Vet Approved Homemade Dog Food

Vet Approved Homemade Dog Food Recipes

Let’s look at the basic components of the fresh food diet: fresh, lean raw meat or poultry, naturally raised whenever possible; organically grown, food-processed fresh vegetables (if you can’t get naturally raised or organic components, supermarket foods are still much better than what’s in commercial pet food) cooked organic oatmeal or barley; and natural supplements. The ratio of raw meat to carbohydrates is extremely important.

Vegetable, beef, or chicken broth are wonderful for binding together the ingredients of the fresh food diet. It’s also a good bribe food for the unconverted and is great for fasting days.Once in a while, it’s okay to feed your dog table scraps, such as roast chicken and rare beef and lamb.

If you want to follow me, you are not prepared to provide your dogs with fresh prey. The fresh food diet comes as close as possible to what they would catch themselves in the wild. What’s more, it’s fun once you get the hang of it, and you’ll be delighted with the results.

Basic Homemade Fresh Food

The Basic Homemade Fresh Food Recipe:

The following is the basic diet. All the meats I use and recommend passing inspection for human consumption. I prepare the very same vegetables and grains for myself, my dog, and my cats. The supplements I give them, albeit in different proportions, are of a quality fit for humans. And I use only purified or distilled water, with Willard water for mixing the ingredients together. 

Why feed your dog something you wouldn’t eat yourself?

 Please try to obtain organic ingredients, especially if your dog is ill. I know this isn’t always easy, but do the best you can. Consult with your holistic practitioner, animal nutritionist, or holistic veterinarian before changing your animal companions’ diet.

The recipe is for normal adult dogs.” You may need to adjust the proportions for puppies and pregnant or nursing female dogs. The ratio of protein, carbohydrate, and fat is recommended by Dr. Sears.

Homemade Fresh Food Recipe

Food Recipe:

  1. 1/2 Ib. –  Raw Meat: 

(beef, chicken, turkey, or lamb and organ meat organ meats at a ratio of two parts organ to four parts muscle)

  1. ⅔ Cups:

Slow-cooked oatmeal or barley (optional if the dog is allergic to grain).

  1. 1- Tablespoon:

Essential fatty acid (EFA)* oil mixture (combine 4 ounces of light olive oil, one 1-gram capsule of borage oil [containing 240 mg of GLA], 2 teaspoons [10 ml] salmon or cod liver oil [containing 1 gram of EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid)], and 1,000 IU of vitamin E oil). Refrigerate all oils after opening.

  1. 1/2 – Tablespoon:

Bone Meal or vitamin and mineral supplement (containing bonemeal, kelp, dandelion, trace minerals, garlic, vitamin C, and so forth)

  1. 2/3 Cup:

Food-processed raw vegetables (sprouts, dandelion greens, broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, cabbage, parsley, squash-double the amount if the grain is omitted and add food-processed raw or cooked sweet potatoes/yams). If you can’t add a medley of vegetables or grains, try 1/2 tablespoon of spirulina, barley grass juice, or other green powder, and include minced alfalfa sprouts.

  1. 1-½ Teaspoon:

Superfood supplements, if not included in the basic supplement (that is, sea vegetables, bee pollen, chlorella, barley or wheat grass, spirulina, rose hips, Super Blue-Green Algae)

  • Sterilize the meat or poultry in 1 cup of distilled water to which four drops of standardized extract of grapefruit seed have been added. 
  • Mix the solution thoroughly into the meat (use just enough to saturate the meat, but don’t turn it into soup-you want the consistency of thick chili). 
  • Add the food-processed vegetables and cooked grains. Serve or freeze in serving-size containers. 
  • I don’t like to freeze my supplements in the meals; I always add them at feeding time. Some dogs may also require Dr. Swift’s food enzymes-Florazyme EFA or LP. 
Usage And Storage Of Dog Foods

Usage And Storage Of Foods:

* If you prefer to use only cold-pressed (expeller-pressed) oils, substitute ½ tablespoon

of cold-pressed sunflower oil.

Slowly introduce a new food into your dog’s diet in small increments to allow him to get used to the change in diet (one-quarter new food to three-quarters old food for the first week and increase by one-quarter increments each week thereafter).

You may make up large quantities and freeze serving portions. I use a measuring cup for the vegetables and grains. You can make up much larger batches, of course. Thaw frozen meals

overnight in the refrigerator before using them.

