Why spend money on expensive store brands when you can easily make homemade dog food? Try these awesome homemade dog food recipes that won’t break the bank!
Owning a dog means you have to spend anywhere from $250 to $700 on food a year, depending on the quality of food and the size of your dog. While your dog absolutely deserves the best of everything, that’s a big chunk of change coming out of your pocket. But you actually don’t have to spend so much money buying dog food for there are amazing recipes you can prepare at home. Making homemade dog food will make sure you’re giving your dog delicious and healthy meals that suit their needs. Check out this list of budget-friendly homemade dog food recipes every dog will love!
10 Budget-Friendly Homemade Dog Food Recipes!
Instead of spending a lot of money, why not try your hand at making your own all-natural homemade dog food? Not only will you save cash each year, you’ll also be able to cook up nutritious dishes that are better than generic store-bought dog food. Now I know cooking dog food may sound like a hassle, but the majority of the recipes below (I’ve got 10!) don’t require much work and can actually be made from ingredients you probably already have in your fridge. Try these homemade dog food recipes and make your furry friends the happiest!
1. Turkey, Brown Rice, Carrots, Zucchini, Peas & Spinach
A dish for your four-legged friend that comes packed with turkey, rice, and vegetables. This dog food recipe looks flavorful and really inviting–it could almost make you jealous!
2. Triple-Cheese Chili Bake
Okay, now this dish looks like something you could enjoy…and that’s because you certainly can! Not only is this triple-cheese chili a perfect meal for your dog, it can also be prepared on a plate for you to eat as well.
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3. Beef Stew
A beef stew that takes about half an hour to prepare, doesn’t cost much, tastes great, and can potentially last for weeks? Yes, this is the homemade dog food recipe you’ve been looking for!
4. Beefaloaf Meatloaf
Comfort food for dogs. While you may be eager to feed these meatloaf slices to your dog every single day, this should instead be fed every few days, mixed in with their regular meals.
5. Raw Ground Beef, Eggs & White Rice
Raw dog food is nutritious for your dog, as well as easily digested. All you need is raw ground beef, eggs, white rice, and supplements and you’ve got your pooches an easy-to-prepare and inexpensive meal that will last.
6. Posh Chicken Dinner Layer Cake
If keeping it simple isn’t quite your thing, here’s a recipe that will not only wow your dog, but also your friends and family. Grab chicken, carrots, corn, and apples and make a posh chicken dinner layered cake. Your dog will thank you for this one!
7. Chicken, Eggs & Rice
Made from 10 lbs. of chicken, 18 eggs with shells (they provide digestible calcium to your dogs) and 5 cups of rice–this cost-effective recipe will provide an abundance of meals for your dog.
8. Poochie Meat Cakes
Another recipe that can be shared by both dogs and humans–these meat cakes are packed with ingredients perfect for your dog’s muscles, plus, these make an awesome treat for your doggy’s birthday!
9. Cooked Ground Beef & Rice
Depending on the size of your dog, you can either half or double this recipe to get enough cooked ground beef and rice to last a handful of days. You can also freeze leftovers and thaw them out for later.
10. Sweet Potato, Pea, Quinoa & Banana
Nourish your fur babies with this healthy vegan dog food loaded with vitamin-rich ingredients such as banana, peas, sweet potato, and quinoa. Your pups will surely love this tasty dog food despite the lack of meat.
In case you want a step-by-step visual of how to prepare a homemade dog meal, check out this video from CookingForDogs and learn how to easily make raw beef and vegetable meatballs:
There you have it! Ten of the easiest and the most budget-friendly dog food recipes you can prepare at home. With fewer ingredients and minimal effort, you can already give your furry friends delicious and affordable meals that will last you for days or even weeks. These homemade dog food recipes are not just tasty, but they’re also healthy and good for their active bodies.
What do you think of these homemade dog food recipes? Which recipes are you planning to try and give to your home buddies? Share your experience with me in the comments section below. You might also love these 14 Homemade Dog Treats For Man’s Best Friend!
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