by Nick

For the first year or so of owning my German shepherd mix she always had issues with her food. Without being too graphic she had the typical tummy problems and was overly gassy. With much research I found out that this was a symptom of poor diet. After finding this out, I set out to find some homemade dog food recipes so I could avoid the preservatives and other issues causing my dog to get sick.

My dog now loves these new meals and hasn’t had any symptoms from before! I bet your dog will love these 3 recipes too!

This recipe was one of the first I ever attempted. It still to this day is what I believe to be my dogs favorite!


  • 1 1/2 cups converted long-grain white rice
  • 2 teaspoons safflower oil
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 cubes beef bouillon
  • 1 pound lean ground lamb


  1. Combine rice and safflower oil in a saucepan over medium heat; stir and cook 2 minutes. Add the water, thyme, garlic powder, and bouillon. Cover, and cook 15 minutes more over medium heat, or until liquid is absorbed.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the ground lamb in a large skillet over medium heat until browned, about 10 minutes. Drain, then stir into the rice along with the Monterey Jack cheese until the cheese melts. Cool everything completely before serving.

This next recipe is a recipe that I have been playing with over the last couple weeks. My dog seems to really like it too!


  • 2 tablespoons lard
  • 6 oz sausage meat (I used sausages)
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons oatmeal
  • 1 cup cooked rice


  1. Chop the sausages into slices and fry in heated lard for a couple of minutes.
  2. Remove from pan and coat them in beaten egg, then the oatmeal.
  3. Put them back in the frying pan and fry until crispy.
  4. Serve mixed with the rice.

This third recipe is one that I have had in my book for a while but haven’t yet tried. It’s supposed to be a dog treat recipe. Since I haven’t tried it yet, I would love to get some reviews on the recipe! Please leave any comments about your experiences!


  • 1 3/4 cups plain flour
  • 2 tsp toasted wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • rind of 1 lemon
  • 12 tsp butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup ground walnuts Note: there is some debate over whether walnuts are poisonous to dogs. Make sure the walnuts are fresh and leave them out if you think they may be harmful.
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 


  1. Combine all the ingredients. Knead until thoroughly blended.
  2. Divide into 6 parts. Roll each into a log. Wrap loosely in waxpaper. Freeze.
  3. When needed, thaw and slice into 1/2 thick slices (across roll).
  4. Preheat oven to 375F. Place cookies on an ungreased cookie pan.
  5. Bake about 12 minutes. Makes 6-8 cookies per roll.

What do you guys think about these recipes? Have you tried these or do you have any other home made dog food recipe that you have had success with? Please share with us using the links below!

About the Author:

After many months of watching his dog get sick after eating store brand dog food, Nick set out to find the best holistic dog food available.

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Holistic Homemade Dog Food Recipe — 1 Comment

  1. That is also what happened to my 2 dogs Douglas and Dennis. They just refused to eat all types of high quality commercially branded dog food (both dried and canned) The only way they eat was by me feeding them by hand. So I also have my own recipe which I think gives them proper nutrition and balance diet. What commercialized dog foods do to our pet dogs is killing them from toxic. We can imagine what dog foods are made of. We can call it “4-D” – dead, dying, diseased or down at slaughter cattles which are injected with too many chemicals desperate to save their lives. If these are what we feed our dogs, chances are they become poisoned and intoxicated by those chemicals. Hence it is best to make our own dog food for our pet dogs. We know the ingredients and that they are healthy and out pets love what we cook for them.