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5 Best Vet-Approved Homemade Dog Food Recipes


If you're loooking for an affordable way to feed your dog a vet-approved fresh diet with whole food ingredients, there's no better way than to make it yourself at home. That's why we've created this list of the 5 best vet-approved homemade dog food recipes for you.

All of these recipes have only 2 or 3 ingredients, so they're super easy to make.

They're also AAFCO complete and balanced, so you can be sure your dog is eating a nutritionally complete diet that has the right amounts of vitamins and minerals.

How we formulated these homemade recipes

All 5 of the recipes on this list were formulated by a former NYC chef in collaboration with a veterinary nutritionist to ensure tasty creations that are also complete and balanced according to AAFCO's Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.

We love these recipes because they're easy-to-make and have an amazing macronutrient profile. They're all low carb, high protein, filler-free, gluten-free and high in antioxidants.

Our dogs love these recipes too. Actually, they're obsessed with them. We think your dog will feel the same way.

So let's get cooking. Here are the 5 best vet-approved homemade dog food recipes.

Recipe #1: Easy Turkey

Recipe link: Easy Turkey Homemade Dog Food Recipe

Why we love it: Very few dogs are allergic to turkey, and it's a particularly rich source of B vitamins, including B3 (niacin), B6 (pyridoxine), and B12 (cobalamin). Turkey is also loaded with selenium, zinc, and phosphorus, which are vital minerals for bone health and proper thyroid function.

Recipe #2: Easy Pork

Recipe link: Easy Turkey Homemade Dog Food Recipe

Why we love it: We believe pork is one of the most underrated meats for dogs. Not only is pork very affordable (great for making homemade dog food on a budget) but it's also hooved animal meat, which fits a canine's ancestral diet. This is why very few dogs are allergic to it. Pork is indeed healthy for your dog and a great source of phosphorus, selenium, and thiamine.

Recipe #3: IKEA Swedish Meatballs

Recipe link: Ikea Swedish Meatballs Homemade Dog Food Recipe

Why we love it: If you have a picky eater, this recipe is sure to be eaten by your pup no matter how picky they are. This yummy homemade dog food recipe uses IKEA's actual ALLEMANSRATTEN Cream Sauce Mix (yes it's safe for dogs to eat!) in a recipe that's complete and balanced for your dog. You might want to buy some extra sauce mix and make meatballs for yourself too.

Recipe #4: Low Fat Chicken

Recipe link: Low Fat Chicken Homemade Dog Food Recipe

Why we love it: Some breeds such as Schnauzers are recommended a low fat diet by veterinarians. If that's the case for your dog, this low fat chicken recipe is the one for you. With just 2 ingredients, it couldn't be easier to make—and your dog will love how it tastes. Even better, chicken is extremely affordable making this recipe the lowest cost option on our list.

Recipe #5: Chicken Pot Pie

Recipe link: Low Fat Chicken Homemade Dog Food Recipe

Why we love it: Chicken pot pie is an American classic, and there's no reason your dog shouldn't get to enjoy it too. This AAFCO complete and balanced recipe is super healthy, with chicken broth and flax crackers included in the ingredients. Another option that's great for picky eaters, we know your little one will gobble this up as soon as it's out of the oven!

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