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This Cheap Homemade Dog Food recipe is simple quick and great for a vegetarian meal alternative. This recipe combines cottage cheese, rice and sunflower oil to create a meal that is easy for digestion, good for protein allergies and for controlled elimination diets. A low fat alternative for the health conscience dog.


1 cup cottage cheese (plain)
1 cup rice, cooked
1 teaspoon sunflower oil
4 teaspoons Azestfor


This recipe will yield approximately 1 lb of food. Equating to 603 calories (Kcals) Approximately enough servings of food for one day for a 25 lb dog to maintain weight.


Step 1

Cottage Cheese – plain, full fat.

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Step 2

Place rice in a saucepan with double the amount of water. Bring to the boil, then turn the heat all the way down and cover the pan tightly with a lid. Cook on the lowest heat possible, for 10-15 mins without uncovering the pan. Use a fork to fluff up the cooked rice.

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Step 3

When the rice is cool to touch you can combine with the cottage cheese and add the Azestfor nutritional supplements.

Heat destroys the potency of vitamins.

dog eating homemade diet with cottage cheese and rice

Step 4

Sunflower oil is added as a source of linoleic acid. If you would like a substitute oil you can add Wheat germ, Walnut or Corn oil in the ratio of 1.2 per 1 teaspoon of sunflower oil.

Watch Instructional Cooking Video How To Make Cheap Homemade Dog Food:

Feeding Guidelines:

We suggest dividing the daily amount into two servings, one in the morning and one in the evening. Every dog’s nutritional requirements are a little bit different due to age & amount of exercise. If your dog is losing weight, increase food by 1/4 cup a day, if they are gaining weight reduce accordingly.

Weight of Dog

5 lbs to maintain weight 2/3 cup (5 oz) per day
10 lbs to maintain weight 1 cup (8.7 oz) per day
15 lbs to maintain weight 1 1/2 cups (12 oz) per day
20 lbs to maintain weight 2 cups (14.5 oz) per day
30 lbs to maintain weight 2 1/2 cups (20 oz) per day
40 lbs to maintain weight 3 cups (25 oz) per day
50 lbs to maintain weight 4 cups (29 oz) per day
60 lbs to maintain weight 4 1/3 cups (33 oz) per day
70 lbs to maintain weight 5 cups (37.5 oz) per day
80 lbs to maintain weight 5 1/4 cups (41 oz) per day
90 lbs to maintain weight 6 cups (45 oz) per day


Shopping Check List:

Cottage Cheese - plain
Azestfor Homemade Dog Food Vitamins
Sunflower Oil


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1 comment

Feb 26, 2019 • Posted by Sherry Lee

Tried this recipe and Stella loves it!

It’s ‘lick the bowl’ clean good.

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