Homemade Bone Broth Recipe

There is no doubt even the fussiest of eaters, whether it be kibble, home cooked or raw feed dogs, will devour and enjoy this beefy goodness. Bone broth is a fantastic all-natural alternative to supplement your animals instead of buying high priced vitamins with potentially added ingredients. If you are using high quality bones, you will get high quality bone broth. A clean, straight from nature vitamin that will not only provide nutrient dense sustenance, but will help the healing process if your pup is sick, recovering from surgery or just an average injury. If you have not read about the benefits of bone broth already, you can find some additional information on bone broth here.

Bone broth is fairly simple to make, if you have the time and/or the resources to make it.

What you will need:

  • 1 Beef bone, I use grass-fed cow bone, approximately 18 inches in length
  • 1.5 pds. Duck Feet
  • 4 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar

Place all in a large stock pot, cover with water and simmer on low for approximately 8-12 hours.

When complete, remove the bones and let it cool in the refrigerator for about an hour or two.

Once it is cooled completely you will see a layer of liquid fat has risen to the surface, simply skim it off to reveal the jellied broth.

Separate into containers and freeze! Done!

Bone broth is easy to make, however if you do not have the time or resources to make it yourself, your in luck! I own an Etsy shop called Bark4BoneBroth where I sell my homemade bone broth that I have been making for my pups since they were born. I use beef bones from various small farms throughout the Midwest and I use bones only from cows that are grass-fed. My bone broth is simmered for 8-12 hours to produce high quality bone broth jelled to perfection. It is then sealed, frozen and delivered right to your door within 3 days to ensure its integrity.

<<<Now available with Organic Ginger, Organic Turmeric and Organic Parsley!>>>

Add it to kibble, homemade, raw or freeze for a nutritious treat! The options are endless, the benefits are amazing, make or buy some today!

An Easy Homemade Yogurt & Blueberry Dog Treat!

A simple and delicious dog treat with basic ingredients and a ton of benefits!

Sick of spending money on dog treats with ingredients you can’t even pronounce? I know, I am too.

This homemade dog treat recipe is really simple and most of the ingredients you probably already have (and even eat yourself).

What you will need: Greek plain yogurt, peanut butter, blueberries (frozen or fresh) and 1 banana.

Greek yogurt is well-known for its rich probiotics which help balance friendly bacteria in our digestives systems. Dogs are of no exception to this as well. The probiotics are also helpful to dogs who suffer from frequent ear and skin infections. This super rich yogurt is also higher in protein than any other yogurt which will benefit dogs that have issues consuming proper amounts of proteins.

Adding bananas to this scrumptious treat provides a natural source of potassium and are low in cholesterol and sodium. However, this tasty fruit is high in sugar, so feed in moderation.

Yogurt & Blueberry Frozen Treat!

Main Course Dessert
1 hour 2 hours

Ingredients

  • 32 oz. Greek Yogurt plain
  • 3 tbsp. Peanut Butter make sure it does not contain Xilytol
  • 1 cup Blueberries frozen or fresh
  • 1 Banana

Instructions

  1. Blend in a food processor.

    Freeze two hours!

Though there is no need to buy a fancy tray to freeze them in, it does make for a really cute treat. You can find silicone molds on Amazon.com. They are absolutely adorable and I am sure you will find many other uses for them. I have made a few different treats for kids and parties with these molds.

Get creative! This recipe is really interchangeable in ingredients by using Greek yogurt as a base. You can even sneak in some vegetables by adding shredded carrots or even a bit of Flaxseed to boost their Omega-3’s!

Easy, cheap and most ingredients you may already have. A perfect homemade dog treat recipe!

 

A Healthy Homemade Dog Food Recipe – Pork & Pumpkin

There is something about eating pumpkin that makes me feel so organic….

No? just me?

Well if you don’t eat pumpkin, it will surely be beneficial for your dog to.

Pumpkin is great for both diarrhea and constipation (much like flaxseed), helping to find that happy medium of a healthy proper stool. Once in a while my dogs will run into the issue of not properly “emptying” at one time and I find when they are eating a pumpkin recipe, there is a clear difference. Pumpkin is also loaded with fiber which helps your dog feel fuller longer and a good source of Vitamin A. For more information on how pumpkin can help your pup, visit the AKC.org website here.

