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10 Homemade Raw Dog Food Recipes [Vet Approved]

Taking your dog’s diet into your own hands can be daunting and oftentimes you don’t know where to start.

Although there are many homemade dog food recipes available online, few of them are targeted toward a raw diet.

Homemade dog food is usually processed in some way with cooked or boiled ingredients.

But once you have learned what a raw meal usually consists of, you will be crafting and preparing your own meals in no time that are specifically tailored to your dog.

If you are not 100% familiar with a raw diet for dogs, make sure to check out this article for in-depth tips and guidelines.

The following homemade raw dog food recipes are easy to make, balanced, and will definitely have your dog drooling in the kitchen.

I recommend buying organic variants for all ingredients, especially meat and fish. Also, health standards may vary so make sure any raw products you prepare are regulated and tested.

Homemade Dog Food Recipe by Rodney Habib

Homemade dog food doesn’t have to be difficult and complicated. This recipe provides your dog with a balanced and tasty meal.


  • 14 oz lean ground beef 90%
  • 2 tsp hempseed oil or 3 oz hemp seeds
  • 1/2 can sardines in water or 1/2 tsp cod liver oil
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp kelp powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 eggshells
  • 1 oz beef liver
  • 1 oz broccoli
  • 1 oz spinach
  • 1 oz red bell pepper


  1. Mix together the ground beef, eggs, kelp, ground ginger, hemp seed oil, and sardines until well combined. Save half of an eggshell for later.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth.
  3. In a bowl, combine the blended ingredients with the beef mix.

This recipe makes about 1lb of food for an adult dog.

Store: Store the raw food for 3-4 days in an airtight container or ziplock bag in the fridge or freeze it.

A Homemade Raw Dog Recipe by Walkerville Vet

Walkerville Vet combines the best of both worlds, as it is based on the raw food diet of wolves but also takes into account the dietary changes in domesticated dogs.


  • 250g chopped beef or lamb
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 cup chopped apple
  • ¼ cup frozen peas, defrosted
  • 1½ cups chopped pumpkin or squash
  • ⅔ cup brown or basmati rice (will cook to 3 cups)
  • 4 teaspoons sunflower oil
  • 4g fish oil

This recipe serves an 8kg dog for 3-4 days.

Dog  raw food and kibble in different glas bowls.
Photo by Zontica on Shutterstock

Zucchini Chicken Burgers by Rodney Habib

To mix it up, try these juicy chicken burgers that are flavorful and clearly mouth-watering.


  • 1.5 lbs chicken wings
  • 6 oz beef liver
  • 6 oz chicken hearts
  • 3 os blueberries
  • 1 oz flaxseeds
  • 1 oz pumpkin seeds
  • 3 oz oyster
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 2 cans sardines
  • 4 oz zucchini
  • 1/2 tsp kelp

Easy Raw Dog Food by Topdogtips

With only 6 ingredients needed, this recipe is truly an easy and quick choice when meal prep has to go a little faster.


  • 2 pounds boneless chicken (chopped)
  • 1 cup red cabbage (shredded)
  • 1 apple (cored, peeled, and chopped)
  • 1 cup spinach (shredded)
  • 2 eggs with shells
  • 1 tbsp cod liver oil

The serving size for this recipe is 1/2 cup of food per 20 pounds of body weight.

Homemade Raw Dog Food by Running to the Kitchen

Another simple recipe that uses yogurt as a dairy source and some olive oil instead of the usual animal-based oils.


  • 2 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 4 ounces chicken livers
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 small apple, cored
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach
  • 2 whole eggs (including shell)
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Raw Rabbit, Chicken & Beef Dog Food by Dogs Naturally

For a well-balanced diet, it is important to switch out proteins regularly.

The following recipe uses rabbit as a protein source which my dog truly loves.


  • 2.5 pounds rabbit (typical whole rabbit carcass)
  • 1 pound chicken heart
  • 1/4 pound beef liver
  • 4 pasture-raised eggs without shells
  • 8 ounces broccoli
  • 1/2 ounce chopped spinach
  • 6 ounces blueberries or mixed berries (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and cranberries)
  • 2 grams green lipped mussel powder

Beef Bomb by Perfectly Pawsome

This recipe is designed as supplemental food for dogs that require lots of energy or are underweight.


  • 7.9oz (224.5g) Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, raw
  • 0.7oz (19g) Butter, without salt
  • 0.5oz (15g) Almonds
  • 1/3cup (91g) Coconut Water, liquid from coconuts
  • 0.1oz (2g) Nutritional Yeast
  • 0.1oz (1.5g) Seeds, chia seeds, dried
  • 0.1oz (0.75g) Psyllium Husk Powder
Dog raw food in white bowl.
Photo by Zontica on Shutterstock

Homemade Dog Food by Rachel Fusaro

This is a nutritionally packed recipe designed specifically for Rachel’s dog Fin so feel free to adjust the ingredients for your dog’s unique dietary requirements which applies to every recipe.


  • 5.5 oz ground beef
  • 2 oz chicken wings
  • 1 oz beef heart
  • 1.5 oz beef liver
  • 1 oz pork kidney
  • 3.5 oz canned sardines
  • 1 oz canned oyster
  • 2 oz spinach
  • 2 oz kale
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 tsp fish oil
  • 1/8 tsp flaxseed oil
  • 1 drop vitamin E oil
  • 1/2 scoop kelp powder

Fish and Meat Combo by Wamiz

To provide your dog with some healthy omega 3 salmon or herring are great options.

Most owners like to feed their raw fed dogs fish once a week.


  • 150 g wild salmon (frozen)
  • 100 g beef muscle meat
  • 50 g beef lung
  • 20 g omasum
  • 20 g beef liver
  • 30 g leaf lettuce, for example lollo rosso
  • 30 g parsnip
  • 40 g apple
  • 1 tsp rapeseed oil
  • 5 g bone meal


As this is a German recipe I will provide you with a short and simplified translation.

  1. After defrosting, cut the salmon and meat into pieces and place them in your dog’s bowl.
  2. Finely puree the fruits and vegetables in a blender and add them to the bowl.
  3. Now just add the canola oil and the bone meal over the meal.

Mixed Veggies by Wamiz

If one meatless day per week is part of your feeding plan, this vegetarian meal will be perfect for that.


  • 100 g cream cheese
  • 100 g sweet potatoes
  • 100 g mixed leaf lettuce, for example iceberg lettuce and lollo rosso
  • 50 g carrots
  • 25 g berries, for example blueberries
  • 25 g apple
  • 1 tsp hemp oil

Disclaimer: We are not responsible for the outcome of any recipe you try from these sites. Consult your pet nutritionist before using any recipe if you have concerns.

Disclaimer: This blog post does not substitute veterinary attention and does not intend to do so. I am not a veterinarian or pet nutritionist. If your dog shows any sign of illness, call your vet.

About Danielle

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