Important Note: 

Whenever you prepare and serve fresh food, make sure to follow all storage and hygiene precautions outlined. No matter how good your raw ingredients are, if you don’t handle them properly, you can make your dogs ill.

Feed your dog this food once or twice daily. Your dog will soon tell you, as he adjusts to his new diet, how much food he requires. Please don’t overfeed him at any one meal. Calorie control is always important. Overeating makes us all fat!

There are several different variations to the fresh food feeding plan. Each of us needs to find what works for our individual lifestyles. The Natural Rearing Breeders Directory contains listings of a wealth of folks who are happy to help with specific breed issues. 

Liver Shake For Dogs

Liver Shake For Dogs:

Here is a special recipe for a cleansing replacement meal that many nutritionists recommend, in at least some form, be used once or twice a month, or as needed. You’ll need a blender and

juicer because everything needs to be fresh so that your dog can get the maximum benefit.

8 OuncesRaw, naturally raised beef, lamb, chicken, or turkey liver (if you cannot get naturally raised liver, you may substitute heart meat)
4 Ouncesof Distilled water and 4 drops of standardized extract of grapefruit.
8 Ouncesfreshly made organic carrot juice with a heaping tablespoon or two of fresh parsley added to it.
2 TeaspoonsAloe Vera Juice.
2 TeaspoonsKelp, Super Blue-Green Algae, spirulina, or barley grass powder.
1 TablespoonSuper B-complex liquid syrup.
2 TeaspoonsApple Cider Vinegar.
1 TeaspoonFreshly minced rosemary.
1 TablespoonEFA oil mixture (Combine 4 ounces of light olive oil, one 1-gram capsule of borage oil [containing 240 mg of GLA]. 2 teaspoons [10 m] salmon or cod liver oil [containing 1 gram of EPA), and 1,000 IU of vitamin E oil. Shake well and refrigerate after opening.)……
  • Blend ingredients on a slow speed and serve one cup immediately. 
  • Freeze the rest for another serving. 
  • You may syringe-feed sick animals this broth but do not cook or microwave it-serve it at room temperature. 
  • Don’t overfeed when force-feeding; the animal may throw up. Disinfect the blender after use.


Raw Meats For Dogs

Raw Meats For Dogs:

  • Some Nutritionists recommend only one protein food per meal. After all, the carnivore in the wild, if lucky, makes one kill a day. 
  • You may mix muscle and organ meats, but mix beef with beef organ meats, turkey with turkey organ meats, and so on. You may alternate beef, lamb, chicken, and turkey. 
  • I recommend not mixing meat until you are certain the dog doesn’t suffer from a sensitivity to a particular one. 
  • Avoid veal and never use pork. The fat globules in pork are so large, they can clog your dog’s blood vessels. 
  • I buy lean cuts of meat or poultry and add essential fatty acids necessary for dogs. If your budget is limited, you can reduce the essential fatty acids but try not to exceed 22 percent (22%) fat. 
  • Small quantities of organ meats like kidney, liver, and heart, may be fed daily. Because of the liver is the body’s detox center. Dr. Chambreau cautions against feeding your dog liver more than once a week unless it’s organic She and I both feel that heart meat is one of the best protein foods, and I include it in every meal. Don’t forget, each prey dog comes equipped with glands and organs.
  • I recommend feeding one to two parts organ meat to four to five parts muscle meat (ground or chunks). A combination of ground meat and chunks mixes well with the vegetable and grain portions of the recipe. If you use only chunks, some dogs eat the meat and leave the rest. Serve chunks on a regular basis to help clean your dog’s teeth and keep them free of tartar buildup.
  • All meats must always include bonemeal (1 tablespoon per pound of meat) and don’t forget those turkey necks and wings. Dogs love them.
Fish For Dogs

Fish For Dogs:

  • You may use fresh fish. However, a safe source is difficult to obtain. I have used raw or lightly seared organic tilapia, mixed with the usual proportions of carbohydrates and supplements. It’s called pet sashimi! Canned mackerel, salmon, and sardines are fine, too, and I include them often, substituting them for part of the meat ration or using them just for flavor for finicky eaters.
  • Reduce the essential fatty acid mixture when including fish.

Important Tips:

Fasting one day a week allows the carnivore’s kidneys, as well as other digestive organs, an opportunity to rest and cleanse.