Make sure you get pure organic pumpkin and not pumpkin pie filling. The cost to buy organic is not much different. I use organic pure pumpkin made by Libby’s.

Pumpkin also has a good amount of antioxidants and since it has a high amount of moisture helps aid in digestion. So if you still feed traditional kibble, add some moisture rich pumpkin to help move things along.

Pork & Pumpkin Dog Food Recipe

A balanced homemade dog food recipe.

Main Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade dog food recipe
25 minutes
45 - 1 hour 15 minutes
1 hour 40 minutes
6 pds.

Ingredients

  • 3.5 pds. Pork
  • 2 Chicken Gizzards Iron/Zinc
  • 8 oz. Beef Liver Vitamin A
  • 4 oz. Beef Heart Amino Acids
  • 12 oz. Sardines (in water) Vitamin D
  • 1 cup Pumpkin 100% pure organic
  • 2 Apples Fiber, raw
  • 16 oz. Broccoli Vitamin E, fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 cup Basil Manganese
  • 2 inch Ginger Anti-inflammatory
  • 2 Egg Shells Calcium (or substitute a chicken neck daily)
  • 4 Tbsp. Hemp Seed Oil Omega 3 & 6
  • 1 Serving Nupro Iodine, added to each meal prior to serving

Instructions

  1. In your Instant Pot, place the pork, chicken gizzards, heart and liver in a steamer and steam approximately 15  minutes. 

  2. Puree raw apples, broccoli, ginger, basil and egg shells. Set aside.

  3. Once the meat is steamed and cooled, add to food processor and puree. Slowly add the hemp seed oil.

  4. Add meat mixture, pumpkin, sardines and pureed veggies/fruit to a large bowl and hand mix.

  5. Measure out portions and store in refrigerator and/or freezer.

  6. Add the Nupro prior to serving at each meal. If you add water to the Nupro it will turn into a gravy like substance yours dogs will love!

<<-For information on where to buy Nupro and hemp seed oil, click here->> 

To portion, I use Ziploc bags for each meal and I then divide into morning and night feedings. Since my dogs eat the same amount at every feeding, I split the portion into two and serve. This recipe will feed my dogs for approximately two weeks.

If you are interested in feeding chicken necks as opposed to egg shells or a calcium supplement, you can give your dog one chicken neck a day.  I have a local store that orders them for me at $1 a piece but if you cannot find any around you, check out the link below for freeze dried necks

or you can pick up a box of fresh raw chicken necks at: 

https://www.rawpawspetfood.com/chicken-neck-for-dogs-bundle-deal-p/rpcn-0004-bd.htm

Since shipping at Raw Paws Pet Food is quite steep, buy in bulk and freeze!

For further information on feeding your dogs raw chicken necks, click on this link Vetbabble.com 

 

A Grain Free Dog Food Recipe – Momma’s Meatloaf

Hey, dogs can eat meatloaf too!

Try this homemade meatloaf and it will surely be a hit. You’ll definitely add it to your homemade dog food cookbook!  

 

I bet you never thought about how many vitamins and minerals are in the foods we eat and how important each is in providing us with our daily requirements to sustain life. Dogs need these too, and most commercial foods lack in each and every one.

Rotation is key when feeding homemade.  It is important to change proteins within a few days, if not daily, to provide different fatty acids, vitamins and amino acids for a complete and nutritionally balanced diet. For more information on the importance of rotation you can read this article by The Honest Kitchen

Doggie Meatloaf

A homemade dog food recipe.

Main Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword balanced dog food recipe
10 minutes
45 - 1 hour 1 hour
1 hour 1 hour 10 minutes
6 pds.

Ingredients

  • 4 Pds. Ground Beef Amino Acids
  • 2 Chicken gizzards
  • 4.62 oz. Liver Vitamin A/Copper
  • 4.62 oz. Kidney
  • 12 oz. Sardines (in water) Vitamin D, Omega 3 & 6
  • 1 cup Oatmeal, cooked (optional) For grain free do not add
  • 8 oz. Frozen veggies Mixed, green beans, carrots
  • 8 oz. Frozen mixed berries Fiber/Antioxidants
  • 1/2 cup Parsley, fresh
  • 2 Organic Eggs Calcium/Zinc

Instructions

  1. Mix all the ingredients together, minus the sardines and mixed berries as these will be added later.

  2. Add meat to loaf pan and cook at 350 degress for 1 hour.

  3. Measure separate feedings in a Ziploc bag and store. Refrigerate about three days worth and freeze the remaining.

 

This recipe, much like my others, for my two dogs will last about two weeks. This is why I cook an entire months worth of food and I always cook two different meals with different proteins. That way they eat a variety of different food and within a few days all their nutritional needs will be met by each recipe. I try to give them one protein in the morning and another at night. 

