How to Make Cheap and Healthy Dog Food

Step 1

Pick up some fresh meat at your local butcher shop. You do not need the leanest, most high-quality cuts; a few bits of muscle meat, some fatty bits and organ meats will be fine. Beef, chicken, turkey, pork and fish are all appropriate choices.

Step 2

Prepare the brown rice and let it steam in a pot while you prepare the meat.

Step 3

Chop the meat into bite-sized pieces with a kitchen knife.

Step 4

Steam a fresh mix of vegetables — for example, carrots and squash — with a vegetable steamer or boil them in a pot. Dogs cannot eat onions, so avoid onions at all costs.

Step 5

Mix all of your ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Ideally, your food will be 60% meat, 20% veggies and 20% rice or potatoes.

Step 6

Split the food into single servings and seal each serving in a freezer bag. Place these bags in the freezer to lengthen the life of your supplies.

Step 7

Pull one of your serving bags out of the fridge and let it defrost for an hour. Once the food is soft, place it in your dog’s bowl.