Junk foods (especially deep-fried) are taboo. Your dog may beg for a potato chip, but please don’t give in.

Milk for Dogs

Milk For Dogs:

  • Use raw milk cottage cheese from time to time as it is an alternative source of protein or as a bribe. 
  • Organic plain yogurt (from cow’s, sheep’s, or goat’s milk) is also perfect. If you need another good bribe food, try raw milk butter or raw nut kinds of butter. Dr. Chambreau recommends raw milk dairy foods if your dog can tolerate them. I have found many adult dogs that tend to be sensitive to lactose. However, some puppies do great on raw goat’s milk.
Eggs For Dogs

Eggs For Dogs:

  • You may also feed your dog a raw fertile or organic egg yolk, or a whole coddled or soft-boiled two-minute egg. 
  • Be careful with raw egg white. Many practitioners recommend that you cook the white; others feel there is no problem serving it raw. 
  • I’d prefer that you make an egg white omelet for yourself, and serve only the raw yolks. 
  • Use raw egg yolks as a puppy’s first food at weaning time, mixed with brown rice baby cereal or oatmeal, minced alfalfa sprouts, and a little raw goat’s milk or yogurt. Five weeks old is a good time to then add raw meat.
  • Dogs require meat or poultry at least five or six days per week. So don’t feed dairy products and eggs exclusively to normal adult dogs without the meat ration.
Vegetables For Dogs

Vegetables For Dogs:

  • Vegetables may be used in any combination (try using color as a guide, as you would for yourself). 
  • Nightshade vegetables (white potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant) can be included occasionally and need to be cooked (sweet potatoes and tomatoes are okay raw). 
  • Some nutritionists feel that you shouldn’t-feed nightshades to animals with symptoms of arthritis, inflammation, parasites, respiratory problems, or other conditions marked by symptoms such as swelling or mucus. 
  • You may substitute frozen (preferably organic) vegetables if you can’t get fresh ones but never use canned vegetables. They are very high in salt and/or sugar and have lost their nutritional value through overcooking.
Nuts And Grains For Dogs

Nuts And Grains For Dogs:

  • Nuts are a nice addition -grated or finely diced. (Almonds are my favorite. However, my animals do love peanut butter)
  • Nuts should be fresh, raw, and unsalted. 
  • Try grinding them in a coffee grinder. 
  • Grasses are also recommended for aiding digestion and cleansing the system. 
  • I grow pots of wheatgrass and keep them available at all times for my cats and dogs to nibble on.
  • I use grain in my dog’s diet. I recommend sticking with barley and oats because other grains are difficult for carnivores to digest, and they may promote allergies and digestive upsets.
Chocolate For Dogs

Chocolate For Dogs:

But forget about chocolate, which contains theobromine, a known poison to both cats and dogs. They can become addicted to chocolate, so if you’ve been feeding it regularly, they may actually suffer withdrawal symptoms. Never leave open boxes of chocolate around your house because your dog or cat could actually die from eating large amounts. 

Fresh Foods Vs Dogs Allergies

Fresh Foods Vs Dogs Allergies:

You may omit them and double the vegetable ratio if you suspect allergies, substituting food-processed sweet potatoes or yams for a while. Your dog really shouldn’t have problems with food allergies on the fresh food diet. But if you’re dealing with allergies, choose foods you think your dog can tolerate, in combinations of one from each food group at a time. Try starting with ground lamb, sprouts, zucchini, and barley, and proceed cautiously from there. I find that food allergies just seem to disappear on this diet. I feel that most Dogs’ allergic reactions have been because of the poor quality of the ingredients used in commercial pet food. As breeders become enlightened about the benefits of the fresh food diet served in rotation, fewer and fewer allergies will be experienced. Work with your holistic veterinarian or dog nutritionist.

homemade dog Fresh Foods


In conclusion, homemade dog foods are a healthy and nutritional option for the dog. To prepare your dog’s food at home allows more control over what your dog eats and it also avoids harmful preservatives. But it is better to consult with a vet or a dog nutritionist. Make sure that the homemade diet meets dietary needs of your dogs. Besides, homemade dog food is crucial to take much time and more effort required to prepare, as well as the cost of ingredients. Overall I observed, homemade dog foods are a great option for pet owners who put the time to the other side and effort to ensure their dog’s health and their happy life on top priority.

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