How to Make Homemade Dry Dog Food

Homemade Dog Food

If you are anything like me, your dog is not just a dog. HE is your baby, your companion, and the most loyal friend you will ever have. So why wouldn’t you want to do whats best for you dog and his health? A dogs diet is just a crucial as a healthy diet is for us. It promotes brain development, proper growth, dental benefits, and a shiny coat.

Over the past years there have been numerous dog food company’s that have had their dog food recalled. Why risk the health and safety of your pet when you could do whats best for them right from the comfort of your own home! Knowing what exactly is in their food will make you feel more comfortable and help prolong your pets life!

Learning how to make homemade dry dog food can be a little intimidating at first. But, trust me, you will get the hang out it and in the long run you are doing whats best for you friend! Here is the recipe and instructions!

Your going to need:

  • Four cups of whole wheat flour
  • Three cups of white flour
  • One cup of wheat germ
  • Two cups of ground beef
  • One Teaspoon of yeast
  • Two Teaspoon of garlic powder
  • Two Cups of powdered milk
  • Four Eggs

Alright lets start by taking the yeast and dissolving it in one cup of water. Go ahead and mix the ingredients together after the yeast is fully dissolved. Keep kneading the mixture until there is a thick paste. You may need to add a little extra water.

After you make the paste let it sit for about 30 minutes. This will give the yeast some time to rise.

Flour a surface and roll the dough out. Make sure the dough is not super thick. Now you can cut the dough into whatever size and shape that you think your dog will like.Put the pieces onto a baking sheet and put into the oven. You are going to want to bake at 350 degrees for probably 45 minutes. Make sure the food is cool then feel free to serve! Go ahead and store for future feedings!

There you go now you know how to make homemade dry dog food.

Check out the bonus treat recipe below!

Peanut Pooch treats

  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup oatmeal
  • 1  1/4 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup white flour
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 cup milk

Preheat over to 400 degrees. Combine flour, oatmeal, and baking powder. Then, combine milk, peanut butter, and honey in a separate bowl and mix well. Next, you will want to stir peanut butter mixture into flour/oatmeal mixture. Knead dough and roll-out on floured surface to about a quarter inch thick. Cut out treats using a cookie cutter of your choice. Place aluminum foil over your cookie sheet. Pop them in the oven and bake for about 15 min!

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4 thoughts on “How to Make Homemade Dry Dog Food

  1. Please note that garlic in all forms can destroy red blood cells leading to anemia and milk and milk-based products can cause diarrhea and other digestive upset, as well as set up food allergies (which often show up as itchiness).

  2. According to Gregory Tilford, (author of All You Ever Wanted to Know About Herbs for Pets), dogs can quite safely consume 1/8 teaspoon of garlic powder per pound of food 3 to 4 times a week.

    Garlic should NOT be fed to pets with a pre-existing anemic condition or to those scheduled for surgery. Also, young puppies before six to eight weeks of age should NOT be given garlic because they do not begin reproducing new blood cells until after 6-8 weeks.


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