Very Affordable DIY Dog Food You Might Want to Know About

Affordable DIY Dog Food:

The biggest worry for any pet owner is a steady supply of nutritious food. A well-fed dog will be cheerful and up to play always. Good eating habit help get a healthy pet with a shiny coat and zero health issues. But dog food can be an expensive bargain. A homemade DIY dog food recipe is definitely affordable and easy to monitor.

Here are some affordable DIY dog food recipes to make at home:

Pumpkin Dog Biscuits

Affordable DIY Dog Food
Affordable DIY Dog Food


  • 1 can pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oats (optional if your dog is on a grain-free diet, substitute an extra 1/4 cup grain-free flour)
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour, brown rice flour or gluten-free flour
  • 3 tablespoons of peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)

Makes approximately 24 treats


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Stir together the flour, oats, and cinnamon in a small mixing bowl.
  3. Whisk the eggs, peanut butter, and pumpkin puree in a large bowl separately. Add the dry ingredients into the wet mix.
  4. Mix the dough well and pour it onto a floured surface. Roll the dough out to about 1/2″ thick square. Cut out the cookies using a cookie cutter.
  5. Add a little dusting of flour on the rolling pin, surface and your hands as the dough will be a little sticky.
  6. Bake the cookies for 30 to 35 minutes until golden brown.
  7. Place on cooling racks and allow the cookies to cool thoroughly. The cookies will harden as they cool.
  8. Treat your dog to some delicious pumpkin cookies.
  • Nutritional Info (per 1 biscuit serving):
    • Calories: 27
    • Protein: 1.3 g
    • Fat: 1.5g
    • Carbs: 2.8 g
    • Minerals & Vitamins: Vitamin D, Iron


Chicken, Rice And Veggie Mix

Affordable DIY Dog Food
Affordable DIY Dog Food


  • 6 cups of water
  • 1 pound ground turkey/chicken
  • 2 cups uncooked brown rice
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 16 ounces broccoli, carrots and cauliflower

Makes approx. 12 cups


  1. Place the water, ground turkey/ chicken, rice and rosemary into a large Dutch oven or skillet.
  2. Stir the mix well, until the ground turkey/ chicken is broken up and evenly distributed throughout the mixture.
  3. On high heat, bring to a boil. Once it starts boiling reduce the heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. Add the chopped vegetables and cook for another 5 minutes till cooked.
  5. Remove from the heat and allow it to cool.
  6. Serve immediately or you can also refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Nutritional Info (per 1 cup serving):
    • Calories: 97
    • Protein: 11 g
    • Fat: 4.3 g
    • Carbs: 4.7 g
    • Minerals & Vitamins: Iron, Potassium

These affordable DIY dog food recipes can be made easily and dogs love to eat homemade fresh food unlike store-bought food.

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