Homemade Dog Food with Meat and Vegetables


Relatively easy recipe to make dog food. My dog has severe allergies, and he became intolerant to even the priciest prescription diet dog food. You can use other protein and starch sources, but the rule is 40% protein, 50% veggies, and 10% starch.

Homemade Dog Food with Meat and Vegetables
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 35 mins
10 servings


  • 3 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into big chunks

  • 4 pounds boneless beef chuck roast, cut into large chunks

  • 2 pounds ground bison

  • 3 (15 ounce) cans carrots, drained

  • 3 (15 ounce) cans peas, drained

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans green beans, drained

  • 2 (13.5 ounce) cans spinach, drained

  • 6 cups quick-cooking oats

  • 1 (29 ounce) can pumpkin puree

  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Place sweet potatoes in a large Dutch oven filled 3/4-full with water. Bring to a boil and cook for 10 minutes. Add chuck roast and bison to the pot and cook until meat is no longer pink, 10 to 12 minutes.

  2. Add carrots, peas, green beans, and spinach to the pot and cook over medium heat for 15 minutes. Add oats and stir until mixture has thickened, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in pumpkin and olive oil; remove from heat and let cool a bit, 5 to 10 minutes. Transfer roast to a plate and dice meat; return to mixture.

  3. Use a potato masher to mash up mixture to a mushy consistency. Let mixture cool sufficiently, about 30 minutes. Place into resealable containers and freeze.

Cook's Notes:

You can use any 10 canned vegetables that you'd like.

I feed my 65 pound Goldendoodle 4 to 5 cups daily. He likes it and I'm hopeful it reduces his severe allergies.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

938 Calories
44g Fat
78g Carbs
60g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 938
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 44g 56%
Saturated Fat 14g 69%
Cholesterol 147mg 49%
Sodium 796mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 78g 28%
Dietary Fiber 18g 64%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 60g
Vitamin C 30mg 150%
Calcium 234mg 18%
Iron 10mg 54%
Potassium 1452mg 31%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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