Recipes For Homemade Dog Food

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Recipes for Homemade Dog Food:

This recipe for homemade dog food is a grain free meal that is ideal for dogs in need of weight loss or with common protein allergies. Made with Bison, peas and carrots this meal is packed with nutrition and low in fat.


3 lbs bison (raw weight), cooked
2 lbs peas, cooked
2 1/3 lbs carrots, cooked
7 teaspoons sunflower oil
1/2 cup Azestfor Homemade Dog Food Vitamins


This recipe will yield approximately 7 3/4 lbs of food. Equating to 4,431 calories (Kcals) Approximately enough servings of food for one week for an 20 lb dog to maintain weight.


Step 1

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

Remove from heat. Drain excess liquid.

Step 2

Add fresh or frozen peas to the cooked meat. The heat will lightly cook the peas.

Step 3

Slice or dice the carrots to a bite size appropriate for your dog. Simmer the carrots in a little water until tender, until a fork can easily pierce them. Drain and let cool.

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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 amount of 1.2 teaspoons per 1 teaspoon.

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Step 5

When the meat, peas and carrots are cool to touch you can add the Azestfor nutritional supplements.

Heat destroys the potency of vitamins. If you are adding the Azestfor just before serving you would add 1 1/4 teaspoons Azestfor Homemade Dog Food Vitamins per 1 cup of homemade dog food.

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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

Instructional Cooking Video Homemade Dog Food:

Making your own homemade dog food is simple. In the video we demonstrate one of our grain free recipes.


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 1 cup (6 oz) per day
10 lbs to maintain weight 1 1/2 cups (10 oz) per day
15 lbs to maintain weight 2 cups (13.75 oz) per day
20 lbs to maintain weight 2 3/4 cups (17 oz) per day
30 lbs to maintain weight 3 3/4 cups (23 oz) per day
40 lbs to maintain weight 4 1/2 cups (28.5 oz) per day
50 lbs to maintain weight 5 1/3 cups (34 oz) per day
60 lbs to maintain weight 6 cups (39 oz) per day
70 lbs to maintain weight 7 cups ( 43 oz) per day
80 lbs to maintain weight 7 3/4 cups (48 oz) per day
90 lbs to maintain weight 8 1/3 cups ( 52 oz) per day

Shopping Check List:

Sunflower Oil
Azestfor Homemade Dog Food Vitamins
Freezer bags or other storage containers



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1 comment

  • We rescued a standard poodle puppy about 3 months ago from a puppy mill. She had many issues, parasites, giardia, rashes, skin infection sores, covered in fleas, weepy eyes, ear infection, wounds on her feet. Of course, she was underweight with such bad diarrhea it was foamy and bloody. (sorry for being gross).  We are sure she was eating the cheapest dog food imaginable.

    With the help of our vet, who was kind in resolving so many of her issues, he recommended we focus on her diet. So we started with a few "premium " dog foods, but  her itchiness and diarrhea held on. We went to “special diet” canned food. It was expensive and guess what? still food allergies.

    Then I started researching all the garbage in even the most expensive (we are talking 5.00 per can) food and YUCK.

    With in one DAY of following the bison recipe, her eliminations firmed up. Her little tummy quite gurgling and she had no gas. We are a few weeks into the diet now and the itchiness has almost disappeared. The little red bumps all over her pink belly are gone. Her eyes are clear. 

    Thank you, SO much for all the wisdom you share on your site.  I have friends that think I’m silly for making the dog food, but it is worth it!


    Avalon Jenkins

    Avalon Jenkins