes ground turkey, rice, and vegetables recipe – adding it to kibble is a good idea. Lil ‘ole Bark Twain will love it!
  2. Southern Bytes homemade instant pot recipe – rice, oats, barley, and quinoa are the easiest grains to use.
  3. The old standard recipe – this recipe by Damn Delicious has a balance of 50% protein, 25% veggies and 25% grains.

Easy raw 🥩 dog food recipes

As a dog parent, you’re just trying to feed your picky eater as much nutritious food as possible, right? Check out these easy raw dog food recipes that might help you on your quest:

  1. Dogs Naturally’s raw rabbit, chicken & beef dog food recipe – it’s grain-free and contains no synthetic vitamins and minerals.
  2. Perfectly Rawsome’s beef fat bomb recipe – a dog’s ideal fuel source is fat, which is best for dogs who are active for long periods of time and for those who are underweight and need a calorie boost.
  3. Dogs Naturally’s raw pork & dish dog food recipe – there’s a lot of omega-6 fatty acids in pork, so it’s hard to formulate a meal around it. Because of this, the recipe combines pork with fish to help balance out the fats and provide your dog a meal with a meal that’s anti-inflammatory.

Watch this superfood raw dog food recipe with certified dog nutritionist, Cam:

Pregnant dog food recipes

Taking care of a pregnant dog isn’t easy, and nutrition is key. You should consult a vet as soon as you find out your momma dog is pregnant. Your vet will walk you through taking care of your pregnant dog, feeding her, and what you should do during her gestation period.

For pregnant dogs, balanced, high-quality, nutrient-dense food is essential.

With the correct diet, feeding your pregnant dog correctly can prevent problems like eclampsia, smaller litters, or puppy death. For example, make sure she eats food with more soluble carbohydrates. Pregnant dogs need adequate nutrition to keep their blood sugar from dropping too low.

Get to know all the dog pregnancy stages before you plan your pet’s diet. During the 9-week gestation period, you’ll need to change your dog’s diet based on what week she’s in.

For pregnant and nursing dogs, homemade dog food can be a great diet if you’ve consulted your veterinarian and make it regularly. Keep track of all nutrients and calories; it’s essential. Check out Top Dog Tip’s recipes for a selection of safe meals to make your pregnant doggy mum happy.

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), heart disease affects up to 1 in 10 dogs over their lifetime – worldwide.

Heart issues in dogs can be caused by a lot of things. There are three main ones: genetics, weight, and diet. In some cases, dogs have a genetic predisposition to heart problems. In others, they’re born with it.

Make your dog a heart-healthy meal like this one with a yum dog food recipe.

When it comes to diet, some foods cause inflammation of the arteries, congestive heart failure, and other cardiovascular problems. Overweight or obese dogs are more likely to get heart problems because of their diet.

So, the need for heart healthy homemade dog food should be top of mind. Heart-healthy meals for doggo usually include carrots, squash, green beans, chicken, turkey meat, ground-up brown rice or wheat, and oatmeal.

Check out this ‘heart healthy’ and ‘vet-recommended’ dog food recipe below:

‘Sweet’ dog food recipes (🍩 +🎂=🥰)

Making homemade baked treats with stuff you already have at home can save you a lot of money. Just remember to steer clear of using these harmful baking ingredients, of which these are just some:

  • Raisins: even small amounts can cause kidney failure in dogs.
  • Bread dough: raw yeast dough can cause severe bloating that can be very painful and even life-threatening.
  • Spices: try to steer clear of spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves, which can upset your pup’s stomach.

Dog treat recipes

We don’t recommend giving these dog treats as a meal replacement, only as part of a healthy balanced diet, and plenty of fresh clean water should always be available.

  1. Cardomom and Coconuts’s pumpkin peanut butter dog treats recipe – all you need are three ingredients. Bone appétit!
  2. This Ole Mom’s banana biscuit dog treats recipe – here’s a tip: add a little water if you need to make the dough more pliable.
  3. Three little fern’s frosty breath dog treats recipe – they won’t make your dog’s breath smell like Colgate, but they sure help with stinky breath!

Dog cake recipes

Is it time to bake your pooch the best dog birthday cake in the world, but you’re running out of recipe ideas? Check out the tasty dog cake recipes listed below and hopefully they’ll meet all your and Fido’s paw-ty requirements.

