Homemade Dog Food Recipe

Make a tasty meal for your pup with healthy ingredients.

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dog bowl with food

Homemade Dog Food Cover

Make your furry friend a delicous and healthy meal.

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

In addition to giving our dogs filler-free, nutritious dry food, we often make a batch of our own homemade dog food to supplement. This is a simple recipe full of lean protein, vegetables and supplements that support the bones and joints of our dogs. Create this recipe as your pup’s main food or just as a topper for their existing kibble.

Homemade Dog Food Ingredients

Homemade Dog Food Ingredients

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Debbie Wolfe


  • 1 pound of lean ground turkey (or beef)
  • 2 cups of peeled, diced sweet potato
  • 2 cups of green beans (you can use frozen or salt-free canned)
  • 2 tablespoons of ground turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons of powdered nutritional supplement for dogs (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil
Homemade Dog Food Tumeric

Homemade Dog Food Tumeric

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Debbie Wolfe

We add a nutritional supplement that provides our dogs with their daily dose of Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. You can find powdered nutritional supplements online or in pet stores. If you are using this recipe as a meal replacement, then a nutritional supplement is a good idea to ensure your pet's daily nutritional needs are met. We also regularly add turmeric to our dogs’ food. Turmeric is great for joints due to its anti-inflammatory properties. It tops the list for natural remedies for treating dogs with stiff joints. It’s an inexpensive way to shore up your dog’s joints before they get older and have issues with arthritis.

Homemade Dog Food Cook

Homemade Dog Food Cook

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Debbie Wolfe

Steam the green beans and the diced sweet potato until they are fork tender. Add two teaspoons of olive oil to a large frying pan on medium heat. Add the ground turkey and cook until no longer pink. Turn off the heat and add the turmeric and, if using, the nutritional supplements. Toss to combine.

Dog eating food

Homemade Dog Food Cover2

Your dog will love your homemade dog food.

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Debbie Wolfe

Once the vegetables are done, add them to the pan with the ground turkey and gently toss to combine.

Store the homemade dog food in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Use within a week. 

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