 

 

Best Homemade Dog Food Recipe With Beef & Ginger


This was my very first homemade dog food that I made. I was looking forward to not having the “feeding time battle” and I knew they would be getting top-notch nutrition from this recipe.

When I sat down to figure the recipe I was so excited when I realized that half of the items on my list I already had a home, making my final decision to go  homemade easy.

This recipe has beef, organs, fresh ginger and carrots. All the things I love (but minus the organs) 🙂 making it one of the best homemade dog food recipes.

Ginger is a great component to add to your homemade dog food. It is exceptionally beneficial if your dog suffers from upset stomach, bloat, or arthritis. It is also great to add for just general well-being. Ginger comes in a variety of forms and can be added anyway you chose. I always have fresh ginger at my house so I chopped off about the size of a thumbnail from the root and added it to this recipe for a little nutritional addition.

Visit dognaturally.com for the complete list as to why ginger is so good for your dog!

Beef & Ginger

A recipe for a homemade dog food diet.

Main Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade dog food recipe
15 minutes
45 - 1 hour 1 hour
1 hour 1 hour 15 minutes
6 pds.

Ingredients

  • 5 Pds. Ground Beef Amino Acids
  • 4.62 oz. Beef Liver Vitamin A/Copper
  • 4.62 oz. Beef Kidney
  • 12 oz. Canned Salmon Vitamin D
  • 2 Organic Eggs (hard-boiled) Calcium/Zinc
  • 16 oz. Fresh Spinach Manganese, Vitamin E
  • 6 Carrots Large
  • 2 Apples (raw) Fiber
  • 2 Inch Ginger Root I use fresh ginger
  • 4 tbsp. Hemp Seed Oil Omega 3, Omega 6
  • 1 serving Nupro Iodine, Kelp, added prior to feeding per instructions

Instructions

  1. In a Instant Pot place the beef, liver and kidney in your steamer basket, cover the bottom of the pot with water and steam for approximately 20 minutes.

  2. Puree raw carrots, ginger, apples, hard-boiled egg and spinach. Add to a large enough Tupperware of aluminum pan to combine all the ingredients in later.

  3. Once the meat is cooked and cooled, puree, adding the hemp seed oil. 

  4. Add meat mixture, canned salmon, and pureed veggies/fruits and hand mix. Voila! Add Nupro prior to feeding.

 

And there you have it, a perfectly balanced homemade dog food recipe. It is easy, cheap and your dogs will love it.

–<<For information on Nupro, as well as the hemp seed oil I use, visit my recommended supplements page.>>–

Instead of using hard-boiled eggs you can substitute the calcium by feeding one chicken neck every day. I have a pet store in my area that order me chicken necks monthly for about $1.oo each. If you cannot find any around you, you can buy freeze dried necks from Amazon:

Or you can order raw chicken necks and have them delivered to your house from Raw Paws Pet Food :
https://www.rawpawspetfood.com/chicken-neck-for-dogs-p/rpcn-0004.htm

 

To portion, I use Ziploc bags and measure out morning and night feedings. My dogs eat the same amount (2.5 oz each) so I measure out 5 oz. in a Ziploc bag and freeze/refrigerate. At feeding time I split the serving into two and serve.

 

When I have two days left of fresh, I  take out another batch from the freezer and defrost.

**Remember rotation is key while making homemade that is why I always cook two different meals for the month so that they have a variety of proteins and veggies over the course of a few days.** 

 

For more information on why rotation is so important visit thehonestkitchen.com.

 

Best Homemade Dog Food Recipe for Small Dogs – Scrumptious Turkey Dinner

The only thing missing from this recipe to make it a Thanksgiving feast are the cranberries and stuffing!

But I say add the cranberries anyway, as they are on the “yes” list for dog’s to eat. However, hold the stuffing!

