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Balanced Homemade Dog Food Recipe


When busy dog owners want to give their adoring pups the best homemade dog food possible, they often worry about insuring the dog will get a well-balanced and nutrient-rich meal. This recipe does all that and more!


  • 14oz 90% Lean Ground Beef
  • 2tsp Hempseed Oil
  • 1/2tsp Carlson's Cod Liver Oil
  • 1/2tsp Ginger
  • 1/2tsp Kelp
  • 1 Egg (Keep half of the shell)
  • 1oz Beef Liver
  • 1oz Broccoli
  • 1oz Red Bell Pepper
  • 1oz Spinach

Tools Needed

  • Mixing Bowl
  • Food Processor
  • Spatula


1. In A Bowl, Combine The Following Ingredients

Source: YouTube (Rodney Habib)

Begin with 90% lean ground beef. It must be lean due to dog's high amino acid requirement.

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Next, add 2 teaspoons of hempseed oil. If you don't have oil, substitute 3 tablespoons of hempseed. This balances the fats of this recipe.

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Then, add in the cod liver oil (or half a can of sardines {2oz}). This addition meets the vitamin D and E requirements.

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Now add in a half teaspoon of ginger powder which is packed with ligament-supporting manganese.

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After this add in the kelp. This green powder is packed with iodine.

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Finally, to bind the ingredients together as well as bring in folic acid, add one egg. Keep half the shell for next step.

2. Kneed The Meat Mixture With Hands Until Combined

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3. Add Following Ingredient To Food Processor

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Place the half egg shell into machine. This will meet adult dog's calcium requirement.

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Next, add the beef liver, which provides copper, zinc and iron.

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Finally, add in the veggies broccoli, red bell pepper and spinach. These bring with them antioxidants, phytonutrients and enzymes, as well as fiber.

4. Process Ingredients Until Finely Chopped

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5. Add Items From Food Processor To Those In Bowl

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With spatula, mix everything together thoroughly. You now have a complete, balanced meal.

6. Serve Using Personal Desired Method

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You can cook this mixture in a pan on the stove-top, serving warm…

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Or you can serve it raw to your dog.

7. Optional: Seal In Container And Freeze

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This recipe freezes well for future use as well.

All of these ingredients make a fully-balanced homemade dog food that your favorite pooch is sure to enjoy while getting all the nutrients your doggo needs.

This balanced homemade dog food recipe came from YouTube (Rodney Habib) and you can watch it below:

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