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Not all dog food comes from the supermarket. You can make your own dog food, free of preservatives and food dyes. 


Our free dog food recipes will not only save you money but you will know what is in your dog's food. I have been cooking my own dog food for over 8 years! It takes as little as half an hour and I have made up enough food for two weeks. This is my dog's favourite dish and she is the picture of good health because we watch her diet!


So put on your chef's hat and cook up a storm for your dog!





Free dog food recipes 


Browse through our free homemade dog food recipes.


If you make your own dog food, dog treats or dog biscuits and you would like to share with everyone, let us know.

Make Your Own Dog Biscuits

3/4 cup hot water
1/3 cup margarine
1/2 cup powdered milk
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg, beaten
3 cups whole wheat flour

In large bowl pour hot water over the margarine. Stir in powdered milk, salt and egg. Add flour, 1/2 cup at a time. Knead for a few minutes to form stiff dough. Pat or roll to1/2 inch thickness. Cut into bone shapes. Bake at 325 degrees for 50 minutes. Cool. These biscuits will dry quite hard. Variation: Increase margarine to 1/2 cup and add 2 teaspoons sugar.

Peanut Butter Dog Biscuit Recipepumpkin  dog biscuits

1 cup of water
cup of oil
2 eggs
3 tablespoons peanut butter

2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
cup of cornmeal
1/2 cup of oats

Blend wet ingredients together. Whisk dry ingredients together and mix into wet mixture to form a ball of dough. Roll out and shape. Put onto a non-stick cookie tray or lightly greased one. Cook 20 minutes at 400 F. Turn off oven and allow the biscuits to cool in oven until crisp and hard. Store in airtight container.

Vegetarian Dog Biscuits

2 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup dry milk powder
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 tbs. brown sugar
2 vegetable bouillon cubes
3/4 cup boiling water
1/2 cup carrots, shredded (optional)
1 egg

Dissolve bouillon cubes in the boiling water. Preheat oven to 300F. Mix all ingredients into a ball and roll out to about 1/4" thick. Cut with bone-shaped cookie cutter, or strips, or a cutter shape of your choice. Bake at 300 degrees for 30 minutes on an ungreased cookie sheet.


Need some Dog Bone / Paw shaped Cookie Cutters to make your dog's favourite dog biscuits?

How to make Pumpkin Dog Biscuits

2 eggs
1/2 cup canned pumpkin (or freshly cooked)
2 tablespoons dry milk
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
2 1/2 cups brown rice flour
1 teaspoon dried parsley (optional)

Preheat oven to 350f (180c).

In large bowl, whisk together eggs and pumpkin. Stir in dry milk, sea salt, and dried parsley (optional). Add brown rice flour gradually, combining with hands to form a stiff, dry dough. Turn out onto lightly floured surface and if dough is still rough, briefly knead and press to combine.

Roll dough between 1/4 – 1/2″ – depending if you you a large or small dog and use biscuit/cookie cutter to punch shapes. Place shapes on cookie sheet, no greasing or paper necessary. If desired, press fork pattern on biscuits before baking, a quick up-and-down movement with fork, lightly pressing down halfway through dough. Bake 20 minutes. Remove from oven and carefully turn biscuits over, then bake additional 20 minutes. Allow to cool.before feeding them to your dog.

* Brown rice flour gives the biscuits crunch and promotes better dog digestion. Many dogs have touchy stomachs or allergies, and do not, like many people I know, tolerate wheat.

Makes up to 75 small (1″) biscuits or 50 medium biscuits

These biscuits are a healthy everyday treat, and good for a dog with minor digestion issues.

Make your own Chicken, Rice and Vegetable Dish
A healthy dinner for your dog! My dog loves this dish.

1kg / 2lbs Chicken (drumsticks/thighs)
1 Cup Rice
1 Chicken Stock (bouillon) Cube
1/2kg /1lb mixed frozen vegetables (usually consisting of peas, carrots, potatoes, cauliflower, broccoli stems)
Approx 4 cups of water

Put all the above ingredients in a large saucepan with just enough water to cover. Bring to boil and simmer for 1/2 an hour. Allow to cool. Remove chicken from the bone (never feed cooked bones to your dog). Divide the contents of the saucepan into small containers and freeze. Take out one portion on the day you feed this to your dog.

These quantities are for a small dog. I have been feeding my dog this recipe every second day which lasts approximately two/three weeks. On the other days, she is fed raw chicken necks. She is now eight years old and is the picture of health.

Tuna with Rice

185g Small tin home brand tuna (approx 6 ounces)
Cooked rice (leftover or as much or as little as desired)

Mix together. Too easy and a healthy meal for your pooch!

This recipe is also great for dogs with dry and itchy skin. You will also notice an improvement in your dog's coat.

We can also highly recommend fish oil tablets to be taken on a daily basis if your dog suffers from the above condition. This was recommended to us for our Silky Terrier X. At the time we were applying a Neotopic-H lotion prescribed by the vet but was not only expensive and only helped when applied.

Fish Oil is nutrient rich and provides essential building blocks dogs need for a healthy and strong immune system. In addition it helps relieve dry itchy skin, reduces shedding, makes fur soft and shiny. The all natural supplement contains Omega 3, Omega 6 and arachidonic fatty acids, plus fish flavor.

If your dog is food-centric then the Grizzly Salmon Oil All-Natural Dog Food Supplement in a pump-bottle dispenser is probably a great idea. Just add the recommended dosage to their food especially if they don’t like tablets. If your dog prefers tablets, they can either be given disguised in their food; we put ours in a little liverwurst. She thinks it’s the best medicine ever!

A favourite with most dogs! Seriously why waste what's left over from dinner. Being the opportunist that our dogs are they will eat anything, even eating the children's unwanted vegetables and anything else that falls from the table.
Make sure leftovers, however, do not include cooked bones or onions.

Raw Dog Food Recipe - Bones and Raw Food

Feeding your dog fresh meat and raw meaty bones would have to be the healthiest and most natural way to feed your dog.  Why you may ask?  Have you ever noticed that look in your dog’s eyes when you dangle a big juicy bone in front of his nose. You don’t see them for hours as they are somewhere in the backyard gnawing and chewing away with great enthusiasm.  


It is of the utmost importance however to never ever feed your dog cooked bones of any description.  Cooked bones are potentially fatal to dogs. Not only do they splinter and get caught in the mouth they are also capable of piercing the intestines or setting like concrete in the large bowel if fed enough of them.


You can never substitute a raw bone though with anything else to keep your dog happy and healthy!


See our Dog Food Comparison page where we offer tips on basic healthy feeding and nutritional principals for your dog.



Tidbit: During Christmas, cases of dogs being taken to the vet increase as more people feed them chocolate.  Chocolate is toxic to dogs.




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