Venison, Potato & Kale

Grain Free Homemade Dog Food

Grain Free Homemade Dog Food Recipe


7 ounces, venison, cooked
1 cup potatoes, cooked
1 cup kale, cooked
1 teaspoon sunflower oil
4 teaspoons Azestfor Vitamins

Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:30 minutes


This recipe will yield approximately 3 cups of food. Equating to 680 calories (Kcals) Approximately enough servings of food for one day for an 25 lb dog to maintain weight.

This deer meat dog food recipe is a great diet option for dogs with common protein allergies, as deer is considered a novel protein that your dog most likely hasn’t eaten before in commercial dog food. This recipe combines venison, potatoes, and kale for a satisfying grain free, low fat alternative to help your dog maintain a healthy weight, and have healthy skin and coat.



Cooking Deer meat for dogs

In a large skillet or pot place cubed or ground venison. Add just enough water to cover. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer gently for about 30 minutes or until venison is cooked.

Remove from heat. Drain excess liquid.


Chop and lightly heat the Kale

Add fresh, finely chopped kale to the cooked meat. The heat will lightly cook the kale.


Prepare potatoes for grain free dog food recipe

Cook the potatoes by boiling them in water. They can be mashed or cubed into bite size – depending on the preference of your dog. Begin checking the potatoes after around 5 minutes of boiling; most potatoes will be done in 10 to 20 minutes. Potatoes are done when tender: The potatoes are done when they are tender all the way through. You can test this by poking the potato with a fork, paring knife, or skewer.


Add sunflower oil

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.


Add vitamins to homemade dog food

When the meat and potatoes are cool to touch you can add the Azestfor nutritional supplements and sunflower oil. Heat destroys the potency of vitamins.

Instructional Cooking Video - Homemade Dog Food Recipes Grain Free:


The recipe can be prepared in large batches and frozen. It will keep for up to a year in the freezer, or one week in the fridge.

Freezing vitamins preserves their potency. I would recommend portioning the food into meal size servings before freezing it.

To defrost a frozen meal – put it in the fridge overnight.

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 8/9 cup (5.4 oz) per day

10 lbs to maintain weight 1 1/2 cup (9 oz) per day

15 lbs to maintain weight 2 cups (12.3 oz) per day

20 lbs to maintain weight 2 1/2 cups (15 oz) per day

30 lbs to maintain weight 3 1/4 cups (20 oz) per day

40 lbs to maintain weight 4 1/4 cups (25.5 oz) per day

50 lbs to maintain weight 5 cups (30 oz) per day

60 lbs to maintain weight 5 3/4 cups (35 oz) per day

70 lbs to maintain weight 6 1/2 cups (43 oz) per day

80 lbs to maintain weight 7 cups (43 oz) per day

90 lbs to maintain weight 7 3/4 cups (47 oz) per day

Shopping Check List

  • Venison
  • Potatoes
  • Kale
  • Sunflower Oil
  • Azestfor Homemade Dog Food
  • Freezer bags or other storage containers


Yes grain free diets are a healthy choice for your dog. The FDA's investigation into a potential link between dilated cardiomyopathy, DCM or canine heart disease, has been inconclusive. Azestfor has been proactive and added Taurine to the Azestfor Homemade Dog Food Vitamin formulation. Taurine is beneficial in maintaining heart health.

Yes the Azestfor homemade grain free dog food recipes allow you to manage your dogs health.

  • Food Allergy -
  • Limited Ingredient Diet
  • Dietary Management

Food Allergy -The cause of dogs suffering from skin disease is more likely environmental, it is statistically unlikely that your dog is suffering from food allergies. Food allergies only occur in 10% of dogs. If you believe your dog may be suffering from food allergies please read our article. Food Allergies in Dogs. (

Limited Ingredient Diet – Dog food trends follow human food trends. It is only natural that what we perceive as healthy we will transfer that health goal to those closest to us, including our beloved dogs. Choosing to feed your dog a grain free diet may be beneficial to them if the alternative is feeding them a diet that contains filler ingredients.

Dietary Management – Having the flexibility to customize your dog’s diet means you have confidence with what is going into their body. Managing your dog’s diet is the easiest way to ensure your dog enjoys as healthy and active life as possible.

If your dog has a sensitivity to yeast at this time we cannot recommend Azestfor Homemade Dog food Vitamins as there is a small amount of yeast in the natural flavoring. We are working with our suppliers to develop a formulation that is yeast free.

Yes - Puppies who are weaned off their mothers milk (approximately six weeks) and eating solid food can eat homemade dog food.

  1. Protein - venison, chicken, beef, fish,
  2. Carbohydrate - vegetables, cereals, grains, beans
  3. Vitamins and Minerals - Azestfor Homemade Dog Food Vitamins
  4. Fat- Source of linoleic acid - sunflower oil, flax seed oil, Walnut oil

The Azestfor Homemade Dog Food Recipes are suitable for puppies, adult and senior dogs. We have24 recipes available here.

We recommend feeding a puppy three times a day. Use the guide at the bottom of each page as a reference starting pointing. You will than make an adjustment based on the dogs activity level.

Dogs are omnivores which means they can eat both carbohydrates and protein. A very simple overview of food dogs can eat is:


  • Bread
  • Cereal – plain no sugar - Bran cereals - WeetBix, Couscous
  • Grains – Rice, Tapioca, Flour, Pasta, Barley, Oats, Corn
  • Vegetables – Asparagus, Broccoli, Carrots, Cauliflower, Cucumber, Kale, Lentils, Peas, Potato, Sweet Potatoes, Pumpkin, Spinach, Squash, Tomatoes, Zucchini,
  • Fiber – Beans (white, red, lima, black, black eyed peas, broad, soy), Chickpeas, Quinoa


  • Beef
  • Pork
  • Poultry – Chicken, Turkey, Duck, Goose
  • Wild Game – Venison, Rabbit, Squirrel
  • Lamb
  • Fish
  • Sea Food
  • Dairy – Cheese, Yogurt plain, Cottage Cheese
  • Soy – Tofu

We strongly recommend following one of the Azestfor homemade dog food recipes to make sure your dog’s homemade dog food diet is complete and balanced. The Azestfor recipes were formulated by an animal nutritionist.

Do not treat your dog as a garbage disposable unit. When you introduce a new food to a dog even if it is an approved food it may upset their stomach and cause diarrhea or vomiting. Foods that are toxic to all dogs and should never be fed are:

  • Chocolate
  • Xylitol - gum
  • Grapes
  • Garlic & Onions
  • Seasonings & Spices

Feeding a dog their own specially prepared food ensures those dogs with food sensitivities are not exposed to foods that may trigger allergies. So as much as your dog will beg to eat what we are eating, it is in their best interest to stick to their simple homemade dog food diet.

Yes use fresh whole food ingredients in combination with a vitamin mineral supplement formulated for dogs.

If you follow one of the Azestfor Homemade Dog food Recipes the dog food will be nutritionally complete and balanced for your dog and the homemade dog food will meet AFFCO’s minimum feed requirements.

The benefits of feeding your dog DIY dog food recipe include seeing an increase in your dog’s energy and mobility, they will reach their ideal weight, saving money as you will reduce the likelihood of having to visit the vet for diet related medical conditions such as obesity, and a smaller quantity of poop to pick up with less odor.