Our furry best friends are our life and soul and there’s no denying that! While they make for great playmates and companions, they are also a huge responsibility for pet parents. From walking them to playing with them, the vet visits, proper diet, and grooming, they need a lot of love and attention! A nutritious diet is specifically important if you want to ensure your puppy lives a long, healthy, and fulfilling life. Here are some DIY dog food recipes that you can try with your pup!

1. Veggie Treats
While a human’s digestive system could still tolerate junk once in a while, a dog’s digestive system may not be able to. So, always ensure that food for your pet is nutritious and fibrous. Vegetables like carrots, green peas, broccoli, cauliflower, pumpkin are a great source of nutrition. You can simply cut them down to bite-sized pieces, cook them in a pressure cooker along with some water, and serve with boiled rice.

2. Chicken Treats
Boiled chicken and rice is a great meal, but wouldn’t you want to add some more delight to this otherwise bland dish? There are other healthy ways to prepare the chicken and serve your pet. You can sauté the chicken (cut into bite-sized pieces) in very little olive oil. Add some of your pup’s favorite veggies to this, along with some rolled oats and some chicken broth. Let all the ingredients come together in the pan and serve this after it has cooled down. It has proteins as well as fiber!

3. Fish Treats
While it is completely fine to serve your dogfish, it is important to know what kind. This is because species like tuna have a high level of mercury in them and should be avoided. Salmon could be a safe option for your dog so try to experiment with this ingredient in his or her food. You can simply pan fry the salmon along with the skin in very little olive oil, add some boiled veggies like peas, carrots, broccoli and serve all this together. They will surely love the different textures and tastes of this DIY dog food recipe.

4. Turkey Treats
A great example of lean animal protein that is safe for your dog is turkey! It has proteins, riboflavin, and phosphorous that are wonderful for your pup’s health. But it’s critical to not add too much fat or seasoning to your dog’s turkey as it may lead to pancreatitis or other digestive issues. All you’ve gotta do is boil the turkey along with some brown in a big pot till they become soft. You can then add some vegetables to add fiber and that’s it! An easy DIY dog food recipe that your pup will absolutely love!

You can print some of these DIY dog food recipes and put them up on your refrigerator. Also add a list of veggies that you CANNOT give your dog, like cherries, onions, grapes, avocado, garlic, chocolate, and uncooked spinach. Always speak to your vet before trying a new diet as each dog may have different dietary requirements.