5 Vet-Approved Dog Food Recipes to Make At Home

Why Choose Homemade Dog Food?

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You want the best for your pet. That’s why many pet parents are increasingly frustrated with traditional pet food and even so-called “medical diets” packed with unhealthy ingredients. Here are a few vet-approved homemade dog food recipes you can serve your pup with confidence. 

Typical grain-based kibble products aren’t doing much for your pet. Imagine living on brown pellets the rest of your life. Just as your diet consisted of protein, fiber and carbohydrates, the same goes for your pet’s diet. Your pet food needs to be nutritionally balanced and based on your dog’s own biological needs. 

When you choose to make your own dog food, you can make sure you’re giving your dog the freshest, highest-quality ingredients available. But how do you know what the proper ratios and ingredients need to be?

Here are a few trusted, vet-approved recipes to get you started. 

Vet-Approved Recipes

Massachusetts’ MSCPA-Angell Animal Medical Center lists several recipes for 15, 30 and 60-pound dogs. Recipes start with the basics: protein, carbs and fiber. You can choose your own ingredients for each category. 

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Protein

  • Dark chicken

  • Turkey

  • Lamb

  • Pork

  • Beef 

  • Eggs 

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Carbohydrates 

  • Pasta

  • Rice

  • Sweet potato 

  • Barley 

  • Peas

  • Oatmeal

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Fiber

  • Carrots

  • Bell peppers

  • Green beans

  • Baby spinach

  • Squash 

  • Broccoli 

All grains should be cooked and veggies can be cooked or uncooked. However, fiber should not be more than 10 percent of the dog’s entire dietary intake. Most vets recommend meat to be cooked as well, though there are healthy raw diet or BARF options. 

Ensuring Nutrition the Easier Way

NutriCura makes it even easier to ensure your pets are getting the proper nutrition. All you have to do is:

  1. Mix NutriCura base with warm water.

  2. Stir and wait 5 minutes to hydrate.

  3. Add your raw or cooked meat and oils. Mix well.

  4. Serve and see the joy.

That’s really it! 

Give your pet the best gift with NutriCura.