Homemade dog food.

How to Make Homemade Dog Food – with Video!

We make homemade dog food for our two dogs when at home or traveling. Thinking of doing the same?You can learn all about why and how we do it in our previous post. To learn how to make it, check out this video of our recipe, with written instructions below.


6 Sweet Potatoes
2 Heads of Broccoli
5 Carrots
1 Can of Chick Peas
1 Can of Green Peas
4 – 5lbs of Chicken (ground)
4 Eggs
12 Cups of Water
3 Cups of Rice


Put the following in a large pot: cubed sweet potatoes, diced broccoli and carrots, chick peas, green peas, and chicken. Place the 4 eggs gently on top. Pour in 6 cups of water and cook over medium heat until soft (approximately 1 hour).

In a separate pot, combine rice and 6 cups of water. Start on high heat until the water begins to boil, and then reduce heat to a low simmer.

Remove and shell the eggs, then return to the main pot before adding in the rice and mixing thoroughly. When cool, distribute into tupperwares and store.

This recipe lasts our pug and chihuahua about two weeks. We store the food in the freezer and remove as needed, keeping one container in the refrigerator at a time.

When serving, we add in some coconut oil and Nutri-Pet Nupro All Natural Supplement, a mixture with balanced doses of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids and essential fatty acids. Our dogs are fed twice a day: breakfast and dinner.

Always consult your vet before switching to homemade dog food. The amounts or ingredients may need to be altered, depending on breed and/or general health concerns (allergies, age, etc).

Do you feed your dog homemade dog food? Have you ever? We’d love to hear! Share in the comments below.


So many people have asked us how to make homemade dog food, and what our recipe is. We’re sharing a video of the process, complete with ingredients and instructions. Check it out!

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    1. Boogie (the pug) gets about a cup and a half of food for each meal. Marcelo (chihuahua) gets about 1/2 a cup.

    1. Boogie (the pug) gets about a cup and a half of food for each meal. Marcelo (chihuahua) gets about 1/2 a cup.

  1. My pug is 80 percent overweight. I am using your recipe. How much do I feed her daily?’ She gets feed in am and on and still acts like she is starving. Thank you!

    1. Boogie (the pug) gets about a cup and a half of food for each meal. Marcelo (chihuahua) gets about 1/2 a cup.

  2. Hello 🙂 I have a 30lbs pug thats 5 years old. Do u think that 1 1/2 cups of food would be alot for her? Thanks

  3. How many cups does this recipe yield? And how much coconut oil do you add to the 1/2 cup serving for your chihuahua?

  4. Do you drain the water from the pot once it is all cooked, or do you leave the water in? Thank you for this awesome recipe!

    1. I make my own dogfood and then can it in jars. I make sure it has a lot of water, just more in Milo’s system.

  5. Hi, how did you transition your dogs from store bought to the home made? was it just overnight? or slowly introduced a mix of the two? thanks for the recipe !

    1. Hi! I transitioned them slowly, by mixing the two foods together and gradually adding more and more of the homemade.

  6. Hi! I have 3 pugs and a Biewer. My oldest pug has gained 5 lbs since COVID! 34.8 pounds this week at the vet!! He is almost 7 and is my world, syringe fed due to congenital liver shunt at birth. I do not want him to have trouble with his back or hind leg weakness so a diet it is!!!!!!!! Do you have any idea what the calorie count is per serving? Thank you for your time!!!

  7. I really appreciate you sharing your recipe!! My 3yr old baby Ace is a Major foodie and I’m getting pretty concerned with how overweight he’s getting, even though I’ve lessened his food, there’s been no change.
    I’m going to start this asap! Again, thank you So much for educating all of us👍🏻

  8. I just made your recipe and would like to know how much coconut oil you add to – 1 1/2 cup food. Ty

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