Now what kind of Thanksgiving feast would it be if there were no sweet potatoes? So in this Thanksgiving inspired recipe, I went ahead and added a moderate amount of sweet potatoes. Not only are they sweet and delicious, but they are fantastic for digestive health due to their dietary fiber. Sweet potatoes also contain magnesium, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6 and are low in fat. Ding, ding, ding!

Read six things you didn’t know about sweet potatoes and dogs for more detailed information.

You probably have not put much thought into magnesium or what role it plays in a dog’s diet but magnesium is important because it provides energy production at a cellular level. Proper sodium, potassium and calcium levels are dependent upon magnesium and should magnesium levels drop so will these minerals. This can cause muscle weakness or trembling, difficulty walking, muscle pain and lethargy. It is important that we provide the proper levels in our homemade recipes to provide an all-around balanced meal.

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Turkey Dinner

A nutritious homemade dog food recipe.

Main Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword dog food recipe for small dogs
15 minutes
45 - 1 hour 20 minutes
1 hour 35 minutes
6 Pounds

Ingredients

  • 5 pds. Ground Turkey
  • 4.5 oz. Liver Vitamin A/Copper
  • 4.5 oz. Beef Kidney
  • 12 oz. Sardines (in water) Vitamin D
  • 2 Sweet Potatoes (raw) Vitamin A
  • 8 oz. Spinach Manganese, Vitamin E
  • 1 cup Blueberries Antioxidants
  • 1 Apples (raw) Fiber
  • 1 cup Brown Rice Optional
  • 4 tbsp. Hemp Seed Oil Omega 3, Omega 6
  • 1 cup Flaxseed Zinc
  • 1 serving Nupro Add prior to feeding

Instructions

  1. In a large stock pot place the ground turkey, kidney and liver in a steamer basket and cover the bottom of the pot with water. Cover and cook 40 If using an Instant Pot steam for 20 minutes.

  2. In a food processor add the raw spinach, blueberries, apples and sweet potatoes and puree.

  3. Boil the rice.

  4. Once the meat is cooked and cooled, add to food processor and slowly incorporate the hemp seed oil. 

  5. Add meat mixture, rice, flaxseed and pureed vegetables to a large Tupperware or aluminum pan and hand mix. Prior to feeding add Nupro per serving instructions.

~~For information on supplements I use, visit my recommended supplements page.~~

Lastly, I use Ziploc bags for each meal and I portion out morning and night feedings. My dog’s eat the same amount (2.5 oz each) so I measure out 5 oz. in each Ziploc bag and freeze/refrigerate. At feeding time I split the serving into two and serve.

Once I see that I have two days left of fresh food in the refrigerator I will take out another few days worth from the freezer and defrost.

**This recipe for my two small dog’s will last about two weeks. This is why I cook an entire months worth (approx. 25-30 days) of food. I always cook two different meals. That way they eat a variety of different food and are getting all their nutritional met daily For more information on rotational feeding visit thehonestkitchen.com.**

Easy Homemade Dog Food Chicken Recipe

Warning!

Your home may smell like Mom’s Sunday cooking while making this recipe!

This is a simple recipe with budget friendly ingredients that does not lack in nutrition. It contains chicken leg quarters, ground beef, liver and beef heart. A balanced homemade dog food recipe with easily accessible ingedients.

I was able to find beef heart at a local ethnic meat shop and paid approximately $12.00 for a heart the size of my Lulu. I had them chop it up into six strips making it easier for me to freeze each individual strip. Each month I take one strip out and add it to one of the recipes I make. $2.00/month

Beef heart is an excellent source of protein and B vitamins and the price tag is just as excellent. 

In this recipe I added oats which are great for any dogs that have diabetes as it can help regulate blood sugar levels. Oats are also a great source of protein, fiber and Omega 6’s. However, it will be a perfectly balanced recipe should you choose to leave it out. For more information on feeding your dog oats, visit furrytips.com.

This is a fantastic homemade dog food recipe for small dogs!

Chicken & Oats

A delicate recipe of chicken and oats.

