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Homemade Dog Food with Vegetable

Homemade dog food is a healthy and practical meal that you can prepare for your furry friend. With this recipe, which will be a new favorite after dry food, is what your puppy needs.

February 1, 2020
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Homemade Dog Food with VegetablePhoto By Petite Gourmets
Difficulty Easy
Servings 4 people
Preparation 10 mins
Cooking 45 mins
Total 55 mins

Homemade Dog Food with Vegetable Recipe Video



  1. After washing the rice, boil with 3 cups of hot water. Leave it to cool.
  2. Extract the spinach and wash it. Chop it into tiny pieces.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add turkey ground beef and cook for about 3-5 minutes until it turns to golden brown.
  4. Add the spinach, grated carrot, zucchini, and peas on the meat and mix all ingredients. Add the boiled rice to mixture and cook it.
  5. After cooking, remove from the stove and let it to cool completely.


  • Consult your veterinarian before giving your pet a new food.
  • You can also choose beef or chicken, instead of turkey.
  • Keep in mind the food allergies of your dog.
  • You can also use sweet potatoes in this recipe.
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It's time to pamper your dog with our Homemade Vegetables Dog Food recipe!

The best part of making homemade dog food is that you know what's inside the food you give your furry friend. With this easy and economical recipe, both you and your furry friend will be happy. You can store the food in small portions in the freezer, take it out at any time and serve it in the food container when it reaches room temperature. You can adjust the nutritional values according to your dog's breed and needs. This recipe contains 50% protein, 25% vegetables and 25% cereals.

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How To Store Homemade Vegetable Dog Food?

After preparing the dog food, let it cool. Divide it into portions depending on need. Cooked homemade dog food can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week. It will stay fresh for up to 6 months in the freezer in an airtight container. Leave the vegetable dog food out of the freezer at room temperature for a while. Before giving it to your dog, check its scent or appearance.

Can Dogs Eat Meat and Vegetables?

Dogs are omnivorous animals that feed on both meat and grass. Many ready-made dog foods are made with meat, cereals, and vegetables and fruits.

What is The Best Meat to Feed Your Dog?

What meat is best for dogs with allergies? Dogs are fed high protein meat. Dog breed and age, the type of meat and the dog's food allergy are decisive factors when choosing the best meat for your dog.

Especially nutritious and lean meats such as kangaroos and salmon can be preferred for dogs. Before feeding any meat, advice from a veterinarian should be sought and your dog's allergies or health issues learned.

Also, lean ground beef, steak, chicken, turkey, duck, and ground pork are great meat options for dogs.

Make sure that the meat is lean and without spices. Don't feed your dog with fatty meats like bacon.

Beef: It is one of the most preferred meat types especially in ready-made dog foods. High in protein, iron, zinc, selenium and vitamins B12, B3, and B6, this meat is relatively healthy for dogs.

Chicken Meat: One of the most common meats in pet food today is chicken. It is a food rich in protein, vitamins B3 and B6, phosphorus and selenium. It is leaner than beef and pork. Chicken meat contains Salmonella bacteria. Before feeding your dog chicken meat, you should make sure the meat is cooked well. Your dog may have a food sensitivity or allergy to chicken meat. It should be consulted by a veterinarian for this.

Lamb: It is rich in vitamins B12 and B3, Omega 3 and Omega 6 acids, selenium and zinc. Lamb meat is fatty meat. For this reason, it should not be preferred for overweight or elderly dogs.

Duck: It is a source of protein. Duck meat, which is high in fat, is more suitable for active and young dogs. It is a good alternative for dogs who are allergic to beef and chicken meat.

Fish: Salmon, tuna, and trout are the best fish for pets. They are low in fat and contain high nutritional value. Fish allergies are rare in dogs. It is one of the hypoallergenic foods. It is rich in omega 3. When giving fish to your dog, make sure the fish is fresh.

Can Dogs Eat Raw Meat?

Is raw or cooked meat better for dogs? No. Raw meat may contain harmful bacteria such as Salmonella, Listeria. Cooking meat at a certain temperature kills these harmful bacteria. Feeding your dog uncooked meat can cause a foodborne illness or bacterial infection.

Always cook the meat thoroughly before giving it to your dog. Never feed the dog with raw or undercooked meat.

What Veggies Are Good for Homemade Dog Food?

What vegetables are good for dogs with allergies? Vegetables such as carrots, zucchini, green beans, cucumbers, celery are suitable vegetables for dogs. In addition to these vegetables that you can safely give to your dog, there are vegetables that can cause allergic reactions.

The main vegetables that dogs should not eat are onions and mushrooms. Foods such as onions and leeks can cause poisoning and stomach ailments in dogs. Mushrooms are an allergic food for dogs. It can be toxic to dogs and cause digestive disorders.

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Does Your Dog Need Vegetables?

Dogs can be fed with meat and herbs. Dog foods contain meat, grains, fruits and vegetables. They do not need extra vegetables and fruits in their daily diet. Still, it has nutritional benefits for animals. For example; Foods such as carrots, peas, and sweet potatoes have potassium and high in fiber content that is good for the muscle and nervous system in dogs.

While vegetables are healthy for your pet, veggie foods should make up less than 25 percent of your dog's diet.

In summary, vegetables provide the carbohydrate, vitamin and mineral support dogs need. Portion control and food sensitivity should be considered at this point.

How to Prepare Vegetables for Dogs?

Dogs can consume the vegetable raw or cooked. How to Prepare Homemade Vegetable Food for Dogs? The way you prepare the vegetables is just as important as the vegetables. You should chop or mash the vegetables so that your dog doesn't suffocate.

The easiest way to get dogs to digest vegetables is to puree food. You can puree some vegetables without cooking. Vegetables such as carrots and sweet potatoes can be boiled and then mashed to your dog. You can prepare healthy food for your dog by boiling the vegetables. Don't forget to cut it into small pieces.

Can Dogs Eat Rice?

Dogs can consume brown rice. Rice is an easily digested carbohydrate. It is a great ingredient for homemade dog food. If your dog has kidney disease, you can choose white rice instead of brown rice. You can consult your veterinarian before preparing Homemade Dog Food with Vegetables.

How Much Homemade Food Should Dogs Eat?

You should consider your dog's weight and activity level. The recommended rate is 1/2 cup feed per day for every 20-25 pound of body weight. In addition, dogs make 50-75% of their daily nutritional needs from meat; the remaining 25% comes from vegetables and other carbohydrates. Our recipe for Dog Food with Vegetables and Meat is 50% meat, 25% vegetables and 25% cereals.

Always consult with your vet for the perfect diet for your dog.

Can Fruits Be Added To The Recipe?

Sure. You can add seasonal fruits to our Homemade Dog Food recipe. However, avoid fruits that are harmful to dogs such as cherries, grapes and avocados. You can add the fruit after cooking all the ingredients.

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