Here's a dog's birthday cake made from a dog cake recipe her hooman mom found.

  1. Mom’s and Munchkin’s peanut butter delight doggie cake recipe – it’s a dense carrot cake with banana 🍌cream cheese icing that doggo will love. Let’s give the paw-parazzi something to bark about for your fur kid’s birthday!
  2. The Edgy Veg’s vegan dog birthday cake recipe – gluten-free and vegan, this dog-friendly birthday cake uses only human-grade ingredients.
  3. The Fitchen’s peanut butter pupcakes 🧁 recipe – make these cute cupcakes for pets for birthdays, special occasions, or just because.

Dog biscuit recipes

We’ve found some tasty dog biscuit recipes that your su-paw-star will love! Check ’em out:

  1. Southern Eats & Goodies peanut butter bacon dog biscuits recipe – if you don’t have bananas, you can use unsweetened apple sauce or mashed pumpkin instead.
  2. Ann’s Entitled Life’s bacon cornmeal dog biscuits recipe – before making and serving these, know whether your dog is allergic to wheat flour, bacon grease or cornmeal.
  3. Elaine Aukstikalnis’s best of breed dog biscuits recipe – these non-meat biscuits will be snapped up by any dog – vegetarian or not!
Here are some tasty dog biscuits that your pup will love!  Also check out our selection of heart healthy dog food.

Delicious ‘dognut’ recipe

We give you the ULTIMATE dog dessert of all time, the DOGNUT 🍩. It’s sure to make your Molly’s tail wag in delight!

Although it’s tempting to give them the last piece of your cookie or doughnut, it’s best to whip up a dog-friendly treat yourself instead. Sugar is no sweet matter when it comes to dogs.

Instead of giving your bestie unhealthy human treats, try the easy doggy-approved Sunny Day Family dog donut recipe. Your pup will drool over the dognut’s yoghurt frosting and bacon sprinkles.

You’ve got the whole dognut recipe laid out for you step-by-step below, so get baking…

This dog eats a dognut instead of an unhealthy human treat. Check out our selection of awesome homemade dog recipes.


  • 1 cup of spelt flour
  • 1 cup of oats
  • 1/3 cup of coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup of natural peanut butter (NB: No sugar, salt or xylitol!)
  • 2 eggs

For the topping:

  • Greek yoghurt
  • Bacon bits


Preheat the oven to 190 degrees Celsius. Spray a donut pan with cooking spray and set aside.

Grab a large mixing bowl and get down and dirty. Use your hands to mix all the ingredients (except for the yoghurt and bacon bits) into a sticky dough.

Press scoops of the mix into the donut pan. Make sure each space is tightly filled to ensure the donuts rise properly.

Ready, steady, bake. Pop the pan in the oven and bake for 14 minutes, or until thoroughly cooked. (While you wait, you can fetch a dog insurance quote in less than 3 minutes)

Take the donuts out of the oven and set them aside to cool off for a few minutes.

Now the fun part starts. Decorate these delicious treats with a Greek yoghurt topping sprinkled with bacon bits.

Place the ‘dognuts’ in the freezer for the yoghurt to set. Take them out after about 20 minutes and serve one to your furry friend.

Now tell them that you ‘dough’ not know what you would do without them and watch them enjoy the fruits (or in this case, dognuts) of your labour. You can even grab a dognut yourself if you’re curious about the taste.

More content to chew on

Below are some more interesting dog articles plus an informative ‘Is Wet or Dry Food Better for Dogs and Cats?’ video that’ll help you make informed decisions about your dog’s diet and eating habits:

  1. How Do I Get My Dog to Eat Dry Food?
  2. How Sustainable is Dog Food?
  3. Pros and Cons of Raw Food for Puppies
  4. What Does AAFCO Stand for in Pet Food?
  5. Things That Can Poison Your Pet – Toxic Foods and Plants
  6. Fat or Obese Dog? Why and How to Shed the Chunk

All doggos need wholesome food and insurance

Despite the fact that all dogs are created equal, not all diets are the same. This is why, in addition to making yummy and healthy homemade dog food, you need a dog insurance plan. Your bark-tastic fur-end’s plan will cushion their paws across a vast array health problems, from the kinda predictable to the totally unexpected.

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