Main Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword balanced dog food recipe
45 - 1 hour 45 minutes
6 pounds

Ingredients

  • 6 Chicken Leg Quarters
  • 1 pd. Ground Beef Amino Acids
  • 8 oz. Beef Heart
  • 8 oz. Liver Vitamin A/Copper
  • 12 oz. Sardines (in water) Vitamin D
  • 16 oz. Spinach Manganese
  • 1 cup Blueberries Antioxidants
  • 2 Apples Raw
  • 2 cups Cottage Cheese Zinc
  • 1 cup Oats Cooked, Steel Cut
  • 4 Tbsp. Hemp Seed Oil Omega 3, Omega 6
  • 1 serving Nupro Prior to feeding

Instructions

  1. Add chicken leg quarters, ground beef, heart and liver to a stock put steamer basket and steam for approximately 45 minutes. If you are using an Instant Pot steam on high for 20 minutes.

  2. Puree the raw spinach, apples, and blueberries. Set aside.

  3. When the meats are done and cooled, remove any large bones from the leg quarters keeping any cartilage as they will puree into a great source of calcium. 

  4. Puree the meat in your food processor adding the Hemp Seed oil a little at a time to ensure proper distribution.

  5. Add cooked oats, pureed vegetables/fruit, and meat to a large Tupperware or aluminum pan and hand mix.

  6. Lastly, add cottage cheese and mix.

  7. Prior to feeding, add the Nupro.

<<<For information on the supplements I use, check out my recommended supplements page here!>>>

 

Now measure out portions and freeze!

I use Ziploc bags for each meal and I portion out morning and night feedings. My dogs eat the same amount(2.5 oz each) so I measure out 5 oz. in each Ziploc bag and freeze/refrigerate. At feeding time I split the serving into two and serve.

Super easy, super clean, with all-natural, completely pronounceable ingredients!

Once I see that I have two days left of fresh food in the refrigerator I will take out another five days worth from the freezer and defrost.

 

**This recipe for my two small dogs will last about two weeks. This is why I cook an entire months worth (approx. 28-30 days) of food and I always cook two different proteins. That way they eat a variety of different food, each having their own nutritional benefits AND are not eating the same thing every day for a month straight**

 

A Homemade Dog Food Delight- Simple Salmon and Chicken

An Easy Homemade Dog Food Recipe

A mixture of  fish and beef that your dogs will never turn their noses to!

 

A perfect combo of fish and meat with the addition of nutrient packed veggies, fruits and supplements that make this a balanced homemade dog food recipe.

This is a great homemade dog food recipe for small dogs.

Simple Salmon & Chicken

A homemade dog food recipe.

Main Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword dog food recipe for small dogs
45 - 1 hour 25 minutes
6 Pounds

Ingredients

  • 14.75 oz. Salmon (canned) I use Bumble Red Salmon
  • 2 lbs. Bone-in Chicken Thighs
  • 4.62 oz. Beef Kidney
  • 4.62 oz. Chicken Liver Vitamin A
  • 16 oz. Frozen Peas Protein
  • 16 oz. Spinach Manganese, Vitamin E
  • 2 cup Blueberries Antioxidants
  • 1 Cup Brown Rice Optional
  • 4 tbsp. Hemp Seed Oil Omega 3, Omega 6
  • 1 Serving Nupro

Instructions

  1. Add chicken thighs, kidney and liver to a steamer basket and cover the bottom of stock pot with water. Steam approximately 40 minutes.

    If you are using an Instant Pot place meat in steamer basket and steam on high 20 minutes.

  2. In your food processor add the peas, blueberries and raw spinach, puree. 

  3. When the chicken is cooled; de-bone and slowly puree, adding the hemp seed oil a little at a time. 

  4. Add the meat mixture and the pureed veggies/fruit and hand mix.

  5. Lastly, add the can of salmon (water included). 

<<—For information on what I use, check out my Recommended Supplements page—>>

Measure out portions and freeze.

Voila!

An easy homemade dog food recipe!

I use Ziploc bags to portion out morning and night feedings. My dogs eat the same amount (2.5 oz each) so I measure out 5 oz. in each Ziploc bag and freeze/refrigerate. At feeding time I split the serving into two and serve.

Super easy, super clean and super nutritious!

Once I see that I have two days left of fresh food in the refrigerator I will take out another five days worth from the freezer and defrost.

**This recipe for my two dogs  will last about two weeks. This is why I cook an entire months worth (approx. 28-30 days) of food and I always cook two different proteins. That way they eat a variety of different food, each having their own nutritional benefits AND they are not eating the same thing every day for a month straight**

 

 

 

 

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