Top 5 home-made dog food options(veg/non-veg)

Have you run out of dry food or just got your pup and don’t know what to feed him/her or is your dog just bored of eating the same food over and over again, needing variety? If yes,then you are at the right place. We are here to talk about a few home-cooked food options which are very much suitable for your pet and healthy as well.As a responsible dog owner, one should know that not all human food options are suitable for your dog, for example-Chocolate, lemon, grapes, raisins, onions, alcoholic beverages, tomato are poisonous to your dog even in small quantity. Many food items which the human digestive system can handle well may not be suitable for your dog like cow milk which causes frequent loose motion.
However regardless of your dog age/breed, below listed dog food recipes work wonders for any dog and they like these very much.

Non-veg food options:-

boiled chicken meal for dogs


1)Boiled chicken and rice– Dogs love this food. It isn’t even hard to cook. Buy chicken, clean well, no need to add spices/salt, add potato/carrot if available, boil in a pressure cooker, food is ready. You can even give this every day to your dog without any harm. There are some dogs who don’t like any dry food regardless of which brand you try. You can give them this food or mix dry food with plain boiled chicken. Your dog is likely to love it and if he doesn’t, chances are he has digestive problems resulting in loss of appetite. Although I have tried 4-5 brands of dry food, I give boiled food to each of my 4 dogs every day at noon and give dry food only at night. Ideally you should give full meals to your dog not more than twice a day. In case you are unable to buy dry food and want to give this as a regular diet, you can do so without any harm, just make sure to add a few supplements like beaphar salmon oil . This is because, while chicken has abundant amount of protein, it lacks omega fatty acids otherwise found in fish. For puppies without developed teeth, make sure to avoid hard bones. You can also add a variety of vegetables like broccoli, spinach, cabbage, carrots, beans, apple. Also the chicken broth you get while boiling chicken, be sure to include it in the meal.

boiled egg for dogs


2)Boiled eggs- Although every breed of dog doesn’t like eggs, they are completely beneficial for your dog and you can give him/her boiled egg . Do not give chapatis/bread/human biscuits to your dog as they are rich in gluten.

3)Peanut butter/cheese– Dogs like peanut butter. It is rich in protein, you can give it to your dog although it’s not so much popular in India. Also, make sure the brand you are using is free from hydrogenated oils, excessive salt and harmful sweeteners like xylitol. Cheese too works well as treats in small quantity. Be sure to not feed too much cow milk cheese as it may cause loose motion. Also, cheese is rich in fat and some dogs may be lactose intolerant. Curd and yogurt in small quantities are acceptable.

4)Beef balls/beef stew– They are a good source of protein and vitamins. To spice things up, you may add vegetables, eggs or rice for a fuller meal.

5)Fish-Salmon, tuna, rohu  or tilapia can also be given provided your dog likes them as some dogs hate the smell first time. Fish can be an excellent source of omega fatty acids but don’t make fish a daily meal.
Turkey is also harmless for dogs.

Veg food options:-

veg home made dog food

While I completely hate the idea that if you/your family is vegetarian, same should be done for your dog as dogs, in general, are carnivores, here are few veg food options which dogs are known to like.You can give boiled sweet potato, ghee(in limited quantity), potato, carrot, ginger. Although 90% dogs won’t like such horrendous meal with no meat at first go, you should consider yourself lucky if you dog properly eats or shows interest in a 100% veg home-coked food. If he/she doesn’t and you have no option of including non-veg food in your house, you can look for veg dry food like the one from drools.

Fruits-Although fruits won’t be able to replace the daily meal, here are few fruits that are completely harmless even beneficial for your dog. You can give your dog sugarcane, watermelon, guava, cucumber, mango, pineapple or banana. Just avoid citrus fruits like lemon, orange, and fruits that are too salty or sour. You should be in the clear. Care should be taken that you don’t give seeds of big fruits like mango although mango pulp/skin is good. Apple can be given but seeds need to be taken out as they contain traces of cyanide which is poisonous for your dog even in small quantity.
If you are aware of more food options known to be liked as well as beneficial for doggies, be sure to mention them in below comments.

25 thoughts on “Top 5 home-made dog food options(veg/non-veg)

  1. Rekha says:

    I give rice curd and chicken twice a day.. morning and evening. dhall rice and scrambled/boiled egg for lunch. My lab puppy is 4 months old and little dry food if he wants at night. Apple one slice or half banana.. and dog biscuits treats for snacks

  2. Aakanksh says:

    I have a Pomeranian dog 3 months old approximately when I brought him he was a minth older,
    In the beginning I used to feed him with only Puppy Mini (Royal Canin) thrice a day till one and a half months and after that he got bored and I started Mini starter but after a week he is not consuming that as well and now I fees him curd, Tofu and Chicken Salami and try really hard to mix Mini starter (Royal Canin) but he doesn’t eat that properly only he loves Tofu, Curd & Chicken Salami
    Please suggest what to do what else I should get or cook for him that would be a great help from you!!
    Thanks so much !!

    • Loyal Petzone says:

      Some dogs become bored of kibble. Many add boiled chicken pieces or curd or wet food like pedigree gravy to make it more appealing. Varies from dog to dog. You can go for 100% home-made food like chicken-rice, egg-rice etc. You can even feed only boiled chicken or mutton or beef day and night.
      Dogs hardly get bored of fresh meat.

      • Reena says:

        Am Indian where rice is the staple food.cud u plz send a diet chart for a week for my 6 months old Labrador where I can mix different varieties of food with rice for him.can rice and boiled egg be fed daily?.I often feed him curd rice

        • Loyal Petzone says:

          Yes you can feed egg-rice/ chicken-rice/ curd rice daily, preferably brown rice over white rice. However, rice should not exceed 25% of daily diet.

  3. ankita says:

    i have a pug 2 and half months old. he was on a celelac at least for 2 months and suddenly he has stopped drinking celerac. i got him drools focus but he refuse to eat with celerac or water as-suggested by vets. now i am feeding him focus dry food mix with half boiled eggs (2 times) and focus dry food mix with boiled chicken (2 times) let me know if my ways of feeding are correct

    • Loyal Petzone says:

      Yes you can give dry food with boneless boiled chicken and egg. Feeding twice a day is enough after 3 months age. No need to give cerelac or raw milk. You can try curd though. If he does not like drools focus, you can try other brands.

  4. Amar r says:

    I have Rottweiler male puppy of 3month old now. Right now am giving royal canin. Best food for head and size growth?

  5. sailee says:

    i have a 8 month shih tzu and he is really fussy with food. he loves chicken but does not like rice or any other vegetable mixed with it. He like having it with wheat chapati but many vet/groomers told us its not good for him. we tried giving him royal canin but he skips lunch and has it late night for dinner not finding any other option. eggs to he has rarely. he just likes tomato and cucumber in limited quantities.
    and i dont like to give him wet pouch food as i feel fresh food is way better then packed ones.
    what can i give him?

    • Loyal Petzone says:

      You can give boiled chicken+royal canin mixed. Make sure to add some chicken stalk. No need to give rice or chappati. Shred the chicken well so it mixes with the dry food. Curd can be used in place of chicken as well.

  6. Rashi says:

    My Lhasa apso is 2 years old. He is a fussy eater. Me being a vegetarian , don’t cook chicken. But I give him jerhigh chicken gravy mixed with rice twice in a day -lunch n dinner. In the morning I give him milk n some dog biscuits.. is it right??

    • Loyal Petzone says:

      As you are unable to cook meat, you should add dry food with gravy. Gravy meals & rice don’t have much nutrition, gravy meals are only to act as treats or make dry kibble tastier.

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