Fun food for your dog! the best part…, you made it!

First may I say that before giving your dog anything new always make sure your dog doesn’t have known allergies, and please be sure to check with your vet, some dogs can get stomach upset when new foods are introduced.

Secondly I do not claim any credit for these recipes, some were given to me by friends and others I have accumulated over years. I am sorry I don’t know who created them.

Lastly always get a list of toxic foods for dogs from a vet or pet nutritionist, I have a blog about fitness for you and your dog that has a list inserted in it if you would like to check it out. A couple of examples are,  onions can give upset stomach, and raw or spoiled garlic can be highly toxic to dogs.

Home Made Dog Food: The breakdown for nutritional guidelines is 40% meat 30% starches/carbs and 30% vegetables for a well-balanced diet.

step 1) Make a list of vegetables your dog likes. If you’ve never fed your dog vegetables before, now is your chance to experiment and see which ones he does like. Be sure and exclude onions and mushrooms because these are not good for your dog.

step 2) Make a list of the starches your dog likes. Again if you’ve never fed your dog brown rice, pasta or oatmeal, you will have to experiment to see what he likes.

 step 3) Choose one meat your dog likes, one or two vegetables and one starch. Think about what would taste good to you mixed together and then try one of those combinations.

step 4) Cook your meat, vegetable and starch separately. Mix them together. Once the mixture cools and is just warm, have your dog do a taste test.


Avoid white rice and pastas as it is not good for your dog for the same reason they are not good for you. Do not feed hot food to your dog wait until it is warm or room temperature before serving. Don’t add salt, pepper or other seasonings to your dog’s food. He doesn’t need them, and they may not be good for him.

Chicken Dogggie Gravy

Step 1) Boil 1-2 chicken breasts in a saucepan with 4 cups of water for about half an hour. Remove the breasts from the water and save the water. Put the chicken breasts aside and allow them to cool.

Step 2)  Add a small amount of  flour to the water and whisk or beat with an electric mixer until no lumps remain, adding more flour a little a time as required it will take a few minutes to thicken

Step 3)  Mix 2 large beaten eggs into the gravy mixture and cook it on low heat until it’s thickened.

Step 4) Blend the cooled chicken breasts in a food processor and add them to the gravy mixture. Add more water if the mixture is too thick.

Step 5) Drizzle your doggie chicken gravy over your dogs dry food. Store any unused portion in the refrigerator and use it within three days. It may have to be warmed slightly in small amounts at each meal time.

Dog treats:

Remember there are a lot of interesting new food and treat ideas you can safely make at home for you or dog, but always follow your Vet’s advice first, they know your dog and will give you the very best advice on what would be right for him/her, and should the Vet advise against it than please follow what they say, they only have his/her best interests at heart.

Good Luck!


About apitome

I am a mother, a pit bull advocate, but mostly I am just like any of you, I am passionate about politics, the environment and dog advocacy. I want possitive changes within the judicial system as well. I want my children to grow up in a country where we are not told what breed of dog we can own. I want to see BSL put in the trash where it belongs! I want to see the constitution protected but not manipulated *see anything on the mosque near ground zero (USA) or changing Merry Christmas to Happy Holidays (Canada)* I am not racist in any way shape or form against any ethnic group, I do however have prejudices against bad behavior! If you abuse our laws, kids, the elderly, or animals, If you move to a new country and then demand that country to change everything about it's laws & way of life to suit your own agenda, If you blatantly break those laws with no regard and show no repect for them, if you engage in dog fighting or any other forms of animal abuse, torture or neglect, or if you are a pedophile, Than yes! You are on my radar for sure, and I will do EVERYTHING within my power to see you stopped and brought to justice! Furthering that goal, I have no qualms about publishing the names and faces of convicted abusers. I am not trying to change the world, I simply want to see things improve not backslide, Mostly for my children and these wonderful dogs futures! I may say things you agree with, and I may say things that you won't agree with, I may anger you, challenge you, or just plain piss you off, but in my book that's ok as long as long as it inspires some form of action on your part. This is not a popularity contest, If I have said anything about a group or person that you don't agree with please feel free to leave a comment or simply don't come back. If You have been mentioned in my blog it is for one of two reasons, you are either an advocate or you are an abuser loser, if you are the latter I could care less what you think! I value the opinions of trash about as much as I do that of a slug! Everything in print here is a matter of public record, or came from a trusted source, with that said, I am certainly willing to print both sides of any story, in an effort to be fair and always print the truth! View all posts by apitome

One response to “Fun food for your dog! the best part…, you made it!

  • Kara C.

    People hesitate to make a food for their dogs because they are scared! How funny, when you consider what is in commercial pet foods!

    All of these are good ideas…but because they all contain foods that are cooked, I’d also recommend adding a supplement that has probiotics and digestive enzymes in it plus a few of the other nutrients that can’t take heat…some vitamins, etc.

    I have been making food for my dogs for years. Sometimes it’s cooked. Sometimes it’s raw. I add a supplement called Dinovite to it to cover all my bases.

    I think I have to disagree with the poster about a vet knowing what the best treats are for a dog. Much depends on the vet. Most are not trained nutritionists but are medical professionals. Some actually sell poor quality pet foods for high prices that are starch, corn and other foods that are not even nutritious for a dog.

    Dr. Pitcairn’s Natural Health for Dogs and Cats is a great place to start…a vet, great book, loads of great info.

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