Can I Feed my Buddy Homemade Puppy Food?

With the many recalls and product warnings for commercially prepared puppy foods, many consumers are now considering homemade puppy food for their new canine companion. If you can’t find a puppy food that your buddy enjoys, or just like to prepare your puppy a food where you are assured of the exact ingredients, maybe making puppy food at home is the best choice for you.

It is essential that you combine the right ingredients to give your puppy the proper balance of nutrients in his homemade puppy food. Below is a chart of necessary vitamins, minerals, protein, fat and carbohydrates for your new friend.

Nutritive NeedQuantityChoices
Protein50%Cooked and BONELESS chicken, turkey, lamb, beef, high omega-3 fish
Fruits & Veggies10%Carrots, peas, green beans
Fiber-Rich Carbohydrates30%Potatoes, pumpkin, oats, and rice
Fat10%Cooked chicken skin, oil, flax seeds that are ground
Vitamin and MineralsPer vetAdd a supplement that includes plenty of calcium


How to Cook Your Puppy Food:

• Place all ingredients, except the extra vitamins, in a pan on the stove.
• Add water or broth, cook slowly until done.
• Let it cool, then apportion.
• Feed 3-4 times a day.
• Add the vitamins right before serving.

This food can be frozen in muffin tins and allowed to thaw in the microwave before serving. Do not feed the puppy food straight out of the microwave as it could burn the puppy’s mouth.

Consult with your vet before preparing and ask the proper serving size for your dog breed.


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