Most homemade dog food recipes you can find online or in books make a wet recipe. If you would rather feed a dry dog food, this is it homemade dry dog food is a great recipe to start with. It’s easy to prepare and healthy for most adult dogs. Just make sure to check with your veterinarian before making any changes to your pup’s diet.
When you make your own dog food, you have complete control over the ingredients used. You don’t have to worry about the safety of the ingredients in commercial dry food or the added artificial ingredients that could be dangerous for your dog.
Not only is this recipe healthy for your dog, it’s also easy to make. I’m a working mom, so I understand how difficult it can be to take the time to prepare food for your human family, let alone your furry children. When prepared properly, homemade dog food doesn’t have to be a time-consuming task.
I like to make recipes ahead of time and freeze them for use on days when I’m too busy to cook a meal for my dogs. I try to plan ahead for a day when I have a few hours off. I make extra large batches of this homemade dry dog food and then freeze it. Sometimes I freeze enough to feed my dogs for a month!
Homemade dry dog food recipe
The longer you bake this food, the drier it gets. If you have an older pet with dental problems or a dog that prefers a softer food, you can reduce the baking time to keep the center of the kibble moist. Keep in mind that this food does not contain any preservatives like traditional commercial dry food, so you must store it in an airtight container in the fridge.
Recipe: Homemade dry dog food
This homemade kibble is easy to make and uses limited ingredients. It’s a great option for dogs with food allergies or digestive sensitivities. Just consult your veterinarian before making any changes to your pet’s diet.
- Preparation time: 25 minutes
- Cooking time: 3 hours
- Total time: 3 hours 25 minutes
- Yield: around 10 cups by Kibble 1x
- Category: Oven Baked Food
- Method: oven baked
- Kitchen: Dog Food
- 4 cups chicken
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cups boiled sweet potato
- 2 cups boiled carrots
- 1 cup cooked green beans
- 1/2–1 cup of flour
Preheat oven to 250˚F. Cook the chicken as you like. I cooked it, but you can also bake it in the oven or make it in a slow cooker.
Place the cooked chicken and olive oil in a food processor. puree ingredients. Scrape the pureed chicken into a large mixing bowl and set aside.
Place the vegetables in the food processor and puree. Scrape the pureed vegetables into the same bowl as the chicken. Add 1/2 cup flour and mix until a dough consistency is formed. If the dough is still very sticky, add another 1/2 cup flour.
Roll the dough out onto a baking sheet and score with a pizza cutter or knife. Bake for 2-3 hours. The croquette is ready when it is brown and hard on the outside.
Take the kibble out of the oven. Leave the food for about 1 hour. This allows it to cool and harden, and then you can break it into croquette pieces.
As I mentioned before, you need to store the kibbles in an airtight container in the fridge. There are no preservatives in this recipe, so it will start to go moldy in about 5-7 days.
- Serving size: 1/2 cup
- Calories: 90
- Sugar: 1.9 g
- Sodium: 33mg
- Fat: 2.3g
- Carbohydrates: 8 g
- Fiber: 1.2g
- Protein: 9 g
- Cholesterol: 22mg
How much to feed: I recommend feeding about 1/2 cup of food per 20 pounds of body weight. This recommendation is for 2 servings per day. This is only a guideline. Lazy pets and older dogs may not need as many. It is extremely important to consult your veterinarian regarding the best portion size for your dog.
How to store: You can refrigerate leftover homemade dry dog food in an airtight container for 3-5 days or freeze it and it will keep for up to 3 months. Keep in mind that this recipe doesn’t contain any preservatives, so it won’t last nearly as long as commercial dog food.
For more informations
We post many recipes for homemade dog food and treats each month. For more recipes, cooking tips and pet food advice, visit our Recipes section. If you’re new to the subject of homemade dog food, I recommend reading more about How Much to Feed to understand portion sizes, What Supplements to Use to make balanced meals, and Storage for tips about the simple and easy way to store homemade dog food in the fridge or freezer.